Posted: 9/08/2019 8:09 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson rushed 15 times for 46 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in a 21-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Although Carson struggled to find much room on the ground, his fantasy owners have to be thrilled that he handled a bulk of the carries and was heavily involved in the passing game.
Posted: 9/05/2019 12:09 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is expected to share the load with Chris Carson in 2019, and head coach Pete Carroll wants to see the former 'compete to be the best runner in the program.'
'I want to see him be great. I've told him that a couple different times. He should be going for it in every phase of our game. He's talented, he's explosive, he's in great shape. He's the smartest he's ever been, he can catch the football, his pass protection has improved. Every aspect of his game is at it's best,' Carroll said.
Huddle Up: Carroll doesn't miss an opportunity to push his "always compete" mantra. The problem is that if Carroll really believed that Penny was at the height of his powers, it would have either shown itself in the preseason or on the depth chart. Neither happened. Penny will likely see enough work to have solid standalone value and be one of the highest-upside handcuffs in fantasy, but this figures to be Carson's backfield for the foreseeable future.
Posted: 8/20/2019 12:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has routinely flashed the ability to 'make one-handed grabs with the same ease as some of the NFL's stickiest-fingered receivers' and is expected to be a bigger factor than he was during his rookie season, according to ESPN's Brady Henderson. Penny echoed sentiments from his position coach (Chad Morton) that he and Chris Carson can become the same kind of one-two punch the New Orleans Saints enjoyed with Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram over the last two seasons.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks have a long way to go before they can hope to replicate the success of the Saints' backfield, but a nice start would be if Carson (24) and Penny (12) could double their target totals from a year ago. Carson needs to start being considered a huge value pick in the third round, while Penny should be viewed as a flex with RB1 upside if and/or when Carson is forced to sit with an injury.
Posted: 8/18/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson rushed five times for 25 yards and caught one pass for three yards in a 25-19 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Carson turned in an efficient line in limited action, and while Rashaad Penny's role should increase this year, Carson figures to be the lead back and a RB2 option for fantasy owners.
Posted: 8/15/2019 7:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson is the clear No. 1 back, and he could see two-thirds of the workload, in the opinion of NBC Sports Northwest's Joe Fann.
Huddle Up: Rashaad Penny will be involved, but Carson is the clear leader and an RB2 in fantasy. Penny is an RB4 or handcuff to Carson.
Posted: 8/06/2019 11:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson said Tuesday, Aug. 6, he and the other running backs have been more involved in the passing game at training camp in offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's second year with the team. 'He's doing a lot with the running backs. He's splitting them out wide, putting them in different spots around the field. He's using us more for pass-catching than what he did in the previous years. It's fun for us,' Carson said. Schottenheimer said the team needs to get Carson more involved in the passing game. 'He's got unbelievable hands and he's a problem for people coming out of the backfield.'
Huddle Up: The Seahawks have a crowded backfield with Carson and second-year back Rashaad Penny expected to handle most of the work. Specialists C.J. Prosise, J.D. McKissic and Travis Homer are also expected to be factors in various ways. Carson is the most accomplished of the lot; however, and is a high-end RB2 in any fantasy format.
Posted: 8/05/2019 12:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has been working as the lead back during camp, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: After finishing fifth in the NFL in rushing last year, Carson has earned the right to open the year as the starter. However, last year's first-round pick Rashaad Penny flashed his own potential down the stretch, and his role only figures to grow. Seattle's run-heavy offense should provide plenty of touches for both players, and while Carson's ceiling will be limited by Penny, he should still be a RB2 candidate.
Posted: 3/01/2019 1:03 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson and RB Rashaad Penny could form a 'one-two punch' in the backfield in 2019, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: After finishing fifth in the NFL in rushing last year, Carson figures to have the first chance to lead the backfield, but Penny's role should only grow. Carson could still have RB2 potential, but grabbing Penny as a handcuff would be a wise move.
Posted: 1/06/2019 3:01 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson rushed 13 times for 20 yards and lost a yard on two receptions in a 24-22 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round Saturday, Jan. 5.
Huddle Up: Carson topped 1,000 yards as the headliner of Seattle's top-ranked rushing attack, but he couldn't find any room against the tough Dallas defense. Rashaad Penny will likely take on a larger role in 2019, but RB2 production isn't out of the question for Carson.
Posted: 1/03/2019 10:01 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (non-injury) was upgraded to being a full participant in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.
Huddle Up: This was the plan all along after Carson sat out practice Tuesday and got in a limited session Wednesday. Although he'll be facing a quality defense in the Wild Card Round, Carson is one of the best RB1 weapons to deploy in all fantasy formats this weekend.