Homer (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle reports.
Analysis: Homer wasn't expected to play Week 18, but this move now means that the 24-year-old wouldn't be able to return unless the Seahawks make it to the Super Bowl. Expect Kenneth Walker and DeeJay Dallas to carry the load in a Week 18 matchup against the Rams.
Jan 7, 2023 2:30 PM EST
Homer (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Rams, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Analysis: Barring some dramatic improvement in his recovery from the ankle sprain leading up to the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, Homer will sit out a critical regular-season finale for the Seahawks, who can punch their ticket to the postseason with a win plus a Green Bay loss to Detroit later Sunday. Assuming Homer ends up being inactive for Week 18, the Seahawks will likely turn to DeeJay Dallas to serve as the top change-of-pace option behind lead back Kenneth Walker.
Jan 6, 2023 2:10 PM EST
Homer (ankle) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Homer is seeking to end his DNP streak at one game, but a sprained ankle hasn't allowed him to practice since Week 16 prep. Fellow running backs Kenneth Walker (ankle/illness) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) also didn't practice Wednesday and Thursday, so the state of the position group remains up in the air in the midst of Week 18 prep. If Walker is able to play Sunday against the Rams, he likely would be the Seahawks' primary backfield option, which would leave some snaps and touches for whoever among Homer and Dallas are available. In the end, Homer's status could receive some clarity, one way or another, upon the release of Friday's injury report.
Jan 5, 2023 5:39 PM EST
Homer (ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: Homer sprained his ankle Week 16 at Kansas City, which kept him out of on-field work last week and eventually resulted in inactive status this past Sunday versus the Jets. With no practice reps evident since suffering the injury, he doesn't appear to be in a great spot to play Week 18 against the Rams. Still, because coach Pete Carroll told John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site on Monday that Homer may be able to return for Sunday's game, the running back's status will be one to watch as the week goes on. Notably, position mates Kenneth Walker (ankle/illness) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) also were DNPs on Wednesday, so the team's backfield again is in flux.
Jan 4, 2023 4:49 PM EST
Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Travis Homer (ankle) could return Week 18 against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Homer suffered the injury Week 16 against the Chiefs, and he was unable to suit up in Sunday's win over the Jets. His ability to return would certainly be a boost to the Seahawks' depth at running back in Sunday's pivotal game against the Rams, which they need to win to have a chance to earn a playoff spot.
Jan 3, 2023 12:19 PM EST
Homer (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Jets.
Analysis: Homer was forced out Week 16 in Kansas City with what was eventually termed an ankle sprain, which didn't allow him to practice during Week 17 prep. With his status confirmed, he won't be an option to get touches behind the Seahawks' top running back Kenneth Walker (ankle). Instead, DeeJay Dallas is the likeliest candidate to earn complementary snaps while Walker gets the bulk of the workload.
Jan 1, 2023 11:48 AM EST
Homer (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle reports.
Analysis: Starter Kenneth Walker (ankle) is also listed as questionable but expected to play, while DeeJay Dallas (ankle) has been removed from the final injury report. Homer could take the passing-down-job back from Dallas if he's able to play this Sunday after spraining his ankle in the first quarter of a loss to the Chiefs last week. Dallas ended up catching six passes, while Homer tends to do more blocking when he handles the third-down work.
Dec 30, 2022 2:10 PM EST
Homer (ankle) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Homer picked up a sprained ankle this past Saturday at Kansas City and has yet to practice this week as a result of the injury. Meanwhile, the Seahawks' No. 1 running back Kenneth Walker (ankle) followed up Wednesday's DNP with a limited session one day later, and fellow reserve RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle) continued to operate with a cap on his reps. Homer does have one more chance Friday to log some on-field activity, but if he ends up limited or out Sunday versus the Jets, Dallas appears poised to act as the second option out of Seattle's backfield behind Walker.
