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Chris Carson

Chris Carson

26-Year-Old Running BackRB

Seattle Seahawks




$Signed a four-year, $2.47 million contract with the Seahawks in May of 2017.

October 4, 2020

Carson (knee) is active for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.
ANALYSIS
Carson appeared in real danger of sitting out Sunday after suffering a sprained MCL one week earlier in Seattle’s win over Dallas, but the veteran running back progressed quicker than anticipated from the injury. He was involved in practice all week, logging limited showings Wednesday and Thursday before graduating to full participation Friday. Though the Seahawks still labeled Carson as a game-day decision, the 26-year-old evidently showed enough during his pregame workout to receive the green light to play. With top backup Carlos Hyde (shoulder) sidelined, Carson is locked in as the Seahawks’ clear No. 1 option on the ground, though Seattle could hand more of his passing-down snaps to Travis Homer in an effort to limit the strain on Carson’s knee.

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How do Chris Carson’s 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?


This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player’s percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.


  • Broken Tackle %

    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.



  • Positive Run %

    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.



  • % Yds After Contact

    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.



  • Avg Yds After Contact

    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.



  • Rushing TD %

    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.



  • Touches Per Game

    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game



  • % Snaps w/Touch

    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.



  • Air Yards Per Game

    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.



  • Air Yards Per Snap

    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.



  • % Team Air Yards

    The percentage of the team’s total air yards he accounts for.



  • % Team Targets

    The percentage of the team’s total targets he accounts for.



  • Avg Depth of Target

    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.



  • Catch Rate

    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.



  • Drop Rate

    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.



  • Avg Yds After Catch

    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.


Avg Depth of Target

-1.1 Yds

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This Week’s Opposing Pass Defense

How does the Dolphins pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?


The bars represents the team’s percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.

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Overall QB Rating Against

104.7

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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Chris Carson


DraftKings Sportsbook: Picks For Week 4

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Kevin Payne surveys the board over at the DraftKings Sportsbook and offers his favorite plays of the week. After a down game, Marquise Brown has a favorable setup for a bounceback against Washington.

FanDuel Sportsbook: NFL Week 4 Tickets

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The Buccaneers will be without Chris Godwin on Sunday against the Chargers, and RotoWire’s Andrew Laird sees an opportunity to take advantage of a Mike Evans receiving yards prop.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 4 Deep Dive

3 days ago

Ilango Villoth goes deep into the free-agent pool to find upside adds who could pay off down the road, if not this week.

NFL Game Previews: Week 4 Matchups

3 days ago

Erik Siegrist previews Week 4 in the NFL as Carson Wentz and the Eagles head west to San Francisco still looking for their first victory.

NFL Injury Analysis: Bad Luck for Many Receivers

5 days ago

In Turf Burns, Jeff Stotts offers injury updates on a plethora of players hurt over the first few weeks of the season, including Buffalo wide receiver John Brown, who likely won’t play this week.



Past Fantasy Outlooks




In many ways, Carson is the perfect running back for the Seahawks. Seattle’s much-maligned offensive line improved at run blocking last year with the additions of guard D.J. Fluker and new position coach Mike Solari, but it was still convenient to have a lead back who prefers running through people rather than waiting for holes to develop. The Oklahoma State product actually led the NFL in broken tackles on rushes in 2018 (39 put him one ahead of Saquon Barkley and Derrick Henry) and while that running style makes Carson more susceptible to injury, the results last year were impressive once he seized the No. 1 job for good in Week 3. He finished with Seattle’s first 1,000-yard season since Marshawn Lynch in 2014, reviving a moribund rushing attack with the help of new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Carson doesn’t have any other standout traits besides power, however, and a lack of pass-catching skill limits his overall upside. Rashaad Penny, the 27th overall pick in last year’s draft, will push hard for more touches this season, but the duo have a lot in common in terms of their skill sets, so a traditional runner/receiver timeshare won’t necessarily develop. More likely, coach Pete Carroll will let his running backs battle for carries, which could lead to solid season totals for both in the league’s most run-heavy offense but frustration for fantasy owners when it comes to guessing which player will come out on top any given week.

Carson, a seventh-round pick out of Oklahoma State last year, won the starting job in the Seahawks’ backfield in training camp and put together a solid four-week run before breaking his leg and ending his season. It’s easy to see what the coaching staff liked about the rookie, as he runs with tackle-breaking power behind a 5-11, 218-pound frame and seems to welcome contact without hesitation. The downside is that he doesn’t make many defenders miss, and an injury history that dates back to his junior year in college suggests he might not be able to withstand the pounding his running style attracts. Carson also doesn’t offer much in passing situations, limiting his role primarily to early downs and short-yardage spots. The selection of Rashaad Penny in the first round leaves Carson in a tricky spot, though the second-year pro did open training camp with the starting offense. With Penny now uncertain for Week 1 while recovering from a broken finger, Carson is on track to open the season as Seattle’s starting running back. Of course, the battle for carries may just be getting started.

It appears as if the Seahawks will opt to have a running back by committee in 2017 with Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise all capable of leading the charge. Beyond that, Seattle has a handful of young backs competing for limited roster spots, and Carson, a seventh-round selection, will have to separate himself from the crowd if he hopes to remain on the roster come September. While he failed to record major stats at Oklahoma State, the 22-year-old performed admirably during the combine, running a 4.58-second 40 while posting a 37-inch vertical and 130-inch broad jump, but don’t expect him to see major reps in 2017.


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