• Chris Carson

  • RB
  • , Seattle Seahawks
  • 26
  • 218 lbs
  • 6' 0"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Carson finished as last year’s No. 11 running back (half-PPR), appearing in 15 games. His per game average was the 12th-highest at his position. Rashaad Penny tore his ACL late last season and it doesn’t look like he’ll be a factor early in the 2020 season, so the Seahawks signed Carlos Hyde to serve as Carson’s backup until Penny is ready. Carson had a fumbling problem early in the year, losing a fumble in each of the first three games, but the Seahawks stuck with him and gave him 20+ carries in each of the next five games. This shows just how much leash Carson has as the leader of this backfield. Hyde isn’t particularly good in the passing game, so Carson’s receiving role could be expanded early in the season. He’s a nice value as the 22nd running back off the board.

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Scouting report

by Bill Riccette

SEA RB Chris Carson - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Chris Carson is coming off two straight top-seven rushing seasons, including a top-five result in 2019 with 1,230 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in 15 games (he injured his hip during Week 16 and missed the rest of the season). Keep an eye on his hip, but he looks ready for 2020 and doesn't have much behind him to eat into his workload. Carlos Hyde is now in Seattle, but that won't be enough to keep the Seahawks from continuing to roll with Carson.

Fantasy Downside

The aforementioned hip concerns (as well as his durability in general) are worth monitoring. Carson also had fumble issues, totaling seven in 2019 and ten in the past two seasons. If those problems arise in 2020, Seattle would have no problem working Hyde into the offense even more. Carson would benefit from a healthy and turnover-free start to the season.

2020 Bottom Line

Carson currently sits as our No. 16 RB, which allows for plenty of upside with the rushing yardage he has posted in the past. Will he match his numbers from 2019? Maybe not, with the additions of Hyde and Greg Olsen. But among the backs he's sitting next to in fantasy, he arguably gives you more upside than guys like David Johnson or Leonard Fournette to name a few. He's a very solid RB2 option heading into drafts.

2020 Strength of Schedule - SEA

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
9
@ATL
4
NE
15
DAL
26
@MIA
12
MIN
BYE18
@ARI
2
SF
17
@BUF
13
@LAR
18
ARI
6
@PHI
22
NYG
11
NYJ
30
@WAS
13
LAR
2
@SF

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats

WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1CIN1546113.07634175.6718.024.041/5377.4%
2@PIT1560014.00327039.006.79.743/7954.4%
3NO1553013.531-201-2.003.14.137/8444.0%
4@ARI22104004.734410410.2514.518.548/6376.2%
5LAR27118004.3715125.0018.319.362/7483.8%
6@CLE24124105.17435048.7521.925.966/8379.5%
7BAL2165003.1039053.007.410.464/7288.9%
8@ATL2090104.5000010.0015.015.042/6168.9%
9TB16105016.562280214.0011.313.364/7585.3%
10@SF2589103.56312044.0016.119.171/7495.9%
11BYE--------------
12@PHI826003.25431047.755.79.735/6553.8%
13MIN23102104.4317027.0016.917.939/7552.0%
14@LAR1576005.07315045.009.112.155/6782.1%
15@CAR24133205.5414024.0025.726.751/6776.1%
16ARI840005.001200120.006.07.018/5731.6%
17SF--------------
Per game18.5382.070.470.274.432.4717.730.133.077.1913.0515.5149.07/69.9370.00%
Totals2781231744.43372662467.19195.7232.7736/104970.00%
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