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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
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Coach Pete Carroll said Chris Carson (I.R., leg) could return if Seattle makes the playoffs.
Carson won't be activated for Week 17, but he's getting close to returning from an early December setback. It sounds like there's a chance he'll be activated if Seattle makes a postseason run. The Seahawks need a win and Falcons loss for the final Wild Card spot. Fri, Dec 29, 2017 06:02:00 PM
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Chris Carson (I.R., leg) has resumed running.

Carson recently had a setback in his recovery from a broken leg but appears to be on the mend and hopes to resume practicing next week. The rookie could be back for the postseason if Seattle makes it that far. Until then, Mike Davis will serve as the Seahawks' lead ball-carrier.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 04:08:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Chris Carson (broken leg, injured reserve) had a setback in his recovery.

"Chris had a little setback. We were looking to find the time when we could put him back on the practice field. We were looking with real optimism. But I don’t know if that’s going to happen." Carson was trending toward a late season return before his setback. It's possible he could still be activated, but it likely wouldn't be until the playoffs. Carson will be reevaluated late next week.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 06:20:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Chris Carson (broken leg, injured reserve) is "unbelievably ahead of schedule."

As always, Carroll injury updates deserve a grain of salt, and even the optimistic coach said Carson will need at least two weeks of practice before he is ready to return. That makes it unlikely he helps fantasy owners this season, but he looks on track to return for the real playoffs.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 12:58:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 01:01:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 01:30:00 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.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 05:19:00 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.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 11:30:00 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.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 07:57:00 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.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 11:36:00 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.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 07:55:00 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.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 07:27:00 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.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 02:16:00 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.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 09:37:00 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.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 08:13:00 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