HC Pete Carroll wants to get RB Thomas Rawls 20 carries this week

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Seahawks HC Pete Carroll has made it clear that Thomas Rawls will be the primary back.

"He’s been ready for about four or five weeks, and we can really see that he can turn it around and count on his legs and count on his quicks and all that kind of stuff," Carroll said. "We haven’t gotten him the ball as consistently as we would like, and any runner needs to get the football to start to get a feel for it.

"I hope, like I said last week -- I want him to get the ball 20 times this week. We’ll see what happens, we’ll see how the game goes. He’s been great about it, he’s been on point. He’s been tremendous in rehab through the process. Just to make it back physically is one, but mentally he made it back as well. We’re really proud of him."

Fantasy Impact: 

Rawls has totaled 56 yards on 37 carries (1.5 YPC) in the last three weeks, so in this case, a large workload is no guarantee of better production.

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