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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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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll praised Chris Carson's offseason work on Thursday.
Asked to name someone who has stood out, Carroll began with Carson. "He hasn’t missed one snap of anything," Carroll said. "He’s just looked so fit and just so cut and quick and explosive and all of that. He’s the guy that just stood out in that regard." Carson said last week he's added 10 pounds of muscle. Carson would be an intriguing second-chance fantasy player this year were it not for first-rounder Rashaad Penny. The Seahawks didn't make that investment to have Penny play second fiddle on early downs. Jun 7 - 7:17 PM

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Chris Carson said he feels "a lot more solid" than last season.

Carson ended last year on injured reserve with a broken leg and high ankle sprain, but he was close to returning late in the season. Fully healthy now, the running back said he has put on 10 pounds. "I feel a lot better now," Carson said. "Just my body feels a lot more stable than it did last year." Carson has reportedly shown well during OTAs, but he faces an uphill climb for carries behind first-round pick Rashaad Penny.
Jun 1 - 5:55 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Chris Carson is fully recovered from his broken leg.

Carroll injury updates should always be taken with a grain of salt, but Carson appeared close to returning late last season. The 2017 seventh-rounder looked good in four appearances as a rookie, but Seattle has been linked with several veterans in free agency. It would be a surprise if they do not add some competition.
Mar 27 - 9:06 AM

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.
Source: USA Today
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 06:02:00 PM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Austin Davis
3Alex McGough
RB1Rashaad Penny
2Chris Carson
3C.J. Prosise
4Mike Davis
5J.D. McKissic
GLB1Rashaad Penny
2Chris Carson
3RB1Rashaad Penny
2Chris Carson
FB1Tre Madden
2Jalston Fowler
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tanner McEvoy
3Jaron Brown
4Cyril Grayson
5Keenan Reynolds
WR21Brandon Marshall
2Tyler Lockett
3Amara Darboh
4David Moore
5Marcus Johnson
6Damore'ea Stringfellow
WR31Tanner McEvoy
TE1Ed Dickson
2Nick Vannett
3Will Dissly
4Tyrone Swoopes
LT1Duane Brown
2Jamarco Jones
3Isaiah Battle
LG1Ethan Pocic
2Jordan Roos
3Avery Young
C1Justin Britt
2Joey Hunt
3Marcus Henry
RG1D.J. Fluker
2Rees Odhiambo
3Willie Beavers
RT1Germain Ifedi
2George Fant
3Nick Callender
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Jason Myers