Fantasy Football: 4 Things We Learned From Week 2
Chris Carson Is Your Running Back, Seattle
The jury was still out coming into Week 2, with Thomas Rawls returning from his Week 1 injury, but Carson's display and Rawls' lack of one has now made clear that Carson is the back to own for fantasy purposes.
Carson out-snapped Rawls significantly, logging 50 offensive snaps to Rawls' meager 16. The 'Hawks trusted Carson enough to give him a whopping 20 carries in their surprisingly close matchup with the San Francisco 49ers; only four other running backs had as many carries this weekend.
Carson has been the most effective back on the team, and while he has been running behind a turnstile masquerading as an offensive line, he has been able to amass a solid 5.1 yards per attempt. If Carson was not already picked up in your leagues last week, he's a high-priority waiver target this week and someone to target in trades.