Homer rushed 21 times for 177 yards and a touchdown and caught 16 of 20 targets for 161 yards over 14 games during the 2021 season.
Analysis: Homer mostly played on special teams this season. Both he and DeeJay Dallas rarely played on offense; Chris Carson (neck) and Alex Collins (abdomen) handled most of the reps through the first 11 games while Rashaad Penny hit his stride over the final five games. Head coach Pete Carroll doesn't seem to trust either Homer or Dallas with a consistent role, meaning both running backs will likely face competition in training camp if Penny walks in free agency and Carson isn't 100 percent for the start of the 2022 campaign.
Jan 12, 2022 5:26 PM EST
Homer rushed six times for 27 yards in Sunday's 51-29 win over the Lions.
Analysis: Rashaad Penny stole the show with 25 rushes for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Most of Homer's carries were when the game was safely in hand for the Seahawks. Penny should work as the clear lead back in Week 18 against the Cardinals, but Homer may operate as the No. 2 if DeeJay Dallas (thigh) and Alex Collins (abdomen) are unable to go.
Jan 2, 2022 9:12 PM EST
Homer didn't record a touch in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Bears.
Analysis: Homer missed the full week of practice due to the league's COVID-19 protocol, which may be an explanation for why he only handled four offensive snaps despite Alex Collins being a healthy scratch. Rashaad Penny looks like the obvious No. 1 back for the rest of the season, and Homer will compete with DeeJay Dallas for the remaining reps. Neither player should be considered a stable fantasy option.
Dec 27, 2021 8:49 AM EST
Homer was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.
Analysis: Homer's return could take some snaps/touches away from DeeJay Dallas, the other back Seattle has used on passing downs this year. Homer has 14 carries and 17 targets in 11 games, with his most impactful play being a 73-yard TD on a fake punt.
Dec 24, 2021 12:42 PM EST
Homer (illness) wasn't activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list and won't be available for Tuesday's game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: As expected, Homer won't be available to play two days after he reportedly tested positive for the virus, according to Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. Since Henderson notes that Homer is vaccinated, he'll be eligible to return to the Seahawks' team facility as soon as he's deemed to be asymptomatic or until he tests negative on two consecutive occasions 24 hours apart. With Homer sidelined Tuesday, DeeJay Dallas is expected to serve as the Seahawks' top change-of-pace option behind starter Rashaad Penny.
Dec 21, 2021 2:27 PM EST
The Seahawks placed Homer (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: With the Seahawks' Week 15 game pushed back from Sunday to Tuesday due to COVID-19 concerns within their opponents, the Rams, Seattle now has an ever growing list as the matchup draws closer. Homer joins position mate Alex Collins (abdomen/illness) on the reserve list, which leaves Rashaad Penny, DeeJay Dallas and practice squad member Adrian Peterson (lower back) as the team's current and likely healthy running backs on the roster.
Dec 19, 2021 2:14 PM EST
Homer (hamstring) logged a full practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Homer has been sidelined two of the past three games due to injury, but coach Pete Carroll expressed optimism Monday that the running back would be available Week 15 against the Rams. With a full practice behind him, Homer joins Rashaad Penny and DeeJay Dallas as healthy RBs on the active roster, while Alex Collins (abdomen) was limited Wednesday. Penny has taken over the lead role out of the Seahawks backfield after a 138-yard, two-TD performance this past Sunday in Houston, so Homer will have to contend with Collins, Dallas and potentially Adrian Peterson (lower back) for reps moving forward.
Dec 15, 2021 4:44 PM EST
Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he's "hopeful" that Homer (calf/hamstring) will be back Sunday versus the Rams, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: Carroll is notoriously optimistic about his players getting back on the field. We'll need to see him on the practice field in some fashion Wednesday to feel truly hopeful that he can play Sunday. His role on offense will likely be limited regardless, as he's coming off soft-tissue injuries, Rashaad Penny appears to be the starter for now and Alex Collins is healthy as the No. 2 option. Homer should contribute on special teams and on clear passing downs if he can play.
Dec 13, 2021 3:42 PM EST
Homer (calf/hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Houston, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: After logging a limited practice Wednesday, Homer didn't get on the field at all Thursday and subsequently will miss his second contest of the season. He hasn't received much work anyway when available, with just 19 touches and 131 offensive snaps in 11 games. With Homer out, Alex Collins, Rashaad Penny, DeeJay Dallas and potentially practice squad member Adrian Peterson will man the Seahawks backfield Week 14.
Dec 10, 2021 1:44 PM EST
Homer (calf/hamstring) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: With Alex Collins (abdomen) out of the lineup this past Sunday against the 49ers, Homer earned his second largest workload in a game this season (30 percent). Homer took advantage of the opportunity and ripped off a career-long 73-yard touchdown from a direct snap on a fake punt. That play aside, he managed 11 total yards on six more touches, playing alongside Rashaad Penny (40 percent, 11 touches) and Adrian Peterson (27 percent, 11 carries). Both Collins and Homer have practice limitations this week, so the Seahawks backfield again has some question marks as the team prepares for a Week 14 visit to Houston.
