Chris Carson is letting fans know: he doesn’t care about your fantasy team
Unless a player in the NFL picks themselves to play on their own fantasy team, they usually don’t care if your team is struggling. That’s fine and all, but how many times are players willing to meet with fans to discuss “why they’re bad” this season?
According to an Instagram exchange posted by “Total Frat Move” on Twitter, a fan called out Carson for his lack of carries due to injuries. In response, Carson gave the person his home address with a request for the two to “discuss” his overall playing style in 2020. While the address is blacked out in the picture, the zip code does match Bellevue, Washington, just several miles outside of downtown Seattle.
One should not mess with Carson head on
Despite several career injuries, Carson is one of the most difficult running backs to take down in the open field. Since joining Seattle in 2017, the 26-year-old runner has been one of the more consistent players at the position, averaging a career 4.6 yards-per-carry. In 2018-2019 Carson rushed for over 1,000 yards and at least seven touchdowns on the year while helping Seattle become one of the more balanced offenses.
According to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, his status for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams is currently questionable. Carson has missed the team’s past two games with a foot injury. Without Carson and Carlos Hyde, the team has relied on DeeJay Dallas and Alex Collins to do the majority of the work, putting more pressure on Russell Wilson to keep the offensive alive.
It’s clear Carson cares about his production, but his health comes first. For those who might not watch his running style, it requires brute strength and is pure agony for those trying to stop him alone. Multiple defenders have paid the price in the form of broken arm tackles and truck runs for first down in front of the 12th Man.
For the fan who decided to test Carson’s patience, here’s hoping he did the smart thing and apologized for overreacting about fantasy football.