Alex Collins, Travis Homer or DeeJay Dallas: Which Seahawks RB Steps Up if Chris Carson Is Out?

Seattle Seahawks running back Alex Collins rushed 10 times for 44 yards and a touchdown last week in relief of Chris Carson.
Seattle Seahawks running back Alex Collins rushed 10 times for 44 yards and a touchdown last week in relief of Chris Carson. / Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

To all the Chris Carson fantasy owners out there, now's your time to make a move.

No official announcement has come in from the Seattle Seahawks, but as Thursday night's matchup against the Los Angeles Rams approaches, it's looking more like Carson will sit this game out with a neck injury.

Carson is off to a solid start in 2021, rushing 54 times for 232 yards and three touchdowns through three games, but in Week 4, he was off, rushing 13 times for only 30 yards against the 49ers.

Right now, the Seahawks are 3-point underdogs at home against the Rams over at WynnBET Sportsbook after the game initially opened with Seattle -1. With Carson likely to be out, who will the Seahawks turn to in the running game to carry the load?

Check out the BetSided team's "best bets" for tonight's Rams vs. Seahawks matchup!

Which Seahawks RB Will Start? Alex Collins, Travis Homer or DeeJay Dallas

Collins is the most likely pick of the three remaining backs on the depth chart because he's seen the most snaps and has also been the most productive while on the field. Last week in their road win against the 49ers, Collins lead Seattle in rushing with 44 yards on 10 carries to go along with a touchdown. His snap count has increased consistently over the last three weeks, likely an indication that he'll be the first man up.

Homer, however, could be more of a weapon in the passing game. Collins through four games only has two receptions for 24 yards, both coming last week against San Francisco. Back in 2019, Homer played the bulk of the snaps for Seattle with Carson out and saw 13 targets in two games, catching 11 passes for 56 yards. Especially with the Rams favored by three and a high total of 54.5 at WynnBET, don't be surprised to see Homer get plenty of snaps in passing down situations.

As for Dallas, there's always a chance he gets on the field as a more explosive option in the pass game. Last year, Dallas was a more effective passing game option for Seattle than Homer, but this year, he's barely taken a snap. In fact, Dallas has not been targeted once so far in 2021, and has taken one carry through four games.

Bank on Collins to be the guy for now if Carson is officially ruled out. Should that be the case, you may want to consider jumping on Collins at +275 for anytime touchdown scorer in the game as well.

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