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RB Chris Carson - Seattle Seahawks

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 18): Carson emerged as the lead back for the Seahawks and he probably will hold that job going forward, as all three other Seahawks backs are healthy. He was able to overcome the offensive line woes for a good day against the 49ers and should be treated as an RB2 going forward.

General News (Mon Sep 18): finished with a team-high 20 carries for 93 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in a 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2.

Week 3: at Tennessee Titans

All RB vs TEN

FBG says: Tough matchup. The Seahawks offense has struggled these first two weeks of the season, scoring only 21 points coming on five field goals and a passing touchdown. Seahawks running backs combined for 97 yards last week against the 49ers while Russell Wilson added 34 rushing yards on 12 attempts. Chris Carson led the Seahawks backfield with 20 carries, averaging 4.7 yards per attempt for 93 yards. Carson looked sharp running the ball, particularly after contact where he picked up 58 of those yards. Thomas Rawls chipped in with five carries for only eight yards, while Eddie Lacy was a healthy scratch. The Seahawks have yet to score a rushing touchdown this season as their offense plays behind one of the most disjointed offensive lines in football, ranked third worst by Footballguys offensive line guru Matt Bitonti. The Titans played tough against the run last week as they limited Leonard Fournette to only 2.9 yards per carry. Both Daquan Jones and Jurrell Casey have played well this season on the interior of the Titans defensive line. The Titans overall have an average rushing defense, but the matchup against this bottom tier Seahawks offensive line is one that will be a matchup problem for Seattle in this game.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at GB 26 6 39 0 1 1 10 0 0 4.9
2 vs SF 50 20 93 0 2 1 7 0 0 10
3 at TEN PROJ-Dodds * 17 * * 1 * * * *
3 at TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 12 * * 1 * * * *
3 at TEN PROJ-Bloom * 17 * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 2 vs SF (20 / 93 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Don't look now, but Chris Carson is the Seahawks starting tailback. (Stay tuned to see if that holds true for week 3) Thomas Rawls actually started the game, but after showing that he's still running in quicksand while returning for injury, his touches were quickly given to Carson. The rookie fought hard for yardage, and was actually getting snaps on the first drive, before the verdict on Rawls was in. Carson is clearly the better back right now. He's faster and makes quicker cuts when he has to, even though he also did a decent job of following his blockers when holes were there. Carson also caught one short pass and fought hard for a near first down. Late in the 4th quarter, Carson put on quite a show, making quick, decisive cuts, and steady gains, to run out the clock on a defense that should have been able to key on the run at that point. It padded his stats, to be sure, but these were not garbage time yards.

2017 Week 1 vs GB (6 / 39 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Carson has the most upside here and is worth taking a flyer on, but his rushing line of 6-39 should be taken with a grain of salt, as he gained 30 yards on one of those carries. Carson made a quick reverse cut and was able to get outside, showing good speed and elusiveness on the play, which is pretty much the best thing that can be said about any Seahawks running back in this game. Carson also looked impressive catching with his readiness, catching the ball out of the backfield with his QB under pressure. Depending on how Thomas Rawls looks upon his return, you can expect Carson to at least share the load in week 2 versus the 49ers.

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Latest News

Seahawks | Chris Carson the lead back? (Sun Sep 17, 11:29 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson finished with a team-high 20 carries for 93 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in a 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2.

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Seahawks | Seattle ready to see more of Chris Carson? (Wed Sep 13, 02:32 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has 'done really well,' and head coach Pete Carroll is 'anxious to see how he grows with us and if his role can expand as we find out more stuff.'

Our View: Message! Fantasy owners in deeper leagues should've already drafted Carson to stash on the bench. Thomas Rawls could return this week, but Carson may be the player that emerges from Seattle's muddled backfield.
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Seahawks | Chris Carson makes some noise (Sun Sep 10, 11:44 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson carried six times for 39 yards in a 17-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

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Schedule

3@ Tennessee Titans
4vs Indianapolis Colts
5@ Los Angeles Rams
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ New York Giants
8vs Houston Texans
9vs Washington Redskins
10@ Arizona Cardinals
11vs Atlanta Falcons
12@ San Francisco 49ers
13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15vs Los Angeles Rams
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17vs Arizona Cardinals