News: 6 days agoWalker rushed 17 times for 43 yards and two touchdowns and brought in one of two targets for 11 yards in the Seahawks' 37-31 overtime win over the Lions on Sunday.
Spin: Walker encountered tough sledding on the ground against what definitely appears to be an improved Lions run defense, but he made up for it from a fantasy perspective by scoring one- and three-yard touchdowns. He's been the clear lead back in Seattle's ground attack over the first two games, and on Sunday, he outpaced rookie Zach Charbonnet by 13 carries. Walker will next set his sights on the Panthers, who'll come into town for a Week 3 matchup.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Walker is entering his first full season as the Seahawks' lead back. The 2022 second-round pick took over as the team's lead back in Week 6 last season and went on to handle 80% of the team's carries (19.7 per game) and 8% of the targets (2.5 per game) during 11 full games. Walker was fantasy's No. 8 RB in points per game (17.1) during 10 regular-season weeks atop the depth chart, though his 21-151-0 receiving line during the span exacerbates the concerns raised prior to last year's draft related to his lack of passing-game involvement. The 22-year-old looks the part as a rusher, but especially with second-round rookie Zach Charbonnet now in the mix, Walker could max out at Nick Chubb-like usage, which would limit his ceiling. He's safest as a midrange RB2.