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Charbonnet had 13 games last season with 10 or fewer touches, all of which came when Kenneth Walker was on the field. Not surprisingly, Charbonnet averaged 5.1 PPR points per game in those situations. That's not ideal, and unfortunately, it's not likely to change in 2024. Not only does new playcaller Ryan Grubb figure to prefer Walker to Charbonnet, but Grubb is more of a pass-friendly coordinator who has never cultivated big-time pass-catching running backs in his last three years of college football work. It pretty much wedges Charbonnet into a lottery-ticket backup RB who only should see lineups when Walker misses playing time. Walker has missed two games in each of his first two seasons. Be careful choosing Charbonnet over other backups who have more upside once you get into Round 9-plus.

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Year yds
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Fumbles Lost
Receiving Yards
Receiving Touchdowns
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2023 462 4.28 1 33 209 613.8
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Complementary role in 2023

    Charbonnet finished the 2023 season with 108 rushes for 462 yards and a touchdown and 33 receptions on 40 targets for 209 yards. Charbonnet often played around 50 percent of the offensive snaps in a game, but Kenneth Walker was the clear lead back with 248 touches, 1,164 yards from scrimmage and nine total touchdowns. Despite the lopsided workload split, Charbonnet showed promise as a rookie, especially as a pass-catcher. Moreover, his 4.3 YPC compares well to Walker's 4.1 YPC on about twice the carries, and it's almost certain that Charbonnet could hold up to an increased workload given his size and track record in college. Still, he likely won't see that kind of role as long as Walker is healthy, so Charbonnet projects as a later-round insurance policy in 2024.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    Kenneth Walker III (shoulder) couldn't finish the Week 17 loss against Pittsburgh, and Pete Carroll is upset with his run game overall, saying the "running game element ... has not been part of our team the way we would like it to be." Could we see more of Charbonnet in Week 18 at Arizona? It's a definite possibility, and Charbonnet would be a No. 2 running back in all leagues if Walker is out. The Cardinals are No. 1 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs, and 16 running backs this season have scored at least 12.7 PPR points against Arizona, including four scoring at least 13.7 PPR points in the past five games. Charbonnet has three games this season with double digits in carries, and he scored at least 12.9 PPR points in two of them. He also just had five catches for 39 yards on five targets against the Steelers in Week 17.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Top DFS Play

    We're expecting Ken Walker to miss Week 18 which leaves Charbonnet in line for 20 touches against a Cardinals defense that has surrendered the most FPPG to running backs this season. Charbonnet saw at least 18 touches in three games earlier this year and averaged 13.9 PPR Fantasy points. While that isn't a great mark, those games were against the Cowboys, 49ers, and Rams.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Sees role as pass catcher

    Charbonnet rushed the ball twice for two yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Steelers. He added five receptions on five targets for 39 yards. Kenneth Walker aggravated his shoulder injury midway through the third quarter, leaving Charbonnet as Seattle's lead back. His rushing volume remained limited due to game script, though he did see four of his five catches after Walker's departure. Charbonnet's potential volume in Week 18 against the Cardinals will depend almost entirely on Walker's status.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Four carries in win

    Charbonnet rushed four times for 16 yards in Monday's 20-17 win over the Eagles. Charbonnet handled 46 percent of the offensive snaps, but his usage shrank behind a healthy Kenneth Walker, who turned 22 touches into 112 yards and a touchdown. This isn't a new pattern, as Charbonnet has played more than 50 percent of the snaps while recording 10 or fewer touches on three occasions this season. Until his usage picks up, it will be hard to trust the rookie RB, especially in a daunting Week 16 matchup against Tennessee's run defense.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Paces backfield on nine carries

    Charbonnet (knee) had nine carries for 44 yards and one reception on as many targets for four yards in Sunday's 28-16 loss to San Francisco. Both of Seattle's top running backs were limited participants in practice this week -- Kenneth Walker with an oblique injury and Charbonnet with a knee bruise. Both players suited up Sunday, and the latter wound up leading the Seahawks in carries and rushing yards while Walker finished with the most combined touches. Charbonnet had operated as Seattle's No. 2 option when Walker was healthy, so the nearly even split in touches Sunday could have been the result of the starter being eased back into action after missing two games to injury. If Charbonnet continues seeing double-digit touches against the Eagles next Monday, then the role increase may be permanent after all. This development would do more damage to Walker's fantasy value in comparison to how much it would raise Charbonnet's.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Active in Week 14

    Charbonnet (knee) is listed as active Sunday in San Francisco. Charbonnet suffered a bruised knee in the Seahawks' last game on Nov. 30, and he proceeded to follow a DNP/LP/FP practice routine during Week 14 prep. Fellow running back Kenneth Walker managed the same regimen as Charbonnet, and while both players were questionable for Sunday's contest, Walker will rejoin Charbonnet in the backfield for the first time since Week 11. Considering Walker handled 123 touches versus Charbonnet's 51 in the eight games (Weeks 1-4, 6 and 8-10) in which both were healthy this season, a similar breakdown of reps between the pair likely can be expected Sunday.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Gets questionable tag

    Charbonnet (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at San Francisco, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports. The Seahawks gave the same designation to Kenneth Walker, who missed the past two games with an oblique injury. Both Walker and Charbonnet missed practice Wednesday before returning to the field as limited participants Thursday and then full participants Friday. Though the ability of both backs to take full reps Friday bodes well for their chances of playing Sunday, official word on either player's status won't arrive until Seattle releases its inactive list 90 minutes ahead of the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. Seattle faces a tough matchup against San Francisco, but Charbonnet's large workloads the past two weeks suggest he would make for a solid fantasy start if he's active and Walker isn't.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Gets back to limited Thursday

    Charbonnet (knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports. Both Charbonnet and fellow RB Kenneth Walker (oblique) followed up no activity Wednesday with capped sessions one day later, giving them chances to be available Sunday at San Francisco. Charbonnet took on lead duties out of Seattle's backfield the last two games with Walker sidelined, but the rookie second-rounder also suffered a bruised knee in the fourth quarter last Thursday in Dallas. If either player is limited or out this weekend, there's a chance the Seahawks turn to DeeJay Dallas as their main running back.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: No activity Wednesday

    Charbonnet (knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Both Charbonnet and fellow running back Kenneth Walker (oblique) were non-participants to begin Week 14 prep, but head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that they took part in an earlier walk-through session, per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. Charbonnet filled in for Walker as the Seahawks' lead back in the team's previous two games, combining for 157 yards from scrimmage and the first touchdown of his career on 38 touches. However, the rookie second-round pick made a late exit from last Thursday's loss in Dallas due to a bruised knee. With the state of the team's backfield up in the air, the current healthy backs on the active roster are DeeJay Dallas and Kenny McIntosh, while Bryant Koback and SoRodorick Thompson are on the practice squad.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: RBs to Sit

    Charbonnet is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee, but he's expected to play in Week 14 at San Francisco. We don't yet know if Kenneth Walker III (oblique) will play also after he's missed the past two games, and if he's out, then that keeps Charbonnet in the lead role for Seattle. He was solid in Week 13 at Dallas with 19 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for 39 yards on two targets. But he struggled in Week 12 against San Francisco with 9.8 PPR points on 14 carries for 47 yards and four catches for 11 yards on four targets. Going into San Francisco for the rematch won't be easy for Charbonnet, and the 49ers are No. 5 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs this year.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Diagnosed with bruise

    Charbonnet suffered a knee bruise during Thursday's game against Dallas, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Charbonnet exited the contest in the fourth quarter, though it appears that he avoided any significant injury. With nine days to recover until Seattle's next contest, he may be available for a matchup against the 49ers.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Suffers knee injury

    Charbonnet suffered a knee injury in Thursday's game against Dallas and is doubtful to return, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Charbonnet was injured in the fourth quarter and spotted in the injury tent. The extent of the issue is unclear, but Seattle is already dealing with an injury in the backfield with Kenneth Walker (oblique) sidelined. Prior to exiting, Charbonnet tallied 99 total yards and a touchdown.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Pacing backfield again

    Charbonnet is in line to lead the Seahawks backfield Thursday in Dallas with Kenneth Walker (oblique) inactive, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Charbonnet will fill in for Walker for a second consecutive contest after handling the bulk of work afforded Seattle running backs last Thursday against the 49ers. In that outing, he earned a career-high 87 percent snap share and had 18 touches for 58 yards from scrimmage. Charbonnet still is in search of the first touchdown of his career, and his quest for one may be difficult Thursday against a Cowboys defense that has surrendered the eighth-fewest TDs (six) to opposing running backs in 11 games this season.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Inefficient in starting assignment

