The Seahawks fear that running back Chris Carson suffered a season-ending hip injury Sunday, a massive blow as they head into next week's NFC West showdown with the San Francisco 49ers and then the playoffs.
Carson was injured in the second quarter of a 27-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in which the Seahawks also lost his backup, C.J. Prosise, to a season-ending broken arm.
Homer is now the lone healthy back on the team and is expected to get a feature role going forward. The team will have to make a move for an RB who will likely get snaps as well. Homer is a rookie sixth round pick who had just two carries entering Sunday.
SEA RB Chris Carson - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 16 vs Arizona
Chris Carson had another big game with 24 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns. It was a season-high rushing yard and his sixth 100-yard rushing performance. Carson is getting even more touches with Rashaad Penny out. He has been a very potent offensive weapon for the Seahawks.
The Cardinals are up next and are ranked 29th in aFPA to running backs. Carson had 145 total yards from scrimmage in the first meeting with Arizona earlier this season. He should be in that range again with a favorable matchup and his recent production.
Start Carson as a top-five fantasy running back for Week 16 and expect 25 touches and 100+ yards in total offense.