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Kenneth Walker

#1 RB,

Seahawks

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ACTUAL 2022

- FPTS

RANK: -

2023 SEASON

216 FPTS

RANK: 15

AGE

22 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

5'9'' / 211 lbs

COLLEGE

Michigan State

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No competition arrives via draft

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-02

Walker is expected to remain the No. 1 running back for the 2024 season after the Seahawks didn't select a running back in the NFL Draft.

The Seahawks did sign George Holani and TaMerik Williams as undrafted free agents, per Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic, but neither player presents a real threat to Walker's job. While Walker and 2023 second-round pick Zach Charbonnet split snaps last season, Walker was still the clear No. 1 back with 219 carries for 905 yards (4.1 YPC) and eight touchdowns. He added 29 receptions for 259 yards and a score. The Seahawks added three linemen in the draft, including third-round pick Christian Haynes, so they're hoping their offensive line will show more consistency this year.

Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats

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"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Leads backfield with 18 touches

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Walker (shoulder) rushed 17 times for 78 yards and caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Cardinals.

Walker was cleared of the shoulder injury that had plagued him in recent weeks and led Seattle's backfield with 17 carries in Sunday's thrilling comeback win. While the 9-8 Seahawks still narrowly missed the playoffs, the team's lead back turned in another solid fantasy season. Walker gained over 1,000 combined yards from scrimmage while scoring nine touchdowns over 15 games, numbers that somewhat mirror his impressive 228/1,050/9 rookie rushing line last season. The 23-year-old will enter the third year of his rookie deal likely leading a rising backfield duo of he and Zach Charbonnet.

Will suit up Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-05

Walker (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle reports.

Walker missed two games with an oblique injury in November and early December and now has been playing through a shoulder injury the past few weeks. He'll suit up again as the Seahawks battle for a playoff spot, likely leading the team in carries while Zach Charbonnet handles more of the pass snaps.

Returns as limited participant

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-04

Walker (shoulder) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

After missing Wednesday's session due to a lingering shoulder injury, Walker was able to get back on the practice field one day later, which didn't happen until last Friday ahead of this past Sunday's game against the Steelers. This seems to confirm coach Pete Carroll's comments to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times on Wednesday that Walker is in a better spot this week as opposed to last week. Walker has one more chance to get back to full Friday before the Seahawks potentially give him a designation for Sunday's regular-season finale at Arizona. That said, if he's able to suit up for that contest, he should resume his role as the team's top running back, which has resulted in 131 yards from scrimmage and one rushing TD on 30 touches in the two games in which he's played through his current health concern.

Doesn't practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Walker (shoulder) officially didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Earlier Wednesday, coach Pete Carroll told Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic that Walker took part in the team's walkthrough, but the running back ultimately was marked down as a DNP on the Seahawks' first injury report of Week 18 prep. A shoulder issue has been to blame for Walker's practice restrictions for three weeks in a row, and despite leaving this past Sunday's loss to the Steelers in the third quarter, he racked up 30 touches for 131 yards from scrimmage and one rushing TD over the last two games. Meanwhile, No. 2 RB Zach Charbonnet has seen his touch count fall off a cliff of late, as he's turned just 10 into 37 total yards during that same span. As long as Walker is able to emerge from this week and suit up Sunday at Arizona, he likely will get the bulk of the work between him and Charbonnet.

Takes part in walkthrough

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Coach Pete Carroll said Walker (shoulder) participated in Wednesday's walkthrough and looked OK, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Walker has played through a shoulder injury the last two games, but he didn't return to Sunday's loss to the Steelers after taking a big hit early in the third quarter, despite being listed as probable to do so. According to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, Carroll added that Walker looked better Wednesday than he did a week ago at the same point, so the running back seems to be trending in the right direction ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale at Arizona. Wednesday's practice report will unveil how much work Walker was able to muster to kick off Week 18 prep.

Limited by shoulder injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Walker (shoulder) rushed the ball 10 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Steelers. He added three receptions on three targets for 22 yards.

Walker was having a strong performance and was well on his way to 100 total yards from scrimmage. However, he aggravated his shoulder injury on a hard hit early in the third quarter, and despite being deemed probable to return, he never retook the field. That casts doubt on his status for a Week 18 matchup against the Cardinals, though he'll likely do his best to play through the issue in a must-win game for the Seahawks to have a chance at the postseason.

Active in Week 17

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Walker (shoulder/illness) is listed as active Sunday against the Steelers.

Walker followed the same practice routine this week as he did during Week 16 prep -- back-to-back DNPs followed by a limited session -- before the Seahawks termed him questionable for the upcoming game. However, coach Pete Carroll provided less clarity about Walker's upcoming availability this time around, calling him a game-time decision Friday, per Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic. The tide turned for the better following an ensuing report from Adam Schefter of ESPN that Walker was expected to suit up Sunday, and that has come to fruition. It remains to be seen if Walker will be able to handle his normal workload, but while playing through the shoulder injury last Sunday at Tennessee, he turned 58 percent of snaps into 17 touches for 56 yards from scrimmage, while reserve RB Zach Charbonnet took three touches for minus-4 yards on the other 42 percent of plays.

Expected to play in Week 17

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-30

Walker (shoulder/illness) is slated to suit up Sunday against the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

For the second week in a row, Walker didn't mix into drills until Friday's practice, when he was deemed a limited participant. Afterward, coach Pete Carroll told Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic that Walker would be a game-time decision this weekend, and Schefter noted in his report that the Seahawks are concerned about the shoulder injury that he aggravated last Sunday in Tennessee. As such, Walker may be subject to a pregame workout before the team makes a ruling as inactives are posted about 90 minutes before a 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. If Walker is limited or even sidelined, Zach Chabonnet would be the likely beneficiary out of Seattle's backfield.

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