    Charbonnet rushed 14 times for 47 yards and secured all four targets for 11 yards in the Seahawks' 31-13 loss to the 49ers on Thursday. The rookie back got the starting call as expected with Kenneth Walker (oblique) sidelined and unsurprisingly found efficiency hard to come by against an aggressive 49ers defense. Charbonnet's longest run went for a modest 10 yards, and seven of his 11 receiving yards came on one catch. With Seattle having just a standard seven-day period between games ahead a Week 13 Thursday night road battle versus the Cowboys, there's a possibility Walker still isn't healthy enough to suit up against Dallas.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Starting role awaits Thursday

    Charbonnet is in line to serve as Seattle's lead back Thursday against San Francisco with Kenneth Walker (oblique) listed as doubtful for the Week 12 contest and not expected to play, Brady Henderson of reports. Though Walker is on track to miss his first game of the season, the Seahawks already got an extended glimpse of Charbonnet in a leading role when Walker played just seven snaps in this past Sunday's loss to the Rams before going down with an oblique strain. Charbonnet dominated the work in the backfield following Walker's departure, finishing the day with 15 carries for 47 yards to go with six catches for 22 yards on six targets. Seattle will have DeeJay Dallas and Kenny McIntosh around as additional depth out of the backfield, but the former profiles as more of a third-down/pass-catching specialist, while the latter is a rookie seventh-round pick who has yet to make his NFL debut. With that in mind, Charbonnet could be poised for one of the heavier snap counts and workloads among all running backs Week 12, though a relatively difficult matchup against a San Francisco defense that has allowed 4.0 yards per carry and five rushing touchdowns this season may lower his overall ceiling a bit.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: New high of 11 touches in win

    Charbonnet had six carries for 44 yards and caught four of five targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 29-26 win over the Commanders. Charbonnet's 11 combined touches represented a new season high for the rookie, which comes on the heels of out-snapping starter Kenneth Walker in a blowout loss to Baltimore in Week 9. The latter scenario was likely the result of the one-sided affair that took place in Baltimore, but Charbonnet maintained the increased role against Washington even with the score being close from start to finish. The second-round running back did not see an increase in playing time at the expense of starter Kenneth Walker, who finished Sunday's tilt with 127 combined yards and a touchdown on 20 touches. Charbonnet remains an option for those in deeper formats while possibly having value as a stash or insurance policy heading into Week 11's matchup against the Rams next Sunday.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Sleeper RBs

    The Seahawks want to get their run game going, which should mean good things for Kenneth Walker III. He's a must-start running back in all leagues heading into Week 10 against Washington. But Charbonnet has played more snaps than Walker in each of the past two games against Cleveland and Baltimore, and we'll see if that leads to even more work against the Commanders. I'm not expecting a huge outing from Charbonnet, but he could be a flex option in deeper leagues. Washington has allowed a running back to score at least 13 PPR points in four games in a row.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Week 10 Waiver Priority List

    For the second game in a row, Charbonnet played more snaps than Kenneth Walker III, and it's definitely something to monitor moving forward. The Seahawks are struggling offensively the past two games against Cleveland and Baltimore, and Pete Carroll could opt to make some changes, which might benefit Charbonnet. That said, I don't expect Charbonnet to overtake Walker any time soon, but I do want to stash Charbonnet on my bench just in case something happens in his favor. He's worth adding for 5-10 percent of your FAB.
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  • Seahawks' Zach Charbonnet: Sleeper RBs

    I don't expect Charbonnet to play more than Kenneth Walker III in Week 9 at Baltimore, but I also didn't expect that to happen in Week 8 against Cleveland. However, Charbonnet ended up playing more snaps than Walker (34-24) for the first time all season, and maybe that's because Walker came into the week dealing with a calf injury. For Week 9, you can consider Charbonnet a flex option, and he did well against the Browns with five carries for 53 yards and two catches for 11 yards on two targets. Walker, meanwhile, had eight carries for 66 yards and one catch for 4 yards on two targets, and he remains a No. 2 running back in all leagues. But Charbonnet could be building momentum, and he might be worth starting as a flex in deeper leagues.
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