Chris Carson’s Fantasy Value Tanks After Seahawks Select “3-Down” RB Rashaad Penny

The Chris Carson Era was short-lived.

Chris Carson’s expected Volume and overall fantasy football value have vanished after the Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny and immediately labeled him their three-down back.

Though I was never a huge Carson enthusiast, he entered the draft as the clear king atop the mountain-of-shit that was the Seahawks RB depth chart.   After all, the Seahawks backfield completely floundered after Carson suffered a broken leg in Week 4, with the team’s leading rusher posted a monstrous 240 yards and the team notching exactly 1 RB rushing TD in 2017. Given this abysmal output, Carson — who posted two double digit outputs in only three featured games — appeared the clear frontrunner for volume in a Russell Wilson offense.

Now, that chance is completely erased. The Seahawks reportedly LOVE Penny, to the point they were willing to reach up at 18 for him before a trade partner emerged. Moreover, Pete Carroll has said the team will treat Penny as a true “three down back,” leaving nothing but scraps and handcuff-only upside for Carson — we’ve set Penny’s over / under touch total at 300, and I’m banging the over. Consequently, Carson goes from an intriguing mid round prospect to a draft day afterthought, save the deepest leagues.

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