Thomas Rawls

Thomas Rawls

Height: 5' 9"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 24College: Central Michigan

Week 7 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #47
Projection 5.2 pts



Rawls may just be the Seahawks starter. We might not know the rest of the season with the way they are using these backs, and it may not matter considering how abysmal their rushing attack has been. Still, any potential starting running back needs to be owned.

Rawls did nothing to run away with the Seattle running back job in Week 5 against the Rams, as he gained just 20 yards on eight carries and 15 yards on two catches. But he out-snapped Eddie Lacy 32 to 19, and Lacy was ineffective. Pete Carroll continues to suggest that Rawls and Lacy will split time, but of the two, Rawls has the better opportunity to take the job in light of his performance last year. Add Rawls, but don't expect to start him for at least a week or two.

Most try and figure out who the Seahawks will use each and every week, agonizing whether or not Rawls, Lacy, Prosise, or McKissic will see the majority of carries. Do yourself a favor and get rid of this headache. Even if you were to say that Rawls were going to be the starter and see roughly 60 percent of the touches, I still wouldn't view him as anything more than a RB3 behind the worst offensive line in football that's creating just 1.3 yards before contact. Ideally, you'd wait for a good game before selling, but that may not come for a while.