Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) "might be able to make it back" for the Week 14 rematch against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers. Walker suffered a moderate oblique strain in Week 11 and was forced to miss the Thanksgiving night matchup against the Niners in Week 12. He also sat out the loss to the Dallas Cowboys this Thursday night. Seattle needs Walker even more now after rookie Zach Charbonnet suffered a bruised knee late in the Thursday night loss to Dallas. If neither Walker nor Charbonnet are able to play next week against San Francisco, the Seahawks would be down to DeeJay Dallas and Kenny McIntosh in their backfield against one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Dec 1, 2023 1:13 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) is officially inactive for the Thursday night contest against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13. Walker was unable to practice at all this week and was listed as doubtful to play after originally suffering a moderate oblique strain in Week 11. He also missed the Thanksgiving night loss to the San Francisco 49ers last Thursday, so this will be Walker's second straight missed game. Hopefully, fantasy managers will get the 23-year-old back for the rematch against the Niners in Week 14. Rookie Zach Charbonnet will serve as Seattle's lead back on Thursday once again, with DeeJay Dallas and Kenny McIntosh backing him up. For the volume uptick alone, Charbonnet will have RB2 upside this evening.
Nov 30, 2023 7:01 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) is listed as doubtful to play in Week 13 on Thursday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys. Walker is set to miss his second straight game after suffering a moderate oblique strain in the Week 11. The 23-year-old hasn't practiced since, but he should have a better shot at playing in the Week 13 rematch against the San Francisco 49ers after a mini-bye. With Walker out again this week, rookie Zach Charbonnet will serve as Seattle's lead back again. In last Thursday's loss to the 49ers, the rookie had 14 carries for 47 yards and caught all four of his targets for 11 yards in the passing game. DeeJay Dallas and Kenny McIntosh will back him up in another tough matchup against Dallas on the road.
Nov 29, 2023 4:27 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) suffered a moderate oblique strain in Week 11 and missed the Thanksgiving night loss to the division-rival San Francisco 49ers last Thursday. Walker has not practiced the first two days of this week, either, leading NFL Network's Ian Rapoport to say that it's probably unlikely that Walker is available to play this Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13. Seattle's final injury report will come out later on Wednesday, but fantasy managers should have the 23-year-old on their benches for the second straight week. The better bet is that Seattle keeps him out for the Week 14 rematch against the Niners on Dec. 10. Rookie Zach Charbonnet will be in line for a heavy workload in Seattle's backfield this week if Walker is officially ruled out.
Nov 29, 2023 1:27 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he hasn't seen anything this week that shows that running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) is recovered from the strained oblique he suffered in Week 11. Carroll said that Walker will "have questions" about his availability this Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys. Walker missed the Thanksgiving night loss to the San Francisco 49ers and has been a non-participant at practice on Monday and Tuesday this week. Unless he's able to practice on Wednesday, it's unlikely we'll see Walker play against Dallas, which would open the door for rookie Zach Charbonnet to make his second straight start. The 22-year-old had 14 carries for 47 yards and caught all four of his targets for 11 yards in the loss to the Niners.
Nov 28, 2023 6:02 PM EST
The Seattle Seahawks listed running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) as a non-participant at Monday's practice. Walker suffered a strained oblique in the Week 11 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and was subsequently held out on a short week for the Thanksgiving night game against the San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks are hopeful that Walker will be able to return in Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys this Thursday, but he's probably going to need to return to practice on Tuesday or Wednesday to have a realistic shot at playing. Rookie Zach Charbonnet was the team's clear lead back last week against San Fran with Walker sidelined and would be in line for another big workload in Week 13 against Dallas if Walker misses his second straight game.
Nov 27, 2023 8:04 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) is officially inactive for Week 12 versus the San Francisco 49ers. This is hardly a surprise considering he had been listed as doubtful. Seattle will enter this divisional battle with rookie Zach Charbonnet atop its depth chart, followed by DeeJay Dallas and Kenny McIntosh. Charbonnet is the only Seahawks running back on the fantasy radar, ranking as a mid-to-low RB3.
