RB Travis Homer - Seattle Seahawks
|5-10, 201||Born: 8-7-1998||College: Miami (FL)||Drafted: Round 6, pick 204 (2019)|
2019 Week 16 vs ARI (5 / 16 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 26 / 0 rec)
Homer was the last man standing after Carson and Prosise went down, and is currently the only RB on the Seahawks active roster. When Homer entered the game, he brought some energy and a first down run right out of the gates. But after that, he was far from efficient on the ground. His saving grace was that he caught 6-of-8 targets, so despite the fact the Seahawks will likely be bringing in reinforcements, Homer may be in line for a meaningful role in week 17, and perhaps even into the playoffs.
2019 Week 17 vs SF (10 / 62 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 30 / 0 rec)
Homer looked surprisingly good against a rock solid defense. With Marshawn Lynch drawing the attention down the middle of the field, Homer excelled especially on outside runs and short passes, showing an impressive burst after the catch. He also ran hard to the end of each play to get every yard he could, which resulted in a few very hard hits, which makes for some exciting football, but is also somewhat worrisome given the current lack of depth in the backfield. The Seahawks gave each back a close to 50-50 split; we should expect the same next week in the Wild Card match.
2019 Week 18 vs PHI (11 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Homer had a tough time against the Eagles, finishing just barely above one YPC. He added a short reception, and actually looked speedy in the open field, but was still tackled fairly quickly. Homer's runs up the middle were stuffed promptly, and - whether or not it would have made a difference is arguable - he simply lacks the same patience and vision behind the blockers that Carson and Penny showed earlier in the season. His speed and fearlessness serve him well on outside runs and swing passes, however.
2019 Week 19 vs GB (3 / 13 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Homer looked proficient on his few carries, getting positive yardage when there wasn't much room to run. He fared better as a receiver, taking a 4th-quarter pass from behind scrimmage for 16 yards, to the 5-yard line. He has played well enough these past few games that he's most likely earned a place in the pecking order going into next season, albeit behind Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny.