6'2", 206 Lbs.
2017, Round #7, Pick #249
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Recent Player News
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson was one of the brightest spots on Seattles offense when they beat the Vikings 21-7 on Monday night. Carsons 4.1 YPC certainly wasnt special, but he broke off a couple big runs and played a critical role in Seattle getting the win as he tallied up 90 total yards on the ground. He also made another ill-advised hurdle attempt, but at least this one didnt involve a Spiderman-style ending. Carson is just slightly off pace to top 1,000 yards this season, but he may see his carries decrease a little as the team looks ahead to the playoffs. Theyll likely want to preserve the oft-injured tailback.
8 days ago: Chris Carson On Track To Play Monday Night
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (finger) returned to a full practice on Friday after being limited on Thursday. Carson was expected to play Monday night against the Vikings despite dislocating his index finger in Week 13. He'll remain the lead back in a touch matchup against Minnesota's stout run defense, where he'll be more of a low-end RB2. Rookie Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis will continue to fight for work behind Carson.
9 days ago: Chris Carson Limited In Practice
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (finger) was limited in practice on Thursday after dislocating his index finger in Week 13. The Seahawks expect Carson to play on Monday night in a tough matchup against the Vikings. He remains the team's lead back, but rookie Rashaad Penny, who had a good game last Sunday, could see some more snaps. Minnesota allows only 22.3 fantasy points to running backs per week, so Carson should be considered more of a low-end RB2 choice on Monday night.
11 days ago: Chris Carson Not Expected To Miss Time
The Seattle Seahawks don't expect running back Chris Carson (finger) to miss any time after he dislocated his index finger in the Week 13 blowout over the 49ers. Carson said the injury required stitches, but he's not concerned that it will keep him out in Week 14 against the Vikings. "He came out fine in the game other than his finger, and it should be OK," head coach Pete Carroll said. "He should be able to play." Carson leads the team with 704 rushing yards and four touchdowns and has a chance to be the team's first 1,000-yard rusher since Marshawn Lynch last did it in 2014. Against a stout Minnesota run defense, Carson will be a low-end RB2 choice for fantasy owners. Rookie Rashaad Penny could see more work again after another good game in Week 13.
13 days ago: Chris Carson Suffers Dislocated Finger
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that running back Chris Carson (finger) suffered a dislocated finger in the Week 13 win over the 49ers, but Carroll said Carson "should be OK." The good news is that Carson has an extra day to recover, with the team playing the Vikings in Week 14 on Monday night. Carson ran the ball 13 times for 69 yards and caught three passes for an additional 39 yards before his injury. Seattle had no reason to bring him back in a 43-16 blowout victory. Carson remains the lead back and has RB2 upside, but he might see his snaps cut back a bit next Monday if he plays. After all, Seattle also has Mike Davis and rookie Rashaad Penny in their backfield. Keep an eye on Carson's practice status next week.
14 days ago: Chris Carson Is Still The Primary Back
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson hasn't been tasked with the workload many other primary backs have seen, but he's still clearly the primary choice for Pete Carroll's offense. While Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny have hovered nearby and gotten more than a handful of carries this season, Carson has logged considerably more than both. Though he's facing a tough SF front that has looked better as of late, Carson is still the man to own from Seattle's backfield. Expect him to put up solid numbers once again.
19 days ago: Chris Carson Sticks The Landing
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson didn't post great stats on Sunday, but he'll be the talk of the town anyway. As has become popular in recent years, Carson attempted to hurdle a defender who went low for the tackle, but Carson didn't quite clear the tackle. Instead, he clipped the top of the defender and sent himself into a somersault as others closed in for what could have been a killer shot. Carson kept his wits about him though, and as he finished the tumble, he placed a hand down and landed on both feet before going down. It was a phenomenal play, and his one-yard touchdown run helped his fantasy stats for the day.
20 days ago: Chris Carson Should Have Room To Work
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson continues to lose some carries to the committee of Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny, but he's still clearly the primary back. Carson logged 17 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's narrow win over the Packers, and a similar line is likely this week against a mediocre Carolina run defense. Obviously, the concern of playing time still follows Carson like a cloud since head coach Pete Carroll has seemed to randomly ride other backs at times, but Carson is on pace to finish the season with nearly 1,000 yards on the ground and a handful of touchdowns. Not exactly a world-beater, but a solid back-end performer for fantasy teams.
