The Seattle Seahawks won an exciting game on Sunday; they defeated the Washington Commanders 29-26.
The Seahawks’ offense was clicking. They racked up 489 yards of total offense in the win, and the rushing game has been a big part of the offense. RB Kenneth Walker III led the way with 19 carries for 63 yards and a 64-yard receiving touchdown.
Still, RB Zach Charbonnet continues to be a part of the ground game. He finished the day with six carries for 44 yards. Could this be a sign of more to come for the rookie from UCLA?
Should Charbonnet Be a Fantasy Waiver Wire Add in Week 11?
This has been a question for some time — Charbonnet has continued to be a valuable part of the Seattle offense this year. To go along with the six rushes, he also had four catches for eight yards. Charbonnet is going to be a good running back, but right now, there just isn’t enough upside for him to be a waiver-wire addition.
Walker was dealing with a chest injury that made him miss time last week, but he was back and played a huge role in the game. He tallied 20 touches for 127 yards and one touchdown. That comes out to a 19.7 PPR fantasy day for Walker, which could be a sign of things to come.
If there was going to be a week that Charbonnet would get the bulk of the carries, last weekend could have been the perfect one. The fact that Walker, despite missing out on some practice, had 20 touches while Charbonnet had only 10 is a sign that this is Walker’s job.
The Seahawks are in action next week against the Los Angeles Rams, a team that is struggling right now. The Rams have lost four of their last five games and have been beaten by at least 17 points in the last two weeks. This feels like a team that is limping to the finish line, and the Rams struggle to stop the run.
Opponents of the Rams are averaging 122.8 rushing yards, which ranks 22nd in the league. It was especially bad two weeks ago against the Green Bay Packers, who rushed for 184 yards.
These two teams played in Week 1 in Seattle, and it was a brutal performance by the Seahawks. They lost the game 30-13 and only mustered 197 total yards of offense. This shouldn’t be the case this weekend, as these two teams are going in completely different directions. The Seahawks are now tied for first in the NFC West and appear capable of winning the division.
Walker gives this offense an explosive threat from the backfield. He has seven plays with at least 21 yards this season and has scored seven total touchdowns. Charbonnet on the other hand has one play over 21 yards and hasn’t found the end zone.
In the end, Charbonnet is going to carry the ball a few times a game. However, he is more of a spell-back right now and Walker is the guy the Seahawks are going to count on to make the big play.
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