Charbonnet had the RB1 role as expected last week, but the immediate returns weren't great, as he didn't hit double-digit half-PPR points for the second week in a row, despite his increased workload. He runs into another tough matchup in Dallas on TNF and then it's back to San Francisco to continue a brutal run of defenses. He should be considered a low-end RB2 if Walker misses again.
The story said injury designations for the matchup with the Cowboys will come on Wednesday and the lack of work would make it a surprise to see Walker listed as anything other than out. Charbonnet should again see a bulk of the work at RB if Walker is out, but it's again not a great matchup.
Carroll also said the team needs to learn more about his injury before figuring out how long he will be sidelined. Reports say Walker did not practice on Monday. And, of course, an early week, Thanksgiving Day game won't help Walker's chances. Charbonnet looks to be set for a huge workload in Week 12, but the Seahawks do play the 49ers in a late Turkey Day contest.
Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Rams with an oblique injury.
Rookie Zach Charbonnet will now lead the charge in Seattle's backfield. Walker made a cut, seemed to tweak a muscle and went right to the medical tent. He was able to walk off the field. We'll see how serious the injury is, especially considering the Seahawks have already ruled him doubtful.