Dec 29, 2022 5:15 PM EST
Homer (ankle) missed Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: As did Kenneth Walker, which, in his case, likely is maintenance-related to ensure he's as healthy as possible for game day, while DeeJay Dallas (ankle) was limited. Homer himself sprained his ankle this past Saturday in Kansas City, capping him at one snap on offense and four on special teams. His usage was well behind Walker (40 of 76) and Dallas (35), and Homer's new health concern may be putting him further behind the eight ball in the Seahawks offense. Ultimately, Friday's practice report may clarify the overall situation ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets.
Dec 28, 2022 5:08 PM EST
Coach Pete Carroll said Homer suffered an ankle sprain during Saturday' 24-10 loss at Kansas City, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Before he departure in the first half, Homer made a tackle on kick coverage but otherwise didn't earn a carry or target. Kenneth Walker continued to dominate the Seahawks backfield, despite not practicing at all during Week 16 prep due to an ankle injury, en route to 26 rushes for 107 yards and two catches (on two targets) for minus-2 yards. Meanwhile, DeeJay Dallas had two carries for 10 yards and gathered in all six targets for 32 yards. With the health of all three in some question before or after this contest, the situation will be one to monitor as Seattle prepares for its next game Sunday, Jan. 1 versus the Jets.
Dec 24, 2022 2:22 PM EST
Homer is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Chiefs due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: Homer didn't draw any targets or take any carries before exiting the contest to get his ankle checked out. If Homer ends up missing the rest of the Week 16 game, DeeJay Dallas would be next in line for change-of-pace work behind top back Kenneth Walker.
Dec 24, 2022 10:38 AM EST
Homer rushed once for five yards and caught all four of his targets for 25 yards in Thursday's 21-13 loss to the 49ers.
Analysis: Rookie running back Kenneth Walker returned from an ankle injury and handled 16 touches, and Homer was limited to just 15 snaps. However, he still managed to make an impact with his highest catch total since Week 2, which was coincidently also against the 49ers. Homer will continue to play second fiddle to Walker for the remainder of the season, so his fantasy value will be unreliable.
Dec 16, 2022 9:21 PM EST
Homer is expected to operate as the No. 2 running back in Thursday's game versus the 49ers following a report that Kenneth Walker (ankle) has been removed from the injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Homer was the clear lead back in Week 14 versus the Panthers with a 91 percent snap share, though that translated into a mere 11 touches. Walker may not be able to handle a full workload in his first game back, so Homer could take on additional reps. Still, the 49ers maintain one of the best run defenses in the league, which will devalue any extra reps that Homer picks up.
Dec 14, 2022 5:50 PM EST
Homer rushed nine times for 26 yards in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Panthers. He also caught two of three targets for eight yards.
Analysis: Homer started at tailback with both Kenneth Walker and DeeJay Dallas sidelined with ankle injuries. However, Homer wasn't able to capitalize on his opportunity, struggling to find much room to run besides a long gain of 16 yards. Although the Seahawks face a quick turnaround ahead of Week 15's Thursday night contest versus the 49ers, Homer could return to a reserve role if Walker and/or Dallas are able to suit up.
Dec 11, 2022 4:55 PM EST
GM John Schneider said on Seattle Sports pregame show that he expects Homer, Tony Jones and Godwin Igwebuike all to get work in the Seahawks backfield Sunday against the Panthers with Kenneth Walker (ankle) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) inactive.
Analysis: Homer will get a prime opportunity to produce with two of Seattle's top three running backs sidelined. On the season, he's averaged 4.8 YPC on his nine rushes and hauled in 10 of 11 targets for 124 yards and one touchdown, while Jones has just seven carries for 14 yards and two catches (on four targets) for 18 yards. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier Sunday that Jones may start over Homer, but their respective stat lines and Schneider's comment would seem to indicate Homer is the best bet to post the most notable stat line among those available to this backfield Week 14.