Dec 8, 2021 4:20 PM EST
Homer rushed three times for 80 yards and a touchdown and caught four of five targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 30-23 win over the 49ers.
Analysis: After failing to get a first down on the opening drive, the Seahawks ran a fake punt where Homer took a direct snap and ran 73 yards to the house. The third-year running back showed off his speed and open-field awareness in the process. Homer also recorded a 30 percent snap share, finishing ahead of Adrian Peterson (27 percent) but behind Rashaad Penny (40 percent). Even with the explosive play. Homer's rest-of-season outlook isn't fantasy relevant. He'll likely lose snaps next week with Alex Collins (abdomen) expected back.
Dec 6, 2021 9:44 AM EST
Homer (calf) is active for Sunday's contest versus the 49ers.
Analysis: Homer practiced in full during Week 13 prep but still entered the weekend as questionable for this game. While he'll be available to the Seahawks backfield Sunday along with Adrian Peterson, Rashaad Penny and DeeJay Dallas, Alex Collins will not be after the team made him a surprise health scratch. Peterson is expected to be the primary ballcarrier in his first action with Seattle, likely leaving scraps for Homer, Penny and Dallas.
Dec 5, 2021 12:10 PM EST
Homer (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Although Homer was a full participant for each of Seattle's three practice sessions this week, he'll still land on the injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup. He's logged two carries for six yards while hauling in three of four targets for 23 yards across his last two appearances.
Dec 3, 2021 9:42 PM EST
Homer (calf) was listed as a full participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Homer followed an LP/DNP/DNP practice regimen last week before the Seahawks ruled him out ahead of a Week 12 road matchup with Washington. A calf injury was to blame, but he would have taken every rep if Seattle had held practice Wednesday. Assuming he maintains his activity level through Friday, Homer would join DeeJay Dallas and potentially Rashaad Penny (hamstring) behind starter Alex Collins (abdomen) on Sunday versus the 49ers. It should be noted that the Seahawks signed Adrian Peterson to the practice squad Wednesday, so he and undrafted rookie Josh Johnson are candidates to be elevated for game days.
Dec 1, 2021 5:46 PM EST
Homer (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against Washington, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Homer suffered the injury in the team's Week 11 matchup but was downgraded from a limited participant Thursday to no participation Friday. His absence leaves the Seahawks backfield thin, as Rashaad Penny (hamstring) has also been ruled out. As a result, Alex Collins and DeeJay Dallas will serve as the team's primary rushers.
Nov 27, 2021 6:11 PM EST
Homer (calf) did not participate in Friday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Homer apparently picked up the injury in the Seahawks Week 11 loss to the Cardinals, as he was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice before sitting out Friday. His status for Monday night should become clearer after Saturday's practice report comes out.
Nov 26, 2021 4:53 PM EST
Homer rushed once for four yards in Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: Homer led the Seahawks backfield in snaps during last week's loss to the Packers, but he finished fourth this week even though Rashaad Penny (hamstring) left early. Nevertheless, Homer should be in the mix for increased usage if Penny missed time, but it probably won't be enough for fantasy relevance as long as Alex Collins and DeeJay Dallas are healthy.
Nov 22, 2021 8:59 AM EST
Homer rushed once for two yards and caught three of four targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 17-0 loss to the Packers.
Analysis: Homer led the Seahawks backfield with 31 of 61 offensive snaps (51 percent). Alex Collins still handled a majority of the touches (11), but Homer's pass-blocking abilities kept him on the field to protect Russell Wilson, who was making his return from a finger injury. Chris Carson (neck) could return in Week 11 versus the Cardinals, but Collins will likely handle a bulk of the work until he does.
Nov 15, 2021 9:01 AM EST
Homer rushed four times for nine yards and caught his lone target for three yards in Sunday's 31-7 win over the Jaguars. He also returned an onside kick for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Analysis: Homer finished second among Seahawks running backs with 17 offensive snaps, as Alex Collins led the backfield with 27. However, he made his biggest play of the season on special teams, snagging an onside kick and returning it 44 yards for a score. Homer's offensive role is secure on passing downs, but he has only generated 165 total yards through eight games.
Nov 1, 2021 7:26 AM EST
Homer rushed once for 14 yards in Monday's 13-10 loss to the Saints.
Analysis: Homer played on just 12 of the teams 56 offensive snaps, while Alex Collins and Rashaad Penny split the majority of the running back snaps at 22 and 20, respectively. Aside from Homer's one solid carry for 14 yards, the backfield was not particularly effective on the ground against the Saints. Going forward, Homer will likely struggle to see enough playing time to contribute in a meaningful way for fantasy purposes. The 23-year-old must compete for touches with Collins, Penny, and DeeJay Dallas while Carson is on injured reserve with a neck injury.
Oct 27, 2021 5:52 AM EST
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