29 days ago: Chris Carson Gashes Green Bay
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson would probably never have played another down if he was a New England Patriot. On the first play from scrimmage on Thursday night, Carson coughed up the football deep in Seattle territory, allowing the Packers to jump out to a quick 7-0 lead. It was a huge mistake, and it would be understandable if it plagued him for the rest of the game. Unfortunately for Green Bay fans, it did not. Carson would carry the ball 16 more times for 83 yards and a touchdown, spearheading a three-headed running attack that was crucial to Seattle's win. He now ranks 10th in the league in rushing yards, and though his compatriots have shown serious promise, Carson remains the primary back in a Seattle run game that gets used liberally.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Will Start On Thursday
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said that running back Chris Carson (hip) will continue to start on Thursday against the Packers after he sat out in Week 10. While rookie Rashaad Penny broke out for over 100 yards and his first NFL touchdown in Carson's absence last week, the Seahawks know that he is still raw and learning the NFL game. "Hell always be involved in the plan. Were hard on him. Were excited about him. Hes still a young player. He still has those times in the meetings where its like, 'Rashaad, are you listening?' like most young players do. The season is long," Schottenheimer said. It sounds like Carson will remain the lead back, but Penny could see more work behind him at the expense of Mike Davis. Carson is an RB2/3 in his return, while Penny could be a boom/bust RB3/flex in PPR leagues.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Back To Full Practice
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip) practiced in full on Tuesday after being limited on Monday. Carson was inactive in the Week 10 loss to the Rams, but he's expected to return on Thursday. With rookie Rashaad Penny going off in Carson's absence on Sunday, the Seahawks are expected to give him more work against the Packers, even with Carson expected to be active. That means a three-headed monster with Mike Davis also involved. All three running backs will be shaky RB3/flexes at the mercy of how the coaching staff decides to employ them.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Will Play On Thursday
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that running back Chris Carson (hip) will be ready to play against the Packers on Thursday after sitting out in Week 10. Carroll also said that J.D. McKissic (leg) will not return this week. Rookie Rashaad Penny went over 100 yards and had his first touchdown of his career in Week 10, so expect a three-headed monster on Thursday that also includes Mike Davis. This will make all three running backs risky picks on Thursday.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Out Against Rams
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip) won't play against the Rams. Expect Mike Davis to see the bulk of the carries against a Rams defense that has allowed four rushing touchdowns to running backs over the past two games. Consider Davis a strong RB2/flex option this week.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Not Expected To Play Week 10
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (groin) is a game-time decision for Seattle's Week 10 meeting with the Rams, but the expectation is that Carson will not play. Mike Davis will lead the backfield with Carson out and with how much the Seahawks are running the ball this year, Davis is a solid flex option against Los Angeles.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Listed As Questionable Friday
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson has officially be listed as questionable on the Seahawks Week 10 injury report. Carson missed the second half of last week's game against the Los Angeles Chargers and has struggled with injuries at times this season. Even if he is active on Sunday he a player to avoid starting, unless you have to. There is every chance that Carson has to leave the game against the Los Angeles Rams, or is at least limited in his touches in Sunday's game.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Won't Practice Wednesday
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that running back Chris Carson (hip, thigh) will not practice on Wednesday. Carson injured himself in the first half of the Week 9 loss to the Chargers and never returned, putting his status up in the air for Week 10 against the Rams. Mike Davis and rookie Rashaad Penny split the workload after Carson departed, with Davis seeing most of the work and looking good. Davis would be the preferred RB3/flex option this Sunday if Carson is forced to sit out.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Not Expected To Practice Much This Week
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip) isn't expected to do much in practice this week after injuring himself in the Week 9 loss to the Chargers. Head coach Pete Carroll isn't sure if Carson will be available in Week 10 against the Rams. Carson was a game-time decision on Sunday and didn't make it long before aggravating his injury. He rushed just eight times for 40 yards before departing. In his absence, Mike Davis had a nice game and will be a popular waiver addition this week. Rookie Rashaad Penny also mixed in and could be an RB3/flex option in deep PPR leagues if Carson has to miss time.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Aggravates Hip/Groin Injury
