Chris Carson

Chris Carson

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 222 lbsAge: 25College: Oklahoma StateDrafted: #249 (7th Rd. by Seattle)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #7
Projection 15 pts


Chris Carson loses two fumbles in Week 2, Seahawks still win

Chris Carson rushed 15 times for 60 yards and caught three passes for 27 yards in the Seahawks' Week 2 win over the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact

Carson also lost two fumbles in this one, which gives him a total of three for the season. That isn't good. Carson still play a lot and was effective, though Rashaad Penny got a little more run this week. Carson will need to get the fumbling issue under control in Week 3 versus the Saints.

Chris Carson scores two TDs in Opening Day victory

Chris Carson rushed 15 times for 46 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's Week 1 win over the Bengals, adding six catches for 35 yards and another score through the air.

Fantasy Impact

Carson was the focal point of the Seattle offense in this one. He out-touched Rashaad Penny 21-to-6. The even bigger takeaway is how often he was involved in the passing game, which is something the Seattle coaches preached all off-season. Carson gets the Steelers in Week 2 and could flirt with RB1 value this season.

Chris Carson gets three carries in third preseason game

Chris Carson rushed three times for 23 yards in the Seahawks' third preseason game on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact

Carson saw more first-team snaps than Rashaad Penny, though that shouldn't come as a surprise anymore. The 24-year-old is expected to serve as the lead back for Seattle, which makes him a fantastic RB2 for fantasy purposes.

Chris Carson to be the clear Seattle RB1 in 2019

Seahawks beat writer Joe Fann believes RB Chris Carson will emerge as the clear RB1 for 2019. "I anticipate Carson taking at least two-thirds of the workload, but Penny will still get a few series a game," Fann said via Seahawks mailbag question. "Brian Schottenheimer’s plan to utilize running backs more in the passing game will also help bump Penny’s usage a bit."

Fantasy Impact

While Carson and Rashaad Penny will be a 1-2 punch, it appears that the former will command the bulk of the workload with the latter taking on the leftovers. However, since Seattle will once again lead their offense on the ground, there should be enough opportunity for both backs to return fantasy value on a weekly basis.

Chris Carson to be more involved in passing game

Chris Carson is expected to see an uptick in targets this season, Joe Fann reports.

Fantasy Impact

Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer wants Carson to see targets "in the 50 range" this season. That would be more than double his total from just a season ago when Carson caught 20 passes on 24 targets. Carson had a breakout 2018, going for 1,314 scrimmage yards and nine TDs but was very limited in the passing game. An increased receiving role would boost his value, and it makes him a bargain at his current ADP of RB21.

Zachary Hanshew6 weeks ago