Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet had his most productive game in weeks in Sunday's win over the Arizona Cardinals. The rookie took five rushing attempts 32 yards and caught both of his targets for 28 receiving yards. His receptions late in the fourth quarter advanced the Seahawks into Cardinals' territory, setting up Geno Smith's 34-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett. The selection of Charbonnet in the second round of the 2023 draft sparked a debate that he might contend for the starting role but he was firmly in the backseat behind second-year running back Kenneth Walker III. It will be hard to predict what the depth chart will look like in 2024, but Charbonnet can be expected to hang on to his role as the passing down back at the least. Charbonnet's first season ends with 462 rushing yards and one touchdown gained on 108 carries and 209 receiving yards on 33 catches.
Jan 8, 2024 4:53 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet will finish out the season working behind Kenneth Walker III (shoulder) in Week 18. Despite dealing with a shoulder injury that limited his ability to practice this week, Walker is off the team's injury report and ready to start against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Charbonnet has been featured in passing down situations and inside the two-minute warning, but if past usage holds then it will be Walker who sees the lion's share of the running back touches. Last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Charbonnet caught all five of his targets for 39 yards. The Cardinals have given up the most fantasy points per game to running backs and have allowed eight receiving touchdowns to the position this season. Fantasy managers in a Week 18 championship should avoid Charbonnet, while DFS players could take a chance on him and hope his workload in the passing game leads to a touchdown.
Jan 6, 2024 5:43 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet had two carries for two rushing yards and caught all five of his targets for 39 receiving yards in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. His seven touches were the most he has had since Week 14 when he was offering relief to Kenneth Walker III (shoulder) who was still on the mend from an oblique injury. Charbonnet benefitted from similar circumstances in Week 17. Walker was a game-time decision due to a shoulder injury that limited his participation in practice all week. Walker looked effective during the game but reaggravated the injury in the third quarter. By the time he was deemed available to return to play, the Seahawks were playing catch-up necessitating that Charbonnet stay on the field. The rookie could see extra work in Week 18 if Walker's shoulder is still bothering him, and if the Seahawks would rather not risk his health at all then Charbonnet would once again operate as the team's featured back.
Jan 1, 2024 6:28 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet was of no use to fantasy managers in Week 16. With starter Kenneth Walker III (shoulder/illness) fully recovered from an oblique injury that afforded Charbonnet more work, the rookie had just three touches against the Tennessee Titans. He maintained his usual role on passing downs and inside the two-minute warnings, but nothing came to fruition, even with his two rushing attempts coming inside the Titans' five-yard line. In Week 17, Charbonnet and his owners wait with bated breath on Walker's status who has a questionable tag due to an illness and a shoulder injury and will be a game-time decision on Sunday. Should Walker be a no-go, Charbonnet would suddenly be Seattle's featured back once again and could seen as an RB3/flex play.
Dec 30, 2023 6:03 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet finished with negative yardage in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. He lost four yards on his only reception and his two rushing attempts resulted in zero yards gained. Charbonnet was given a couple of chances to punch in the game-winning score from inside the Titans' five-yard line before Geno Smith threw his game-winning touchdown pass to tight end Colby Parkinson. He was held up after a three-yard gain on his first attempt and then lost three yards on the next play. For the second week in a row, the rookie was on the field only on passing third downs and during the team's two-minute drills. Based on his recent usage Charbonnet should not be relied on in the fantasy football championship round in Week 17 when the Seahawks face the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dec 24, 2023 8:18 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet took four carries for 16 yards in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The rookie had a near-equal snap share to Kenneth Walker III (shoulder) in the game but his four touches paled compared to Walker's 22. Charbonnet looked poised to take back the starter role after Walker missed two practices to start the week. However, he did log a limited practice Friday and is believed to be ready for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, knocking expectations for Charbonnet back down. Charbonnet should be considered an RB4 under the assumption that Walker will be active and healthy. Managers should keep an eye on the situation though, in case of any last-minute changes to Walker's status, which would bump Charbonnet's value up a couple of tiers.
Dec 23, 2023 4:29 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet took a big step back on the depth chart on Monday night. Charbonnet had just four carries for 16 yards in the 20-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The rookie was in on passing downs but he was targeted only once and did not record a catch despite quarterback Drew Lock's apparent fixation on short routes. Charbonnet was also on the field for two-minute drills but did not handle the ball during the eventual game-winning drive at the end of the fourth quarter. The four rushing attempts paled in comparison to the 22 touches garnered by Kenneth Walker III, in a workload split reminiscent of the first half of the season. After being left out of the picture on Monday, Charbonnet does not figure to be a big part of the Seahawks' game plan for their Week 16 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.
