Thomas Rawls Injury Updates

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls is inactive for tonight's game against the Falcons, apparently as a healthy scratch. Rawls didn't show up on the injury report at all this week, so RB Eddie Lacy's return from a groin injury appears to leave the team no use for Rawls. Lacy, of course, has topped 34 yards just once all season. The closest thing to an intriguing RB in Seattle right now is J.D. McKissic, who drew a season-high 9 touches in last Thursday's win at Arizona. We'll see if he can repeat that participation level and become fantasy relevant.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll make his 2017 debut against the 49ers on Sunday. Rawls' return further crowds a backfield that also includes Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise and Eddie Lacy. Avoid the situation in Week 2 fantasy lineups if possible.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll suggested Monday that RB Thomas Rawls' Week 1 availability is in question, according to the team's official website. Rawls missed the final 3 preseason games with an ankle injury that Carroll deemed "minor" at the time. It now seems more significant. We'll track Rawls' status throughout the week, but he shouldn't be in your Week 1 fantasy plans. His absence would make RB Eddie Lacy a bit easier to trust in lineups.

Seahawks RBs Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls split 1st-team reps during the team's mock game on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Sheil Kapadia. Seattle is likely taking it easy on Lacy, who's returning from a serious ankle injury. But it's still that Rawls is being given a shot to win the lead job. He's lasting into the 13th round of recent drafts, while Lacy is going in the 7th.

The Seahawks signed RB Eddie Lacy to a 1-year deal worth $5.55 million ($3 million guaranteed). Lacy appeared in just 5 games last year, but he proved efficient with 5.1 YPC and strong after-contact marks on 71 attempts. His season ended in November following right ankle surgery. Just like his weight, the ankle will be worth monitoring throughout the offseason. This move certainly takes some appeal from Thomas Rawls, who dealt with injuries of his own in 2016. C.J. Prosise -- yet another RB with durability questions -- should slide into a prominent pass catching role.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (shoulder) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s set to play on Sunday vs. the 49ers’ league-worst RB defense.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a shoulder injury. He carried just 8 times for 8 yards before leaving and failed to catch his lone target. RB Alex Collins carried 7 times for 28 yards and caught 4 passes for 19 yards in relief.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll confirmed Monday that RB C.J. Prosise fractured his scapula in Sunday's win over the Eagles. He doesn't need surgery, but Carroll said the team won't have a clear timetable for his return "for weeks." Colts WR Donte Moncrief missed 5 weeks with this injury earlier this season. Prosise is a major long shot to play again during the regular season and can be safely dropped in redraft leagues. Seattle is left with only rookie Alex Collins behind Thomas Rawls now. Rawls is in for some big workloads down the stretch.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll admitted after Sunday's win over the Eagles that RB C.J. Prosise is "going to be out for a while" with a scapula injury. "There's a chance he comes back this year," Carroll added. It sounds like the rookie is dealing with a broken bone, but we should learn more tomorrow. RB Thomas Rawls looked good in his return today and appears poised to take back over as Seattle's lead back.

Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise left Sunday's game against the Eagles at halftime with a shoulder injury. His return is questionable. We'll keep an eye on his status. Thomas Rawls, meanwhile, will take over the backfield.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (leg) is not listed on the final Week 11 injury report and will return for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. He’s expected to play a limited role in his 1st action since Week 2, so Rawls is a shaky fantasy start. RB C.J. Prosise is the heavy favorite to lead Seattle's backfield in touches.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls is dealing with a hairline fracture to his fibula, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The injury was originally deemed a contusion and a strain, but it's obviously more serious than that. Rapoport says Rawls is expected to miss "a few weeks." RB Christine Michael might have full control of the backfield by then.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Wednesday that RB Thomas Rawls (leg) is "on track" to play against the 49ers this weekend. Carroll described his injury as a "slight strain on the side of his leg." We'll see exactly how Seattle divvies work between Rawls and Christine Michael after Michael was the better back for the 2nd straight game last week. Consider Rawls a risky RB3 or flex, despite the plus matchup.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll was happy with RB Christine Michael's Week 2 performance, despite a costly late-game fumble. "He hit it really well," Carroll said. "He looks like he shot out of a cannon. He’s really quick. He’s just getting going. I think he’s really going to get better and more efficient. He had the unfortunate turnover, but other than that he really hit it really well. He must be averaging 5 yards a carry or something. First two games, that’s pretty good." Michael is in fact averaging exactly 5 yards per carry. The rest of Seattle's RBs are at 1.05, including a 1.3 mark for Thomas Rawls. Michael is even beating Rawls in yards after contact, 2.32 to 1.11. With Rawls now dealing with a leg injury, it's time for Seattle to see what Michael can do as the lead back.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said after Sunday's loss to the Rams that x-rays on RB Thomas Rawls' leg came back negative. Carroll labeled the injury a “leg contusion.” That sounds minor, but we’ll keep an eye on Rawls throughout the coming week.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls suffered a leg injury during Sunday's game against the Rams. The TV broadcast showed him limping back to the locker room with trainers. He's officially questionable to return.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll announced Friday that RB Christine Michael will start this weekend's opener against the Dolphins. RB Thomas Rawls will come off the bench. This doesn't tell us a whole lot about the workload distribution, but it jibes with what we heard earlier this week. Rawls is expected to be limited coming off last year's severe ankle injury, but his volume might ultimately come down to how he's feeling and performing during the game. Consider both Rawls and Michael risk/reward fantasy plays in a plus matchup.

Seahawks insider Bob Condotta confirms that Thomas Rawls remains Seattle's starting RB. "That's never been in dispute that he's the starter when healthy," Condotta writes. The "when healthy" qualifier is important. Rawls is returning from a serious ankle injury, has only been practicing for a few weeks and probably won't get any preseason reps. Don't bank on a workhorse role early on this season. And if Rawls falters, RB Christine Michael looks ready to take on a bigger role.


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