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Chris Carson - RB, SEA

With last week's signing of running back Carlos Hyde, it's fair to question what it could mean for starter Chris Carson

Dynasty Analysis

Hyde was signed soon after it appeared the team would be inking Devonta Freeman. In the end, Freeman asked for too much money and Hyde represents exactly what the Hawks need, a hard-nosed inside-running presence with some three-down capability if needed. Hyde only has 20 total receptions over his past three years but did tally 59 in 2017. Rashad Penny continues to rehab from a torn ACL and early indication is that he'll start the season on the PUP list, paving the way for Hyde. The team also drafted DeeJay Dallas in the fourth round of the 2020 rookie draft, showing the team has legitimate concern about their depth at the position, and for good reason. When healthy, Carson, now 25, is an under-appreciated runner who has eclipsed 1,000 yards in each of his last two years, totaling 16 touchdowns on the ground. He's also chipped in with 57 receptions over that same span with another two touchdowns. Consider those numbers when also noting he's missed three complete games over his past two campaigns and left early on multiple other occasions. Hyde looks to be an easy RB2 in the offense with Carson continuing to operate as the lead back for as long as his health allows but don't expect Carson to see another 278 carries in 2020. Hyde is too good of a back to not cut into his workload, but that may not be a bad thing. Chris Carson is found as DLF's RB25 and represents significant upside value considering his age and production if his health holds.

DLF Analyst:       Source: USA Today
May 25: 10:12 AM EST
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