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RB SEA

College: Oklahoma State | 4 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 222 lbs
Birth Date: 9/16/1994
2020 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 54
Avg Pts: 3.38
Rank: 10 RB

Landsharks

2020 RTSports Outlook

Carson had a breakout second season, emerging as the lead back for the Seahawks and excelling in that role. He hit the 1,000-yard mark and scored nine touchdowns. Carson was 15th overall in fantasy running back scoring despite missing a couple games because of injury. Carson had six 100-yard games, including three straight to end his season. He also scored touchdowns six of his last seven games. Carson should get first crack to start this year, but Rashaad Penny could unseat hi at some point. Nothing is guaranteed for Carson even after his breakout season. Carson is good between the tackles and also has enough speed to make plays on the outside. He catches the ball pretty well and has the makeup of a three-down back. Carson lacks a little explosion, though, and isn't a huge big-play threat.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Carson might have a hard time repeating last year but is worth taking at the right price for fantasy teams. Carson could keep starting and carrying the load. The Seahawks won't hand Penny anything. He'll have to earn it. So grab Carson as a No. 3 back and hope he keeps starting. He can get around 1,100 total yards, eight or so scores and 20 receptions.

FreeDraftGuide.com

RotoBaller's Outlook

Seattles decision to draft running back Rashaad Penny didnt have a big impact on Chris Carson last season, who cruised to 1,151 rushing yards and nine touchdowns, making him a high-level contributor in all fantasy formats. Hes not much of a pass catcher, only hauling in 20 receptions for 162 yards, but his heavy usage on early downs should make him a big time fantasy contributor again in 2019. Penny is still in the picture, along with rookie Travis Homer and veteran third-down backs J.D. McKissic and C.J. Prosise, but make no mistake, this is Carsons backfield next season as long as he is healthy. He did have a small procedure on his knee this offseason, but coach Pete Carroll didnt seem too worried. Still, its worth monitoring. If Carson looks 100 percent healthy, hes worth a look around the fourth round of standard formats as a rock solid RB2 - although it wouldnt hurt to look at Penny as a handcuff a few rounds later. In PPR, he gets knocked down a few spots thanks to his lack of productivity in the passing game.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
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Week 112Chris Carson 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Chris Carson 10 yd TD reception (6 pts)
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Week 56Chris Carson 5 yd TD reception (6 pts)
Week 66Chris Carson 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Week 70
Week 86Chris Carson 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Week 90
Week 106Chris Carson 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Week 11
Week 120
Week 136Chris Carson 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Playoff Week 10
Playoff Week 212Chris Carson 16 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Chris Carson 6 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Playoff Week 30
Playoff Week 4
Player Notes
Mar 8 11:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) 'should be absolutely fine' for the start of he 2020 season, according to head coach Pete Carroll, but Carroll added that Carson will be brought along slowly. 'We won't overdo it with him,' Carroll said. 'He's had two great back-to-back seasons. We're going to take care of him throughout all the way to game time.'

Fantasy Spin: Carson has established himself as the lead back for an offense that loves to run the ball. He should at least be a volume-based, high-floor RB2 in 2020.

From TheHuddle

Feb 26 12:40am ET

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that running back Chris Carson (hip) is making progress but can't do much yet in his rehab. However, the Seahawks expect Carson to be ready for the 2020 season. The 25-year-old missed just one game in 2019 and handled 278 carries for 1,230 yards and seven rushing touchdowns for Seattle in his third year in the league. It was Carson's second straight 1,000-yard rushing season, and he also added a career-high 37 receptions for 266 yards and two scores through the air. He has yet to play in a full season but has missed just three games in the last two seasons. With Rashaad Penny (knee) doubtful to be ready for Week 1, Carson should handle the bulk of the load heading into the regular season and will be a strong RB1 in this run-first offense if he's fully healthy.

From RotoBaller

Feb 25 4:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is expected to be ready for the start of the season, according to head coach Pete Carroll Tuesday, Feb. 25. Carroll added Carson isn't yet able to do much work.