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carsonaggravated his hip/groin injury on Sunday during the game against the Chargers, and it's now unclear what his status will be heading into the team's game against the Rams next week. Carson was a game-time start for the Seahawks, but he was pulled after eight carries due to the injury. Carson has a long injury history that has regularly affected his starting job, so it wouldn't be surprising for the combination of Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny to pick up more slack over the next couple weeks. That said, Carson is the most exciting of the backs, so if he can get/stay healthy, he's still got some value.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Doubtful To Return
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip) left the game early in Week 9 against the Chargers and is doubtful to return. Carson ran the ball eight times for 40 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game before leaving. He was a game-time decision for this one after missing a game earlier this year with a similar injury. His status for next week will be one to watch. Mike Davis and rookie Rashaad Penny will split the workload in the second half against the Bolts and would benefit moving forward if Carson misses any more time.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Will Play In Week 9
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip) is active for Week 9 against the Chargers. There was some question as to whether Carson would suit up after he missed a game earlier this year with a similar injury. He'll be the team's lead back and has a decent matchup, putting him firmly in play as an RB2. Mike Davis and rookie Rashaad Penny will fight for scraps behind him. With Carson active, running back C.J. Prosise is a healthy scratch.
1 month ago: Chris Carson To Be Game-Time Decision
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip), who is questionable for Week 9 against the Chargers, will be tested before the game to determine if he can play, according to a source. Carson missed a game earlier this year, so his owners certainly need to have a backup plan handy in case he's inactive. If he plays, Carson will remain firmly in play as an RB2. If the Seahawks feel like he's not ready, Mike Davis and rookie Rashaad Penny will split the backfield workload.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Remains Questionable
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is officially questionable for Sunday due to a slight groin injury, and head coach Pete Carroll seemed hesitant to commit one way or the other when he talked to reporters. Carroll said the team's goal is to "make sure on game day he's okay," but he quickly followed that up by acknowledging that a backup plan was in place. Carson has been a key component of Seattle's run offense this season, but he's also got a long history of nagging injuries. Mike Davis stepped in for Carson earlier in the year and played admirably, so the coaching staff likely won't push Carson to go unless they're absolutely sure he's 100%. Owners need to stay tuned for game-time updates.
1 month ago: Chris Carson, K.J. Wright Questionable Against Chargers
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip) and linebacker K.J. Wright (knee) are both questionable for Week 9 against the Chargers. Both players are expected to play. Carson missed a game with a hip injury earlier this year, but he remains the team's lead back and should be locked in as an RB2 in this matchup. Wright made his season debut last week after a knee scope kept him out to begin the season. His presence is an upgrade to the middle of Seattle's defense. He'll make things a little tougher on Chargers running back Melvin Gordon.
1 month ago: Chris Carson Posts Limited Practice Thursday
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip) landed on the Week 9 injury report and was limited in practice on Thursday. Carson has a history with injuries and also missed a game earlier this year with a hip problem, so it's worth checking his practice participation on Friday. If he's active, he'll remain in the RB2 picture against the Chargers. If he has to sit out, Mike Davis and rookie Rashaad Penny would split the workload behind Russell Wilson.
2 months ago: Chris Carson Carries The Water Against Lions
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson was every bit the primary back on Sunday against Detroit as he hauled the ball 25 times for 105 yards and a touchdown. He also chipped in a couple receptions for another 19 yards. It was the most carries for Carson in a month, and he's now topped 100 yards in three of his last four games. While there's obviously still a timeshare going on in Seattle (Carson only had 14 carries last week while Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny combined for 15), it looks like Carson is the man to own once again. That said, don't be shocked if he suddenly catches a dry week once in a while because head coach Pete Carroll apparently enjoys screwing with fantasy owners.
