Carroll added it's going to take some time to figure out how long Penny will be out. Carson will continue to carry the big workload but the question is who takes over the RB2 job. Collins was inactive Week 1 and it's expected the job will go to Dallas. With Penny likely to miss multiple weeks, Dallas may be worth a stash if you have room on your roster.
We had a great story on this a week or so ago from the Athletic and it broke down the Seattle RBs: Carson will be the main back with Penny his backup and a change of pace, perhaps a second half closer situation. Dallas and Homer look to be the third down backs, but Homer is a much better blocker while Dallas is the pass catcher.
The emphasis on getting Rashaad Penny outside the tackles reinforces the team’s belief in him as a home-run hitter. The change-of-pace, potential game-breaker they plan to deploy after they open games using Chris Carson to smash the defense in the face.
This story does a nice job of breaking down the roles for Seahawk RBs: Carson will be the main back with Dallas and Homer the third down backs. Dallas looks to be the main receiver while Homer is the better pass blocker. That leaves Penny as the primary backup to Carson, who will see that change of pace role, perhaps especially in the second half or later in games when Carson has worn down the defense. Penny also seems to have handcuff value to Carson based on these roles.