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Thomas Rawls | Running Back | #34

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/3/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Central Michigan
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Thomas Rawls rushed three times for eight yards in the Seahawks' Week 17 loss to the Cardinals, adding two receptions for 20 additional yards.
Passed up by both Mike Davis and J.D. McKissic down the stretch — and Chris Carson and sometimes even Eddie Lacy before that — Rawls' third NFL season went about as poorly as possible. Two years removed from his catastrophic leg injury, Rawls could still average just 2.70 yards per carry. The Seahawks trusted him with the ball only 67 times all year. Rawls had a promising rookie campaign but has not been the same since his late-2015 injury. The 2015 UDFA is headed to restricted free agency. Sun, Dec 31, 2017 09:58:00 PM

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Thomas Rawls handled five carries for 20 yards Sunday in the Seahawks’ Week 16 win over the Cowboys.

Rawls surprisingly played ahead of J.D. McKissic, who was limited to just two offensive snaps. Based on his usage Sunday, we’re guessing Rawls will serve as the No. 2 to Mike Davis next week against the Cardinals, though obviously he won’t be in the fantasy mix.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 09:10:00 PM

Thomas Rawls had one carry for four yards in Week 13 against the Eagles.

He played just three snaps. Rawls is behind Mike Davis, Eddie Lacy, and J.D. McKissic. He can de dropped in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 12:04:00 AM

Thomas Rawls did not record a stat in the Seahawks' Week 12 win over the 49ers.

If he played a snap, we did not see it. Rawls appears firmly behind both Eddie Lacy and J.D. McKissic on the depth chart, and he will clearly play behind Mike Davis when he returns from a groin injury. Rawls does not need to be rostered in redraft leagues.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 08:09:00 PM

Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable thinks Thomas Rawls is trying too hard.

"It’s his decision-making based on what the read is," Cable said. "If it’s the back door, it’s the back door. If it’s not, stay with the front door...He’s pressing so hard, it’s hard on him." This does not explain why no one else can run behind Cable's offensive line, but perhaps it is to blame for Rawls averaging just 2.6 yards on 49 carries so far this season. A healthy scratch last week, Rawls should get another shot to take over the lead job with Mike Davis sidelined by a groin injury. As has been the case all year, this is a backfield to avoid outside of J.D. McKissic in PPR formats.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 08:56:00 AM

Thomas Rawls is inactive for Week 11 against the Falcons.

He's a surprising healthy scratch, though Rawls has done nothing to warrant playing time. That leaves Eddie Lacy, Mike Davis, and J.D. McKissic in the backfield. It's anyone's guess who will lead it, but the best bet is Russell Wilson doing all the playmaking for this offense. Also inactive for Seattle are SS Kam Chancellor (neck), LB Michael Wilhoite, LG Luke Joeckel, DT Jarran Reed, DT Garrison Smith, and DE Quinton Jefferson. LT Duane Brown is active.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 07:06:00 PM

Thomas Rawls rushed 10 times for 27 yards in the Seahawks' Week 10 win over the Cardinals, adding two receptions for 12 yards.

With Eddie Lacy (groin) injured, Rawls had early downs mostly to himself, but as has been a constant theme in 2017, couldn't do anything with his opportunities. The Seahawks' blocking has been nightmarish, but Rawls has been wholly incapable of creating his own yards in 2017. The 'Hawks will hope the 11 days of rest between now and next Monday's matchup with the Falcons will be enough to get Lacy healthy.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 12:26:00 AM

Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell confirms Thomas Rawls will be the team's starting running back against the Cardinals on Thursday.

"Thomas is going to be our guy," Bevell said. Bevell is just confirming the obvious after Eddie Lacy left Sunday's loss with a groin injury. Rawls filled in with one of his better efforts of the season, rushing nine times for 31 yards while adding 2/31 as a receiver. Although achieving clarity has been half the battle in the Seahawks' jumbled, injured backfield, Rawls has run extremely poorly behind his ramshackle offensive line. The Cardinals have also largely held up against the run. Rawls will be a low-upside RB2/3 for Week 10.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 07:06:00 PM

Thomas Rawls rushed nine times for 39 yards in the Seahawks' Week 9 loss to the Redskins.