2 months ago: Chris Carson Could Be A Good Play In Week 8
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson looks like he has a dream matchup on the surface this week, but there are some risks associated with that. First, Seattle's coaching staff seems dedicated to using a platoon of 2-3 running backs to handle the carries. Carson has lost carries to both Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny, and everyone's healthy coming off the bye, so there's the possibility that Carson will get snaked on some touches, especially critical goal line chances. Second, the easily gashed Lions run defense just upgraded this week by trading for "Snacks" Harrison, one of the highest rated run defenders in the game. His late arrival to Detroit should limit his usefulness in his first week with them, but it's still a possible concern. That said, the possible reward of Carson against one of the softest run defenses in the league is too much to pass up.
2 months ago: Chris Carson Works As Lead Back In London
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson looked like the lead back once again in Week 6 as he was given 14 carries against the Raiders. Unfortunately, he was bottled up on most of them and only finished with 59 yards for the day. He did have a couple of impressive runs that featured some slick moves, but in the long run, the team ended up splitting carries between Carson, the supposed third-string back Rashaad Penny, Mike Davis, Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett, and David Moore. The team finished with 37 rushing attempts, but the scattering shows that it's hard for fantasy owners to trust anyone in this backfield right now.
2 months ago: Chris Carson Poised For Huge Game In London
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson made his presence felt last week against the Rams by racking up his second straight 100-yard performance, but that may have just been a teaser for this week. Carson and Seattle's newfound commitment to the run are across the pond in London, and they're facing an Oakland defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs this season. They've been absolutely gashed the last two weeks, and Carson and backfield mate Mike Davis have been the bulk of Seattle's offense over the last three weeks. Carson handled the majority of the carries last week, and even if they split the workload, Carson should see plenty of opportunities to put up a huge week.
2 months ago: Chris Carson Dominates On The Ground
Returning from his hip injury, Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson looked like a stud against the Rams on Sunday. Carson ran for 116 yards on 19 carries, giving him two straight games in which he's exceeded 100 yards for the Seahawks. Carson sat out a week with the expectation being that first-round pick Rashaad Penny would step in, but instead, Carson has returned to a timeshare with veteran Mike Davis. Davis charged all over Arizona while Carson was out, and he racked up another 68 yards on 12 carries this week including a touchdown. Most importantly, the explosion of the run game has drastically changed Seattle's offensive situation, and it looks like this is the future for the team. It's looks like Carson and Davis will share carries, but if they're going to keep running like this, that shouldn't bother any fantasy owners.
2 months ago: Chris Carson Returns to Action Against Rams
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson will be playing on Sunday against the Rams, and he should go back to being the team's primary RB. Unfortunately, that's not quite as clear cut as it might seem. Carson's one-week absence allowed third-string running back Mike Davis to put up 101 yards against the Cardinals, and while Carson still ought to be the main man, it's unclear how the Seahawks are going to address the situation. Remember that the season started with Carson sharing carries with Rashaad Penny, and while Carson ran for 101 yards against Dallas in Week 3, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer may decide to split his carries with Davis this time around. Facing a Rams team that is expected to drop tons of points on Seattle, it's probably better for fantasy owners to shy away from the Seahawks running back situation for a week if they can.
2 months ago: Chris Carson Will Return In Week 5
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed on Friday that running back Chris Carson (hip) will return in Week 5 against the Rams after being a surprise inactive in Week 4. However, Mike Davis ran for over 100 yards and two touchdowns in Carson's absence last Sunday, so it's anyone's guess how much work Carson will get in a game where the Seahawks may have to abandon the run. Stay away from this unpredictable backfield if you can.
2 months ago: Chris Carson, K.J. Wright, Frank Clark Miss Practice
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip), linebacker K.J. Wright (knee) and defensive end Frank Clark (illness) did not practice on Wednesday. Carson is expected to return to practice on Thursday. Carson was a surprise inactive in Week 4, and in his absence Mike Davis posted a 100-yard game. The 24-year-old should be able to return in a tough matchup against the Rams this weekend, but even if he plays, he'll likely be splitting work with Davis and rookie Rashaad Penny. This is a backfield to avoid if you can. The defense could really use Wright back with Mychal Kendricks being hit with an indefinite suspension for insider trading. Clark should be able to play in Week 5. He has eight tackles and three sacks in four weeks and will be needed to slow down quarterback Jared Goff and the high-flying Rams attack.
