Posted: 5/23/2020 5:23 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is still one of the team's 'primary offensive weapons' despite the Friday, May 22, signing of free agent RB Carlos Hyde, according to a team beat reporter. The reporter added that the Seahawks signed Hyde to 'complement' Carson rather than 'take (his) job.'
Huddle Up: Carson hit career highs with 278 rushes, 1,230 rushing yards and 315 total touches in 2019 and remains Seattle's clear lead back if his hip issues doesn't carry over into 2020. Value him as a RB2 with Hyde signed as more of insurance policy if Rashaad Penny (knee) has to begin the year on the PUP list.
Posted: 5/18/2020 11:32 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson forced 62 missed tackles during the 2019 season, which ranked third among running backs.
Huddle Up: Carson is recovering from surgery this offseason but is optimistic about his availability for the start of the 2020 season. He will see plenty of carries if he is healthy and should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 5/01/2020 12:37 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is doing great and will be ready for the start of the season, according to general manager John Schneider Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Carson will be a high-end RB2 without any expected missed time to begin the season, especially with RB Rashaad Penny likely to begin the 2020 campaign on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Posted: 4/15/2020 2:49 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RBs Chris Carson (hip) and Rashaad Penny (knee) have reportedly made enough progress in the offseason to make offensive coordinator Bryan Schottenheimer 'feel really good about both of (them) coming back.'
'Obviously, they both had significant injuries. Chris has been through some injuries before. I think it was his rookie year before I got here he had the leg fracture. I think he'll be great. It sounds like they're doing well when we get our updates from those guys. Rashaad (is) a guy that really hasn't had to deal with that adversity before but I think that we really saw him mature last year. He was really playing terrific football for us. We saw a difference with just the way he practiced, the way he prepared. Nobody wants to see their players get injured but the injury happened at a time where he was really kind of peaking and feeling great about himself and maturing as a young man and as a football player and I think that's just going to lead into him having a terrific rehab as well,' Schottenheimer said in an interview with Sports Radio 950 KJR.
Huddle Up: At the moment, Carson's status for training camp remains up in the air with his hip fracture. Meanwhile, Penny will be fortunate to avoid the Physically Unable to Perform list with his torn anterior cruciate ligament. Fantasy owners should expect Seattle to use a draft pick at the position and pair him up with Travis Homer for now, at least until Carson's recovery timeline becomes clearer.
Posted: 3/09/2020 3:36 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) 'should be absolutely fine' for the start of he 2020 season, according to head coach Pete Carroll, but Carroll added that Carson will be brought along slowly. 'We won't overdo it with him,' Carroll said. 'He's had two great back-to-back seasons. We're going to take care of him throughout all the way to game time.'
Huddle Up: Carson has established himself as the lead back for an offense that loves to run the ball. He should at least be a volume-based, high-floor RB2 in 2020.
Posted: 2/25/2020 9:42 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is expected to be ready for the start of the season, according to head coach Pete Carroll Tuesday, Feb. 25. Carroll added Carson isn't yet able to do much work.
Huddle Up: Carson rushed for a career-high 1,230 yards with seven touchdowns in 15 games before suffering the injury. He'll be a low-end RB1 entering 2020 with RB Rashaad Penny (knee) further behind in his recovery.
Posted: 2/01/2020 12:45 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson will have his 2020 base salary increase from $735,000 to $2.147 million because of the NFL's proven performance escalator.
Huddle Up: Carson has rushed for at least 1,150 yards in each of the last two seasons and has 16 rushing touchdowns during that span. He likely will not do much during offseason workouts because of his hip injury but is expected to be ready for the 2020 season. He should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues if he is healthy.
Posted: 1/14/2020 12:58 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) said he hopes to be ready for the start of training camp. He said the broken bone in his hip will heal without surgery and should not be a long-term issue.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should monitor Carson's rehab during the offseason to see if he suffers any setbacks. He finished fifth in the NFL with 1,230 yards and also had seven rushing touchdowns. He will be a No. 1 or No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues next season if he is healthy.
Posted: 1/01/2020 9:12 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) will not need to undergo surgery on his injured hip this offseason, according to head coach Pete Carroll. The team hopes Carson will be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: Carson likely will not do much during offseason workouts but appears to be on track for the start of the 2020 season. He finished 2019 with 1,230 yards and seven touchdowns. Carson can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues next season as long as he is healthy.
Posted: 12/23/2019 5:09 am UTC
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is feared to need season-ending surgery on the hip injury he suffered in Week 16 versus the Arizona Cardinals, according to comments made by head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: C.J. Prosise (arm) is also believed to be done for the year. If it is true that both Carson and Prosise will not return, it means rookie Travis Homer will get the start in Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers and for however long the Seahawks last in the postseason. If this is the end for Carson, he'll conclude 2019 with 1,230 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground to go along with 38 catches for 266 yards and two more scores through the air. Owners should view him as a low-end RB1 in 2020.