RB C.J. Prosise - Seattle Seahawks
|6-0, 220||Born: 5-20-1994||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2016|
Week 15: at Carolina Panthers
FBG says: Great matchup. Chris Carson has spent most of 2019 as fantasy's most dependable bell cows, and his outlook opens up even more with Rashaad Penny on injured reserve with a torn ACL. But it's worth noting Carson's ball security issues, and the possibility he sees his workload managed just a bit anyway. Penny had cut steadily into the ground game before going down, and those 33 snaps and 15 rushes per game won't just be absorbed into Carson's workload. Rather, it's fair to project C.J. Prosise (and perhaps a mid-week addition) to take on some of that. For his part, Carson has been adequate throughout the year, averaging a workmanlike 4.3 yards per attempt and 81 a game. The runners - including quarterback Russell Wilson, who's running five times a week - operate behind a good-not-great line, one built much more for road-grading than for pass blocking. All told, regardless of personnel or efficiency, it's hard to bypass volume like this in fantasy football. Carson comes with his warts, but remains one of fantasy's most dependable assets - and Prosise could work his way into Week 15 value as well. The Panthers' 2019 collapse hasn't snuck past its run defense, which is close to rock bottom at this point. They've allowed 6 different runners to record 50+ yards over the past 3 weeks, averaging 7.3 per rush and scoring 6 touchdowns along the way. Last Sunday, even the Falcons' anemic run game found success, with the plodding Devonta Freeman and Brian Hill consistently grinding through a front seven that looked winded. The root problem here is on the second level: linebackers Luke Kuechly and Shaq Thompson have been up-and-down in space, and the secondary has offered little run-stopping help in the box. Kuechly remains a great defensive quarterback, but he's spent the year trading off strong games with shaky ones. Too often, he and Thompson are washed out of the lane, and even struggling runners have been able to capitalize. And they likely won't get any Week 15 rest with the Seahawks' run-focused attack on the docket. The Panthers line will need to dominate in the trenches to give Kuechly, Thompson, and the crew room to pursue and strike.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
C.J. Prosise's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 7 vs BAL (1 / 17 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Prosise had a nice 16-yard gain on a first down shotgun handoff. But despite Rashaad Penny getting no carries at all, Chris Carson was right back in there after that carry.
2019 Week 6 vs CLE (3 / 8 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
In limited duty, Prosise rushed the ball three times and saw three targets out of the backfield. The caveats: usual back Rashaad Penny was inactive; much of his usage was on the end of half 2-minute drill; he lost a fumble on a carry up the middle in the third quarter.
2019 Week 4 vs ARI (3 / 4 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Prosise saw the field only to spell Chris Carson briefly. He did not get the customary call for the two minute drill - however, he did sub in at the 6-yard line, presumably to give Carson a breather more than anything. Late in the came, he was similarly subbed into the red zone, and this time vulture a TD with a nice run up the middle, which put the game out of reach.
2019 Week 3 vs NO (4 / 5 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec)
With Rashaad Penny inactive, Prosise saw some early reps, and seemed to get an extended look after Chris Carson's fumble. With the Seahawks playing from behind, it may have simply been situational, as Prosise is the better pass catcher. Predictably, Prosise was efficient as a checkdown/outlet receiver, but did not do much on the ground. He did, however get a carry inside the 5-yard line, which he failed to convert.
2019 Week 2 vs PIT (2 / 7 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Prosise was used situationally. He's still the most reliable receiver out of the backfield, and so he came in for the 2-minute drill in the first half. And he really does add a new dimension to the team, as an adept receiver who can also run it up the middle when necessary. He was leaned on somewhat heavily for that drive, but of course, that also made up the bulk of his playing time.
Latest NewsSeahawks | Week 13 Seattle Seahawks inactives (Mon Dec 2, 06:54 PM) - The Seattle Seahawks have declared WR John Ursua, CB Neiko Thorpe, FB Nick Bellore, OG Phil Haynes, RB C.J. Prosise, DL L.J. Collier and TE Luke Willson inactive for Week 13. link to story
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