2 months ago: Chris Carson Expected To Play In Week 5
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that running back Chris Carson (hip) will return in Week 5 against the Rams, but Carson's return won't come at the expense of Mike Davis. Carson was a surprise inactive in Week 4. Hes (Davis is) going to fit in somewhere. He needs to play. He needs to be a part of it. Well work that out," Carroll said. Davis came out of nowhere on Sunday for 21 carries and 101 yards in the win. Rookie Rashaad Penny remained in a secondary role behind Davis, and it's clear that the team doesn't think Penny is ready for a big role just yet. While Penny was the second back behind Davis, he also returned three kickoffs 65 yards. Carroll said Penny would again field kickoffs this weekend against Los Angeles. Davis is the current leader of this backfield, with Carson second when healthy and Penny now third. However, this backfield could change week-to-week, so be prepared. For now, Davis will be a hot pickup off the waiver wire.
3 months ago: Chris Carson Inactive For Week 4
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip) is inactive for Sunday's meeting with Arizona. With Carson being ruled out so close to game time, it appears likely he'll play in Week 5 against the Rams. For now, though, expect Rashaad Penny to see an increase in touches, making him a solid replacement for fantasy owners who'd planned to play Carson.
3 months ago: Chris Carson Questionable, Expected To Play
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is officially listed as questionable, but head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Friday that he fully expects him to be ready to go for gametime. Carson is coming off a 32-carry performance against Dallas that was one of the best games of his career, and he's been dealing with a nagging hip issue all week. Carson was given a break during practice this week to help recover, so Carroll said it's just a matter of guaranteeing he's okay before game time. If Carson can go, he should be a solid pick for this week because he's facing an Arizona squad that is 29th in rushing yards allowed this year. Carson could be the man who leads the Seahawks to victory in Week 4.
3 months ago: Chris Carson, Bobby Wagner Limited Wednesday
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip) and linebacker Bobby Wagner (groin) were both limited in practice on Wednesday. Both players should be able to play in Week 3 against the Cardinals, barring setbacks this week. Carson out-touched rookie Rashaad Penny 34-3 in the backfield last week and is once again the unquestioned lead back, at least for one more week. He topped 100 yards on 32 carries in Week 3 and should be a fine RB2 against Arizona this weekend. Wagner made his return last week and is a boost to the team's interior defense. Seattle's defense/special teams is on the streaming radar this week while facing rookie quarterback Josh Rosen in his first ever NFL start.
3 months ago: Chris Carson Tops 100 Yards Rushing
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson finished Sunday with 102 yards on the ground, another 22 through the air, and a touchdown. One week after he was inexplicably forgotten on the sideline for half the game, Carson looked like a stud against Dallas and broke a long team streak of not having a running back post a 100-yard rushing game. Carson carried the ball 32 times in the game, fixing an issue Seattle's offensive coordinator had been lambasted for during the past couple weeks when the team barely ran the ball. Meanwhile, Rashaad Penny carried the ball ineffectively just three times, once again convincing people that Carson is the primary back. At least for this week.
3 months ago: Chris Carson Still Atop Seahawks Depth Chart
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson remains atop the team's running back depth chart heading into Week 3 against the Cowboys. Carson didn't see any action on offense in the second half of Monday night's loss to the Bears as Seattle tried to change things up with rookie Rashaad Penny. Penny wasn't any more effective than Carson was in the first half, though, and he should remain the lead back this weekend. Carson has only 13 carries for 75 yards (5.8 yards per carry) to go along with three catches for 28 yards in two weeks. While he's still the best option and has been the most productive, he's a weak flex play right now behind an atrocious offensive line. Stay away from this backfield if you can.
3 months ago: Chris Carson Tires Out In Second Half
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said running back Chris Carson was "gassed" from playing special teams in Monday night's loss to the Bears, which is why he didn't touch the ball at all on offense in the second half. The team also wanted to see what rookie Rashaad Penny could do, too. It seems a bit fishy, but perhaps the Seahawks just wanted to change thing up after not doing anything at all on offense in the first half. Carson had six carries for 23 yards and didn't catch a single pass. This comes a week after Carson made strides as the lead back over Penny. The biggest obstacle to Carson's production is Seattle's terrible offensive line and inability to move the ball consistently. If he now has to deal with more of a committee backfield, he won't be a very attractive fantasy option. Seattle's backfield is looking like one to avoid.
