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Chris Carson (RB, SEA) - Fantasy Football Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~70


ANALYSIS: Chris Carson looked great in his short time on the field last year, and despite running behind one of the worst offensive lines averaged 4.2 yards per carry. He also caught seven of his eight targets while averaging 14.8 yards per catch. Rookie Rashaad Penny is dealing with a broken hand, and is targeting to be ready for Week 1, but Carson has run away with the starter's role and still has a tenth-round ADP. That's well worth the draft day cost, and can return you a great value on your investment.

Carson’s meteoric return to the fantasy landscape has been legitimate. Rashaad Penny’s hand injury has accelerated his ascension, but Carson has also been Seattle's most effective during the preseason, and his ability to outperform Penny has elevated him into the RB1 role.

The former seventh-round draft pick had become a forgotten commodity during this offseason. But he had performed impressively early in 2017 while overtaking Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls for the team's lead back role. He continued to run proficiently (4.2 YPC) until a broken leg prematurely concluded his season in Week 4.

This recommendation to select Carson is not a suggestion that Penny will be a bust, as we expect his involvement to increase during the year. However, Carson is gifted and can sustain a sizable role - if he remains healthy. He will be the recipient of a significant workload when the regular season launches, and he provides you with excellent value at his 10th round ADP.

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