2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 29 · RB # 16 (Tier 3)
ADP (12-team PPR): 2.12, 25th
Seahawks
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Chris Carson

RB, Seattle Seahawks

Height 6'0" Weight 218 DOB 1994-09-16 Age 26
College Oklahoma State

Season Projections
Updated Sep 7
Source FPts RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
RotoBaller 189.0 240 1055 4.40 - 8 40 30 235 7.8 - 2 3

2020 fantasy football projections by .

Position Rankings
Rank Name ADP1 Comment
Tier 3
14 Austin Ekeler, LAC 1.12
15 James Conner, PIT 2.09
16 Chris Carson, SEA 2.12
Tier 4
17 Jonathan Taylor, IND 3.06
18 Leonard Fournette, TB 7.02
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Chris Carson, Jamal Adams Questionable Against 49ers

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (foot) and All-Pro safety Jamal Adams (groin, illness) are questionable for Week 8 against the 49ers. No. 3 running back Travis Homer (knee) is also questionable. Carson is a true game-time decision on Sunday. With Carlos Hyde (hamstring) doubtful, rookie DeeJay Dallas is the only healthy back on the roster. Seattle will work out their injured backs before the game on Sunday to see who is able to go, but this is clearly a situation to avoid, if possible, especially since San Fran has allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to the position this year. Expect quarterback Russell Wilson to throw often on Sunday. Adams was limited on Friday for the first time since injuring his groin in Week 3, and head coach Pete Carroll called it a "real good sign," although the team has reservations about him playing Sunday after practicing just once in the last month. Adams is a must-start IDP safety if he's active, but you'll have to check the Sunday inactives. Seattle's defense overall has allowed too many yards and points in 2020 to be counted on as a fantasy unit, however. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin (concussion, hamstring) has been ruled out, while nickelback Ugo Amadi is questionable. Ryan Neal, Adams' backup, is also questionable.

    Oct 30 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson Jamal Adams
  • Seahawks Backfield In Disarray Following Thursday's Practice

    The Seattle Seahawks will have a running back active Sunday versus San Francisco, although whether it's any of the trio of Chris Carson (foot), Carlos Hyde (hamstring), or Travis Homer (knee) remains to be seen. None of the aforementioned trio practiced in any capacity Thursday, furthering the notion that DeeJay Dallas may be heavily relied upon for the game versus the 49ers. Of the three, Carson seems the most likely to miss the contest after initially being deemed week-to-week with a foot injury. Should Hyde or Homer suit up (with the other being ruled out), they'd immediately garner RB2/Flex intrigue due to the lack of depth in the Seattle backfield. Check back over the coming days to get a better idea of how the Seahawks' backfield woes will shake out.

    Oct 29 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson DeeJay Dallas Travis Homer Carlos Hyde
  • Chris Carson Hopes To Miss Minimal Time With Injury

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (foot) is likely to miss "some time" due to the foot injury that he sustained Sunday against Arizona, but he is reportedly hoping to return quickly. Carson has battled multiple injury issues thus far in 2020, but has not yet missed a game, even as his status for Sunday versus San Francisco is certainly not trending in the right direction. Carlos Hyde filled in once Carson left against the Cardinals and accumulated 68 yards and a touchdown on the ground; Hyde would figure to hold RB2 appeal once Carson is officially ruled out, although the veteran is dealing with a hamstring issue in his own right. In addition, Seattle could opt to focus even further upon its passing game in the coming weeks, which should be a boon for those fantasy managers relying upon Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf, and Tyler Lockett.

    Oct 26 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Injured, Exits Game With Foot Sprain

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson was forced from the Sunday Night Football game against the Arizona Cardinals with a foot injury. Coach Pete Carroll described it as a mid-foot sprain, and Carson will have an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. Carlos Hyde took over as the lead running back after Carson exited the game, after missing the last two games with his own injury, and is now looking like one of the top waiver wire adds for Week 8. Hyde racked up 15 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown, and also added three receptions for eight yards. Stay tuned for further updates on Carson's injury and how long he may be sidelined for.

    Oct 26 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Is A Safe Start For Week 7

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson was dealing with a knee injury heading into the bye week, but now that he's rested, he's ready to go for Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals. He's the RB8 on the year despite playing in just five games, and he's firmly entrenched as his team's starter. He has 45 more carries than any other Seahawks running back and he's added on to that with 18 more receptions than either of the other two backs on the team. The Cardinals are allowing a healthy 19.7 fantasy points per game to running backs, and Carson has a safe floor as an RB2 with RB1 upside.

