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Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker listed as questionable ahead of Week 16 vs. Titans

Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker III is dealing with a shoulder injury going into Week 16 vs. the Titans. We break down the news for fantasy football and betting.

Kenneth Walker III #9 of the Seattle Seahawks walks off the field at the end of the first half at Lumen Field on December 18, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Jane Gershovich/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 16 of the NFL season. The Seahawks have been dealing with injuries all season, and starting running back Kenneth Walker III is once again on the injury report. If he is unable to play, backup running back Zach Charbonnet will take over as the starter.

Kenneth Walker injury updates

Friday PM update: Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Walker will play on Sunday despite being listed as questionable, per Michael-Shawn Duger.

Friday update: Walker is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Tennessee.

Thursday update: Walker didn’t practice on Thursday, which now causes concern for his availability this weekend. He will have one more practice to avoid being ruled out ahead of the weekend.

Wednesday update: Walker did not practice on Wednesday and is cited as dealing with a shoulder injury.

Fantasy football analysis

Walker has been great this year when he has been healthy. He has played in only 12 games but heads into this week as the overall RB19 in half-PPR scoring. Walker has 720 yards and seven touchdowns on 176 carries over 12 games. He’s added 232 more yards and another score on 24 receptions. The Tennessee defense allows the 16th most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. If Walker is active, he can be started in 10-team leagues or larger.

If Walker sits, Charbonnet would be the running back to pivot to. He has played in 13 games this season and has 428 yards with a touchdown. The rookie RB hasn’t been as impressive as Walker but has still been productive during his first season in the NFL. He would shoulder most of the carries in Walker’s absence, but with Walker sidelined, I’d say you can’t start him unless you’re in 12-team leagues or larger with the fantasy football playoffs on the line.