College: Oklahoma State | 4 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 222 lbs
Birth Date: 9/16/1994
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2020 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 12
Avg Pts: 12.00
Rank: 5 RB
|Week 1||12||Chris Carson 3 yd TD reception (6 pts)|
Chris Carson 19 yd TD reception (6 pts)
|Week 2||4||13-58yds / 0.4TDs 3-20yds / 0.2TDs projected|
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Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson ran six times for 21 yards in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons and he added six receptions for 45 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Fantasy Spin: Carson didn't do much in the run game, but he more than salvaged the fantasy day with his two receiving scores. The two touchdowns through the air were rather surprising considering he entered the day with three total receiving TDs in his first 33 NFL games, and his career high in a season was set last year with two receiving scores for the entire season. The Seahawks host the Patriots in Week 2.
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson may be looking at splitting carries a bit more evenly in 2020 with Carlos Hyde, according to comments made by head coach Pete Carroll on Friday, Sept. 11. 'Sometimes you go with who's hot. They're going to both play. We'll see what happens when they get out there. If it looks like somebody's got something going on that day, we'll stick with it,' Carroll said.
Fantasy Spin: We've heard similar soundbites from Carroll before, although Carson typically finds a way to establish the "hot hand" more often than not. However, Hyde could get a bit more run early this season while the Seahawks make sure Carson is all the way back from the hip injury that ended his season late in 2019. Fantasy owners should consider Carson an RB2 with significant upside and a fair amount of downside should Hyde get going early in any game.
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson finished as the RB12 last season in PPR formats, and he can start 2020 on a high note to make it to that RB1 level again. Against the Atlanta Falcons, game script is going to be important. The Falcons have an explosive offense and they can put up points in a hurry. If that were to happen, the Seahawks would be forced to throw the ball more, which could take Carson out of the flow of things. If the improvements they made to the defense are able to slow Atlanta down, he could have a huge game. Carson is likely going to be more in the RB2 category for this week.
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson has not spoken with the team about a potential contract extension as he enters the final season of his rookie deal in 2020. Carson is expected to be the RB1 on Seattle and claims he is fully healed after missing a game late last season due to a hip injury. The 2017 seventh-round pick has played three seasons in the Pacific Northwest, garnering 278 rushes, 1,230 rushing yards, seven rush touchdowns, 37 receptions, 47 targets, 266 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns in 15 games last season. His rush attempts, rush yards, receptions, targets, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns were all career-highs. Heading into the 2020 season, Carson is a solid fantasy RB2.
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) said Tuesday, Sept. 1, he's 100 percent recovered from the fractured hip that ended his 2019 season.
Fantasy Spin: Carson heads into the season as Seattle's top running back and he'll be a high-end RB2. Carlos Hyde will begin the season as the team's second option with Rashaad Penny sidelined to begin the year.
Updating a previous story, Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson returned to the team Wednesday, Aug. 26, and participated in warmups in full pads. He's expected to practice Friday, Aug. 28, when the team is next scheduled to practice.
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (personal) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Fantasy Spin: There was never any issue for Carson's status for the start of the season, and he'll be able to make up for the brief absence while tending to a personal matter. He remains a rock-solid RB2 in all formats.
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (personal) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 24, because he is still dealing with a personal matter.
Fantasy Spin: Carson should return to the team soon and will be the main option in the running game. He has been a reliable fantasy player over the last few seasons and should be a No. 2 running back in leagues.
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (personal) is away from the team because of a personal matter but should return soon, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Fantasy Spin: Carson will continue to be the starting running back for the Seahawks this season even though they signed Carlos Hyde. He has rushed for at least 1,150 yards in each of the last two seasons and should be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (undisclosed) missed his second straight practice Friday, Aug. 21, but his absence is not believed to be health related, according to The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta.
Fantasy Spin: It appears like Carson may be dealing with a personal issue and should return to practice in the near future. He will continue to be the leading running back for the Seahawks even though they signed Carlos Hyde this offseason. Carson should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (personal) was back at practice Sunday, Aug. 16, after missing the first three sessions due to a family matter.
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is yet to take part in training camp with the team. He is currently away from the Seahawks as he is dealing with a death in his family. The specifics of what Carson is dealing with have not been provided, but head coach Pete Carroll suggested that Carson could remain away from the team for awhile still. Meanwhile, Carlos Hyde has been taking snaps as the first-team running back and could stand to gain with the extra reps prior to the season. The team's other primary running back, Rashaad Penny, is currently on the PUP list.
