| C.J. Prosise diagnosed with fractured scapula|
No surgery needed and no timetable for recovery
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 21, 6:55 pm
|Seattle Seahawks HC Carroll said C.J. Prosise has a fractured scapula. No surgery. Just need to wait it out. No estimate on recovery time. Won't know for weeks. (Curtis Crabtree on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Prosise's potential run as the Seahawks' featured back ended almost soon as it began. Thomas Rawls showed very little rust in Week 11 against a good Philadelphia Eagles defense and will now be the Seattle RB who has potential league-winning upside if he can stay healthy and is allowed to touch the ball 20 or more times per week. Alex Collins will likely back up Rawls and can be added as a handcuff.
|Seahawks release RB Christine Michael|
Thomas Rawls expected to return
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Nov 15, 6:00 pm
|Seahawks have released RB Christine Michael. (via ESPN sources) (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: We knew Thomas Rawls was expected back this week and rookie C.J. Prosise had a nice showing as the feature back in Week 10 but this moves comes as a bit of surprise. Prosise and Rawls are now the backs to own in Seattle. Michael can be claimed off waivers by any team.
| Thomas Rawls expected to return Week 11|
Will practice this week
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 14, 2:00 pm
|Carroll said RB Thomas Rawls is ready to go. Will to practice to play this week. #Seahawks (Liz Mathews on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Rawls suffered a hairline fracture in his fibula in Week 2 but is set to return in Week 11. His role is unclear as the Seahawks got a decent performance from rookie C.J. Prosise against the Patriots. It's possible Rawls could become part of three-man committee with Christine Michael included. Rawls is worth a free agent pickup if he's available in your league.
| Thomas Rawls nearing return|
HC expects RB back in two weeks
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 24, 6:40 pm
|Seattle Seahawks HC Pete Carroll: “There’s a difference (in the running game and offense) with Thomas Rawls out.” Said he expects him back in two weeks. (Stephen Cohen on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Carroll later made it clear he meant he hopes Rawls can play in two weeks, which means he should return to practice in some fashion this week. We'll see, as Carroll is almost always a bit optimistic regarding injuries. Christine Michael has averaged 3.6 yards per carry or worse in each of the last three weeks, so Rawls could have a role - possibly substantial - when he returns. He should not be hanging out on the waiver wire in any leagues.
| Thomas Rawls expected back in a couple weeks|
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 24, 11:45 am
|Carroll: “There’s a difference with Thomas Rawls out.” Said he expects him back in two weeks. (Stephen Cohen on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Christine Michael has done a decent job in the absence of Rawls but head coach Pete Carrol's quick comment suggest Rawls will have a significant role when he returns. Rawls is a nice speculative add if he's available in your league.
| C.J. Spiller latches on with Seattle|
C.J. Prosise expected to miss another three weeks
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Sep 28, 7:49 pm
|RENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks have signed free-agent running back C.J. Spiller, coach Pete Carroll said in a conference call Wednesday. The deal will be for one year and has been made official by the team. To make room on the roster, the Seahawks waived running back Terrence Magee. Thomas Rawls (fibula) is expected to be out several weeks. Third-down back C.J. Prosise is dealing with a hand injury and won't be fully healed for three more weeks, Carroll said. (ESPN.com)|
FFToday's Take: The stars have aligned for Christine Michael to shoulder the workload in Seattle for the near future. He should dominate the workload in Week 4 but remains a low end RB2 against a Jets defense that has given up the fourth fewest fantasy points to running backs. With the cupboards barren of any competition, C.J. Spiller will likely be used in passing situations as soon as this weekend.
| Thomas Rawls could be out a month|
Hairline fracture in his fibula
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 26, 5:30 pm
|Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls has a hairline fracture in his fibula, per a source informed of the tailback's injury. Rawls has already missed a week and could be out for a month, Rapoport added.
Rawls sat out of Sunday's 37-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Christine Michael performed well in his place, rushing for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries as the Seahawks rolled to their second win of the season. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Michael has done absolutely nothing to give the Seahawks any reason to go away from him and earned the right to continue to start once Rawls returns. Until that happens, however, Michael should be treated as a low-end RB1, including next week versus the New York Jets.
| Thomas Rawls gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 23, 4:10 pm
|Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tells KIRO Radio 97.3 FM that running back Thomas Rawls’ status for Sunday’s game against San Francisco is uncertain due to the leg injury he sustained last week. “He wasn’t able to practice Wednesday, Thursday, so we’re just hoping by the weekend he’ll have a chance to play,” Carroll said during his weekly conversation with Dori Monson. “We won’t know until then.” (KIRO Radio 97.3 FM)|
FFToday's Take: Christine Michael is looking more and more like the starting running back for Seattle in Week 3 with solid RB2 value. The Seattle/San Francisco matchup is a late-afternoon kickoff on Sunday.
|Thomas Rawls to start Week 2|
Seattle RB back in the starting lineup
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 14, 5:00 pm
|Thomas Rawls has made it all the way back.
On Wednesday Seahawks coach Pete Carroll declared Rawls the starter for the Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Rams. (Herald.net)|
FFToday's Take: Rawls and Christine Michael split the workload in Week 1 with Michael getting the start. This week, roles will be reversed with Rawls being the lead back of the committee. Rawls is worth a look as an RB2 against a Rams defense that gave up 88 yards and two TDs to Carlos Hyde in Week 1.
|Christine Michael to start; Rawls, Graham to play|
Michael carries RB1 upside in Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 9, 8:15 pm
|Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he expects tight end Jimmy Graham to play on Sunday against the Dolphins. He also expects running back Thomas Rawls to play, but Christine Michael will get the start. (Seattle Times)|
FFToday's Take: Rawls barely participated in pre-season games and will apparently be eased into the season while Michael gets the start. Michael has RB1 value this week against the Dolphins. It remains to be seen how much Graham (knee) will play. His questionable usages makes him a TE2.