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RB Chris Carson - Seattle Seahawks

6-0, 218Born: 9-16-1994College: Oklahoma StateDrafted: Round 7, pick 2017

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 12): Carson wasn't able to go in Week 10 and Week 11 brings a short rest before a Thursday game. In the meantime, rookie Rashaad Penny is making a case for more playing time regardless of Carson's condition. He is merely someone to stash on the bench to see what happens, we can't count on him for value down the stretch.

General News (Wed Nov 14): practiced fully on Wednesday and is not on the team's injury report.

General News (Tue Nov 13): will continue to start despite sitting out Week 10 due to injury, according to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who offered no further details as to how Mike Davis or Rashaad Penny would be utilized in Week 11 versus the Green Bay Packers.

General News (Tue Nov 13): practiced fully on Tuesday.

General News (Mon Nov 12): partially participated in Monday's practice.

General News (Mon Nov 12): will be ready to go Thursday, Nov. 15, against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Week 11: vs Green Bay Packers

All RB vs GB

FBG says: Neutral matchup. Welcome to fantasy relevance Rashaad Penny, at least for one week. In the absence of Chris Carson, it was a split backfield last week between the rookie Penny and Mike Davis with Penny as the star of the show on the ground. Penny had looked sluggish in every outing leading into last week, even warming the bench as a healthy scratch in a couple of those games. Last week, however, Penny more than doubled his rushing yardage total from any other week while also scoring his first career touchdown, appearing to have shifted into another gear as he ran very well despite the talented Rams defense. Mike Davis got the start last week and also looked sharp averaging over five yards per carry, but his role may begin to shrink with the emergence of their first-round pick and expected return of Chris Carson. Russell Wilson has also started to pick up his ground game, especially last week as he amassed a season-high 91 rushing yards from a combination of scrambles and designed running plays. After rushing for more than 20 yards just once in his first five games, Wilson is now averaging 42 rushing yards per game over his last four outings. With the Seahawks continuing to employ a run-first approach, it will be interesting to see where this backfield goes once Carson returns from his hip injury. He was a game-time decision last week, but reports indicate he will be ready to suit up in this one. While Carson should lead this backfield when healthy, the emergence of Penny alongside an effective Mike Davis could yield to more of a committee approach that would make this backfield one to be cautious with for fantasy purposes. The Packers had another poor showing in run defense last week as they allowed the veteran Frank Gore to average over six yards per carry for 90 rushing yards with the Dolphins totaling 131 rushing yards on the day. On the season, Green Bay ranks as a below average run defense allowing just over 120 rushing yards per game and the 11th most rushing yards per game to running backs. They have allowed over 80 rushing yards to a running back in over half of their games, including three of their last four outings. This defensive line has plenty of talent on the interior, but they have weaknesses on the outside with Clay Matthews acting as a pure pass rusher while Nick Perry is actually banged up and questionable to play. Speaking of injuries, the Packers had three defensive backs exit early with injuries last week. It appears safety Kentrell Brice will miss this week in addition to three cornerbacks all with questionable statuses coming off the short week. With the strength of Seattle's offensive line more on the outside at tackle than on the interior, look for some zone runs to the edges as they try to take advantage of what could be shoddy tackling from the Packers this week given their injuries and struggles against the run.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at DET 42 25 105 1 2 2 19 0 0 18.4
9 vs LAC 10 8 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
11 vs GB PROJ-Dodds * 13 * * 2 * * * *
11 vs GB PROJ-Tremblay * 10 * * 1 * * * *
11 vs GB PROJ-Bloom * 13 * * 2 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Chris Carson's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 9 vs LAC (8 / 40 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

At the start, all three backs - Carson, Mike Davis, and rookie Rashaad Penny - played a role in the opening drive. Entering the game with a 'questionable' tag due to a lingering hip injury, Carson looked quite strong at the start, before aggravating the injury after only ten snaps and leaving the game.

2018 Week 8 vs DET (25 / 105 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Carson dominated the backfield touches for the Seahawks (25 to Mike Davis's 10), and at the same time dominated the Lions with his impressive combo of patience and power. Coming out of the bye week, Carson seemed more patient at the line than he has been - as if he perhaps has found his Matrix-like moment in which the game around him is finally slowing down a bit. Or, maybe he was just playing the Lions. In either case, this was easily his most impressive effort of the season, as he simply owned the middle of the field at times. He caught a couple of short passes as well, and his only weakness was that he had far more success on inside runs than when he ran outside. On his 7-yard touchdown up the gut, he showed good vision in waiting for the hole, great cutback speed getting to it, and power to break through the last man who was waiting for him at the goal line. The only real downside looking ahead, is that the amount of carries against the Lions was likely an anomaly, with his inside running being more of what the game script called for while the Seahawks held the lead.

