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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Seahawks expect RB Chris Carson to miss 1-2 games with the knee sprain he suffered in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Cowboys. We'll keep an eye on his progress leading up to Week 5. Assuming this holds, RB Carlos Hyde figures to be a starting option for fantasy lineups against the Dolphins in Week 4.

The Seahawks believe RB Chris Carson suffered merely a sprain to his left knee in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Cowboys. He'll have a Monday MRI to confirm the injury. We'll see then whether Carson can make it back for Week 4, but it sounds like we should expect him to miss at least a game. Carlos Hyde would step into the starting role at Miami if Carson sits.

Update: NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that MRI confirmed just a "minor" sprain for Carson and that he has "a chance" to play against the Dolphins this Sunday.

Seahawks S Jamal Adams left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Cowboys with a strained groin, NBC's Mike Florio reports. We'll see how serious that injury this is this week.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Cowboys with an apparent left knee injury. He appeared to be in a good bit of pain before leaving the field but did walk to the blue tent under his own power. We'll watch for updates on Carson's status.

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Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Cowboys. DE Benson Mayowa (groin) is active but a low-level IDP option at best. There is upside with Cowboys LT Tyron Smith out, though, if you’re looking for down-the-list help.

Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar (knee) and DE Benson Mayowa (groin) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Mayowa would be a low-level IDP option even if active. Dunbar could see plenty of action vs. Dallas' high-powered WR corps. We'll update the status for each player Sunday.

Seahawks DE/OLB Bruce Irvin left in the 4th quarter of Sunday night's game against the Patriots with what looked like a right knee injury. It was a non-contact injury, and Irvin needed a lot of help from trainers to leave the field. We'll see about the diagnosis, but it doesn't look good for Irvin.

Stop us if you've heard this before, but Seahawks HC Pete Carroll is optimistic for RB Rashaad Penny's return from his ACL repair. "I would think he's ahead of schedule for maybe what they could have predicted, maybe the middle of the season," Carroll said Friday on 710 AM ESPN Radio. "I think he's going to push for sooner than that. He's had a great offseason under these circumstances, and he looks really good right now. So hopefully we can expect him to be available maybe not in the next couple of weeks, but not too far off." Penny would be a nice stash -- especially if you have an IR spot available -- within the next few weeks.

Got Seahawks RB Chris Carson on your fantasy squad and want to see him run more than the 6 carries he got in Sunday's win over Atlanta? So does HC Pete Carroll. “Seven and six carries wasn’t enough for our guys and we need to get more," Carroll told the Seattle Times. "We were at 20 (runs). We want to get more than that in general. But when Russ was completing every pass we weren’t discouraged about moving the football. But we love running the ball, we always have, and those guys will get more carries as we move down through the schedule." It's worth noting here that Carroll says "those guys," referring not only to Carson, but also to Carlos Hyde. He edged Carson by 1 rushing attempt at Atlanta and scored the team's lone rushing TD. (Travis Homer also got 3 carries -- and 2 targets -- but totaled minus-1 yard.) It sounds like Seattle might want to keep Carson fresher by spreading the rushing work a bit more. Of course, he also saw more passing-game usage than normal in Sunday's pass-leaning approach. We're not worried about Carson overall, but his usage will bear watching.

The Seahawks placed RB Rashaad Penny (knee) on the reserve/PUP list. That means he's out for at least the first 6 games of the season. This was expected after Penny tore his ACL last December. Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde will open the season as Seattle's top 2 RBs.

The Seahawks have re-signed WR Josh Gordon. The 29-year-old played 5 games for Seattle last year, tallying just 7 catches on 11 targets for 139 yards. He didn't catch more than 2 balls in any of those 5 outings. Gordon is still waiting to hear back from the league on his application for reinstatement, so it's unclear when he'll actually be available. We'll also need to see how the back of the Seahawks' WR depth chart shakes out between Gordon, Phillip Dorsett and Paul Richardson -- but none will be a viable fantasy option without an injury to Tyler Lockett or D.K. Metcalf.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson spent a couple of weeks away from the team because of "some family stuff" that included a death in the family. But he's back now and looking good. "Chris has got fresh legs," HC Pete Carroll told the Seattle Times after Sunday's workout. "He looks great. He hasn't had a snap out here that he didn't look good. So we don't have any hesitation with Chris at all. He's ready to go." Carroll is renowned for his positivity, so take it with a grain of salt. But there doesn't seem to be any physical limitation for Seattle's workhorse right now.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) avoided the PUP list to open training camp. The team has been optimistic all offseason about his recovery from last December's fractured hip, but avoiding the PUP list is the 1st tangible sign of progress we've seen. Barring a setback, Carson should open the season as Seattle's clear lead back. He averaged 19.3 carries and 3.3 targets in his 14 full games last year.

