Chris Carson week 4
High Expectations for Seahawks Chris Carson
We expect Chris Carson to have a stellar week 4 performance.
Chris Carson is now the Seattle Seahawks feature running back. Carson leads the Seahawks rushing unit in offensive snaps and is averaging 4.5 yards per carry, so far. In Seattle’s week 3 loss to the Tennessee Titans, Carson had 34 rushing yards, two catches for 18 yards, and his first career touchdown.
Expectations for Carson come on the heels of running back CJ Prosise’s recent injury. Prosise injured his ankle in last week’s loss to Tennessee after completing a catch from Russell Wilson. As the Seahawks third-down back, Prosise is also an efficient pass catcher with six receptions for 87 yards on the season. With the running back not practicing all week, Chris Carson’s opportunity to expand on his preseason success is up for grabs.
Chris Carson’s preseason performance was highly hyped as fans and experts marveled at the running back’s ability to truck over defenders. In four preseason games the rookie had 24 carries for 102 yards, four catches for 64 yards, and two touchdowns. Carson has been featured on a number of “sleeper” reports since his week two performance where he racked up 20 carries for 93 yards in the Seahawks loss to the 49ers.
A week 4 victory against the Indianapolis Colts won’t come easy, though. The Colts own a run defense that has already slowed down the likes of Todd Gurley and Duke Johnson. However, the Seahawks offense, so far, has consistently increased their time of possession against opponents, giving their backs ample opportunity for an onslaught of fantasy points. In fact, in their week 2 loss to the San Fransisco 49ers, Seattle held on to the ball for 36:58, limiting San Franscisco to only 23:02 with the ball.
While a Seahawks win may be hard fought for, Seattle’s time of possession and an ankle injury to CJ Prosise set up Chris Carson for a breakout fantasy performance on Sunday.
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