Walker is a No. 3 running back worth a pick in Round 7 of PPR drafts. Walker was the second running back drafted in the NFL Draft and has significant upside in Seattle's run-heavy scheme, but he'll begin the year in a committee with at least Rashaad Penny and possibly Chris Carson as well. If Penny and Carson are unavailable to start the year, Walker would vault into the top five rounds as a low-end No. 2 running back. In Dynasty leagues, Walker is already a high-end No. 2 running back who could vault into the top 12 with a solid rookie season. In rookie-only drafts, you can consider him as early as No. 2 overall.
Head coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that Walker missed part of mandatory minicamp with a hamstring injury, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Fellow running back Rashaad Penny missed time in OTAs with a hamstring injury, though the team was simply taking a cautious approach and he was back on the field quickly. The Seahawks finished their mandatory minicamp Thursday but will reconvene Tuesday for their last three days of the offseason program. If Walker is still missing from the field, it could signal a more serious injury. Regardless, Walker should have plenty of time to recover before training camp starts in late July. The rookie second-round pick will compete with Rashaad Penny and possibly Chris Carson (neck) for a chance at the starting role.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||@San Francisco 49ers||7||14.60|
|5||10/09||@New Orleans Saints||2||13.18|
|7||10/23||@Los Angeles Chargers||28||20.65|
|8||10/30||New York Giants||26||20.06|
|10||11/13||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4||14.00|
|12||11/27||Las Vegas Raiders||25||19.67|
|13||12/04||@Los Angeles Rams||9||14.95|
|15||12/15||San Francisco 49ers||7||14.60|
|16||12/24||@Kansas City Chiefs||10||15.10|
|17||01/01||New York Jets||32||25.65|
|18||01/08||Los Angeles Rams||9||14.95|