Rawls didn't start the game but was thrust into a big role after an injury to starting RB Eddie Lacy. Rawls consistently picked up chunks of yards and didn't go down on the first contact very often. Depending on the severity of Lacy's injury, Rawls could have much a bigger role going forward and is a good add in 12 and 14-team fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 09:56:00 PM

Thomas Rawls rushed six times for -1 yard and failed to haul in his only target in the Seahawks' Week 8 win over the Texans.

Like the rest of the backfield, Rawls could do nothing on the ground, but he could have produced a decent fantasy day by holding onto a wide-open target in the end zone. He was not up to the task, however, and now has 86 yards total the last three games. Rawls did appear to dominate the backfield snaps on Sunday, but he is not a must-own even in 12- and 14-team leagues.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 08:27:00 PM

Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell said he thinks Thomas Rawls is trying "too hard."

Rawls has struggled all year and lost a costly fumble against the Giants in Week 7. Bevell thinks Rawls can get his confidence back by trying to slow the game down. "He wants to do so well," said Bevell. "He wants to try so hard and sometimes you can try too hard and we just show him that picture and say if you had just a little bit of patience, there are like three guys there to help you set up the blocks and for him to set them up, I guess." Mired in a timeshare with the equally underwhelming Eddie Lacy, Rawls carries minimal fantasy appeal.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 02:26:00 PM

Thomas Rawls went for 36 yards on 11 carries while catching one-of-two targets for 16 yards Sunday in the Seahawks’ Week 7 win over the Giants.

He and Eddie Lacy both saw 12 touches in the victory. Seven of Rawls’ 11 carries came after halftime as the Seahawks were able to kill clock once they gained the lead. Rawls was given the ball on third-and-goal from the two-yard line late in the first quarter, but couldn’t punch it into the end zone. Avery Moss forced a Rawls fumble later in the first half, which was quickly scooped up by All-Pro safety Landon Collins. Mistakes like that won’t help Rawls as he seeks to stay ahead of Lacy in Seattle’s backfield committee. Rawls will try to redeem himself against the Texans in Week 8.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 09:30:00 PM

Thomas Rawls rushed eight times for 20 yards in the Seahawks' Week 5 win over the Rams, adding two receptions for 15 yards.

#AsExpected, Rawls was in an even rotation with Eddie Lacy. Neither back could get the upper hand on early downs. J.D. McKissic mostly handled passing situations. This is a chaotic timeshare until further notice. Barring clarifying comments from coach Pete Carroll — which, don't hold your breath — Rawls will be off the FLEX radar when the Seahawks return from bye in Week 7.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 07:52:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy are "going to take the load" at running back moving forward.

Carroll said Rawls has been "flying around" at practice, which is typical word-choice from Carroll. Unfortunately, with Chris Carson (ankle) likely done for the year, the Seahawks have nowhere else to turn. Rawls and Lacy are both highly injury-prone themselves, and this figures to be a feeling-out of sorts as Seattle tries to find the hot hand in the backfield. Neither is a trustworthy play for Week 5 against the Rams, but owners may be forced to use both as FLEX options.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 03:54:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll seemed to hint Thomas Rawls will be the lead back with Chris Carson (ankle) sidelined.

Rawls was a healthy scratch Week 4, and Eddie Lacy stepped up with 52 yards on 11 carries. Carroll said Lacy "looked good" and needs "more carries to get going," but his comments on Rawls suggests he sees him as the starter. "With Chris being banged up, we’re so fortunate to have Thomas ready to jump back out there," Carroll said. "We’re just lucky that we have a guy like that who’s ready to go and is healthy and all that." With J.D. McKissic breaking out and C.J. Prosise likely back this week, this backfield looks like a headache.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 01:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Trevone Boykin
RB1Chris Carson
2C.J. Prosise
3Mike Davis
4Thomas Rawls
5J.D. McKissic
GLB1Chris Carson
2Mike Davis
3RB1Chris Carson
2C.J. Prosise
FB1Tre Madden
2Jalston Fowler
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tanner McEvoy
3Cyril Grayson
WR21Tyler Lockett
2Amara Darboh
3David Moore
WR31Amara Darboh
TE1Nick Vannett
2Tyrone Swoopes
LT1Duane Brown
2George Fant
LG1Ethan Pocic
2Jordan Roos
C1Justin Britt
2Joey Hunt
RG1Rees Odhiambo
RT1Germain Ifedi
2Isaiah Battle
3Willie Beavers
K1Jason Myers