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Kenneth Walker
ADP: N/A
Bye: 11
Experience: 0 Yr(s)
Age: 22.3
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 210
40 Time: 4.38
Burst Score (Rank): 118.80 (50%)

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Kenneth Walker's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#36 Running Back

117.5 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 168.3 740.1 5.3 1.6 1.5 15.2 116.7 0.5

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Basic StatsKenneth Walker's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • Walker opened his college career with 2 underwhelming seasons at Wake Forest.
    • As a freshman, he played behind senior Cade Carney, carrying 98 times for 579 yards and 4 TDs.
    • Walker again finished 2nd among the team’s RBs in carries in 2020, this time behind junior Christian Beal. He boosted his per-game production, though, finishing with 119 carries for 579 yards and 13 TDs across 7 games.
  • Walker transferred to Michigan State for his 2021 junior campaign and exploded.
    • He ranked 2nd in the country with 1,636 rushing yards and tied for 8th with 18 rushing scores.
    • Walker topped 100 yards in 8 of 12 games, including a pair of 200+ yard games.
    • He was a workhorse, toting it 19+ times in all but 2 outings.
    • Walker led the country in missed tackles forced, according to Pro Football Focus.
    • He ranked 10th in PFF’s rushing grades among 170 RBs with 100+ carries.
  • Walker was not nearly as productive in the passing game in college.
    • He totaled 6 catches across his 2 seasons at Wake Forest.
    • He posted a 13-89-1 receiving line last year, accounting for just 2.7% of Michigan State’s receiving yards.
    • Among 169 RBs with 15+ targets last season, Walker ranked 109th in PFF receiving grade and 163rd in yards per route run.
  • Walker checked into the Combine at 5’9, 211 pounds and posted the following marks in athletic testing:
    • 4.38-second 40-yard dash (95th percentile)
    • 34-inch vertical (45th)
    • 122-inch broad (75th)
  • The Seahawks selected Walker with the 41st overall pick of this spring’s draft. He was the 2nd RB off the board, 5 spots behind Breece Hall.
  • Walker joins the backfield alongside Rashaad Penny, a 2018 1st-round pick who finally broke out with a massive 5-game stretch to close last season.
  • HC Pete Carroll was already talking up a committee backfield in May. Seattle still has RBs Chris Carson, Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas on the roster.
    • "We like playing multiple guys, and we don’t have any problem with that at all," Carroll said. "I’ve said it to you a million times. I’m fine going with who is hot. But also, we have to find a way to keep our guys healthy. That’s why the rotation is so important, so we don’t overwork them, particularly early in the year, so we can keep the good momentum building."
  • The Seahawks will be dealing with a massive QB downgrade this season after trading Russell Wilson to Denver. They’re left with QBs Drew Lock and Geno Smith.
  • OC Shane Waldron returns for his 2nd season with the Seahawks.
    • The 2021 Seahawks ranked:
      • 32nd in plays
      • 9th in situation-neutral run rate
      • 27th in pass attempts
  • The 2021 Seahawks ranked 17th in Pro Football Focus’ run-blocking grades and 14th in Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Line Yards.
    • They spent the 9th overall pick of this spring’s draft on Charles Cross, who’s expected to start at LT.
  • John Boyle of The Seahawks’ official site writes that RB Kenneth Walker has “shown off his pass-catching ability” in training camp.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Walker is coming off a 1,636-yard season at Michigan State and was the 41st overall pick of this spring’s draft. He’s a strong rushing prospect.

But he’ll need to win snaps and touches from RB Rashaad Penny this season, doesn’t project to offer much in the passing game and will be playing in what figures to be a bad, Russell Wilson-less Seahawks offense.

That leaves Walker as just a RB3 in fantasy drafts.


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Kenneth Walker, RB SEA

7:43pm EST 1/15/23

Walker finds end zone in loss vs. 49ers

Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker carried the ball 15 times for 63 yards with 1 TD in Saturday's loss to the 49ers. Considering how tough of a matchup the 49ers' defense presented, the rookie back's production is certainly admirable. Walker ended the 2022 season with over 1,000 rushing yards and 9 TDs and will certainly be in RB1 conversation in drafts come summertime.

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Seahawks RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle, quad) is active for today’s matchup with San Francisco. RB Tony Jones was elevated from the practice squad on Saturday, but he's on Seattle's inactives list today. Look for rookie Kenneth Walker to continue dominating backfield touches.

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Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker (ankle) logged limited participation on Thursday and doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the 49ers. Teammate RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle, quadriceps) also practiced in a limited fashion and is listed as questionable. RB Godwin Igwebuike suddenly becomes an interesting name to consider should Dallas eventually be ruled out. Regardless, this is a tough draw for the Seahawks' rushing attack. The 49ers' defense rank as the single-toughest matchup in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs. Walker should see a decent amount of work but shouldn't be viewed as much more than an RB2.

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Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker (ankle) didn't practice on Wednesday. Teammate RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle, quadriceps) also didn't practice, leaving Godwin Igwebuike as the only healthy back on the roster currently. There's still one more day of practice before official injury designations are assigned for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the 49ers. This is something we'll assuredly keep everyone in the loop about.

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Kenneth Walker, RB SEA
Dynasty MVP 108.8
Position Rank #41 RB
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621
883
Dynasty Write-up
Walker saw boosted touches as a rookie, partly due to Rashaad Penny’s season-ending injury. Regardless, the MSU product showed he belongs as Seattle’s long-term lead back. The 22-year-old also has the benefit of running behind a young and improving O-line.

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