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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 (Tue Sep 18): Carson was gassed in the second half and didn't get many carries against the Bears. The Seahawks running game isn't producing enough to matter when split anyway, so Carson isn't an essential hold in short bench leagues.

General News (Wed Sep 19): was listed atop the team's Week 3 depth chart Tuesday, Sept. 18.

General News (Tue Sep 18): Carson's touches on offense in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears were limited because he was "gassed" after also playing special teams, head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Sept. 17.

Week 3: vs Dallas Cowboys

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The Seahawks rushing attack is an absolute mess at the moment, as the team moved Chris Carson to special teams during the game last week due to in-game injuries to special team players. Carson has been the team's most effective running back this season as Rashaad Penny looks slow and has been ineffective so far. A big part of this has been the offensive line which has really struggled so far this season often being overmatched looking like turnstiles last week against the Bears defensive line. The Cowboys defense shut down Saquon Barkley against the run last week. Barkley averaged just 2.5 yards per carry including a goal-line rush in which Barkley was stopped for a loss of six yards on the play. This is a unit that while they have not faced a great offensive line yet as they played Carolina and the New York Giants goes up against another weak offensive line this week in Seattle. While the defensive line is not the most talented in the league, all it has to do is to keep blockers off of Sean Lee and the linebacking group who are much better against the run than they are in coverage.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at DEN 25 7 51 0 5 3 28 0 1 6.9
2 at CHI 19 6 24 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.4
3 vs DAL PROJ-Dodds * 10 * * 2 * * * *
3 vs DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 8 * * 2 * * * *
3 vs DAL PROJ-Bloom * 8 * * 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 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 remains starting RB (Tue Sep 18, 09:35 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson was listed atop the team's Week 3 depth chart Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Seahawks | Chris Carson tired due to special teams (Tue Sep 18, 12:43 AM) - Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson's touches on offense in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears were limited because he was 'gassed' after also playing special teams, head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Sept. 17.

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Seahawks | Chris Carson limited to six touches (Mon Sep 17, 11:32 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson carried six times for 24 yards in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears on Monday, Sept. 17 and he had no catches on just one target.

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Seahawks | Chris Carson the clear lead back (Tue Sep 11, 06:39 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson 'really took the lead' ahead of fellow RB Rashaad Penny in Week 1, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll added that Penny 'looked a little rusty' but that they'll find ways to keep using him.

Our View: Carson is the lead back for now. Penny, the team's first-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, played just as many offensive snaps (25) as Carson did against the Broncos in Week 1. It may not be long before Penny takes over as the lead back for Seattle.
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Seahawks | Chris Carson shares time in Week 1 (Mon Sep 10, 01:32 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny each saw 44 percent of the team's snaps and ran 12 routes in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos. Penny finished with one more offensive touch (11) than Carson (10).

Our View: Carson is the starter but Penny is going to get a large share of the workload...then perhaps eventually take over. Penny, a first-round pick out of San Diego State in the 2018 NFL draft, has elusiveness for a 220 pound back. He can be used effectively as a runner and receiver out of the backfield.
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