The fantasy football season is rolling right now, and the Seattle Seahawks offense is starting to click. They’ve scored 37 points in each of the last two games and are putting up numbers both passing and rushing the ball.
For the Seahawks, the ground game goes through Kenneth Walker III and Zach Charbonnet. They are proving to be a nice 1-2 punch, but which running back should fantasy football managers play in Week 4?
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Zach Charbonnet Fantasy Outlook This Week
Charbonnet is coming off the best game of the season, as he carried the ball nine times for 46 yards in the win against the Panthers.
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He gives the Seahawks a physical, strong running back who is going to fight for every extra yard. He earned the respect of his teammate Walker in the offseason, who said he loves his “aggressive running style.”
Seattle will be facing a New York Giants team that has really struggled to stop the run. Entering Sunday’s game, the Giants rank 29th in rushing yards allowed (138.0 ypg).
But while Charbonnet is going to continue to get the ball for the Seahawks, he isn’t the focal point of this team.
Kenneth Walker III Fantasy Outlook This Week
Like Charbonnet, Walker had his best game of the season against Carolina, rushing for 97 yards and two touchdowns. He has four touchdowns in the past two weeks and also had three catches for 59 yards last week.
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The Seahawks are one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL, and the engine that gets things going for them is Walker. In games in which Walker receives 18+ carries, Seattle is 7-1 thus far in his career. He has dutifully helped them chew the clock at the end of games.
Seattle is at its best when the team is able to run the ball early to get the play-action game going. Geno Smith has one of the most talented receiving corps in the NFL, and the offense over the last two weeks has been on fire.
Which of the Seahawks RBs Should You Start?
Entering Week 4, Walker is RB4 in the PFN Consensus Rankings and is the no-brainer answer to this question.
Charbonnet is absolutely a valuable piece to the Seahawks and a guy the team will count on. They wouldn’t have drafted him in the second round otherwise. However, when it comes to fantasy value, he just isn’t on Walker’s level.
As he gets better in the passing game, Walker is a running back who is capable of being a three-down back. He has a rare combination of speed and power and is capable of creating a huge play from anywhere on the field.
Further, with the receivers the Seahawks possess, defenses aren’t able to load the box completely.
The offensive line has continued to improve from last season, too, which has helped Walker have more rushing lanes. In this matchup against the Giants, the interior offensive line will have a tougher task — Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams are an elite duo.
If the offensive line is up to the challenge, Walker may even outperform the No. 4 position and be the best running back in fantasy football in Week 4.
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