    Oct 21 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Remains In Smash Spot Sunday Versus Arizona

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson should continue to see an unimpeded path to RB1 duties this Sunday against the Cardinals with both Carlos Hyde (shoulder) and Rashaad Penny (knee) unlikely to suit up. Carson was limited to just eight carries in his most recent outing, but that was primarily due to the nature of the game flow; fantasy managers can expect to see him rack up his usual workload and then some against Arizona. Having amassed three rushing and three receiving scores so far this season, Carson has retained a considerable role in the Seattle offense, with Travis Homer a distant second to cutting into his workload. Carson is a must-start in season-long formats and should have some considerable DFS appeal.

    Oct 20 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Plays Well In Week 5

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson continued his strong start to the season in the team's Week 5 win over the Minnesota Vikings. He had eight carries for 52 yards and a touchdown to go along with six catches for 27 yards. In full PPR scoring, that was good enough for a 19-point night. Even when this Seattle team is forced to throw, they get Carson involved in the game plan. Carson was a top-five running back entering the week, and he's still going to be firmly in that grouping after this performance. You should have no doubts about getting Carson into your lineups after the team's Week 6 bye.

    Oct 11 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Is A Safe Play In Week 5

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson continues to be one of the best fantasy running backs in football to start the 2020 season. He's currently the RB5 on the season and he should continue his RB1 campaign in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota currently ranks 21st against running backs in terms of fantasy points allowed per game, and they haven't been improving with injuries to their secondary and linebacker Anthony Barr. Carson is involved in the receiving game and he's clearly the team's lead option in the running game. Throw in the work he receives down around the goal line, and you have a safe option at running back this week.

    Oct 7 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Carlos Hyde Out, Chris Carson In For Week 4

    Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde (shoulder) will not play in Week 4 against the Dolphins, while running back Chris Carson (knee) will play. Carson was injured last week and it initially looked like he'd miss time, but everything seems to be a go with him. He'll be the lead back this week and a strong RB2 option, though there might be room in DFS to take a chance on backup Travis Homer just in case the Seahawks take it easy with Carson and give him a reduced workload.

    Oct 4 · Source via Seahawks Carlos Hyde Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Expected To Play

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (knee) is expected to suit up against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Carson sprained his knee late in the game against Dallas in Week 3, though head coach Pete Carroll was optimistic about his status for Week 4. Carson could potentially operate as the team's lead back if Carlos Hyde (shoulder) is unable to go. He could put up RB2/1 numbers up against a Dolphins Defense that struggles to contain opposing backs.

    Oct 4 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde Questionable Against Dolphins

    Seattle Seahawks running backs Chris Carson (knee) and Carlos Hyde (shoulder) are both listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Dolphins. Head coach Pete Carroll said that Carson is good to go after a great week of practice, so fantasy managers should be planning on use the 26-year-old as an RB2. He has three receiving scores through the first three weeks. Hyde is also expected to play in this one, but he won't be all that attractive in fantasy if Carson is active and getting a near-normal workload in this high-powered Seahawks offense. Hyde was a popular waiver wire pickup after Carson was injured in Week 3, but it looks like he won't see a featured role, at least not this week.

    Oct 3 · Source via Seahawks Carlos Hyde Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Will Play Against Dolphins

    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that running back Chris Carson (knee), who suffered a sprained knee in the Week 3 win over the Cowboys, will be good to go for Week 4 against the Dolphins. It's great news for Seattle and Carson's fantasy managers, as he's the team's leading rusher and is tied for fourth in the NFL with three receiving touchdowns through three weeks. The Seahawks could involve both Carlos Hyde and Travis Homer a bit more this Sunday if they want to play it safe with Carson, but it will still be hard to ignore the team's lead running back as an RB2. Seattle's offense has been downright deadly with quarterback Russell Wilson at the helm this year, which makes Carson basically a must-play if he's on the field.

    Oct 2 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Gets In A Limited Practice

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (knee) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. Carson is dealing with a minor knee sprain, but he certainly has a chance to face the Dolphins in Week 4 after getting in a limited practice to start the week. However, the oft-injured 26-year-old could be limited this Sunday even if he's active, which will make him a pretty risky fantasy commodity this week. Carlos Hyde is next in line to see more touches if Carson sits out or is limited, with Travis Homer behind Hyde in the pecking order. Fantasy managers should get a better read on how healthy Carson really is after a few more practices.

