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Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker injury: What status means for Week 16 vs. Titans

Kenneth Walker III is dealing with a shoulder injury for Week 16. We break down what it means 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

Inactives update: Walker is officially active and should be in your fantasy football lineups.

Game day update: Walker is expected to play on Sunday, per Ian Rapoport.


The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 16 of the NFL season. The Seahawks are expecting starting quarterback Geno Smith back under center but could be missing running back Kenneth Walker III. He’s questionable with a shoulder injury and didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday before being upgraded to a limited participant on Friday.

Kenneth Walker III injury

Fantasy football analysis

Walker heads into this week as the overall RB19 in half-PPR scoring formats. He has played in 12 games this season and has 720 yards with seven touchdowns on the ground. Walker has added 232 yards and another score on 24 receptions.

The Titans allow middle-of-the-road numbers to opposing running backs, ranking 16th out of 32 teams. Still, if Walker is active he can be started in 10-team leagues or larger.

NFL DFS analysis

Walker’s injury hasn’t done much to lower his salary cap hit in DFS. If you want to roster him as a Captain, it will cost you $16,200, and it will be $10,800 to add him as a flex. The Tennessee defense allows the 14th fewest DFS points to opposing running backs.

Betting analysis

Walker’s rushing line at DraftKings Sportsbook is installed at 61.5 yards. His receiving line is 11.5 yards and 1.5 receptions. Walker has -110 odds to score an anytime touchdown and +550 odds to score the first touchdown of the game.