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Week 9 vs. ATL
Rushing: 7 / 16 / 0
Receiving: 1 / -1 / 0 on 1 targets
Cartwright played the 1A to Betts #1 in the Redskins RBBC after Portis left the game, but he was largely ineffective. You can't fault Cartwright for lack of effort, but there's no subtlety to his running style, and he's not quite powerful enough to make it work for consistent gains. He did get the first crack at goal line carries, but he couldn't convert and gave way to Betts on fourth down. Betts scored, which may signal that Cartwright won't get goal line carries next time around if Portis misses time.
Week 10 vs. DEN
Rushing: 9 / 41 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 9 / 0 on 2 targets
Cartwright did a good job of spelling Ladell Betts on Sunday, and also ran hard against a Denver defense that was just wore down at the end of the game. He came out of the gates hot, and had his biggest carry of the day in the first quarter. Going off the left end Cartwright was able to charge past the line of scrimmage, and was finally brought down by Brian Dawkins after a 17-yard gain. Cartwright was also a capable outlet receiver for Jason Campbell when he needed to check down the ball.
Week 11 vs. DAL
Rushing: 13 / 67 / 0
Receiving: 7 / 73 / 0 on 8 targets
Rock Cartwright was forced into a larger amount of work after Ladell Betts was injured in the first quarter. Formerly the third man on the RB depth chart, Cartwright is likely to be the starter next week against Philadelphia with both Clinton Portis and now Betts sidelined. Cartwright did well against the Cowboys in Week 11, totaling over 100 yards as both a rusher and a receiver. The diminutive and shifty back had 20 touches on the day, rushing hard and with good speed but also working well on screen passes.
Week 12 vs. PHI
Rushing: 15 / 38 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 26 / 0 on 3 targets
Rock Cartwright was the featured rusher for the Redskins in Week 12, getting 18 combined touches on the ground and through the air, but he failed to accomplish much against a strong Philadelphia defensive front. Cartwright did not gain more than seven yards on any given carry and could not make any tacklers miss with regularity. He was also replaced by Quinton Ganther and Marcus Mason on occasion, so it is not like he is the only guy getting work for the Redskins. He is still a starting NFL tailback but his fantasy value will be highly dependent upon matchups.
Week 13 vs. NO
Rushing: 13 / 39 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 31 / 0 on 4 targets
Cartwright ran better than his numbers indicated, with good vision and decisive cuts in the backfield. His less than average burst kept him from breaking any big gains, but he did bust a run inside the five and made a few tacklers miss. He is going to be mired in a committee for the remainder of the season, so his value is limited.
Week 14 vs. OAK
Rushing: 1 / 0 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 8 / 0 on 1 targets
Cartwright did not factor into the RBBC this game, receiving only one carry and one reception.
Week 15 vs. NYG
Rushing: 1 / 7 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 51 / 0 on 2 targets
Cartwright saw very limited action this week; however he was able to take one of his touches for the longest gain of the game for the Skins on a short pass into the flat for 51 yards.
Week 16 vs. DAL
Rushing: 3 / 6 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 14 / 0 on 7 targets
Cartwright was utilized quite often through the air in week 16, catching 5 passes on the night. All of his receptions were of the short variety and were mainly screens. Cartwright has the speed and hands to be a decent option for the Skins, but is undersized and behind Ganther and Mason at this point in the season.
Week 17 vs. SD
Rushing: 1 / 3 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 19 / 0 on 1 targets
Cartwright made a few guys miss in the open field and ran tough, but was once again relegated to the third back in a backfield behind guys who weren't even on the roster when the season started.