Dec 11, 2022 12:51 PM EST
Adam Schefter said on ESPN's broadcast of "Fantasy Football Now" that he expects Tony Jones -- not Homer -- to draw the start at running back in Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Analysis: The Seahawks list both Kenneth Walker (ankle) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) as questionable for the Week 14 contest, but neither is expected to play, which leaves Jones, Homer and practice-squad call-up Godwin Igwebuike as Seattle's available backfield options. Schefter expects all three backs to play in the contest, but Jones may garner the start even though Homer has routinely worked ahead of him in games when both backs have been available this season. Even if Schefter's prediction comes to pass, Homer could still end up being the more productive fantasy option of the trio -- particularly in PPR leagues -- since he's likely regarded as the most trusted back on passing downs, where he had routinely spelled Walker in previous weeks. The 5-foot-11, 224-pound Jones is more sturdily built and physically profiles as the better back on early downs, but even his hold on that role may be tenuous. After carrying seven times for just 14 yards in last week's win over the Rams, Jones is averaging just 2.7 yards on 66 career carries over three NFL seasons. Jones could have a short leash in the game plan if he's not able to get going early.
Dec 11, 2022 9:13 AM EST
Homer is expected to step into a larger role on offense with fellow running backs Kenneth Walker (ankle) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) both listed as questionable but not expected to play Sunday against the Panthers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Homer was inactive for last week's 27-23 win over the Rams due to a knee sprain and an illness, but he's good to go for Sunday after practicing fully Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, Walker and Dallas weren't able to practice in any fashion this week due to the injuries they sustained in the win last Sunday, when Tony Jones (seven carries for 14 yards, two catches for 18 yards) finished the day as the team's lone healthy back. Jones, who had been a healthy inactive for the previous four games, should continue to have a role on offense, but given that Homer has consistently played ahead of him when healthy this season, Homer likely represents the more appealing fantasy option of the two. At the very least, Homer should rank as the preferred option on passing downs, given that he had served as the top change-of-pace option behind Walker when both were last available for the same game in Week 12. Through four NFL seasons, Homer has averaged a robust 5.8 yards per carry and 9.4 yards per reception.
Dec 11, 2022 6:51 AM EST
Homer (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: After sitting out Week 13 due to an illness and opening Week 14 prep with a limited session because of a knee sprain, Homer now is operating on all cylinders on the practice field. He seemingly is more than a step ahead of Kenneth Walker and DeeJay Dallas in their respective recoveries from ankle issues, as that duo has yet to take part in any drills this week. If one or both of Walker and Dallas end up limited or out Sunday versus the Panthers, Homer likely is the top candidate to get guaranteed reps out of the Seahawks backfield.
Dec 8, 2022 4:44 PM EST
Homer (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Homer was capped to one limited session last week due to an illness, and while he went into the weekend listed as questionable for Sunday's game at the Rams, the Seahawks downgraded him to out Saturday. On Monday, coach Pete Carroll touched on Homer's injury, calling it a knee sprain, according to Boyle. With Kenneth Walker (ankle) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) unable to mix into drills Wednesday, Homer is the healthiest of the team's top three running backs on the active roster. Homer thus is in a good spot to get work Sunday against the Panthers if he's deemed healthy enough to play. If some combination of the three can't suit up this weekend, Tony Jones also is on the active roster, while Darwin Thompson, Godwin Igwebuike and Wayne Gallman are the candidates to be elevated from the practice squad.
Dec 7, 2022 4:30 PM EST
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Homer (illness) is dealing with a knee sprain, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Homer missed Sunday's win over the Rams due to an illness, but with Kenneth Walker (ankle) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) now both also banged up, his status becomes more crucial heading into a Week 14 matchup against the Panthers. Carroll didn't allude to Homer's chances of being available versus Carolina, though he did note Walker hasn't been ruled out yet after undergoing an MRI on Monday.
Dec 5, 2022 10:19 AM EST
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