After an injury-plagued rookie season, Chris Carson took over the No. 1 running back spot for the Seahawks and helped them become the No. 1 rushing attack in the NFL. He rushed for 1,151 yards and nine touchdowns, but the 247 carries is what stands out because it shows his durability and the ‘Hawks confidence in him.
Carson only caught 20 passes last season so although the rushing numbers were solid, the lack of involvement in the passing game limits his fantasy standing. But there is another factor that could hurt Carson and that is second year back Rashaad Penny. Penny was thrown into the offense slowly last season but he still averaged 4.9 yards per carry and will definitely see the football more in 2019.
2019 Bottom Line
Carson will still be the main workhorse for Seattle’s running game, but we expect his numbers to dip slightly. He still will break the 1,000-yard rushing mark and his ADP has him going early fifth round. This is a pretty good spot to grab him as the backs drop off after that. Carson will give you a solid RB2, but if he is your RB1, you will be disappointed.