RB Thomas Rawls - Seattle Seahawks
|5-9, 216||Born: 8-3-1993||College: Central Michigan||Drafted: ---|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs ARI (3 / 8 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Rawls saw some action when lead back Mike Davis went down in the first quarter, and he actually looked quite good with his small amount of touches. He made a good pickup on a screen pass, in addition to a few carries in which he made a truly lousy offensive line look almost average. The Seahawks likely haven't seen enough from him this year to guarantee him a role on next year's team, but Rawls came on late, playing well in the last two weeks.
2017 Week 16 vs DAL (5 / 20 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Rawls played sparingly, and added some life to the ground game when he did so. He did a great job hitting the hole up the middle and off tackle for good gains. He also had a couple of chances to score, first with a short gain in the red zone, and then on a goal line carry in which he got absolutely stuffed, through no fault of his own. The defender was on him as he was taking the handoff. He did enough to likely earn more carries next week.
2017 Week 10 vs ARI (10 / 27 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Rawls had the lead back duties all to himself for a change. Unfortunately, the Seattle offense is not yet ready to open holes up for him, so he didn't do much with the chance. He looked all right on his one long carry, which gave him most of his yards on the day. On that play, and ONLY on that play, suddenly the line opened up a running lane for him. We're far enough into the season to say that try as they may, the Seahawks are simply unable to establish a consistent running game. Consider Rawls a desperation play only, even if he's the primary ballcarrier.
2017 Week 9 vs WAS (9 / 39 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)
Rawls at first took a back seat to Eddie Lacy, but upon Lacy's injury became the primary back. His biggest play was a catch in the flat for a first down. Beyond that, he made a number of short runs, and had trouble converting short yardage plays.
2017 Week 8 vs HOU (6 / -1 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Rawls looked marginally better than Eddie Lacy, but by the numbers they were both awful. He also had a chance at a touchdown reception but dropped the pass. It was a tough angle to make the catch from... but, he was wide open and the ball was in his hands.
2017 Week 7 vs NYG (11 / 36 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Rawls was, by a small margin, the lead back in what is now a clear committee. The Seahawks finally looked competent carrying the ball - and that's saying something - but with at least three backs sharing the load, none are likely to help any fantasy teams. Rawls, for his part, looks to be most likely to contribute. He was twice given the ball in goal line situations, and looked decent running North-to-South, but came up just short both times. He was also targeted on a couple of screen plays, one which he broke a tackle for extra yards but then ran past his blocker and got taken down; while the other was a terrible drop. So Rawls is hit and miss at this point, but also most likely to get the biggest workload.
2017 Week 5 vs LAR (8 / 20 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Rawls shared the backfield with Eddie Lacy and rookie J.D. McKissic. He failed to take advantage of the wide open opportunity, however, and pretty much matched Lacy's 9-19 production with a 8-20 line of his own. Rawls looked capable as a receiver on a couple of short plays, and thus likely has a slight leg up on Lacy going forward. That said, it's easy to imagine another back coming into the picture. The "poor O-line" card can only be played for so long. After all, rookie Chris Carson was reasonably productive before his injury, with the same O-line.
2017 Week 3 vs TEN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Rawls was listed as active but did not appear to get any offensive snaps, ceding the starting role entirely to Chris Carson.
2017 Week 2 vs SF (5 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He's got nothin'. I'm not sure that can be put much more diplomatically. He ran like an Eddie Lacy clone, essentially, crashing into the line with glorious regularity, and not making it through. He gets the benefit of the doubt this week, since it's his first one coming back from an injury, but Carson was clearly the top back here, and if that holds for another week, we could easily be calling Rawls the backup.
Latest NewsChiefs | Thomas Rawls visiting Chiefs (Fri Mar 16, 09:32 AM) - Free-agent RB Thomas Rawls (Seahawks) is visiting the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, March 16. link to story Seahawks | Thomas Rawls not tendered (Wed Mar 14, 05:08 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls was not tendered or did not receive a qualifying offer on Wednesday, March 14, so he is now an unrestricted free agent. Our View: It's been all downhill for Rawls after his 830 yard rookie season in 2015. He broke his ankle near the end of that year and has never really returned to form. We don't see a huge market for his services.
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