Nov 23, 2023 6:58 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) is doubtful to play on Thanksgiving night against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers on Thursday after suffering an oblique injury in the Week 11 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but he will have a chance to miss only one game and return in Week 13 to face the Dallas Cowboys next Thursday, Nov. 30. It's a good sign that Walker isn't dealing with a serious injury, although fantasy managers won't have him available as a starting option in Week 12. Instead, rookie Zach Charbonnet will make his first career start. For the volume increase, Charbonnet will see a boost in fantasy value, but the poor matchup will keep his ceiling lowered as more of an RB3/flex against a stout 49ers defense.
Nov 23, 2023 11:19 AM EST
The Seattle Seahawks have officially listed running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) as doubtful to play on Thursday night in Week 12 against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers. Fantasy managers shouldn't be blind-sided by this one, as the Seahawks expected Walker to miss some time after straining his oblique in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He won't have extra time to heal for a Week 13 Thursday night matchup against the Dallas Cowboys either, so Walker could wind up missing time beyond this week. Rookie second-rounder Zach Charbonnet should have been a popular waiver-wire pickup this week if he was available, as he'll be leading Seattle's backfield, albeit in a shy-away matchup while potentially being without starting quarterback Geno Smith (elbow). Move Walker to your benches if you haven't done so already.
Nov 22, 2023 5:10 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) did not practice on Tuesday as his team prepares to take on the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday. That marks two straight missed practices for Walker, who left his team's Week 11 game with an oblique injury and did not return. For now, it appears that Walker is in danger of missing his team's game on Thanksgiving, which would open up the lead role for rookie Zach Charbonnet. Charbonnet racked up 15 carries and six receptions after Walker left with the injury last week. Walker still has one more chance to get back on the practice field on Wednesday so stay tuned.
Nov 21, 2023 9:18 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated injury report due to the oblique injury he suffered in the Week 11 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, John Boyle of the team's official site reports. Even though head coach Pete Carroll doesn't view Walker as a candidate for injured reserve at this time, the fact that it's even being brought up suggests the tailback is in serious jeopardy of missing Thursday night's Thanksgiving tilt against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers. Losing snaps to Zach Charbonnet already, the 23-year-old Walker is averaging just 40.8 rushing yards with one total touchdown across his last four outings. Though he is already rostered in nearly half of Yahoo fantasy leagues, Charbonnet will need to be added wherever he is floating around on waiver wires with Walker's status very much clouded for Thursday.
Nov 21, 2023 12:59 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Monday that the team doesn't consider running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) to be a candidate to go on Injured Reserve at this time, but the Seahawks need to learn more about his injury before figuring out how long he will be sidelined. An IR stint would require Walker to miss at least four games, which would be a big blow to fantasy managers. At the very least, Walker probably will not be able to play this Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers. The 23-year-old could easily still miss multiple games. If rookie Zach Charbonnet is available in your league, pick him up immediately. He's in line to serve as Seattle's lead back if Walker misses any time, with DeeJay Dallas and Kenny McIntosh settling in behind him. However, this week's matchup against San Francisco's defense is a shy-away one.
Nov 20, 2023 6:02 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) has an "oblique strain that was legit." The Seahawks don't know how much time he'll miss, making him questionable to play in Week 12 on a short week next Thursday evening against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers. Walker grabbed at his left oblique during a rushing attempt in the first half of Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and didn't return in the second half. The 23-year-old ended up finishing with four carries for 18 yards while catching one pass for a loss of two yards. It was obviously an extremely disappointing outing for his fantasy managers, and now seems likely to miss at least one game for Seattle. It means that rookie Zach Charbonnet will be a popular waiver-wire pickup early next week. Charbonnet operated as the lead back after Walker was hurt and had 15 carries for 47 yards while catching six passes for an extra 22 yards.
