Seattle Seahawks
  • 5'11"
  • 222
  • 24
  • 2 years
  • Oklahoma St.
  • 2017 R7 O, None

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 SEA 4 57 49 208 4.2 0 0 8 7 59 1 267 1 0 1 1

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 8/16/2018 6:13am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson is the team's bellcow at running back, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Rashaad Penny (finger) isn't expected to be out long, if at all, for the regular season. However, it looks like he's a complementary piece, and Carson is the one to target. Carson has some durability concerns of his own, but he's worth snagging as an RB3.

  • Posted: 8/13/2018 10:04pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (undisclosed) worked on the side with a training in practice Monday, Aug. 13, running from sideline to sideline on a different field from the team.

    Huddle Up: Carson has been receiving rave reviews early in training camp, so it's uncertain if Carson has suffered a new injury or the team was just being cautious as he returns from a broken leg. He has rookie Rashaad Penny to contend with in the backfield, but right now Carson isn't a bad back to scoop up as an RB5.

  • Posted: 7/27/2018 12:57pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has worked as the No. 1 running back ahead of Rashaad Penny through the first two days of training camp, according to ESPN's Brady Henderson.

    Huddle Up: It's further proof head coach Pete Carroll wasn't blowing when he said Carson may have been the most impressive player on the team during offseason workouts. Owners need to wrap their minds around the possibility Carson could begin the year as the starter and potentially hold the job all season long, although a committee at some point seems like a more likely scenario. Penny is being considerably overvalued as a fourth-round pick in many fantasy drafts, while Carson's 10th-round ADP makes him a great value.

  • Posted: 7/23/2018 5:13pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny needs to show steady growth in Seattle?s passing game - including catching the ball, stonewalling edge rushers and picking up protection calls just before the snap - during camp and preseason games in order to have a chance to share snaps and carries with Chris Carson by the season opener Sept. 9 at Denver, according to Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune.

    Huddle Up: Early drafters have written off Carson as if last year's four-game sample was just a figment of their imagination. Penny has reportedly done a good job picking up protection calls so far, but his college tape suggests he's not very good at executing them physically - at least not yet. The most likely outcome is the two backs sharing touches for as long as both remain healthy. Penny is hard to buy at his current fourth-round ADP, while Carson is a screaming value in the 10th.

  • Posted: 7/22/2018 6:52pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson is the No. 1 running back on the depth chart entering training camp, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

    Huddle Up: After spending a first-round pick on Rashaad Penny, the rookie is going to have a role. However, it sounds like Carson could at least push him for carries. Penny has the better long-term value, but Carson is worth grabbing as a RB5.

  • Posted: 6/15/2018 11:54am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has been 'the most impressive of any running back (in the team's offseason practices) this summer', and general manager John Schneider has said that at times Carson looks like the best player on the field, according to ESPN's Brady Henderson.

    Huddle Up: While the Seahawks couldn't have known Carson was going to drop their jaws when they drafted Rashaad Penny in April, it was clear running back was far from their biggest need. Carson was the best back in Seattle last season by a wide margin, and it now appears he stands a real chance to push Penny hard for the starting job. Early drafters should not hesitate spending a late-round pick on Carson in the event he forces a backfield split or even possibly wins the starting job in the preseason.

  • Posted: 6/13/2018 11:22pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has been working with the first-team offense and ahead of rookie RB Rashaad Penny during minicamp. Carson earned praise from head coach Pete Carroll during OTAs as well.

    Huddle Up: It's still too early to jump to any conclusions, but Collins continues to get rave reviews, and Seattle showed with the Matt Flynn-Russell Wilson situation years ago that they'll go with the best player regardless of investment. Keep an eye on Collins as we get into training camp and the preseason.

  • Posted: 6/7/2018 6:28pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has 'stood out' during OTAs, head coach Pete Carroll said Thursday, June 7.

    Huddle Up: Carson should open the year as the backup to Rashaad Penny, putting him in RB4 territory for now. If Penny happens to struggle or suffers an injury, Carson could push into flex territory.