Dec 19, 2023 5:08 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet lost his hold on the top of the depth chart with the return of Kenneth Walker III in Week 14. Charbonnet still finished with 10 total touches in that game, taking nine carries for 44 yards and one reception for four more. Walker's 58% snap rate outdid Charbonnet's 40%, but he had just two more touches and was less efficient than the rookie. In Week 15, the Seahawks play the Philadelphia Eagles, who have been rather stingy to running backs in 2023 allowing them just four touchdowns all season and holding opposing backfields to fewer than 100 rushing yards in all but three games. In a game where the Seahawks figure to exploit Philadephia's porous secondary and lean heavily on the pass, Charbonnet projects to finish as an RB4.
Dec 17, 2023 4:56 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet (knee) led the team in rushing attempts and yards against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. His nine carries and 44 rushing yards were all that it took to lead the Seahawks' ground game in Week 14. He also had a single reception for four yards as well. Kenneth Walker III (oblique) was in action for the first time since Week 11 and took back his starting role, but had one fewer carry than Charbonnet. Walker will likely retain his starting role going forward, but Charbonnet's efforts may make their workloads closer to a 50/50 split as the season winds down. Next up, the Seahawks take on the Philadelphia Eagles who have allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game in 2023 but have allowed 152.3 rushing yards per game over the last three weeks.
Dec 11, 2023 2:25 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running backs Kenneth Walker III (oblique) and Zach Charbonnet (knee) are active for Week 14 versus the San Francisco 49ers. Both players had been listed as questionable. Walker makes his return after missing two games. He has shown immense promise when handling a full workload but could have a reduced snap share as the Seahawks phase him back into action. Nevertheless, the second-round back is worth deploying as an RB2 in fantasy football. Charbonnet will also earn some touches, but he isn't on the fantasy radar.
Dec 10, 2023 2:55 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet (knee) is expected to suit up for Sunday's meeting with the San Francisco 49ers. With Kenneth Walker III (oblique) out the last two games, Charbonnet took over as the No. 1 option out of the backfield. Unfortunately, he didn't do much for fantasy managers outside of the touchdown he scored in the Week 13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Nonetheless, with Walker in line to return in Week 14, Charbonnet won't get as much action. However, both men could have trouble getting anything going versus a tough 49ers defense, even more so if Geno Smith (groin) doesn't play and Drew Lock can't produce under center.
Dec 10, 2023 1:30 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running backs Kenneth Walker III (oblique) and rookie Zach Charbonnet (knee) are both listed as questionable to play on Sunday against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Both Walker and Charbonnet began the week by sitting out of Wednesday's practice but were limited on Thursday and upgraded to full on Friday. By the sound of it, the Seahawks could have both of their top RBs available as they face the Niners for the second time in just a few weeks. If both backs are active on Sunday, Walker figures to take over the starting role, with Charbonnet handling most of the passing-down work. Facing one of the best defenses in the NFL, neither Walker nor Charbonnet will have much upside in Seattle's backfield if they return from their injuries.
Dec 8, 2023 6:14 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running backs Kenneth Walker III (oblique) and rookie Zach Charbonnet (knee) were both upgraded to a limited practice on Thursday after they didn't take part in Wednesday's practice. Walker has missed the last two games with a moderate oblique strain that he suffered in Week 11, while Charbonnet suffered a bruised knee in last Thursday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Seahawks could have both of their top backs available this weekend in a difficult matchup against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. If both Walker and Charbonnet are active, it could be more of an even split of the workload, which would be bad news for Walker in an incredibly difficult matchup. Of course both players aren't even locks to play Sunday. No. 3 back DeeJay Dallas waits in the wings if both Walker and Charbonnet are limited or out for this weekend.
Dec 7, 2023 7:40 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks running backs Kenneth Walker III (oblique) and rookie Zach Charbonnet (knee) were both listed as non-participants in Wednesday's walkthrough practice. Walker has missed the last two games following a moderate oblique strain he suffered in Week 11. Meanwhile, Charbonnet bruised his knee in last Thursday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Both backs have two more days to get back onto the practice field, but if they can't and are both forced to sit out this Sunday's divisional clash against the San Francisco 49ers, it would likely be DeeJay Dallas leading the Seahawks' backfield. Seattle also has Kenny McIntosh for RB depth if both Walker and Charbonnet can't play this weekend. We'll keep a close eye on this backfield situation as the week progresses.