3 months ago: Chris Carson Could Have Bigger Week Against Bears
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson was quite successful in his limited carries in Week 1, and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer told reporters this week that he'll have to work on balancing the offense more. This supposed recommitment to the run game would almost certainly benefit Carson, whose performance against the Broncos clearly established that he should be the lead back for now. If Schottenheimer follows through, Carson could shoulder a good sized load in Week 2 and be in for a big week in fantasy.
4 months ago: Chris Carson Continues To Stand Out
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson, a seventh-round pick in 2017, continues to stand out in training camp. "There's a difference when Chris Carson runs the ball," linebacker Bobby Wagner explained. "He just stands out to me. Every time you watch film, whether it's him out of the backfield or running the ball, he stands out to me." Carson has emerged as the clear-cut No. 1 back, especially with rookie Rashaad Penny out several weeks with a broken finger. Carson looked solid before breaking his leg and suffering ligament damage to his ankle last year. There is a lot of depth behind Carson, but if he puts up numbers from the get-go, he could remain in a bell-cow role all year. Seattle's offensive line must cooperate as well, but Carson is an intriguing mid-round pick. Handcuff Penny to him if you can.
4 months ago: Chris Carson Looks To Be No. 1 Back
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson has been the team's clear lead back in training camp and is getting first-team repetitions. "He reminds me a lot of Fred Taylor. That's a good comparison for him," linebacker K.J. Wright said. "Fred Taylor was just all cut up and kind of stickily built. He's just straight-ahead, man, and he can make you miss in the open field too. He'll be fun to watch." As long as he stays healthy, Carson could lead the team in touches this year, despite the fact Seattle drafted Rashaad Penny in the first round. Carson's fantasy stock is slowly rising, but he must produce to hold off Penny and others.
6 months ago: Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise Standing Out
Seattle Seahawks running backs Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise were both mentioned as standouts in organized team activities by head coach Pete Carroll. Carson had become the starter last year before an ankle injury in the fourth game knocked him out for the rest of the year. However, he's healthy now and "hasn't missed one snap of anything" this offseason. Prosise, a third-round pick two years ago, has shown promise but has also been limited to 11 of a possible 32 games due to injuries. He's been healthy this spring, though, and has really jumped out to Carroll. This might be coach speak, but it's a good sign for a Seattle running game that was atrocious the last few seasons. It doesn't help that rookie Rashaad Penny is expected to see most of the work on the early downs, though. This could be a frustrating backfield to navigate aside from Penny. Carson is probably the main handcuff for Penny owners, and Prosise could carve out some work in the passing game.
7 months ago: Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise Look Improved
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson looks quicker in offseason workouts and C.J. Prosise has transformed his body. However, there will be a lot of competition at the position with J.D. McKissic also in the fold after the team drafted rookie Rashaad Penny in the first round. Seattle thinks Penny could be a three-down back eventually, and he'll have competition from Carson on early downs. Prosise has been a disappointment and has played in just 11 games in two seasons, but he should battle with McKissic for work in the passing game.
9 months ago: Chris Carson 100 Percent
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said running back Chris Carson (leg) is 100 percent healthy and has no concerns about being ready for organized team activities. Seattle's offensive line and running game has been a disaster for several years now. Carson was the best backfield option to begin the season, but he lasted just four games before breaking his leg. He could enter the season as their top option, but Seattle will surely look for upgrades in the draft, too. Until the Seahawks O-line proves they can open up more running lanes, looking to Seattle's backfield for a fantasy option won't be a very smart plan. Carson has the most upside of the current group, though.