2018 Week 6 vs OAK (14 / 59 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Carson is confidently the lead back now, giving way to Mike Davis on some plays, but it's clearly more than a 50-50 split. Carson mainly carried the ball on inside runs, including a big gain on 2nd and 28, that showed that he is more than capable of eluding would-be tacklers when he has a little room to move. Carson got goal line touches, including a TD that was called back on a penalty. Late in the game, up 27-0, the Seahawks rested him for most of the fourth quarter.

2018 Week 5 vs LAR (19 / 116 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

After missing the last game and watching his backup top one hundred yards, Carson had something to prove in this one. He came out running hard up the middle, and continued to do so with success throughout the game, wearing out the Rams defense in the process. Carson was the 1A back of this committee and looked even better than he had in his first hundred-yard performance in week three. The ground game as a whole looked healthier, and Carson was able to showcase a true blend of patience and power running between the tackles. Many of his carries came out of the shotgun formation, including a 16-yard draw play on 1st and 20 that showed he can be more than just a straight ahead power runner. As for the committee, Davis got the touchdown run this time, but the rotation did not seem to intentionally designate one or the other as the short yardage back.

2018 Week 3 vs DAL (32 / 102 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Carson was a workhorse, there is no better way to put it. It took him 32 carries to get his 102 yards, but get them he did. This was a slow-and-steady, patient rushing attack, that gained just enough yardage to move the chains consistently and keep the heat off of the passing game. Carson balanced end runs with plays between the tackles, with a long gain of only 13. The Seahawks blockers seemed to dominate the line of scrimmage more as the game went on, and Carson, to his credit, stayed with his blockers 99% of the time. On one play he reversed direction for positive yardage, but mainly he read the blocks well and played a strong, patient game. His touchdown was a 5-yard draw play up the middle, out of the shotgun formation.

2018 Week 2 vs CHI (6 / 24 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Carson took the first play up the gut for an impressive 8 yard gain. It was all downhill (and not in a good way) from there, as the Seahawks yet again failed to establish their running game. He showed a nice burst into the line, and there were times when Carson used an extra gear to break a tackle, but he never found open field. In the second half, all of the touches went to other backs.

2018 Week 1 vs DEN (7 / 51 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

Carson not only started the game, but had the better stats to show for it, versus the rookie, Rashaad Penny. Carson was asked to do a bit of everything, and he really shone on a highlight reel juke-and-leap over a defender early in the game. He also looked good in between the tackles as well as catching the ball. In fact, he had a long screen pass called back on penalty that would have given his reception yards total a big boost. Though Carson did everything that was asked of him, he also fumbled the ball, giving the Broncos the ball in Seahawks territory. Carson is clearly the lead back for now, but this could easily evolve into a timeshare.


Latest News

Seahawks | Chris Carson scores in win (Thu Nov 15, 11:44 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson rushed 17 times for 83 yards and a touchdown and also lost a fumble in a 27-24 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 11.

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Seahawks | Chris Carson ready for Thursday night (Wed Nov 14, 04:36 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 14, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 11 game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Our View: Carson is the workhorse for the Seahawks when healthy. Even with 2018 first-round pick Rashaad Penny's breakout 100-yard game last week, he might be the one most negatively impacted by Carson's return. Against the Packers on Thursday night, Carson should post RB2 numbers for Fantasy GMs.
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Seahawks | Chris Carson to start Week 11 (Tue Nov 13, 10:13 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) will continue to start despite sitting out Week 10 due to injury, according to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who offered no further details as to how Mike Davis or Rashaad Penny would be utilized in Week 11 versus the Green Bay Packers.

Our View: Carson is the workhorse for the Seahawks when healthy. Even with Penny's breakout 100-yard game last week, he might be the one most negatively impacted by Carson's return. Against the Packers on Thursday night, Carson should post RB2 numbers for Fantasy GMs.
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Seahawks | Tuesday injury report for Seattle (Tue Nov 13, 08:27 PM) - Seattle Seahawks LB K.J. Wright (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 13. S Delano Hill (quad), S Mo Alexander (elbow) and CB Neiko Thorpe (groin) were limited. S Bradley McDougald (knee), OG Jordan Simmons (calf), RB Chris Carson (hip), OG D.J. Fluker (calf), DT Shamar Stephen (foot) and DE Dion Jordan (knee) logged a full practice.

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Seahawks | Chris Carson listed as limited (Mon Nov 12, 07:09 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 12. The Seahawks did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

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