Dec 6, 2023 7:36 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that rookie running back Zach Charbonnet (knee) is dealing with a bruised knee that "puffed up pretty crazy" on Thursday night after he left the 41-35 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Charbonnet served as Seattle's lead back in Week 13 with Kenneth Walker III (oblique) missing his second straight game, and he handled a season-high 19 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown while adding one catch for a 39-yard gain on a screen pass before getting hurt late in the fourth quarter. The good news is that he'll have extra time to recover before a Week 14 rematch against the San Francisco 49ers, and the 22-year-old back could have a significant role if he's ready by then, depending on Walker's recovery from an oblique strain he suffered in Week 11. If neither Charbonnet or Walker are ready for Week 14, DeeJay Dallas figures to carry the load.
Dec 1, 2023 1:48 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll called running back Zach Charbonnet's (knee) injury a bruised knee, after the rookie banged it on the turf in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. It's unclear when the injury occurred, but Charbonnet was not seen back on the field again after entering the medical tent and the locker room thereafter. Seattle quickly deemed Charbonnet doubtful to return, despite the back-and-forth nature of the eventual 41-35 loss. The 22-year-old second-round pick enjoyed the best display of his young career before exiting, rushing 19 times for 60 yards and a touchdown with a 39-yard screen catch on the final play of the third period. The Seahawks have a mini bye on tap, with their next game coming on Dec. 10 for a pivotal divisional tilt against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14. With Kenneth Walker III (oblique) also ailing, DeeJay Dallas is the next man up on the backfield depth chart.
Dec 1, 2023 12:22 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet drew his first career start in Week 12 with Kenneth Walker III (oblique) inactive due to injury. The rookie took 14 carries for 47 yards and added 11 receiving yards on his four catches against the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving. With Walker doubtful for Week 13, Charbonnet will have another crack at the starting job but it will be tough sledding yet again. The Seahawks will be in Dallas to take on the Cowboys in another Thursday night matchup. The Cowboys' defense has allowed just one touchdown to opposing running backs in the last four weeks, and their explosive offense keeps teams playing catchup early and often, limiting opponents' use of the run game. It's likely that the Seahawks will be playing from behind, limiting the amount of work Charbonnet sees even if he is Seattle's featured back for another week.
Nov 30, 2023 2:02 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet had 14 carries for 47 yards. His four receptions were all it took to lead the team in catches on Thursday night, though they only went for 11 total yards. It was unfortunate that Charbonnet's big moment finally came against the San Francisco 49ers. Their aggressive defense overwhelmed Seattle from start to finish and the rookie had to make the most of a wonky game script in a game dominated by their division rival. The 49ers controlled the ball for over 22 minutes in the first half, leaving little time for Seattle to establish any sort of offense thus limiting Charbonnet to just three carries for seven yards before halftime. His efficiency was lacking, but he was clearly the primary back as he was out on the field for 49 plays to DeeJay Dallas's seven. Walker may be out another week, but Charbonnet won't have it any easier in Week 13 when the Seahawks take on the Dallas Cowboys.
Nov 24, 2023 3:47 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet is set for the first start of his professional career in Thursday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Regular starter Kenneth Walker III (oblique) suffered a non-contact injury during a rushing attempt against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 11 and carries a doubtful tag after not practicing this week. Charbonnet took over that game and finished with 15 carries for 47 yards and six catches for another 22 yards through the air. The rookie won't have it easy in the late game on Thanksgiving as the 49ers have one of the league's better run defenses. With DeeJay Dallas (shoulder) and Kenny McIntosh the only other backfield options for the Seahawks, Charbonnet should still see enough volume to be a low-end RB2.
Nov 23, 2023 2:58 AM EST
Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet had a season-high 21 touches in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams. The rookie was tapped to take over the backfield reps after Kenneth Walker III (oblique) left in the first quarter due to injury. Charbonnet took 15 carries for 47 yards and caught all six of his targets for an additional 22 yards through the air. The severity of Walker's injury is yet to be determined, but postgame comments from head coach Pete Carroll were not promising, referring to the injury as "legit." Seattle's next game is a Thanksgiving Day showdown against the San Francisco 49ers, so it is likely that Charbonnet will remain at the top of the depth chart in Week 12. DeeJay Dallas would move up accordingly, and rookie Kenny McIntosh may finally make his NFL debut as well.
Nov 20, 2023 1:03 AM EST