DeeJay Dallas

DeeJay Dallas

Running Back #31
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 217 lb.
College:Miami (FL)
Age:22
Born:September 16, 1998
Drafted:2020 / Rd. 4 (144)
Draft Team:SEA

DeeJay Dallas: Minimal usage as rookie

Dallas carried 34 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns and caught 17 of 20 targets for 111 yards and a touchdown over 12 games in the 2020 season.

Analysis: Dallas started Weeks 8 and 9 because both Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde were out with injuries, and he produced 97 yards from scrimmage and three total scores between those two games. When Carson and Hyde were healthy this year, Dallas was often left out of the game plan or scratched. His 3.2 yards per carry isn't exciting, but the Seahawks favored Dallas over Travis Homer in the run game. Dallas' projection for next season can't be determined until we know if Carson and Hyde -- both players will be free agents in March -- will return.

January 11, 2021 8:57 AM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Inactive for Saturday

Dallas is listed as inactive for Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Rams.

Analysis: While it is unclear as to why Dallas is listed as inactive as his ankle seems to be fully recovered, the 22-year-old will not suit up for Saturday. Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde will continue to lead the backfield as the Seahawks take on the Rams.

January 9, 2021 12:24 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Full speed ahead

Dallas (ankle) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Dallas is back to full speed less than three weeks removed from suffering a Grade 3 ankle sprain. The rookie fourth-rounder will be available for Saturday's wild-card game against the Rams, but he'll likely stick to a special-teams role, as both Carlos Hyde and Rashaad Penny are also healthy. The trio will serve in a change-of-pace role behind bell cow Chris Carson (foot).

January 6, 2021 5:31 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Logs limited session

Dallas (ankle) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dallas practiced for the first time since suffering a Grade 3 ankle sprain in Week 15. The Seahawks won't rush the rookie back because they have enough backfield depth now that Carlos Hyde and Rashaad Penny are both healthy ahead of Saturday's wild-card game against the Rams. Chris Carson (foot) will command a lion's share of the workload even if Dallas does suit up.

January 5, 2021 4:22 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Sitting out Week 17

Dallas (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: Dallas will miss a second straight game. Carlos Hyde (illness) is also questionable with flu-like symptoms. Chris Carson is set to lead the Seahawks' backfield in the season finale, and Rashaad Penny should serve as the No. 2 if Hyde is ultimately ruled out.

January 1, 2021 4:14 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Absent from another practice

Dallas (ankle) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dallas appears unlikely to play in the season finale against the 49ers. It's unclear how the Seahawks' backfield will shape up in Week 17, as every running back on the active roster is on the injury report. Both Dallas and Carlos Hyde (illness) missed practice Thursday, while Chris Carson (foot) and Rashaad Penny (knee) both were limited participants.

December 31, 2020 5:21 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Unable to practice Wednesday

Dallas (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dallas is recovering from the Grade 3 ankle sprain he suffered in the Week 15 win over Washington; it seems unlikely that he plays in the season finale against the 49ers. With Carlos Hyde's (illness) status uncertain as well, Rashaad Penny could see some additional work behind Chris Carson (foot) on Sunday.

December 30, 2020 4:49 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Unavailable Sunday

Dallas (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: The 22-year-old sustained a Grade 3 ankle sprain during last week's win over Washington, so it's no surprise to see him ruled out this weekend. Dallas may also be sidelined for the final game of the regular season next week. Rashaad Penny should continue to work as Seattle's No. 3 running back down the stretch.

December 25, 2020 2:25 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Sits out Thursday's practice

Dallas (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Dallas emerged from this past Sunday's win at Washington with a Grade 3 ankle sprain, which seems likely to keep him sidelined for the rest of the regular season. Plus, Dallas is buried on Seattle's running back depth chart with Rashaad Penny back from IR, so the rookie fourth-rounder isn't necessarily needed at the moment.

December 24, 2020 4:09 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Sits out to start week

Dallas (ankle) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dallas was diagnosed with a Grade 3 ankle sprain following this past Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington, so his absence from practice isn't surprising. He should be considered a long shot to play in Week 16 against the Rams. If he's indeed out, Chris Carson (foot), Carlos Hyde and Rashaad Penny will be the only running backs suiting up.

December 23, 2020 4:24 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Nursing Grade 3 sprain

Dallas suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain during Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The rookie fourth-round pick is dealing with a serious ankle sprain, an injury that will likely cause him to spent a multi-week stint on the sideline. That leaves Seattle a bit shallow for running back depth, with Travis Homer (knee) already on IR, but the team does have three quality options remaining in the form of Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde and Rashaad Penny.

