RB C.J. Prosise - Houston Texans

6-0, 220Born: 5-20-1994College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 3, pick 2016

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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.

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 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 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 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.

2018 Week 2 vs CHI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)

It seems they want to get Penny the ball, as he took over the lead duties in the second half. He didn't look entirely out of place, but also didn't exactly spark the team in the process. It was evident that he brings some speed to the table, but he was unable to break free or catch a ball to truly display his talents in that department. On one play, he was targeted on an incomplete checkdown pass and was simply not on the same page with Wilson as the quarterback tried to feed him a leading pass away from the defender. There were a few positive moments. He found a seam on one inside run, gaining ten, which showed what he can do when he finds a little bit of room; and almost made good on a cutback away from the called play (once it was clear he was going nowhere), but couldn't quite get free and settled for a gain of six. Overall, the game simply looked faster than Penny right now. He missed most of training camp, and so it's possible that he's not only getting up to speed, but the coaches are still figuring out how to use him.

2017 Week 1 vs GB (4 / 11 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Prosise has been touted as the 3rd down back but was under-utilized in the role this week. He had more playing time than Lacy and less than Carson. In theory, his workload shouldn't be effected by theirs, but time will tell going forward as the RB shuffle works itself out.

2017 Week 2 vs SF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)

Prosise was not used in the ground game, but was a decent safety outlet for Wilson on passing downs. He showed quick thinking, turning upfield after catching a quick shovel pass, and good open field moves gets him a few extra yards. Later, he nearly scored -- and if not for a bad drop, would have - Wilson hit him in stride near the goal line. The coaching staff appear to be content letting Carson and Rawls handle the rushing with Prosise as a true pass catching back.

2017 Week 3 vs TEN (4 / 9 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 65 / 0 rec)

Prosise had a great nose for the ball on a couple of deep passes, one of which was complete and brought the Seahawks inside the 5-yard line. He didn't do much with his carries, but as a receiver he was a minor revelation and should carry some PPR value going forward. He also showed excellent concentration picking up a low shovel pass (as Wilson scrambled) and did a great job picking up yards after the catch.

2016 Week 1 vs MIA (1 / -2 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

Prosise took a seat after hurting his wrist, causing him to miss the second half (and perhaps more). He made a good catch and run on 3rd down and a single rush for negative yards.

2016 Week 7 vs ARI (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Prosise returned from a broken hand injury and appeared healthy on his two catches. Expect his workload as the third down back to increase gradually.

2016 Week 8 vs NO (4 / 23 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 80 / 0 rec)

Prosise is clearly back to the 3rd down role the team envisioned for him at the start of the season. His The fact the Prosise was the Seahawks leading receiver in this game is no coincidence, as he was a primarily a receiver in college and converted to running back quite late. That said, he wasn't exactly a primary target. His first catch was on an underneath route on 3rd and long, a play in which the Saints basically gave him an open lane. His longest of the day was not from the QB but from WR Tanner McEvoy on a bit of a trick play - still, he showed great ball tracking and hands on the play, and very nearly got into the end zone. On his rushing attempts, he showed excellent ability to get outside, including an 8 yard carry that was called back. On the final drive, Prosise made two key catches underneath to help keep the Seahawks chances alive.

2016 Week 9 vs BUF (3 / 9 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Prosise's role seemed to increase, but not by much. In the first half, he took some early down snaps away from Michael, and as expected, he got the not for the 2-minute drill. He did not even come close to repeating last week's feat of being the Seahawks leading receiver, though, so consistency is not likely to be his strong suit, though he will have a prime opportunity to take on a bigger workload if Michael falters again next week.

2016 Week 10 vs NE (17 / 66 / 0 rush, 7 / 7 / 87 / 0 rec)

Prosise got the start, and had a great game overall, buoyed mainly by his team leading seven receptions for 87 yards. He showed that he can run efficiently north-south, but did not fare as well trying to get outside. He also came up short twice in a row on goal line carries. People are going to be saying he should be the starter next week, and that very well may happen, but his skills do not scream 'feature back'. Where he excelled most was with excellent acceleration and route running as a receiver out of the backfield. On one crossing pattern, he just took off like a rocket, for a big gain after catching the ball. Prosise was not just a checkdown option, either. He also made a fantastic 38 yard catch down the sideline in the final quarter, getting the ball close to the goal line (which set up his aforementioned goal line carries).

2016 Week 11 vs PHI (4 / 76 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)

Prosise was the lone bright spot in the first quarter, as he looked quick and agile in his cuts each time he carried, including breaking away for a 72 yard score. He did not see much action again until late in the half, and was not very effective at that point. And then, he hurt his shoulder. The team is saying the injury is significant and may cost him the rest of the regular season.