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (personal) is away from the team right now while dealing with family matters, according to head coach Pete Carroll Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson recently made NFL Network's "Top 100 Players Of 2020." Coming in at No. 96, the 25-year-old has plenty of hype entering the season after finishing 2019 with 1,230 yards and seven touchdowns off 278 attempts. He also caught 37 of his 47 targets for 266 yards through the air and two additional scores. He will be coming back from a hip injury that caused him to miss time last year but is expected to serve as the team's workhorse this season despite having plenty of players looking to take his job. Fantasy managers should select Carson with confidence in fantasy drafts, with the only drawback being his health.
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson used his explosiveness to shed defenders and turn upfield in 2019. He had 50 15-plus mph runs and averaged 4.3 yards gained after a defender closed within one yard of him last season. It helped him gain 1,230 yards on the ground despite not playing a full season because of injuries. Carson is coming off a season-ending hip injury, but although he's expected to be ready for Week 1, his explosiveness as a runner is tempered by the fact that he continues to struggle with injuries. If the 25-year-old can remain on the field for a full season, he should easily be an RB1, but you're much better off taking him as an RB2 and keeping your fingers crossed.
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is still one of the team's 'primary offensive weapons' despite the Friday, May 22, signing of free agent RB Carlos Hyde, according to a team beat reporter. The reporter added that the Seahawks signed Hyde to 'complement' Carson rather than 'take (his) job.'
Fantasy Spin: Carson hit career highs with 278 rushes, 1,230 rushing yards and 315 total touches in 2019 and remains Seattle's clear lead back if his hip issues doesn't carry over into 2020. Value him as a RB2 with Hyde signed as more of insurance policy if Rashaad Penny (knee) has to begin the year on the PUP list.
Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde (shoulder), who signed a one-year deal with Seattle on Friday, underwent surgery in February to fix a torn labrum in his shoulder. Hyde played through the shoulder injury in 2019 and aggravated it in the Texans playoff loss to the Chiefs. It's a testament to Hyde's toughness that he played through injury to a career-high 1,070 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 245 carries for Houston last year. However, it's even more of a reason not to expect Hyde to have standalone value behind Chris Carson as veteran running back depth to open the regular season. At best, the 29-year-old will be a handcuff for Carson owners, and that's if Rashaad Penny (knee) begins the year on the PUP list.
The Seattle Seahawks still plan on using running back Chris Carson as their primary back in 2020 despite signing Carlos Hyde on Friday. Although Hyde could steal some work in short-yardage and goal-line situations early in the season, he's mostly just insurance with Rashaad Penny (knee) a candidate to miss the first six weeks while on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Carson suffered a season-ending hip injury late in 2019 like Penny, but unlike Penny, Carson is fully expected to be ready by Week 1. There's a lot to like about Carson when he's healthy in this run-first offense, but the problem is he always seems to be hurt. As such, fantasy owners feel better taking him as an RB2 with upside for more. Monitor his health this summer and during training camp. Hyde is unlikely to have standalone value unless Carson is hurt early in the year.
The Seattle Seahawks are signing running back Carlos Hyde to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million on Friday, according to sources. Seattle reportedly offered Devonta Freeman a very similar deal in recent days, but he turned it down. With Rashaad Penny (knee) a question mark for the start of the 2020 regular season, the Seahawks wanted some veteran depth behind Chris Carson, who is coming off a serious hip injury of his own. Hyde, who will be 30 this September, ran for a career-high 1,070 yards and six touchdowns on 245 carries in his lone season with Houston last year. He could slot in as the direct backup to Carson ahead of Travis Homer and rookie DeeJay Dallas if Penny starts the year on the PUP list. With a Seattle team that loves to run the football, Hyde could have sneaky appeal as a Carson handcuff in deeper leagues.
With the Seattle Seahawks uncertain when running back Rashaad Penny (knee) will return for the 2020 season, a report from Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday stated that the Seahawks "have made an offer" to running back Devonta Freeman. NFL Network's Michael Silver later reported that Seattle has had talks with Carlos Hyde. Seattle's offer to Freeman was for one year and $4 million, but he also has offers from the Jets and Eagles, so he's pushing for more. The Seahawks are standing firm in their offer. Seattle has also been in contact with Marshawn Lynch. It's evident that they want to add a veteran back to pair with Chris Carson in short-yardage and goal-line situations, especially since it looks like Penny will land on the Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp.