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Running Back, Seattle Seahawks

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College: Central Michigan
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 215 DOB: 1993-08-18 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#20 3 3.10

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2015 SEA 12 147 830 5.6 4 11 9 76 8.4 1 120.6 10.1
2016 SEA 2 19 25 1.3 0 6 6 41 6.8 0 6.6 3.3
2016 (Projected) SEA   205 985 4.8 6   22 165 7.5 0 151.0  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
Filling the shoes of a legend is never easy, but that’s what second-year running back Thomas Rawls will attempt to do after Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch decided to call it a career this past off-season. Rawls was a relatively unknown commodity last season and presumably third in line to get carries in the Seattle backfield, but after a number of injuries to the backs ahead of him, Rawls got his opportunity. His 830 yards and four touchdowns don’t sound spectacular, but his production was solid and consistent enough to make him a very valuable waiver wire addition.

Now entering his second season, Rawls finds himself in a completely different situation as the projected workhorse in what has traditionally been a very run-heavy offense (3rd in rushing attempts last season). While he does have some competition for touches, it’d be hard to envision a scenario where Rawls doesn’t play the majority of the snaps for the Seahawks, presuming he is healthy, to start the season. Seattle will likely lean on their passing game more this season now that the Lynch era has come to an end, but there will still be plenty of carries to go around. Now it’s up to Rawls to prove that the explosion he showed in 2015 was not a fluke.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Christine Michael
RB2RB5 C.J. Spiller
RB3RB4 Alex Collins
RB4RB3 C.J. Prosise
RB5RB1 Thomas Rawls
Seahawks Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury 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

Seattle Seahawks
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. (

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.

Injury Thomas Rawls could be out a month
Hairline fracture in his fibula
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 26, 5:30 pm

Seattle Seahawks
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. (

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.

Injury Thomas Rawls gametime decision
Leg injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 23, 4:10 pm

Seattle Seahawks
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

Seattle Seahawks
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. (

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

Seattle Seahawks
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.

'No Question' Rawls plays in season opener
Ankle surgery
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 31, 5:20 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Rawls' recovery from a broken ankle, which ended his season last December, is going along as planned. On Wednesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Rawls will be out there for the Seahawks' season opener against the Dolphins two Sundays from now. "He continued to have a great week," Carroll said, per ESPN. "There's no question that he looks to be able to play in the opener." (

FFToday's Take: Thomas Rawls continues to be a tantalizing option for fantasy owners after the first two rounds are completed. Despite the rosy picture Pete Carroll continues to paint for fantasy owners, there is real risk in drafting a running back coming off ankle surgery with a violent running style. Additionally, the news surrounding the latest version of Christine Michael continues to fuel speculation that his potential is beginning to translate onto the field. Considering DeMarco Murray and Jonathan Stewart offer similar upside and risk a round or two later, Rawls' is slightly over-valued heading into the year.

Injury Thomas Rawls won't play in 3rd preseason game
Full participant in Tuesday's practice
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Aug 23, 7:30 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Another day, another really good practice for Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls on Tuesday. “He looks great,’’ said offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell after Rawls was again a full participant in Seattle’s practice. But while Bevell said Rawls is “doing everything we could possibly ask’’ Rawls will not play Thursday against Dallas in Seattle’s third preseason game. (Seattle Times)

FFToday's Take: While HC Pete Carroll stated that Rawls will not play Thursday night, he's expected to be ready for Week 1. It's unclear if Rawls will suit up for the Seahawks final preseason game. The concern for Rawls will be all the missed time during the off-season and getting his conditioning up to speed. It won't be a surprise if he gets off to a slow start in 2016.

Injury Rawls, Prosise progressing
Rawls takes part in team drills; Prosise, Jimmy Graham do not
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 15, 5:20 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls continues to do more at practice. This is the first time all summer he has participated in team drills. C.J. Prosise (hamstring) is practicing for the first time but has not participated in team drills. Jimmy Graham is out here but not participating in team drills. (Sheil Kapadia on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Rawls appears to be on the right track, but Christine Michael's emergence may keep him from living up to his fourth-round ADP. Prosise would seem to have the passing-down role in this offense locked up, but he'll need to take part in team drills at some point in order to guarantee it. Owners should treat anything Graham does this year as a bonus; the road back from a torn patellar tendon rarely comes without significant setbacks.

Injury Thomas Rawls off PUP list
Recovering from ankle surgery
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Aug 7, 4:00 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Thomas Rawls, who is set to be the Seahawks' primary running back this season, passed his physical and was removed from the physically unable to perform list by the team Sunday. Rawls was placed on PUP just before the start of training camp last month as he continued to finalize his recovery from the broken ankle he suffered in December. (

FFToday's Take: Rawls did not practice Sunday and they will likely be cautious with him during camp. Rawls suffered a broken ankle on December 13th but is expected to be ready for Week 1. Assuming Rawls has no setbacks once he gets on the practice field, his current ADP of RB13 (3.04) should begin to rise.

Injury No practice for Rawls, Graham
Seahawks believe RB, TE will be ready for Week 1
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 28, 5:10 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks GM John Schneider: Thomas Rawls (ankle), Jimmy Graham (patellar tendon) won't practice Saturday. Team will bring them along slowly and is still deciding whether they'll start camp on PUP. But both players are on track to be ready for Week 1, (Sheil Kapadia on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Despite the recent public optimism, this should not come as a surprise. We're still a few weeks away from needing to be overly concerned about either player, although Rawls' recovery is a bit concerning from the standpoint his ankle still isn't 100 percent more than seven months after his injury. Rawls is a high-end RB2 if healthy (with obvious risk at the moment) while Graham should be considered a TE2 given the seriousness of his injury.

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 MIA W 12-10 12 32 2.7 0 3 3 26 8.7 0 5.8
2 at LAR L 3-9 7 -7 -1.0 0 3 3 15 5.0 0 0.8

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at STL L 31-34 2 5 2.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.5
3 CHI W 26-0 16 104 6.5 0 1 0 0 - 0 10.4
4 DET W 13-10 17 48 2.8 0 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 4.7
5 at CIN L 24-27 23 169 7.3 1 0 0 0 - 0 22.9
6 CAR L 23-27 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
7 at SF W 20-3 6 32 5.3 0 2 2 9 4.5 0 4.1
8 at DAL W 13-12 4 10 2.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.0
10 ARI L 32-39 2 19 9.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.9
11 SF W 29-13 30 209 7.0 1 3 3 46 15.3 1 37.5
12 PIT W 39-30 21 81 3.9 1 1 0 0 - 0 14.1
13 at MIN W 38-7 19 101 5.3 1 3 3 22 7.3 0 18.3
14 at BAL W 35-6 6 44 7.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.4

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