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Seahawks RB Zach Charbonnet injury: What status means for Week 14 vs. 49ers

Charbonnet is dealing with a knee injury for Week 14. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting.

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Inactives update: Zach Charbonnet and Kenneth Walker are both officially active.

Game day update: Zach Charbonnet and Kenneth Walker are both expected to play, per Adam Schefter. They were both listed as questionable on Friday’s final injury report.


Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet is listed as questionable heading into Week 14 against the 49ers. He is dealing with a knee injury, but he was a full participant in practice on Friday. Charbonnet has been carrying the majority of the backfield load throughout the last several weeks with Kenneth Walker sidelined.

Zach Charbonnet injury

Fantasy football analysis

Charbonnet has seen an uptick in fantasy earnings during Walker’s absence, but Walker is expected to be back this week, as well. Both Walker and Charbonnet are listed as questionable, so it’s hard to say now what the backfield split will look like.

With Walker returning to the field and Charbonnet listed as questionable, this is a week to keep Charbonnet on the bench. The 49ers have arguably the best rushing defense in the country, and there are too many other factors at play here to start him.

NFL DFS analysis

The 49ers defense allows the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs in the NFL, so you may want to avoid Seahawks running backs this week while drafting your DFS lineup. Charbonnet comes in at $5400 as a FLEX at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting analysis

With both Charbonnet and Walker listed as questionable and recovering from injuries this week, the Seahawks likely won’t be finding much success on the ground this week against this Niners defense. Quarterback Geno Smith is questionable as well. The Niners have a lot going for them this week with this injury report.