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Chris Carson will be ready for start of season

by Dave Kluge | Seahawks Correspondent | Fri, May 1st 10:50am EDT

Seahawk's GM, John Schneider, said that Chris Carson is doing great and he expects him to be ready for the start of the season. (Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Schneider said this in a radio show on Thursday afternoon just after saying that he expects backup running back Rashaad Penny to start the season on the PUP list, boding well for Carson's early-season fantasy value. Penny and Carson each suffered serious lower body injuries in Weeks 14 and 15, respectively. As for Carson's competition while Penny is out, the Seahawks drafted DeeJay Dallas in the fifth round this year but he's still listed behind Travis Homer on the depth chart and not expected to do much this season. It appears as though the backfield will once again be Carson's for the taking, at least until Penny returns from injury. Carson started 15 games last season, reaching the 100 yard mark six times and scoring in seven while amassing 1,496 scrimmage yards and nine total touchdowns. Over his first three seasons in the league, Carson has seen an uptick in rushing attempts, yards, targets, and receptions, with health concerns and fumbles being his weakness. If Carson is able to protect the football early in the season, there's a chance that he cements a heavier workload for himself throughout the year. However, the risk of Penny returning and cutting into his workload makes his long-term value questionable.

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