Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that Carson was "gassed" from playing snaps on special teams in Monday's 24-17 loss to the Bears, which contributed to the running back seeing less work on offense than Rashaad Penny, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Carson gained 24 yards on six carries and failed to corral his lone target in the first half, then didn't see any touches in the second half while Carroll leaned more on Penny. Fortunately for Carson, Penny only produced 30 yards on 10 carries on the night, but the distribution of the workload doesn't offer much credibility to Carroll's previous claim that Carson is viewed as the team's lead back. With a matchup against a tough Dallas front seven awaiting the Seahawks in Week 3, it will be difficult to count on either back to generate much meaningful fantasy production.
Carson rushed six times for 24 yards and didn't catch a pass on two targets during Monday's 24-17 loss to the Bears. It was troubling to see Carson fall behind in the pecking order just a week after coach Pete Carroll said he'd be the clear No. 1 running back over Rashaad Penny, who received 10 rushes. The playbook may have been scrapped early, however, as neither tailback could get anything going, leaving the fate of the team in Russell Wilson's hands. If that becomes status quo, it's tough to trust either rusher in the Seahawks' committee backfield.
Coach Pete Carroll said Carson took the lead over Rashaad Penny in the tailback battle after Sunday's game against the Broncos, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Carson was already listed as the starter, but it's fair to say there was still a competition since Penny missed the final three preseason games with a broken finger and never got a chance to truly display his talents. In Week 1, both backs got seven rushes and Carson generated 51 yards, while Penny produced a measly eight. Still, Carson will need more than seven carries Monday against the Bears to truly cement himself as the No. 1 back.
Carson rushed seven times for 51 yards and caught three passes for 28 yards and zero touchdowns in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Broncos. Carson was the clear No. 1 running back, as rookie Rashaad Penny laid a dud with seven rushes for eight yards. The second-year pro did fumble once, setting Denver up on Seattle's 40-yard line. Carson will have another tough matchup next week against the Bears.
Carson rushed seven times for 26 yards and one touchdown while catching two passes for 20 yards during Friday's 21-20 preseason loss to the Vikings. It was likely the final preseason outing for the Seahawks' No. 1 running back. Carson looked ready for the role, as he was was patient to allow holes to form before slipping through for a six-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Even though Carson has the starting job secure, fantasy owners should be wary about picking him too soon. The 23-year-old won't be a bell cow and the team will be anxious to see what 2018 first-rounder Rashaad Penny can do during regular-season action.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/07||Los Angeles Rams||9||12.00|
|9||11/04||Los Angeles Chargers||23||18.00|
|10||11/11||@Los Angeles Rams||9||12.00|
|11||11/16||Green Bay Packers||8||12.00|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||12||13.00|
|15||12/16||@San Francisco 49ers||12||13.00|
|16||12/24||Kansas City Chiefs||28||27.00|
|3 Year Avg||49||208||0||7||59||1||31|