Fantasy Spin: Carson rushed for a career-high 1,230 yards with seven touchdowns in 15 games before suffering the injury. He'll be a low-end RB1 entering 2020 with RB Rashaad Penny (knee) further behind in his recovery.

From TheHuddle

Jan 31 7:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson will have his 2020 base salary increase from $735,000 to $2.147 million because of the NFL's proven performance escalator.

Fantasy Spin: Carson has rushed for at least 1,150 yards in each of the last two seasons and has 16 rushing touchdowns during that span. He likely will not do much during offseason workouts because of his hip injury but is expected to be ready for the 2020 season. He should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues if he is healthy.

From TheHuddle

Jan 13 8:03pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) said he hopes to be ready for the start of training camp. He said the broken bone in his hip will heal without surgery and should not be a long-term issue.

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players should monitor Carson's rehab during the offseason to see if he suffers any setbacks. He finished fifth in the NFL with 1,230 yards and also had seven rushing touchdowns. He will be a No. 1 or No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues next season if he is healthy.

From TheHuddle

Jan 1 4:23pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) will not need to undergo surgery on his injured hip this offseason, according to head coach Pete Carroll. The team hopes Carson will be ready for training camp.

Fantasy Spin: Carson likely will not do much during offseason workouts but appears to be on track for the start of the 2020 season. He finished 2019 with 1,230 yards and seven touchdowns. Carson can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues next season as long as he is healthy.

From TheHuddle

Dec 25 1:43am ET

Seattle Seahawks RBs Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

From TheHuddle

Dec 23 9:10pm ET

The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign running back Robert Turbin and are still working on a deal to add Marshawn Lynch, according to sources. Both Turbin (2012-14) and Lynch 2010-15 will be reuniting with the Seahawks after they've lost Chris Carson (hip), Rashaad Penny (knee) and C.J. Prosise (arm) in recent weeks. Turbin and Lynch will join sixth-round rookie Travis Homer in the backfield for Week 17 against the 49ers and into the postseason. It's a feel-good story for both, especially Beast Mode, who won a Super Bowl with Seattle and posted four straight 1,000-yard seasons with double-digit touchdowns with the Seahawks. It remains to be seen who will lead this backfield in Week 17 in a tough matchup, but it could very well be a three-headed committee monster. Against one of the best defenses against the run in 2019, it might be best to avoid this situation entirely in fantasy.

From RotoBaller

Dec 23 1:40pm ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (hip) suffered a fractured hip in Week 16 and is out for the season. It's a particularly crushing blow for Seattle after they also lost C.J. Prosise (arm) for the season in the same game. Rashaad Penny (knee) tore his ACL two weeks ago, leaving just Travis Homer in this backfield for now. Seattle is expected to reunite with Marshawn Lynch and could also add one of Robert Turbin or C.J. Anderson to give them more depth in the backfield heading into Week 17 against the 49ers and into the postseason. As of now, this backfield situation is fluid, and we can't expect Beast Mode to come in right away and dominate against a tough San Fran defense. As for Carson, he was a solid RB1 all season and finishes with 278 carries for 1,230 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. He added 37 receptions for 266 yards and another two scores from the air. Fumbling remains an issue, but he should return to being a strong RB1 next year if he fully recovers from this hip injury.

From RotoBaller

Dec 23 12:23pm ET

Updating a previous report, free-agent RBs C.J. Anderson (Lions) and Robert Turbin (Colts) will be among the players the Seattle Seahawks consider in addition to Marshawn Lynch to fill in for the injured Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm).

From TheHuddle

Dec 23 12:33am ET

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is feared to need season-ending surgery on the hip injury he suffered in Week 16 versus the Arizona Cardinals, according to comments made by head coach Pete Carroll.

Fantasy Spin: C.J. Prosise (arm) is also believed to be done for the year. If it is true that both Carson and Prosise will not return, it means rookie Travis Homer will get the start in Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers and for however long the Seahawks last in the postseason. If this is the end for Carson, he'll conclude 2019 with 1,230 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground to go along with 38 catches for 266 yards and two more scores through the air. Owners should view him as a low-end RB1 in 2020.

