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Saturday, November 19, 2016

FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 11 ISSUES: RETURN OF THOMAS RAWLS CAPPING EXCITEMENT FOR C.J. PROSISE

How quickly things can change in fantasy football.  Just one week ago, those who held onto Seattle Seahawks rookie back (or snagged him on waivers) C.J. Prosise were doing cartwheels when the speedster was featured in a bellcow role and proceeded to help both in the running and receiving game.  Those who owned Prosise in PPR formats were even more ecstatic by what they were witnessing.  Throw in the release of Christine Michael and it looked like Prosise was going to be the latest second-half running back sudden star (like with C.J. Anderson in 2014 and David Johnson in 2015).  Alas just one week later everything has changed and not for the better for Prosise as the Seahawks will welcome power back Thomas Rawls to action Sunday after the second-year man took the previous 10 weeks to rehab from a fibula injury.  The narrative from Pete Carroll is not good for Prosise and his owners either as he told reporters on Friday that he will be "aggressive" with Rawls and use him liberally in the running game.  What this means in fantasy football terms is that Rawls will likely handle the majority of running plays and goal-line work, while Prosise operates on third down and on the passing side of things.  Prosise averaged under 4.0 yards per carry in Week 10 despite the overall solid numbers and that gave Carroll and out to operate the attack this way.  This results in Prosise only having value as a RB 2 in PPR formats, while Rawls has the same outlook in standards.  A frustrating backfield by committee seems to be developing here and that is never what you want to see. 


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