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What to do with Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde in Week 15 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Chris Carson, Carlos Hydeahead of the Seahawks Week 15 matchup against Washington.

Chris Carson #32 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball against the New York Giants during the second quarter in the game at Lumen Field on December 06, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Though both were effective last week, it’s worth noting that Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde split snaps. This week’s matchup against Washington poses a tough challenge for both backs.

Fantasy Football analysis: Seahawks RBs Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde

Though both Carson and Hyde were limited in practice on Wednesday, it doesn’t seem like their status for Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team will be in jeopardy.

Carson had his second solid fantasy game in a row in last week’s 40-3 win against the New York Jets, rushing for 76 yards, receiving 22 more and scoring a touchdown, totaling 18.80 points. What is a bit bothersome, though, is that despite averaging 6.33 yards per carry, Carson had 12 rushes to Hyde’s 15 rushes for 66 yards.

Hyde had 6.60 fantasy points as he couldn’t find the end zone despite Seattle scoring 40 points. With both backs splitting carries, it’s worth noting that Carson has been more efficient as a receiver, tallying 11 targets in the past two games compared to Hyde’s three (zero in Week 14). Unfortunately, this might not be the best week to play either of them. The WFT has held opponents to 70 yards or fewer in three of the last four games, as fullback Kyle Juszczyk’s 9.60 PPR points last week were the most by an opponent out of the backfield in the span. He had a single carry, while scoring on one of his two receptions for 15 yards.

This could be a low-scoring, tough game between both teams. And with how good the WFT is against the run, especially on its four-game win streak, it might not be safe to rely on a snap-splitting backfield.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit both Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde.