Posted: 5/10/2022 7:33 pm GMT
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (neck) faces an uncertain future following neck surgery, which is one of several motivating factors that pushed the Seahawks to draft Kenneth Walker III in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
''We don't have updates yet on Chris and we won't know for some time. ... So there's a little bit of uncertainty that we're waiting on. With the commitment that we have to the run game, we want that group of guys really (ready) to get this thing hit off from the get-go,'' head coach Pete Carroll recently told ESPN.com's Brady Henderson.
Huddle Up: Fantasy managers need to proceed as if Carson will not play anytime soon, if only because Seattle's investment in Walker suggests that is the case. Walker is "a rocket" according to Carroll and reportedly caught the ball well in rookie minicamp, so it sounds as though he is off to a good start. Rashaad Penny should be considered the frontrunner to start Week 1, but his own injury history makes it likely Walker will make his impact felt in fantasy at some point in 2022.
Posted: 5/04/2022 8:14 pm GMT
Seattle Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker III was selected by the team in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft partly due to the uncertainty of Chris Carson's timeline to return from December neck surgery, according to head coach Pete Carroll. ''I would say this, we picked him because, on the board, he was up there for us and we couldn't pass him up. We don't have updates yet on Chris, we won't know for some time here. We can't predict that,'' said Carroll on Friday, April 29.
Huddle Up: As Carson still works his way back from neck surgery, his fantasy outlook is extremely clouded. The selection of Walker only casts more doubt into Carson's chances to provide fantasy value in 2022, and until we get more information, the latter will likely remain off draft boards. Walker has the chance to compete with Rashaad Penny for the starting role, but with the likelihood of a timeshare between the two, the fantasy ceilings for both players will be capped to the RB2 range.
Posted: 4/22/2022 7:52 pm GMT
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (neck) is still very much a question mark for the 2022 season, and it remains unclear if he will be able to return to football after undergoing neck surgery late last season, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.
'We really don't have any real updates at this time. It's still gonna take some time still working through it. He's really working hard, I know that, and it's really important to take it as far as you can. So we'll just have to wait. Take some time to figure that out,' head coach Pete Carroll said.
Huddle Up: With each day and week that passes, it becomes more likely that Rashaad Penny will start the season as the featured back in Seattle's backfield. Dynasty managers of Carson have little choice but to sit tight and wait this thing out, but there is a possibility he will not play at all in 2022 and perhaps never again.
Posted: 11/23/2021 1:46 am GMT
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (neck) is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a disc issue in his neck and should return to the field in late spring, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Carson will miss the rest of the season but should be ready to play in 2022. Alex Collins should receive most of the work at running back for the rest of the season and can be a No. 2 running back most weeks.
Posted: 11/19/2021 10:55 pm GMT
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (neck) will undergo season-ending neck surgery soon, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Carson gave fantasy managers some hope a couple of weeks ago when he returned to practice for a couple of days, but his neck didn't respond the way he or the team had hoped. Carroll told reporters there is "every bit of confidence" Carson will be back in 2022, although fantasy managers can be forgiven if they let him slide a bit in drafts given his injury history. Alex Collins, Travis Homer, Rashaad Penny, and DeeJay Dallas will finish out the season for Seattle. Only Collins has managed to maintain some fantasy value, and he will likely be stuck as a low-end flex in this slow-moving offense.
Posted: 11/18/2021 7:35 am GMT
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (neck) has not made 'the positive progress that [the team] wanted,' according to head coach Pete Carroll, who added that he'll take a few more days before saying anything more definitive about Carson's status.
Huddle Up: This time last week it looked possible that Carson would suit up in Lambeau. Now, it's sounding a lot like it did before Carson landed on IR initially. Seattle still has time to decide whether to activate Carson from IR, but his status for Week 11 is looking iffy. If he's out again, Alex Collins would remain the primary back.
Posted: 11/12/2021 10:30 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (neck) has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers.
'We don't feel like it's time yet, so we're going to keep him out,' head coach Pete Carroll told reporters Friday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Much to the dismay of fantasy managers, the Seahawks are doing right by Carson by playing this conservatively. It also throws his potential availability for Week 11 and perhaps beyond into question, although Carson did practice Wednesday and Thursday. Managers should continue to hold onto Alex Collins, who should handle the majority of early-down touches. Although Rashaad Penny will continue to mix in, Collins is the only non-Carson back on this team who has shown any kind of upside when given the chance in 2021.
Posted: 11/12/2021 9:50 pm GMT
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (neck) is expected to be a game-time decision for Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Saturday is the deadline for Carson to be activated from injured reserve, so fantasy managers should have an idea of his status for the game set to kick off during the late Sunday afternoon window. The possibility exists that he is activated from IR but is made inactive for the game if they are on the fence with the decision, however. There is also a good chance Seattle will cap his touches given the nature of his injury and length of his absence (out since Week 4), so he is best viewed as an RB3 with RB2 upside until we see him and play (and get through) a full game.
Posted: 11/10/2021 7:36 pm GMT
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (neck) was cleared to practice Wednesday, Nov. 10, and has been designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list. The Seahawks have 21 days to decide to activate him or keep him on injured reserve.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Carson will be available for the Week 10 game. He will be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues when he returns to the lineup.
Posted: 11/09/2021 12:38 am GMT
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (neck) is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 10, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Carson is currently on the Reserve/Injured list, but it appears like he has a chance to return in the next week or two. Fantasy players should monitor the situation because Carson likely will receive most of the work when he returns. He can be a No. 2 fantasy running back when he plays again.