Bryce Brown is a free agent this offseason, and he will look to sign with a team as a reserve running back. Brown appeared in three games with the Seahawks in 2015 but had just 25 carries for 72 yards and one touchdown. Keep an eye on where he ends up, but he will have minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues and should not be drafted.
Brown had 10 carries for just 20 yards and was not targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 36-6 win at Arizona. For the second straight week, Brown did not find much room, while fellow RB Christine Michael rushed for a career-high 102 yards on 17 carries. Since Thomas Rawls (ankle) was lost for the season three weeks ago, Michael and Brown have split the work, with Michael holding the edge in overall production. Both players will likely return to a reserve role for the playoffs, however, as Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is expected to return to practice this week and potentially play in Seattle's wild card game.
Brown had seven carries for just nine yards and failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Rams. Brown took a backseat to Christine Michael last week, but neither runner was able to get on track, as the Seahawks trailed for most of the game. He's a much better receiver than Michael, but the problem is that the Seahawks like veteran RB Fred Jackson in that role. Jackson finished with five catches for 46 yards Sunday, and Michael surprisingly had a couple of catches for 14 yards. Expect Brown to continue to be mixed in, especially until Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is healthy enough to play. If you need to use Brown next week in the season finale, take note that he'll have a tough matchup at Arizona.
Brown had nine carries for 43 yards and failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Browns. Brown saw his first action of the season, and used fresh legs to rip off an 18-yard run at one point. Meanwhile, Christine Michael, who re-signed with the Seahawks on Wednesday after failed stops in Dallas and Washington, had one of the best games of his career, rushing for 84 yards on 16 carries. Veteran Fred Jackson did not receive a carry, but did catch two of three targets for 17 yards. Brown and the entire Seahawks' backfield will probably have a tougher time next week against the Rams, although they've struggled to stop the run as of late.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he will ride the hot hand between Brown, Christine Michael and Derrick Coleman in Sunday's game against the Browns, the Seahawks' official website reports. It's anyone's guess how the workload will actually be split, but Carroll's comments at least suggest that Brown will have the opportunity to build on his performance if he gets off to a strong start. No starter has been named, and the only sure thing is that Fred Jackson will get most of the passing-down snaps. Even in an ideal matchup, a three-way split of early-down work doesn't sound too promising.
Brown, who was signed Monday, apparently will start Sunday against the Browns as DuJuan Harris was released Tuesday. The move was a bit of a surprise, considering Brown is the only running back left on the roster. Fullback Derrick Coleman played running back in college and could get carries. Brown was on the Seattle roster earlier this season but never active. He has not played in a game this season.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||@Los Angeles Rams||23||18.50|
|3||09/25||San Francisco 49ers||32||22.88|
|4||10/02||@New York Jets||3||13.13|
|8||10/30||@New Orleans Saints||31||22.38|
|10||11/14||@New England Patriots||5||14.00|
|12||11/27||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||16.88|
|14||12/11||@Green Bay Packers||11||15.33|
|15||12/16||Los Angeles Rams||23||18.50|
|17||01/01||@San Francisco 49ers||32||22.88|
|3 Year Avg||45||171||1||8||87||0||31|