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.
Posted: 1/02/2019 11:01 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (non-injury) was limited at practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: The club is just managing their workhorse tailback's reps, as Carson even sat out Tuesday's practice. He'll be one of the top RB1 options to roll with this weekend, especially given the hot streak he's on entering the playoffs. Carson compiled 447 yards on the ground to go with five touchdowns in the season's final four games.
Posted: 12/31/2018 5:12 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson ran for 122 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Week 17 versus the Arizona Cardinals. He added one catch for seven yards on his only target.
Huddle Up: Carson will take a three-game streak of rushing for at least 100 yards and a touchdown on the road next week to face the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the playoffs. The former seventh-round pick emerged as a force this season and should get a shot to run his 100-yard streak to four games in a battle of two teams who will try to beat the other up on the ground. He's a solid option in playoff leagues but could be a risky RB2 in redraft next summer with 2018 first-rounder Rashaad Penny likely to push for more work.