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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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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. Nov 23 - 8:56 AM

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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.
Nov 20 - 7:06 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.
Nov 10 - 12:26 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.
Nov 7 - 7:06 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.
Nov 5 - 9:56 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.
Oct 29 - 8:27 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.
Oct 26 - 2:26 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.
Oct 22 - 9:30 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.
Oct 8 - 7:52 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.
Oct 4 - 3:54 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
Oct 2 - 1:17 PM

Thomas Rawls is a healthy scratch for Week 4.

It's a surprise with C.J. Prosise sidelined. Eddie Lacy will back up Chris Carson, with J.D. McKissic likely to see pass game snaps. The rest of Seattle's inactives are OG Mark Glowinski, OT Isaiah Battle, OG Jordan Roos, S Tedric Thompson, and CB Neiko Thorpe.
Oct 1 - 7:28 PM

Thomas Rawls was held without a touch in Seattle's Week 3 loss to the Titans.

Per Pro Football Focus' snap guru Nathan Jahnke, Rawls was on the field for one play. Eddie Lacy played zero snaps. Chris Carson was the Seahawks' feature back, with C.J. Prosise handling passing downs. We'd imagine Rawls will typically get a touch or two, but this looks to be Carson's backfield for the foreseeable future. Rawls is droppable in 10-12 team leagues.
Sep 24 - 7:58 PM

Thomas Rawls rushed five times for four yards in the Seahawks' Week 2 win over the 49ers.

Rawls got the start, but he played just 16 snaps. Chris Carson played 51 while seeing 15 more carries and gaining 89 more yards on the ground. Perhaps Rawls was still working his way back into shape, but there is no way the Seahawks can send Carson to the bench after he put the offense on his back late in the game. Rawls is still a hold in most formats, but he is not a viable starter.
Sep 17 - 7:46 PM

Thomas Rawls (ankle) has been removed from the Week 2 injury report.

Rawls has practiced fully the last two weeks. It confirms he'll be active after Seattle held him out of the season opener, but his return further muddles the Seahawks backfield. Rawls should be avoided in his first game back.
Sep 15 - 7:32 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Russell Wilson
2Austin Davis
RB1Thomas Rawls
2Eddie Lacy
3J.D. McKissic
4Mike Davis
GLB1Thomas Rawls
2Eddie Lacy
3RB1J.D. McKissic
2Eddie Lacy
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tanner McEvoy
3Amara Darboh
WR21Paul Richardson
2Tyler Lockett
WR31Tyler Lockett
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Nick Vannett
LT1Duane Brown
2Rees Odhiambo
3Matt Tobin
LG1Ethan Pocic
2Mark Glowinski
3Jordan Roos
C1Justin Britt
RG1Oday Aboushi
2Mark Glowinski
RT1Germain Ifedi
K1Blair Walsh