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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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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

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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

Seahawks seventh-round RB Chris Carson "got turns" with the first-team offense at Tuesday's practice.

Thomas Rawls (undisclosed) sat out practice, so all three of Eddie Lacy, C.J. Prosise, and Carson got reps with the ones. Beat writer Sheil Kapadia notes Carson is "clearly ahead" of Alex Collins for the fourth running back job. Carson has been talked up multiple times this summer and had a strong showing in the preseason opener, rushing for a pair of touchdowns. Carson is a name to monitor in Dynasty leagues behind a trio of injury-prone running backs.
Aug 16 - 1:41 PM

Chris Carson carried seven times for 19 yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

The hype for the seventh-round pick out of Oklahoma State has been growing. He obviously has plenty of company in the Seattle backfield with Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy and C.J. Prosise, among others. However, he is a player worth keeping an eye on. At this point, he is likely battling Mike Davis and Alex Collins for a roster spot.
Aug 13 - 11:01 PM

The Seattle Times reports seventh-round RB Chris Carson "just keeps impressing" in Seahawks camp.

"He’s looked pretty good," coach Pete Carroll said. "Really excited about this guy, really got high hopes for him. We’ll see how he does. We might have a really competitive guy at that spot." The Seahawks are set at running back with bruisers Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls and third-down back C.J. Prosise, but Carson could push for a roster spot. He'll have to prove himself on special teams.
Aug 3 - 7:11 PM

Seahawks signed seventh-round RB Chris Carson to a four-year contract.

Carson fell to third on Oklahoma State's running back depth chart as a senior and faces long odds to land a spot in Seattle's crowded backfield. Making the practice squad would probably be a best-case scenario for Carson.
May 12 - 1:42 PM

Seahawks selected Oklahoma State RB Chris Carson with the No. 249 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Carson (5’11/218) spent two years as a Cowboy after transferring from JUCO, managing a career 213-1,076-13 (5.1 YPC) rushing line with 30 receptions. Carson lost his starting job to freshman Justice Hill as a senior, finishing third on the team in carries. Surprisingly invited to February’s Combine, Carson helped himself with a 4.58 forty, 37-inch vertical, and springy 10-foot-10 broad jump in Indy. Despite his high-end athleticism, Carson’s unproductive college career suggests he will head to Seahawks camp as a project.
Apr 29 - 6:36 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Russell Wilson
2Austin Davis
RB1Thomas Rawls
2Eddie Lacy
3C.J. Prosise
4Chris Carson
5J.D. McKissic
GLB1Thomas Rawls
2Eddie Lacy
3RB1C.J. Prosise
2Eddie Lacy
FB1Tre Madden
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tanner McEvoy
3Amara Darboh
WR21Paul Richardson
2Tyler Lockett
WR31Tyler Lockett
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Nick Vannett
LT1Rees Odhiambo
2Matt Tobin
3Isaiah Battle
LG1Luke Joeckel
2Jordan Roos
C1Justin Britt
RG1Oday Aboushi
2Mark Glowinski
RT1Germain Ifedi
2Ethan Pocic
K1Blair Walsh