    Sep 30 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Should Be Started If He Plays In Week 4

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (ankle) is currently dealing with an injury, but his status for Week 4 is unclear at this time. Head coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that there was a chance he plays Week 4 because the injury was less severe. If he were able to play, you should be getting him in your lineups. Carson has been a consistent producer over the last two years, and the Miami Dolphins are not the best defensive unit. He should give you a consistent RB2 floor if he's active. If he were to miss, teammate Carlos Hyde would be the immediate beneficiary.

    Sep 30 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Could Miss Some Time

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson's (knee) first-degree sprained knee is considered a one- to two-week injury, according to a source, but the team wants to see how he recovers this week before making a determination. Head coach Pete Carroll said that Carson could be back soon, but they "just have to see how that goes." Fantasy managers don't have to worry about Carson missing extended time, but he may be forced to rest in a great Week 4 matchup against Miami. If that's the case, expect some combination of Carlos Hyde and Travis Homer to split the backfield carries, making them worth a look on the waiver wire if you own Carson or are hurting at the position. Keep a close eye on Carson's practice status this week.

    Sep 28 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Has A Strong Game In Week 2

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson continues to be a valuable fantasy asset with a solid performance in Week 2. Carson finished with 17 carries for 72 yards to go with three catches for 36 yards and a touchdown that came late in the game. Carson is firmly in the RB2 conversation, and he has RB1 upside on a weekly basis thanks to his work in the passing game in this explosive offense. While he may not finish every game with a bloated stat line, he tends to come up with a solid performance by the time it's all said and done. Keep him in your lineups moving forward.

    Sep 20 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde may work under 'hot hand' approach

    Sep 11 · FantasyPros Seahawks Chris Carson Carlos Hyde
  • Chris Carson Has An Interesting Week 1 Matchup

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson finished as the RB12 last season in PPR formats, and he can start 2020 on a high note to make it to that RB1 level again. Against the Atlanta Falcons, game script is going to be important. The Falcons have an explosive offense and they can put up points in a hurry. If that were to happen, the Seahawks would be forced to throw the ball more, which could take Carson out of the flow of things. If the improvements they made to the defense are able to slow Atlanta down, he could have a huge game. Carson is likely going to be more in the RB2 category for this week.

    Sep 10 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson Has Not Heard About Contract Extension

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson has not spoken with the team about a potential contract extension as he enters the final season of his rookie deal in 2020. Carson is expected to be the RB1 on Seattle and claims he is fully healed after missing a game late last season due to a hip injury. The 2017 seventh-round pick has played three seasons in the Pacific Northwest, garnering 278 rushes, 1,230 rushing yards, seven rush touchdowns, 37 receptions, 47 targets, 266 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns in 15 games last season. His rush attempts, rush yards, receptions, targets, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns were all career-highs. Heading into the 2020 season, Carson is a solid fantasy RB2.

    Sep 5 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson (hip) says he is "100 percent"

    Sep 1 · FantasyPros Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson impressing in return to training camp

    Sep 1 · FantasyPros Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Chris Carson returns to training camp

    Aug 16 · FantasyPros Seahawks Chris Carson
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    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    2017 SEA 4 32.7 152 (55.9%) 49 208 4.24 12 0 8 7 59 8.4 3 1 0
    2018 SEA 14 185.4 454 (48.6%) 247 1151 4.66 61 9 24 20 163 8.2 7 0 2
    2019 SEA 15 203.8 736 (70.2%) 278 1231 4.43 0 7 46 37 267 7.2 0 2 4
    2020 SEA 6 83.0 193 (48.0%) 66 323 4.89 0 3 25 22 147 6.7 0 3 0
    2020 RotoBaller 189.0 240 1055 4.40 - 8 40 30 235 7.8 - 2 3

    2020 fantasy football projections by .

