Chris Carson, who is coming off of a 1,151-yard season, will be tough to unseat from the starting spot. Ideally the Seahawks will find ways to get Rashaad Penny plenty of carries along with Carson, and perhaps from game-to-game the split will vary. And it’s worth noting that when asked about Penny and Carson earlier in the offseason, Carroll used the term “one-two punch” and added, “and I don’t know who’s one and who’s two, it doesn’t matter to me.”
In other words, the Seahawks hope to get a lot out of both of those running backs, and Carroll doesn’t really care if there’s a clear-cut No. 1 back (sorry, fantasy football players).
Chris Carson never relinquished the lead-back role in 2018 and finished the season with 267 touches to Rashaad Penny's 94. Mike Davis, who's now in Chicago, was actually second in Seattle's offense with 146 balls on the year. The Seahawks are certainly still a run-first team so both of these guys are viable fantasy backs in 2019. We may end up with a give-it-to-the-hot-hand approach in Seattle's backfield, so draft both players accordingly. Carson is RB25 in 4for4's rankings with Penny sitting as RB46.