From TheHuddle

Dec 22 10:03pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Travis Homer ran five times for 16 yards while adding six receptions for 26 yards in Week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals, forced into a larger role with RBs Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) suffering injuries.

Fantasy Spin: Homer could have a significant role for the Seahawks heading into Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers if Carson and/or Prosise are out or limited.

From TheHuddle

Dec 22 7:20pm ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson injured his hip during the Week 16 matchup against the Cardinals. He will not return. Carson suffered the injury before halftime and was seen limping to the locker room. Prior to his premature exit, the 25-year-old had 40 yards on only eight carries to go along with a catch for 20 yards. In his place, Travis Homer will take over as the No. 1 option out of the backfield.

From RotoBaller

Dec 22 7:03pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) suffered a hip injury during the Week 16 game and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players should keep an eye out for an update on Carson's status. He is a must-start option when healthy.

From TheHuddle

Dec 21 6:10pm ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is the last man standing in the backfield after Rashaad Penny underwent knee surgery to repair his torn ACL, and he'll likely have another full schedule on Sunday when Seattle hosts the Cardinals. With the Seahawks entering the game as nine-point favorites, Carson could find himself with a boatload of carries to try to shorten the game if the Seahawks can jump out to an early lead. Last time the two teams met, Carson posted his first 100-yard game of the year, so it's only fitting that he put up a repeat performance. Owners should expect another 20+ carries and a solid chance of at least one touchdown on the day.

From RotoBaller

Dec 16 1:10am ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson was tasked with being the solo shot in the backfield once again after Rashaad Penny hit the IR with a torn ACL, and he came to play. Carson destroyed the Panthers Defense on Sunday as he carried the ball 24 times for 133 yards, a new career-high. He also ran in a pair of touchdowns and exploded for huge yardage on the regular against the Panthers. He's now at 1,190 rushing yards this season, another career-high, and he'll be expected to remain one of the focal points of Seattle's offense for the rest of the season. Expect the Seahawks' success to ride heavily on his shoulders as the regular season winds up and the postseason begins.

From RotoBaller

Dec 15 9:43pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson rushed 24 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Spin: With Rashaad Penny out of the picture it's the Chris Carson Show, and he more than looked capable of handling the entire workload. He is in line for a huge fantasy performance in Week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals.

From TheHuddle

Dec 15 2:00am ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is set to face a Carolina Panthers Defense that has been plagued by the run all year. Carolina is the most generous run defense in the game for opposing running backs, and Carson will now shoulder nearly the entire load since Rashaad Penny has been lost for the season with a torn ACL. With Seattle's defense being beat up and their wide receivers still recovering from a flu epidemic that spread through the locker room, it's a perfect situation for Carson. Owners should be confident starting him, and he could be looking at a huge week.

From RotoBaller

Dec 12 9:43pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson faces the Carolina Panthers in Week 15, and the Panthers have allowed an NFL-high 24 rushing touchdowns this season.

Fantasy Spin: Carolina is also allowing 5.3 yards per carry, the most in the league, and Carson should have the backfield to himself after Rashaad Penny suffered a knee injury in Week 14. At worst, he should be a high-floor RB2 against the Panthers.

From TheHuddle

Dec 9 3:40am ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson was able to rack up 91 scrimmage yards on Sunday night, but like the rest of the Seattle offense, he was unable to find the end zone. Carson was forced to pick up the slack after backfield-mate Rashaad Penny went down with a significant knee injury early in the first quarter, but offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer seemed uninterested in leaning on Seattle's run game. Carson only carried the ball 15 times, his second-fewest times in the last 10 games, even though he was averaging more than five yards per carry. Hopefully, the team will get back to giving him the rock next week when they head to Carolina.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 03-Feb-2020: SEA - Off IR - fractured hip
  • 24-Dec-2019: SEA - On IR - fractured hip
  • 05-Feb-2018: SEA - Off IR - broken leg, high ankle sprain
  • 02-Oct-2017: SEA - On IR - broken leg, high ankle sprain
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