Top five Seahawks you should draft in your fantasy leagues in 2022
By Almar Reyes
Seahawks RB Ken Walker
The rookie running back coming out of Michigan State was drafted by the Seahawks in this year’s rookie draft in the 2nd round, 41st overall. There is a ton of excitement surrounding Ken Walker. Everyone around the fantasy community is eager to get their hands on this new Seahawks toy in the backfield.
Although Seattle’s beat reporter Bob Condotta mentioned that,
Ken Walker is still being drafted ahead of Penny. The talent is there for Walker, but do not forget that he is still a rookie. Let us take a look back at the last time the Seahawks have a rookie running back coming in and we do not have to look far.
In 2018 Seattle drafted Rashaad Penny in the 1st round (27th overall). Even with the huge draft capital, in 14 games that season, Penny only had 85 rush attempts, for only 419 rush yards and only 2 touchdowns. Maybe it will be different for Ken Walker this time around, with Pete Carroll and the Seahawks emphasis on running the football more.
Seattle might opt to split the backfield between Penny and Walker to keep Penny fresher and avoid injury, which has riddled him so far throughout his career. No matter what the split carry will be this season, with how the Seahawks want to run the ball, Ken Walker will be a viable fantasy option in the running back position, just be wary of where you draft him.