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Chris Carson | Running Back | #32

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 218
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 7 (249) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Chris Carson (broken leg, injured reserve) has a chance to return in December.
Consider us highly skeptical considering the severity of Carson's injury and the fact he underwent surgery at the beginning of October. That said, it makes sense for Seattle to bring the rookie back if he is ready considering the sorry state of their running game. Even so, it remains unlikely Carson helps out fantasy teams again this season. Nov 13 - 1:01 PM

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Chris Carson (injured reserve) underwent left ankle surgery on Tuesday.

Carson has a complex injury, involving a leg break and ankle issue. He is expected to miss the rest of the season. A sixth-round rookie, Carson had been drawing raves before going down. Provided he makes a full recovery, he should find himself back in the Seahawks' backfield mix next summer.
Oct 3 - 1:30 PM

Seahawks placed RB Chris Carson (leg) on injured reserve.

Carson is believed to have suffered a fractured leg in addition to a high ankle sprain. He is technically eligible to return from I.R. in eight weeks, but we wouldn't expect him back before the playoffs at soonest. The Seahawks will move forward with a weekly competition involving Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy, C.J. Prosise, and J.D. McKissic with workloads entirely up in the air.
Oct 2 - 5:19 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks believe Chris Carson suffered a broken ankle Week 4 against the Colts.

Coach Pete Carroll said it is a fracture below the knee with a possible high-ankle sprain. Either way, Carson is likely out for the season, meaning both Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls need to be added in every format. Lacy seems like the better bet of the two, but Carroll seemed to hint Rawls will be the starter moving forward.
Oct 2 - 11:30 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Chris Carson has "a significant" ankle injury.

It certainly appeared that way on the field as Carson was placed in an air cast before riding a cart into the locker room. Perhaps he is able to come back late in the year, but this has the look of a season-ending injury. Eddie Lacy seems like the best fantasy bet considering he was actually active on Sunday night, but Thomas Rawls should be involved as well, creating a headache on an already crowded waiver wire.
Oct 2 - 7:57 AM

Chris Carson was carted off with a left leg injury in Week 4 against the Colts.

Carson was injured after getting bent back on a tackle late in the fourth quarter. He was placed in an air cast and carted off the field. This looks like a potential season-ending injury. Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls are in line to replace Carson's early down role.
Oct 1 - 11:36 PM

Chris Carson rushed 11 times for 34 yards in the Seahawks' Week 3 loss to the Titans, adding two receptions for 18 yards and a touchdown.

Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy were both active, but neither notched a touch. Carson dominated early downs while C.J. Prosise was the pass-catching back. It was tough sledding behind the Seahawks' woeful line, and the 'Hawks largely abandoned the run after the break. That will remain a concern going forward, but Carson has distanced himself from his banged up veteran backfield mates. He will have RB2 appeal for next week's hosting of the Colts.
Sep 24 - 7:55 PM

Chris Carson rushed 20 times for 93 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Seahawks' Week 2 win over the 49ers.

Thomas Rawls got the start but finished with just five carries for four yards on 16 snaps. Carson, meanwhile, played 51 snaps and put the offense on his back late in the game, grinding out the clock in a close win. Perhaps Rawls was still getting up to speed, but Carson has shown himself to be clearly the best option in the backfield and should be treated as the starter moving forward. He needs to be owned in all leagues.
Sep 17 - 7:27 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said he's "anxious to see" more of rookie RB Chris Carson.

Carroll is the king of seeing everything through rose-colored glasses. (He consistently talked up Eddie Lacy just last week only to play him seven snaps.) But Carson has at least been deserving of the praise dating back to the summer. "We haven't seen the top end from Chris," Carroll said. "He's got a lot to offer. He's a very well rounded football player. I'm anxious to see how he grows with us and if his role can expand as we find out more stuff." Thomas Rawls (ankle) is coming back this week only to make the position less clear in Seattle, but Carson needs to be owned in all formats as a stash.
Sep 13 - 2:16 PM

Chris Carson played 26-of-49 snaps in the Seahawks' Week 1 loss to the Packers.

C.J. Prosise played 16 while Eddie Lacy was left in the dust with seven. Carson was also the most effective of the trio, rushing six times for 39 yards. Thomas Rawls should get his crack at the starting job once he returns from injury, which could be as early as this week, but Carson has staked his claim as at worst the No. 2 back. He needs to be added in all leagues.
Sep 11 - 9:37 AM

Chris Carson rushed six times for 39 yards in the Seahawks' Week 1 loss to the Packers, adding a 10-yard reception.

With Thomas Rawls sidelined, Carson was easily the Seahawks' most effective runner, looking like a fighter jet compared to Eddie Lacy's Cessna. Both backs were dealing with a comprehensively-ineffective offensive line, but whereas Lacy got erased by it, Carson worked around it. He made something out of nothing more than once, albeit usually for short gains. The majority of Carson's yardage came on a 30-yard scamper in the third quarter. It was a promising performance, but C.J. Prosise is the third-down back, and Rawls could be back as early as next week. Keep Carson stashed, but he's not yet startable, especially considering Seattle's offensive line situation.
Sep 10 - 8:13 PM

SiriusXM's Adam Caplan thinks Chris Carson will rotate with Eddie Lacy if Thomas Rawls (ankle) does not play against the Packers.

Even after a strong preseason, Carson was always just a stash in hopes of an injury, and, as it turns out, it looks like those hopes will come to fruition in Week 1, with Rawls not expected to play because of an ankle issue. Lacy should start and C.J. Prosise should handle the passing-down work, but Carson could end up getting the most touches if he shows as well as he did in the preseason. Still, he is just a desperation play.
Sep 10 - 9:45 AM

Chris Carson was listed next to Eddie Lacy at the backup running back spot on the depth chart.

With Thomas Rawls (ankle) at the top of the depth chart and not 100 percent yet, Carson could be part of the game plan against the Packers in Week 1. He's reportedly been the best back at practice while also showing big-play ability and some solid pass protection during preseason action. Carson's buzz in the past month makes him a nice stash in most fantasy leagues.
Sep 5 - 6:05 PM

Chris Carson rushed eight times for 46 yards and caught two passes for 44 yards in the Seahawks' third preseason game.

Eddie Lacy got the start, but Carson came in on the second play, pulling down a 37-yard catch after a vintage Russell Wilson escape. The seventh-rounder continued to rotate in fairly evenly with Lacy while the veteran was in the game. Carson has clearly earned a roster spot with 156 yards on 25 touches this preseason, but he looks like the No. 4 back when everyone is healthy. That said, Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise are already hurt and Lacy is no lock to stay on the field, either. He will be a name to know on the waiver wire and is perhaps a late-round option in deep leagues.
Aug 25 - 10:54 PM

Seahawks seventh-round RB Chris Carson turned six carries into 27 yards and one catch into 17 yards in Friday night's preseason game.

While Eddie Lacy plodded his way to 23 yards on seven touches, Carson exploded for 44 yards on his seven opportunities and looked clearly to be the more determined downhill back. Carson essentially earned an RBBC with Lacy, playing 9-of-22 snaps with the Russell Wilson first-team offense compared to Lacy's 13 first-team plays. Carson has played himself onto the radar in re-draft leagues.
Aug 19 - 12:25 AM

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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