Chris Carson Fantasy Outlook 2020
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Team: Seattle Seahawks
Year in NFL: Entering his 4th year
Chris Carson Fantasy ADP & Half PPR Projections for 2020
2020 Projection: (16 games) 256 carries. 1,104 yards. 8 rush TDs. 32 receptions. 201 yards. 0 receiving TDs.
2020 Score Projection: 193.6
Chris Carson Fantasy Outlook
First things first, is Chris Carson healthy? He suffered a fractured hip to end last season. He also was gimpy throughout the year with little injuries.
Carson’s calling card is his physical running style. He is strong and powerful. It must be frustrating for some defenders because he likes to seek contact and deliver punishment.
At the same time, he is sneaky in the open field. Because most people expect him to try and run them over he is able to get defenders off balance with simple jukes and then accelerate past them.
Brian Schottenheimer is starting his third season as Seattle’s play caller. For awhile now Seattle has been a run first team and it wont change in 2020.
I do feel Carson is the beneficiary of catching the defense by surprise a bit. Obviously Russell Wilson is the talent he is. He can disect a defense with his arm but also poses a threat to run some.
With that being said, a good amount of Seattle’s runs come from shotgun where a defense could be expecting pass which benefits Carson.
Seattle Seahawks Offensive Line 2020
Projected Starting Line: LT: Duane Brown, LG: Ethan Pocic, C: BJ Finney, RG: Phil Haynes, RT: Cedric Ogbuehi
Duane Brown is a good player and a ton of experience. 4 time pro bowler, 2012 first team all pro and twice named second team all pro, most recently in 2018.
Pocic was a 2017 member of the all rookie team. Last season was derailed a bit by a back injury so it will be interesting to see how he comes back.
Finney comes to Seattle this season after playing in Pittsburgh from 2015-2019. He only has 13 career starts so he is one of the weaker links.
Phil Haynes was a rookie last season that did not get a start creating a bit more concern.
Ogbuehi is still trying to shake his label as a bust. The former first round pick was in Jacksonville last season but the Seahawks have gotten away with Germain Ifedi for some time and he was almost as bad as it gets.
This is certainly not an offensive line to rave about. The left side is strong but across the board, this is a weaker group in the league.
Chris Carson Strength of Schedule
Tough sledding on the horizon for Carson. Seven games against top 10 2019 defenses. On the bright side, the Seahawks have 4 primetime games and only play at 1pm EST 4 times mainly because they are on the west coast.
A week 6 bye is nothing to like or dislike.
Chris Carson Fantasy Playoff Schedule
Week 14 could be tough at home against the Jets and Week 15 looks like a trap game at Washington. Week 16 is home against the Rams. Week 17 the Seahawks travel to San Francisco who Carson only faced once last season. He had 25 carries for 89 yards and 1 TD.
Chris Carson Injury History
In week 16 of 2019 Carson suffered a fractured hip that he is rehabbing this offseason. He is expected to be ready for week 1. During his rookie season in 2017, week 4 he broke his ankle and missed the rest of 2017 and the first two games of 2018.
Chris Carson Skillset
Home Run Ability: C+. Carson has some good acceleration but above average long speed. His longest career run is 61 yards. He doesn’t break long gains often.
Playmaking Ability: B-. It is worth noting how strong and powerful a runner he is. Definitely his best attribute.
Is Chris Carson a Good Fantasy Pick?
No. Too much uncertainty with his injury and whether or not he will be the lead back this year. I think Carson has hit his ceiling so do not expect him to build off of his 2019 production.