  • Posted: 6/7/2018 4:50pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson, who is now healthy from last season's ankle injury, has 'stood out' during organized team activities, according to head coach Pete Carroll, from a physical conditioning standpoint. Carroll gushed how 'he hasn't missed one snap of anything' and 'he's just looked so fit and just so cut and quick and explosive and all of that.'

    Huddle Up: If Seattle's backfield situation wasn't so crowded, Carson would be looking like a legit RB2 entering summer fantasy drafts, but alas, the 2017 rookie will have heavy competition just to solidify a useful role within this offense. If he emerges with a set workload, Carson will be someone worth selecting.

  • Posted: 6/1/2018 6:52pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson said he has added about 10 pounds and feels 'a lot more solid' than he did last season.

    Huddle Up: Carson looked like the frontrunner to start in 2018 after flashing some potential last year, but Seattle then spent a first-round pick on Rashaad Penny. Carson looks like a RB4 at this point but is worth stashing in case Penny struggles.

  • Posted: 5/25/2018 9:37pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (ankle) is in 'extraordinary condition' following ankle surgery last year, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: Carson flashed some potential in four games last year before suffering the injury, but first-round pick Rashaad Penny will likely lead the backfield in 2018, dropping Carson into RB4 territory.

  • Posted: 3/27/2018 10:04am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (leg) is '100 percent now' and should have no problem being ready to participate in OTAs, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: The Seahawks are likely to add a running back in the draft, if only to give themselves some more insurance at a position they have not had much luck with health-wise in recent years. Carson proved quite capable in four games as a rookie before a broken leg ended his season and should be considered the favorite to start in 2018 almost regardless of whom the Seahawks might add next month.

  • Posted: 3/8/2018 8:50pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (ankle, leg) is 'on track' to be on the field at the beginning of training camp, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: A seventh-round draft pick last year, Carson actually wound up being the club's starting running back the first month of the season before breaking his leg and suffering ankle-ligament damage. He was pretty good, totaling 208 yards on his 49 rushing attempts, not to mention hauling in seven of eight targets for 59 yards through the air, but it remains to be seen how he is used in Seattle's running game for 2018. He could perhaps develop into a fine FLEX option.

  • Posted: 12/13/2017 10:50pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (ankle, leg) has resumed running, according to head coach Pete Carroll, who hopes Carson can return to practice next week.

    Huddle Up: Carroll acknowledged a Carson return could be optimistic, but if your RB situation is grim you can at least keep an eye on the rookie's status.

  • Posted: 12/8/2017 5:42pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (ankle, leg) has suffered a setback in his recovery, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: Carson was expected to practice soon but could not miss the rest of the season because of the setback. Owners in all leagues can pass on Carson this season, but he will have value next season if he receives the starting job.

  • Posted: 12/4/2017 4:00pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (ankle, leg) will not participate in practice this week, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Carson has a chance to play again this season but may be back until the playoffs. Carson may not be a valuable fantasy option for the rest of this season but could be an option next season depending on his role.

  • Posted: 12/4/2017 10:30am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (leg, ankle) is 'unbelievably ahead of schedule,' according to head coach Pete Carroll on his weekly radio show. Carroll said Carson will probably need at least two weeks of practice before he can play and is unsure whether or not he can practice this week.

    Huddle Up: The translation is Carson isn't coming back this season to help fantasy owners, but a return for the playoffs is well within reason if the always optimistic Carroll isn't pulling our chain. Mike Davis seems to have temporarily stopped the revolving door at running back that has existed Carson's injury, but Carson should have no trouble taking back the starting job when he is healthy enough to do so and should be considered a low-end RB2 in fantasy when that occurs.

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 10:30am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (leg, ankle) has 'a chance' to return from the Reserve/Injured list sometime in December, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: Carroll typically sees sunshine when most see clouds when it comes to injuries, so owners should be highly skeptical of this report. Carson reportedly suffered a fractured leg in addition to a high-ankle sprain, so it is highly possible he may not even be able to play in the postseason. However, if positive reports continued to come out of Seattle regarding his status, he was performing like a RB2 before getting hurt and the only Seahawk running back to experience any kind of success this season.

  • Posted: 10/3/2017 10:09am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (leg, ankle) underwent surgery on his left ankle Tuesday, Oct. 3.