12 months ago: Chris Carson Won't Come Off IR For Week 17
Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Chris Carson (leg) will not be activated from Injured Reserve to play in Week 17 against the Cardinals, although he could play in the postseason if the team qualifies. Carson had earned the starting running back role with Seattle before suffering his leg fracture, but he'd likely only have a complementary role in the postseason were he to return. For now, it's Mike Davis' backfield, but J.D. McKissic and Thomas Rawls continue to chip in.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Close To Returning To Practice
Seattle Seahawks surprise running back Chris Carson (ankle) has been sidelined for over two months, but according to head coach Pete Carroll, Carson may be close to returning to practice. During his press conference on Wednesday, Carroll told reporters that Carson is back to running after suffering a small setback in his recovery, and he may be able to begin practicing next week. The youngster was a surprise star for the Seahawks early in the season, and their running game has floundered without him until the recent appearance of Mike Davis. At this point, Carson's nothing but a long shot to return during the regular season.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Ahead Of Schedule
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said running back Chris Carson (leg) is "unbelievably ahead of schedule" and needs at least two weeks of practice before he can return to game action. It remains a long shot that Carson would be able to return during the fantasy playoffs, although he could help the Seahawks out if they make the playoffs. Carson is strictly a stash option only in dynasty and keeper leagues.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Has Chance To Return Next Month
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said running back Chris Carson (leg) has a chance to return in December. Carson suffered a broken leg early in October and had surgery shortly after, so it would be a long shot if he returned next month to play for the Seahawks down the stretch. With Eddie Lacy (groin) injured, Thomas Rawls led the backfield last Thursday but predictably underwhelmed. Seattle's backfield is one to avoid for fantasy owners, especially given their inept offensive line.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Undergoes Surgery
Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Chris Carson (ankle) had successful left ankle surgery Tuesday. Carson was placed on Injured Reserve on Monday and can be safely dropped in all redraft leagues. It's a tough loss for Seattle, as he proved to be their most dynamic all-around runner through the first four weeks. His upside remains high in the long run, though, as long as his injury doesn't slow him down next summer. Carson should be stashed in dynasty/keeper leagues. Some combination of Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls will operate on early downs moving forward, with C.J. Prosise and J.D. McKissic operating in passing situations. It's a messy backfield, and one to avoid in fantasy if at all possible.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Carted Off Field
Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Chris Carson was carted off the field against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night after suffering an injury to his lower leg. Carson's leg got folded up in the process of being tackled by three Colts defenders, and he was placed in an air cast before being carted off. After the game, head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that he had suffered a "significant ankle injury" but said it wasn't clear yet if surgery would be needed. Either way, Carson is expected to be shelved for an extended period of time.
1 year ago: Chris Carson A Mixed Bag Against Colts
Seattle Seahawks rookie phenom running back Chris Carson looks like he has the starting job on lockdown after presumed starter Thomas Rawls saw just one snap last week, but it may not be so simple. First, Rawls and Eddie Lacy are still being discussed by offensive line coach Tom Cable as if they're going to serve an important role soon. Second, while Carson has obviously been the main target of hand-offs so far, Seattle's run game has been mediocre so far, clocking in at just 96.7 YPG, tied for 18th in the league. Having the main guy is always valuable, but if the main guy's team isn't focusing on the run game, it's a bit of a tease. That said, Seattle is heavily favored over the Colts on Sunday, and the game is ripe for garbage time running in the second half. Indy's run defense hasn't been bad, but Carson's shown that if he's given the chances, he makes things happen. While this situation is a bit risky, Carson could be a very valuable play in Week 4.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Starts But Underperforms
Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Chris Carson is now officially the starter in the backfield. Without warning, head coach Pete Carroll gave zero touches to high-priced free agent Eddie Lacy and presumed starter Thomas Rawls in Week 3. Instead, Carson was the starter and main tailback while CJ Prosise was the third-down back. Unfortunately, Carson found no significant gains early against Tennessee, and the game quickly turned into a comeback affair that moved away from the run. Carson only finished with 34 yards rushing, but a receiving touchdown saved his overall point total. The best news for fantasy owners is that with Carson officially working in the starting role now, he should become a more dependable weekly play.
