Kenneth Walker
  • Kenneth Walker

  • RB
  • , Seattle Seahawks
  • 23
  • 210 lbs
  • 5' 10"
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by Bill Riccette

SEA RB Kenneth Walker - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 at Detroit Lions

With one game in the sample size, Kenneth Walker is still the man in the Seattle backfield. He has 16 touches to the 3 that Zach Charbonnet received. He gets the Lions this week who held Kansas City’s running game in check last week (90 total yards, 45 coming from Patrick Mahomes). It’s an interesting matchup but Seattle wants to feed Walker it looks like, so he’s still worth a lineup spot based on the opportunities he’ll continue to get.

by Bill Riccette

SEA RB Ken Walker - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Los Angeles Rams

Kenneth Walker is dealing with a groin injury so he may not be 100% for Week 1. If he is good to go, he should do well against a Rams defense that, while still having Aaron Donald, is very questionable elsewhere. Seattle also still wants to establish the run. Keep an eye on how the Seahawks use Walker and rookie Zach Charbonnet and see if Seattle starts to move toward a committee in the backfield. For now, Walker is the choice in Seattle. Consider him a solid RB2 but keep an eye on the injury report this weekend.

by Bill Riccette

SEA RB Ken Walker - 2023 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
A few weeks into the season, Ken Walker became RB1 in Seattle. He didn't see 10 carries in a game until Week 6. He still finished with over 1,000 rushing yards and was a finalist for Offensive Rookie of the Year. He had a stretch of five straight games with a touchdown (7 touchdowns in that timeframe) and finished the season with three 100-yard rushing games. He's the top back for the Seahawks.

Fantasy Downside
However, he's not the only back in Seattle. The Seahawks took a second-round running back for the second year in a row and a really good one at that in UCLA's Zach Charbonnet. If the Seahawks used Walker as a second-round rookie last year, you have to think they'll use Charbonnet, who rushed for over 1,300 yards in 10 games last season, as a second-round rookie this year. That will cut into Walker's work.

2023 Bottom Line
Even with Charbonnet in the mix, Seattle still likes running the football and there should be plenty of work to go around. But the split could be more Walker in the ground game and Charbonnet getting more of the passing-game work as well as work between the tackles. Still, Walker is talented enough and should maintain RB2 status this season as the leader of the pack in Seattle.

by Bill Riccette

SEA RB Ken Walker - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. New York Jets

Despite not getting a full week of practice in, Ken Walker still cracked the century mark last week against the Chiefs and saw 26 carries. Seattle looks like they'll be limiting Walker's work in practice to keep him fresher for the games, games Seattle must win to keep their playoff hopes alive. It's not an easy road this week for Walker and the Seahawks and they get the Jets, who have been stout all year up front, including Pro Bowl defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. Still, Walker is the main guy in the Seattle backfield, so he still has value this week, so consider him a solid RB2 this week.

by Bill Riccette

SEA RB Ken Walker - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Kansas City Chiefs

Kenneth Walker is dealing with ankle and back injuries and is listed as questionable for Saturday against the Chiefs, but Pete Carroll believes he is in line to play. Walker totaled 79 yards last week in a tough matchup against the 49ers, so Walker can be productive, regardless of matchup. Another tough matchup awaits this week against the Chiefs and we'll have to see if Walker is going to be limited. Still, the offense really flows through Walker when he is active and he can get plenty of opportunities in the backfield, making him worthy of being in RB2 territory.

by Bill Riccette

SEA RB Kenneth Walker - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. San Francisco 49ers

Kenneth Walker looks primed to return in Week 15 after missing Week 14 against the Panthers. Walker was a full participant in practice Tuesday, setting him up to play Thursday. If he does, he’s the clear leader in the backfield and would leave Travis Homer in more of a change-of-pace role. It was a bit of a bumpy road lately for Walker, but he’s always a threat to score in each game and gets plenty of opportunities with the football. He’s a solid RB2 or strong flex option even in a tough matchup against the 49ers.

by Bill Riccette

SEA RB Ken Walker - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 at Los Angeles Rams

It's been a disappointing stretch lately for Kenneth Walker. He had 109 yards against the Cardinals in Week 9 but a combined 94 yards in Weeks 8, 9 and 12. He been salvaging fantasy days by scoring 5 touchdowns in those four games. In fact, he now has 9 touchdowns, all in the last 7 games. He remains the focal point of the Seahawks backfield, so he remains a very solid option, especially now that he doesn't have to worry about Aaron Donald.

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