    Huddle Up: It's obviously the first of many steps for Carson to return sometime this season, although that is far from a guarantee - if not very unlikely - given how the complexity of his injuries. However, it is a positive he has already taken the first step. With that said, Carson can be dropped in all redraft leagues that don't have an IR spot.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 3:42pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (ankle, leg) is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair his injured ankle. The team hopes Carson will be able to return late in the regular season.

    Huddle Up: Carson will be sidelined for at least eight weeks, so he will not be return until December at the earliest. Owners probably can drop Carson if they need to add another running back. Thomas Rawls is expected to take over the starting running back job and could be a flex option.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 2:34pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (ankle, leg) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 2.

    Huddle Up: It appears Thomas Rawls is the favorite to take over the starting job, but Eddie Lacy and C.J. Prosise will also receive playing time. Rawls has had success as the starting running back and could be a flex option for owners if he receives a majority of the carries. Prosise probably will be involved in the passing game and will be valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 11:54am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (leg, ankle) has a broken bone high up in his left leg as well as a high ankle sprain, according to head coach Pete Carroll, who added Carson has not yet had an MRI to determine the full extent of the injury.

    Huddle Up: The most likely outcome has Carson landing on the Reserve/Injured list shortly, with the only thing to be determined is whether he can recover quickly enough to return before the end of the regular season, which seems unlikely. Carson can be dropped in all leagues without an IR spot. Thomas Rawls is expected to get the first crack at the starting job again, although Eddie Lacy will likely rotate in, making it a bit of a weekly headache fantasy owners if they choose to add one of them off waivers this week.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 5:13am ET

    Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (ankle) suffered a significant ankle injury, according to head coach Pete Carroll. He'll have an MRI Monday, Oct. 2.

    Huddle Up: Another one bites the dust, and the team will have to turn to Eddie Lacy or rookie J.D. McKissic. Thomas Rawls (ankle) could re-enter the fold depending on his health. The situation is a mess, and none of them are pegged higher than a bye-week filler for now.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 8:28pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (leg) suffered an apparent lower-leg injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 4 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

    Huddle Up: Carson was being tackled, had his leg pinned under him awkwardly before being bent back. It certainly looked awful on the telecast, and he was down for several minutes before having his leg immobilized in an air cast and then he was carted off. More info when we know it. Eddie Lacy and J.D. McKissic will see more totes in his stead.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 6:51pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson finished with 11 carries for 34 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards and a touchdown in a 33-27 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: While Carson wasn't efficient running the ball, he did lead the backfield in carries once again and salvaged his stat line with a receiving score. He still looks like the lead back for the Seahawks and has RB2 potential against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 8:29pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson finished with a team-high 20 carries for 93 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in a 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Carson was given a chance to lead the backfield, and he performed well. If he is still available in your league, he should be one of the top waiver targets heading into Week 3.

  • Posted: 9/13/2017 11:32am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has 'done really well,' and head coach Pete Carroll is 'anxious to see how he grows with us and if his role can expand as we find out more stuff.'

    Huddle Up: Carson carried over his impressive preseason into the season opener against the Green Bay Packers, leading the team in snaps (26) and averaging 6.5 yards per carry while Eddie Lacy was held to three yards on five attempts and Prosise was limited to 11 yards on four carries. Starter Thomas Rawls is expected back this week, but his injury history makes Carson a strong hold or add in all leagues. Even with Rawls healthy, Carson may be on the verge of splitting carries with him.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 8:44pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson carried six times for 39 yards in a 17-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Carson was by far the most effective of Seattle's backs, building on a strong preseason. He likely earned some more touches going forward, and Carson is worth stashing in case he emerges as the feature back down the road.

  • Posted: 8/25/2017 8:25pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson rushed eight times for 46 yards and caught two passes for 44 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in the preseason Friday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: Carson has impressed throughout the preseason, but he is part of a crowded backfield. That being said, Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise are nursing injuries and Eddie Lacy is far from the picture of health. Carson is at least worth keeping in mind heading into the season, and he could be worth a gamble as a late-round lottery ticket.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @GB 6 39 0 1 10 0
2 SF 20 93 0 1 7 0
3 @TEN 11 34 0 2 18 1
4 IND 12 42 0 3 24 0

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