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Rashaad Penny | Running Back | #20

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/2/1996
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 220
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2018 / Rd. 1 (27) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Rashaad Penny rushed nine times for 43 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 27 yards in the Seahawks' Week 6 win over the Raiders.
Penny was used early in the game on a 24-yard reception, although the majority of his carries came as the game got out of hand. The Seahawks wound up smashing Oakland 27-3. Penny's role remains uncertain entering Seattle's Week 7 bye, but he is worth rostering in 14- and 16-team leagues. Chris Carson had 14 touches in Sunday's victory. Mike Davis surprisingly only logged seven. Oct 14 - 4:42 PM

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Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer said the team isn't going to "force" Rashaad Penny into the team's running back rotation.

This comes after Penny, the Seahawks' first-round pick in April's draft, didn't play a single offensive snap in Week 5. "He’s looking for his opportunities and it’s going to come," said Schottenheimer "It’s about the little details for him and when you’re not getting the reps or you’re not playing in the game, can you stay in the game focused?" Penny missed a chunk of training camp due to a broken finger, which likely made his learning curve even steeper. With Chris Carson and Mike Davis operating as the Seahawks' main backs, Penny can be safely ignored in redraft leagues.
Oct 11 - 2:32 PM

Rashaad Penny did not play a snap on offense in Week 5.

With Chris Carson healthy and Mike Davis serving as the No. 2, Penny's only involvement against the Rams was on one special teams play. Penny can safely be dropped in redraft formats.
Oct 8 - 10:18 AM

Rashaad Penny played 16-of-66 snaps (24 percent) Week 4 against the Cardinals.

Even with Chris Carson inactive, Penny took a backseat to Mike Davis, who out-snapped him 47-to-16 and out-touched him 25-to-9. Perhaps Penny remains roster worthy because of Carson's injury, but Sunday's game suggests he is not going to be a fantasy option even if Carson is forced to miss more time.
Oct 1 - 9:34 AM

Rashaad Penny rushed nine times for 49 yards in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

Penny played behind Mike Davis was out-touched by Davis 25-to-9. Penny ran well with his opportunities, breaking of a long gain of 15 yards, but clearly has not gained the trust of the staff. Penny is at bet a bench stash at this stage of the season. The Seahawks host the Rams in Week 5.
Sep 30 - 7:25 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Rashaad Penny is down to 228-pounds.

Penny's conditioning was an early-season concern after he ballooned to the 240s in training camp. He's now back closer to his Combine weigh-in, but it hasn't done much for him on the field. Penny has struggled with ball security and is averaging just 2.2 YPC. He's firmly behind workhorse Chris Carson for touches.
Sep 29 - 3:39 PM

Rashaad Penny managed just three yards on five carries Sunday in Seattle’s Week 3 victory over the Cowboys.

The rookie botched a handoff from Russell Wilson during the first half, though luckily, he was able to fall on it. After sharing backfield work with Chris Carson in Weeks 1 and 2, Penny took a backseat in this one, seeing just three touches to Carson’s 34. All three of his carries came in the first half, which would suggest Pete Carroll was punishing Penny for his earlier fumble. With Carson emerging as the Seahawks’ workhorse, Penny can be avoided next week, even in a favorable matchup against the Cardinals.
Sep 23 - 9:30 PM

Rashaad Penny rushed 10 times for 30 yards in the Seahawks' Week 2 loss to the Bears.

That rushing line led the team. Penny's 10 carries were four more than Chris Carson and the 30 yards were six more than Carson. Carson didn't touch the ball in the second half. As a receiver, Penny wasn't any better on two targets, dropping one and being the target on a game-clinching pick-six on the other. Penny has been dreadful through two games, rushing 17 times for 38 yards (2.24 YPC) behind an atrocious offensive line. This rushing game is a clear avoid heading into Week 3 at home against the Cowboys.
Sep 17 - 11:48 PM

Rashaad Penny rushed seven times for eight yards and hauled in 4-of-5 targets for 35 yards in the Seahawks' Week 1 loss to the Broncos.

Chris Carson got the start, but Penny ended up with the same number of carries and targets. He was much less efficient with his work, gaining just 43 total yards while Carson went for 79. Carson looks like the best option in the backfield right now, but it seems like the Seahawks will keep Penny involved. Even so, he cannot be trusted in fantasy lineups next week against the Bears.
Sep 9 - 8:40 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Rashaad Penny (hand) will play in the season opener against the Broncos.

Penny practiced fully all week, so there wasn't much doubt over his status. His role is the bigger concern coming off a lost preseason. Penny may get a few series, but he's the clear backup to Chris Carson going into Week 1.
Sep 7 - 5:25 PM

Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer won't force touches to No. 2 RB Rashaad Penny.

"We don't necessarily have, 'OK, gotta get this guy so many carries, gotta get this guy so many touches,'" Schottenheimer said. "We'll just kind of see how the flow of the game goes." Schottenheimer did say he was anxious to get all his running backs work against the Broncos, but signs continue to point toward Chris Carson being the clear-cut No. 1.
Sep 6 - 8:53 PM

Rashaad Penny (hand) is practicing in full for Week 1 against the Broncos.

Penny is good to go for Week 1 after sitting out the final weeks of training camp with a broken finger. However, the missed practice reps along with rumors of conditioning issues (he's reportedly put on 16 pounds since the Combine) are causes for concern. Penny will begin his career as a backup for 2017 seventh-rounder Chris Carson.
Sep 5 - 7:35 PM

Rashaad Penny is listed as the No. 2 running back on the Seahawks' initial depth chart.

This would have been a surprise in May but not now. Chris Carson ran circles around Penny all offseason, getting one bouquet after another thrown to him by coach Pete Carroll. Penny struggled, broke his finger and gained a shocking amount of weight (16 pounds since the Combine). Penny is expected to be ready for Sunday's opener against the Broncos, but the depth chart reflects the current reality of the Seahawks' backfield.
Sep 4 - 4:39 PM

Rashard Penny (finger) is "still on track" for the start of the season.

Penny had his cast removed Wednesday. He's been practicing for the last week. The missed time has allowed Chris Carson to run away with Seattle's lead back job. Overweight and coming off injury, Penny is trending down going into Week 1.
Aug 29 - 6:49 PM

Rashaad Penny weighed in at 236 pounds at Seahawks camp this week.

Penny tipped the scales at 220 at the Combine back in February. Players gain weight all the time, but 16 pounds is a scarily-large amount for a running back. And we typically like to see running backs lose weight as opposed to gaining it. Penny has been sidelined for the past week-plus with a broken finger that required surgery. He was back at practice Tuesday. Chris Carson has ran circles around Penny this summer, all but securing the lead-back job for Seattle.
Aug 22 - 1:59 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Russell Wilson
2Brett Hundley
RB1Chris Carson
2Mike Davis
3Rashaad Penny
4C.J. Prosise
5J.D. McKissic
GLB1Chris Carson
2Rashaad Penny
3RB1Chris Carson
2C.J. Prosise
FB1Tre Madden
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Jaron Brown
WR21Tyler Lockett
2Brandon Marshall
3David Moore
WR31David Moore
TE1Nick Vannett
2Ed Dickson
3Darrell Daniels
4Tyrone Swoopes
5Will Dissly
LT1Duane Brown
2George Fant
LG1Ethan Pocic
2Jordan Simmons
C1Justin Britt
2Joey Hunt
RG1D.J. Fluker
2J.R. Sweezy
RT1Germain Ifedi
K1Sebastian Janikowski