The Seahawks placed RB Rashaad Penny (knee) on the active/PUP list. No surprise here. Penny is still rehabbing from last December's torn ACL and is a candidate for the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him the first 6 games of the season. He's only worth considering in fantasy drafts over 20 rounds. Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde figure to open the season as Seattle's top 2 RBs.

The Seahawks on Saturday acquired S Jamal Adams from the Jets. Seattle sent 1st-round picks in each of the next 2 drafts, a 3rd-round pick in 2021 and S Bradley McDougald for Adams and a 4th-rounder in 2022. That's a pretty shocking package for a safety, one of football's most fungible positions according to league salary averages. Adams, of course, ranks among the top players at the position. And he should continue to star in Seattle. Playing behind a stronger LB corps figures to ding his tackle upside, though. And the Seahawks aren't likely to have him rush the passer anywhere near as much as the Jets did last season. Adams garnered 101 pass-rushing chances in just 14 games, 2nd most among all safeties. Baltimore's Chuck Clark (106) was the only other safety to top 74 in that category. Seattle's entire safety group totaled 31 pass rushes. So don't expect Adams to come anywhere close to last season's 6 sacks. On the other side, S Bradley McDougald gains upside with the opportunity to take over Adams' spot. McDougald tallied top-20 fantasy finishes with the Bucs in 2016 and the Seahawks in 2018. He certainly carries that potential into 2020. We'll watch to make sure he wins the SS job with his new team. As for the team defenses, we're not adjusting the numbers on either unit for this trade.

The Seahawks will try to re-sign WR Josh Gordon if he's reinstated by the league, according to ESPN's John Clayton. Gordon spent 5 games with Seattle last year, totaling 7 catches for 139 yards. He'd have a good shot to slide in as the #3 WR behind Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf this season -- but would likely struggle for reliable fantasy value in the Seahawks' run-leaning offense. Still, there are worse late-round fliers in best-ball drafts. Gordon filed for reinstatement a month ago and is hoping to get a decision from the league soon.

Seahawks TE Colby Parkinson broke the 5th metatarsal in his foot (Jones Fracture) earlier this offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Parkinson had surgery on June 2. That figures to sideline the rookie at least into August. He was unlikely to be a 2020 fantasy factor, anyways, behind Greg Olsen, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister.

The Seahawks have signed RB Carlos Hyde to a 1-year deal. That follows reports that Seattle had offered RB Devonta Freeman a contract, so the team was clearly looking to add to its backfield. Hyde played surprisingly well in Houston last year, averaging 4.4 yards per carry on 245 attempts. He ranked 32nd in Elusive Rating and 10th in Pro Football Focus' rushing grades among 45 RBs with 100+ carries. Hyde is solid insurance behind RBs Chris Carson (hip) and Rashaad Penny (ACL), who are both recovering from serious injuries. Carson is expected to be ready for Week 1, but Penny isn't. We'd expect Hyde to open the season as Seattle's #2 RB, although his arrival does add some downside to Carson's 2020 fantasy outlook.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll implied during a Thursday radio interview that RB Rashaad Penny (ACL) is likely to begin the season on the PUP list, per The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta. "He's doing great but it was a late-season injury," Carroll said. Penny tore his ACL on December 8, giving him 9 months to get ready for Week 1. Landing on PUP would cost him at least the first 6 games of the season -- and turn RB Chris Carson into a workhorse. Carson is rehabbing last December's fractured hip but "will be ready" for the start of the season, according to Carroll.

The Seahawks added Miami RB DeeJay Dallas in the 4th round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Dallas actually opened his college career at WR before moving to RB midway through his freshman campaign. A committee back over the past 2 seasons, Dallas totaled 224 carries for 1,310 yards (5.8 YPC) and 14 TDs. He did set career highs across the board in 2019 with 115 carries, 693 yards, 6.0 yards per carry and 8 TDs. His 14 receptions and 140 receiving yards were also personal bests. Dallas’ WR background gives him some intrigue, but he still looks like a fantasy long shot. He joins a crowded backfield in Seattle alongside Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer and C.J. Prosise — although Carson and Penny are both recovering from serious injuries.

 
 
 

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