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.
Leading rusher in crowded backfield
RBSeattle Seahawks
October 14, 2018
Carson rushed for 59 yards on 14 carries but wasn't targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 27-3 win over the Raiders in London.
ANALYSIS
Rashaad Penny (nine carries, two catches) and Mike Davis (six carries, one catch) were both involved out of the backfield as well. Unfortunately for the trio of running backs, all three of Seattle's touchdowns came through the air. Carson figures to keep leading the team in carries coming out of Seattle's Week 7 bye, but he's far from having a monopoly on the team's rushing attack.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    156
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    10
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
2017
152
4
2018
156
10
Measurables Overview

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Height:   5' 11"
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Weight:   222 lbs
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Seattle Seahawks Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
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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Runs for season-high 116 yards
RBSeattle Seahawks
October 7, 2018
Carson (hip) had 19 carries for a season-high 116 yards and caught his lone target for 11 yards in Sunday's 33-31 loss to the Rams.
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Cleared for Sunday
RBSeattle Seahawks
October 5, 2018
Carson (hip) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Still on track to play
RBSeattle Seahawks
Hip
October 5, 2018
Coach Pete Carroll reiterated Friday that Carson (hip) will return for Sunday's game against the Rams, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited practice Thursday
RBSeattle Seahawks
Hip
October 4, 2018
Carson (hip) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
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Misses first practice of Week 5
RBSeattle Seahawks
Hip
October 3, 2018
Carson (hip) was held out of Wednesday's practice, but is expected to return to the field Thursday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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