• Ken Walker: 21 carries, 97 yards, one touchdown; 2 receptions, 13 yards
•Zach Ertz: 7 receptions, 70 yards
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The Seahawks’ new starting RB: Fantasy managers were happy with Ken Walker’s production in his first game, and there is reason to believe he can have continued success.
- He played a clear majority of snaps on early downs, playing an even higher percentage of snaps than Rashaad Penny had in that situation.
- He unexpectedly played a slight majority of third-down snaps despite not being known as a receiving back.
- While he is a must-start going forward, there are three reasons to be somewhat concerned.
- DeeJay Dallas split short-yardage situations, which could include goal-line situations in the future. That could obviously make it harder for Walker to score touchdowns.
- Travis Homer is on injured reserve but could return as soon as Week 8. Once healthy, he could take a higher percentage of third-down snaps and cut into early-down work.
- The Seahawks have the sixth-most-difficult schedule going forward, leading to more passing and less rushing for Seattle.
Monitor the Marquise Brown injury: Brown suffered a leg injury late in the fourth quarter after landing awkwardly. He went straight to the locker room and didn’t return.
- Greg Dortch took over for the last few snaps of the game.
- DeAndre Hopkins is returning from his suspension this upcoming week.
- If Brown misses time, then Hopkins and Rondale Moore would play in the base offense, with A.J. Green coming in for three-receiver sets.
- Moore played ahead of Green in 16-of-17 snaps in two receiver sets this week. Green will fall to fourth on the depth chart and not play much if Brown is healthy.
Eno Benjamin’s missed opportunity: The Cardinals didn’t have two of their top three running backs on the depth chart, but Benjamin made a minimal impact on the offense.
- He dominated snaps in all situations but gained only 37 yards on 15 carries. His longest run went for 6 yards.
- He caught all three passes thrown his way for 28 yards.
- He will remain the starter as long as James Conner and Darrel Williams are injured, but if anything, he will play less when both backs are healthy rather than more.
• Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.
• Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.
• Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.