Nov 19, 2023 8:20 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) exited during the first half of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams and is officially doubtful to return. This is tough news for Seattle considering Walker is a staple within their offense. At the time of his departure, he had totaled 18 rushing yards on four carries. Assuming his day is done, Zach Charbonnet will be the Seahawks' lead running back while DeeJay Dallas operates as the rookie's backup.
Nov 19, 2023 5:03 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III gained 127 yards from scrimmage in Week 10 against the Washington Commanders. Half of the yards came on his only reception of the game which he took to the house for his first touchdown since Week 6. While he has been out-snapped by rookie Zach Charbonnet in each of the last three games, Walker is still the one getting the majority of touches out of the backfield as will likely be the case in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are allowing 122.8 rushing yards per game so far in 2023, though they have only allowed five touchdowns to opposing running backs. Walker is a solid RB2 candidate in Week 11 with RB1 potential if he can break another one of his trademark explosive plays.
Nov 18, 2023 6:09 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III reestablished his role as the team's primary back in Week 10, taking 19 carries for 63 yards and catching one pass for 64 yards and a touchdown. On Seattle's second drive of the third quarter, quarterback Geno Smith checked down to Walker at the line of scrimmage and the elusive back skirted by would-be tacklers on his way to the end zone. Sunday's production was exactly what fantasy managers needed after suffering through back-to-back down weeks. Managers may want to use this performance to see what he could return as fantasy trade deadlines approach. The Browns and Ravens are in the rearview but the Seahawks face the stingy run defenses of the Rams, 49ers (twice), Cowboys, and Eagles over the next five weeks.
Nov 13, 2023 2:35 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (chest) got in a full practice on Friday and will play in Week 10 against the Washington Commanders. Walker opened up the practice week with a DNP on Wednesday but got in a pair of full sessions on Thursday and Friday. Rookie running back Zach Charbonnet has been earning more snaps over the last few weeks but Walker has been dealing with both chest and calf injuries, which likely contributed to the former's snap increase. Head coach Pete Carroll insists that the injuries have not been bothering Walker but it could just be coachspeak. Either way, a big game from "K9" on Sunday would put a lot of doubt to rest for fantasy managers. The Commanders' defense has been shaky all year and is missing some beef up front with the recent trades of both Chase Young and Montez Sweat. Walker should be considered a mid-range RB2 in Week 10.
Nov 10, 2023 6:49 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (chest) was able to return to the practice field on Thursday. This is good news after Walker was unable to practice during Wednesday's session. Fantasy managers shouldn't be worried as Walker should be fine heading into Week 10. He's probably not 100 percent healthy, which could be why Zach Charbonnet is getting more snaps lately. Despite that, Walker should still be significantly involved in the offense. He should be able to provide mid-range RB2 value this week.
Nov 9, 2023 9:46 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (chest) was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice due to a chest injury. Fellow RB DeeJay Dallas (shoulder) also sat out. Walker's injury comes on the heels of a disastrous game in the Week 9 blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens, in which he had nine carries for a season-low 16 yards. He should be able to bounce back in a much friendlier matchup in Week 10 against the Washington Commanders, but Walker's status for that game is now in question unless he is able to get back on the field in the next two days. Fantasy managers may want to scoop up rookie Zach Charbonnet off the waiver wire (if he's available) if you have Walker rostered or are in need of an RB this week.
Nov 8, 2023 7:41 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III garnered 16 rushing yards on nine carries and caught one pass for a single yard in Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens. It was the second week in a row that the second-year back didn't reach double digits in rushing attempts and he was also out-snapped by Zach Charbonnet, though the rookie finished with only eight rushing yards of his own on four carries. Today's game was reminiscent of Seattle's Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, where the opponent was in total control of the clock and game script, limiting everyone's production. Things could turn around in Week 10 against the Washington Commanders, but Walker's time as the clear-cut leader in Seattle's backfield may be drawing to a close.
Nov 5, 2023 5:59 PM EST