1 year ago: Chris Carson A Risky Start In Week 3
Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Chris Carson has been the talk of the town so far in 2017, but Week 3 probably won't go well for him. To begin with, he's still not actually the starter. Thomas Rawls is expected to start once again, and as head coach Pete Carroll continues to increase his workload, that's going to rob Carson of opportunities. On top of the reduced carries, Carson will be facing a tougher defensive line than last week. Tennessee isn't necessarily going to be a brick wall, but with Seattle's patchwork offensive line, expect the Titans to be plenty disruptive. Carson could certainly continue to prove doubters wrong, but he'll have his toughest test yet and probably not a lot of chances to pass it.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Excels In Rainy Week 2
Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Chris Carson continues to find his way in the NFL. Facing the 49ers in Week 2, Carson sent Eddie Lacy to the bench as a healthy scratch and quickly replaced Thomas Rawls as the main ball-carrier against SF. Carson proved to be one of the only offensive positives of the game, piling up 93 yards on 20 carries in the heavy rain that plagued the entire game. After the game, head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that even though it seemed like it, Carson has not taken the starting job from Rawls but instead, the team expected to limit Rawls carries in his first game back in over a month. As long as he keeps performing like this, expect Carson to keep seeing regular playing time.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Is Primed For A Breakout
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he is "anxious to see" more of rookie running back Chris Carson. Carroll is an eternal optimist, but Carson has at least been deserving of the praise dating back to the summer. "We haven't seen the top end from Chris," Carroll said. "He's got a lot to offer. He's a very well rounded football player. I'm anxious to see how he grows with us and if his role can expand as we find out more stuff." Thomas Rawls (ankle) is coming back this week only to make the position less clear in Seattle, but Carson needs to be owned in all formats as a stash.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Shows Off Against Green Bay
Rookie running back Chris Carson was the toast of the Seattle Seahawks preseason, and he stepped up against NFL regulars in Week 1 like it was old hat. After starter Eddie Lacy looked dreadful in the first half, Carson carried the water in the second half and made it look like he was facing an entirely different defense. While Lacy totaled three yards in five carries, Carson chewed up 39 in six carries including a 30-yard gash. He also showed elusiveness and creativity by turning a sure loss on the far left along the sideline into a three-yard gain on the whole other side of the field. It was a small sample size, and Thomas Rawls is still expected to be the starter once he's healthy, but Carson looked like the long-term back to own for Seattle.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Makes Final 53-Man Roster
Surprising seventh-round draft pick running back Chris Carson has made the cut for the Seattle Seahawks. Carson came into training camp as a long shot to make the 53-man roster due to the team's depth at running back, but he impressed from day one. After continuing that strong performance throughout the preseason, Carson beat out second-year player Alex Collins for the final running back spot on the team. He'll now mostly compete with CJ Prosise to get into the game on third down.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Gets First-Team Rotation
Seattle Seahawks running back/hype magnet Chris Carson continued to impress on Friday night as he was given regular first-team reps by switching off regularly with Eddie Lacy. With Thomas Rawls sitting out due to a mild ankle sprain, Lacy and Carson split the first-team duty. CJ Prosise also sat out this game, giving Carson a chance to show off. Carson was still pretty far down the list in the depth chart released before the game, but his usage implied that he's on his way up.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Strong Against Chargers
The Seattle Seahawks running back depth chart remains messy, partially thanks to the continued performance of rookie Chris Carson. Carson ran with impressive power en route to two touchdowns on the night, and though he still has a long way to go in order to overtake starter Thomas Rawls, he seems to have fully established that he is on an upward trajectory. Unfortunately for him, besides Rawls, Eddie Lacy and CJ Prosise still appear to stand in the way.
1 year ago: Chris Carson Moving Up Depth Chart
Rookie running back Chris Carson has been gaining a lot of attention in training camp for the Seattle Seahawks, and Monday's depth chart showed the progress he's been making. Carson was officially listed above Alex Collins with the second team, which would put him in line for a possible final roster spot. While the Seahawks have a lot of depth ahead of Collins and Carson with CJ Prosise, Thomas Rawls, and newly acquired Eddie Lacy, the team had to cycle through all its running backs last season due to injuries. Carson could see significant playing time if he continues to impress and a few dominoes fall his way.
1 year ago: Rookie Chris Carson Impressing For Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks continue to gain more depth at running back as rookie Chris Carson is looking good in his first training camp. Competing with Alex Collins, CJ Prosise, Eddie Lacy, and Thomas Rawls, Carson will have a difficult slog to earning a roster spot, but he's been receiving heaps of praise from head coach Pete Carroll so far. The seventh-round pick will likely have to beat out Collins to land a roster spot, but even if he ends up on the practice squad, there's plenty of injury history in the others in that list and he could see an opening this season.