    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 ATL W 38-25 18.6 28 (45.2%) 6 21 3.50 0 0 6 6 45 7.5 0 2 0
    2 NE W 35-30 16.8 40 (63.5%) 17 72 4.24 0 0 3 3 36 12.0 0 1 0
    3 DAL W 38-31 7.6 44 (57.9%) 14 64 4.57 0 0 3 3 12 4.0 0 0 0
    4 MIA W 31-23 22.0 35 (55.6%) 16 80 5.00 0 2 4 3 20 6.7 0 0 0
    5 MIN W 27-26 13.9 31 (57.4%) 8 52 6.50 0 1 7 6 27 4.5 0 0 0
    7 ARI L 34-37 4.1 15 (17.9%) 5 34 6.80 0 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 0 0
    2019
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 CIN W 21-20 20.1 41 (77.4%) 15 46 3.07 0 1 7 6 35 5.8 0 1 1
    2 PIT W 28-26 8.7 43 (54.4%) 15 60 4.00 0 0 3 3 27 9.0 0 0 1
    3 NO L 27-33 5.1 37 (44.0%) 15 53 3.53 0 0 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 1
    4 ARI W 27-10 14.5 48 (76.2%) 22 104 4.73 0 0 4 4 41 10.3 0 0 0
    5 LAR W 30-29 18.3 62 (83.8%) 27 118 4.37 0 0 2 1 5 5.0 0 1 0
    6 CLE W 32-28 21.9 66 (79.5%) 24 124 5.17 0 1 4 4 35 8.8 0 0 0
    7 BAL L 16-30 7.4 64 (88.9%) 21 65 3.10 0 0 5 3 9 3.0 0 0 0
    8 ATL W 27-20 15.0 42 (68.9%) 20 90 4.50 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
    9 TB W 40-34 13.3 64 (85.3%) 16 105 6.56 0 0 2 2 28 14.0 0 0 1
    10 SF W 27-24 16.1 71 (95.9%) 25 89 3.56 0 1 4 3 12 4.0 0 0 0
    12 PHI W 17-9 5.7 35 (53.8%) 8 26 3.25 0 0 4 4 31 7.8 0 0 0
    13 MIN W 37-30 16.9 39 (52.0%) 23 102 4.43 0 1 2 1 7 7.0 0 0 0
    14 LAR L 12-28 9.1 55 (82.1%) 15 76 5.07 0 0 4 3 15 5.0 0 0 0
    15 CAR W 30-24 25.7 51 (76.1%) 24 133 5.54 0 2 2 1 4 4.0 0 0 0
    16 ARI L 13-27 6.0 18 (31.6%) 8 40 5.00 0 0 1 1 20 20.0 0 0 0
    2018
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 DEN L 24-27 7.9 25 (43.9%) 7 51 7.29 1 0 5 3 28 9.3 1 0 1
    2 CHI L 17-24 2.4 19 (28.8%) 6 24 4.00 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
    3 DAL W 24-13 18.4 51 (73.9%) 32 102 3.19 5 1 2 2 22 11.0 1 0 0
    5 LAR L 31-33 12.7 35 (58.3%) 19 116 6.11 5 0 1 1 11 11.0 1 0 0
    6 OAK W 27-3 5.9 27 (41.5%) 14 59 4.21 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    8 DET W 28-14 18.4 42 (66.7%) 25 105 4.20 5 1 2 2 19 9.5 1 0 0
    9 LAC L 17-25 4.0 10 (12.3%) 8 40 5.00 4 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    11 GB W 27-24 14.3 30 (42.9%) 17 83 4.88 5 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1
    12 CAR W 30-27 12.3 32 (51.6%) 16 55 3.44 6 1 2 2 8 4.0 0 0 0
    13 SF W 43-16 10.8 34 (58.6%) 13 69 5.31 4 0 4 3 39 13.0 1 0 0
    14 MIN W 21-7 15.0 35 (53.0%) 22 90 4.09 6 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    15 SF L 23-26 20.8 39 (52.0%) 22 119 5.41 5 1 6 6 29 4.8 1 0 0
    16 KC W 38-31 23.6 43 (53.8%) 27 116 4.30 8 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    17 ARI W 27-24 18.9 32 (50.8%) 19 122 6.42 5 1 1 1 7 7.0 1 0 0
    WC DAL L 22-24 1.9 26 (47.3%) 13 20 1.54 0 0 3 2 -1 -0.5 0 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 5, 7, 1, 1, 2, 1, 4, 1, 7

    2017
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 GB L 9-17 4.9 26 (53.1%) 6 39 6.50 1 0 1 1 10 10.0 1 0 0
    2 SF W 12-9 10.0 50 (61.0%) 20 93 4.65 6 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 0 0
    3 TEN L 27-33 11.2 41 (56.2%) 11 34 3.09 2 0 2 2 18 9.0 1 1 0
    4 IND W 46-18 6.6 35 (51.5%) 12 42 3.50 3 0 3 3 24 8.0 1 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 10