December 21, 2020 11:06 AM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Diagnosed with sprained ankle

Dallas suffered a sprained ankle during Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Dallas underwent an X-ray after being carted off the field Sunday, but he received encouraging news by avoiding a fracture. He could certainly miss time still, and a more definitive timeline should be provided when the practice week begins Wednesday. The Seahawks have the backfield depth to absorb Dallas' absence, as Rashaad Penny returned from the PUP list this week to serve behind Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde.

December 20, 2020 2:30 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Carted off Sunday

Dallas won't return to Sunday's game against Washington due to an ankle injury, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: It appears to be a serious injury as the 22-year-old was carted off the field, though the specifics of the issue remain unclear. Rashaad Penny was activated from the PUP list Saturday and will work as Seattle's No. 3 tailback with Dallas sidelined.

December 20, 2020 11:30 AM EST

DeeJay Dallas: No tread until garbage time

Dallas rushed four times for seven yards in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Dallas didn't log a carry until coach Pete Carroll opted to rest the starters at the end of the third quarter. When the rookie got on the field, he did little with his opportunities. As long as Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde are healthy, Dallas will be kept out of the game plan. That will be emphasized further once Rashaad Penny (knee) returns to the lineup.

December 15, 2020 12:01 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Reels in two passes

Dallas caught two of three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 17-12 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Dallas didn't play an offensive snap last week, but he enjoyed a larger role in this outing, logging 12 snaps, just six snaps shy of Carlos Hyde (18). This may have been because Hyde dealt with turf toe throughout the week. A decent workload could be expected on a weekly basis if Hyde's reps remain limited, but there's not fantasy relevance.

December 7, 2020 8:48 AM EST

DeeJay Dallas: No offensive chances on MNF

Dallas garnered zero offensive snaps and 18 special-teams snaps during Monday's 23-17 win against the Eagles.

Analysis: With Chris Carson joining Carlos Hyde in the Seahawks backfield after sitting out four games due to a mid-foot sprain, Dallas was relegated to a strict special-teams role. The fourth-round rookie out of Miami collected 28 rush attempts between Weeks 8 and 11, but he managed only 3.3 yards per carry. Three total touchdowns over that span boosted Dallas' fantasy value, however, it doesn't appear he will have much involvement Week 13 against the Giants unless there is an injury above him on the depth chart.

December 1, 2020 5:46 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Garners just three touches

Dallas rushed once for 13 yards and caught both targets for 19 yards in Thursday's 28-21 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Dallas lost reps to a practice squad running back for a second straight week, as Alex Collins out-snapped him last week against the Rams and Bo Scarbrough (hamstring) did the same against the Cardinals. Meanwhile, Carlos Hyde returned from a hamstring injury and operated as the team's bell cow, turning 16 touches into 95 yards and a touchdown. Chris Carson (foot) is expected to return next week against the Eagles, so Dallas' fantasy value has essentially vanished moving forward.

November 20, 2020 9:50 AM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Takes backseat in loss

Dallas rushed twice for eight yards and caught two of three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Dallas was expected to take on a large workload once again because Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) were inactive, but Alex Collins ended up leading the backfield in snaps and touches. This may have been Dallas' final opportunity to lead the backfield, as Carson is expected to return this Thursday against the Cardinals.

November 16, 2020 9:12 AM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Opportunity awaits Week 10

Dallas should rotate with Travis Homer during Sunday's game against the Rams following news that Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) are out, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: The Seahawks will play a third straight week with their top two running backs on the sidelines. Last week when the Seahawks were trailing almost the entire game, Homer led the backfield with a 48 percent snap share, and the two backs both handled nine touches. Homer finished with 80 total yards, including a 50-yard reception, and Dallas totaled 39 total yards and a score. While Dallas doesn't get much work in the passing game, he's the designated goal-line back and has rushed five times within the five-yard line over the past two games. He should have solid upside once again with a potentially high-scoring game on tap.

November 14, 2020 9:37 PM EST

DeeJay Dallas: Finds paydirt in losing effort

Dallas rushed seven times for 31 yards and a touchdown and caught both targets for eight yards in Sunday's 44-34 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: With Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) out for a second straight week, the Seahawks may have planned to give Dallas more work. However, the Bills took a two-score lead just 7:25 into the first quarter, and the Seahawks shifted even heavier toward the pass. Dallas still salvaged his day by punching in a four-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Travis Homer was more efficient, totaling 80 yards on nine touches. It's unclear whether Carson and Hyde will return for the Week 10 matchup against the Rams, and Dallas's role will diminish if either is active.

November 8, 2020 5:20 PM EST

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