Chris Carson
Chris Carson
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Seattle Seahawks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Carson, a seventh-round pick out of Oklahoma State last year, won the starting job in the Seahawks' backfield in training camp and put together a solid four-week run before breaking his leg and ending his season. It's easy to see what the coaching staff liked about the rookie, as he runs with tackle-breaking power behind a 5-11, 218-pound frame and seems to welcome contact without hesitation. The downside is that he doesn't make many defenders miss, and an injury history that dates back to his junior year in college suggests he might not be able to withstand the pounding his running style attracts. Carson also doesn't offer much in passing situations, limiting his role primarily to early downs and short-yardage spots. The selection of Rashaad Penny in the first round leaves Carson in a tricky spot, though the second-year pro did open training camp with the starting offense. With Penny now uncertain for Week 1 while recovering from a broken finger, Carson is on track to open the season as Seattle's starting running back. Of course, the battle for carries may just be getting started. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.47 million contract with the Seahawks in May of 2017.
Leads backfield again
RBSeattle Seahawks
December 10, 2018
Carson rushed 22 times for 90 yards and a touchdown in Monday's win over the Vikings.
ANALYSIS
Carson was the leader in the backfield once again, doubling up the 11 carries Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis combined for. The Seahawks rushed Carson six times on their final offensive drive in the fourth quarter, and he rewarded their decision, punching in a two-yard score -- the eventual game-winner -- to make it a two-possession game. Carson and the Seahawks will head to San Francisco in Week 15.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Chris Carson's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
16.1%
 
Positive Run %
86.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
68.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.1
 
Rushing TD %
2.8%
 
Touches Per Game
17.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
56.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
5.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
76.5%
 
Drop Rate
5.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.3
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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% of Team Snaps

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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the 49ers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
93.7
 
Cornerbacks
98.1
 
Safeties
88.4
 
Linebackers
87.7
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
It appears as if the Seahawks will opt to have a running back by committee in 2017 with Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise all capable of leading the charge. Beyond that, Seattle has a handful of young backs competing for limited roster spots, and Carson, a seventh-round selection, will have to separate himself from the crowd if he hopes to remain on the roster come September. While he failed to record major stats at Oklahoma State, the 22-year-old performed admirably during the combine, running a 4.58-second 40 while posting a 37-inch vertical and 130-inch broad jump, but don't expect him to see major reps in 2017.
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Practices in full
RBSeattle Seahawks
December 7, 2018
Carson (finger) was a full practice participant Friday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Limited by dislocated finger
RBSeattle Seahawks
Finger
December 6, 2018
Carson (finger) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Diagnosed with finger dislocation
RBSeattle Seahawks
Finger
December 2, 2018
Carson expects to be fine after dislocating his finger in Sunday's 43-16 win over the 49ers, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Exits with finger injury
RBSeattle Seahawks
Finger
December 2, 2018
Carson left Sunday's game against San Francisco in the fourth quarter to have X-rays on a finger injury, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
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Totals 63 yards versus Panthers
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 25, 2018
Carson rushed 16 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Panthers. He also caught both targets for eight yards.
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