Rashaad Penny

Rashaad Penny

25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Seattle Seahawks
2021 Fantasy Outlook
It's getting harder and harder to remember what the Seahawks saw in Penny when they selected him near the end of the first round in 2018 (ahead of Nick Chubb, among others). Three years into his NFL career, Penny has missed a total of 21 games due to injury, including 13 last season, and when he did get back on the field late in 2020 he did little to suggest any kind of breakout was coming. Assuming he's ever 100 percent again, the San Diego State product has NFL size and 4.46 speed, and while the development of his third-down skills has been hampered by all the time he's missed, he could still be an effective early down option and a useful complement to Chris Carson, who is himself showing the wear and tear of a physical running style. Seattle declined the fifth-year option on Penny's contract this offseason, so he'll get one more chance to prove the organization didn't make a huge mistake when it drafted him. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $10.77 million contract with the Seahawks in May of 2018. Seahawks declined $4.52 million team option for 2022 in May of 2021.
Dismal production Monday
RBSeattle Seahawks
October 26, 2021
Penny (calf) rushed six times for nine yards in Monday's 13-10 loss to the Saints.
ANALYSIS
Penny handled 20 offensive snaps (36 percent) but couldn't get anything going on the ground. Penny's performance alone doesn't warrant more playing time moving forward, but Alex Collins -- who rushed 16 times for 35 yards -- failed to distinguish himself as well. Collins will likely start as the lead back in Week 8 against the Jaguars, though Penny could have a chance to take over the job if he gets the hot hand.
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How do Rashaad Penny's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
87.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
52.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.1
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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14413%
10342%
12211%
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626%
2410%
393%
3514%
272%
208%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Oct 31st at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
99.2
 
Cornerbacks
105.6
 
Safeties
69.0
 
Linebackers
116.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Rashaad Penny's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.46 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
Penny just can't catch a break. The 2018 first-round pick saw his first significant action of 2019 in Week 2 after a Chris Carson fumble, only to strain his hamstring prior to Week 3. The issue bothered Penny off and on for the next month, and his touches were limited until after the team's bye, at which point he erupted for 236 yards and three touchdowns in the next two games. On his first touch the following week against the Rams, he tore his ACL and was done for the year. When he's healthy, Penny's size (5-11, 220) and speed (4.46 40) make him an effective runner, with a career 5.3 YPC. Penny isn't expected to be ready for Week 1, however, as his knee injury included additional ligament and/or meniscus damage. The Seahawks signed Carlos Hyde and drafted DeeJay Dallas in the fourth round, giving Penny time to get healthy.
Usually, when a team invests a first-round pick in a running back, the assumption is it will give the crown jewel of its draft class more than 94 touches, but apparently they do things a little different in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, Penny had the second-fewest touches since 2002 of any first-round rookie running back with at least 12 games played (David Wilson, 75 in 2012). Penny suffered a broken finger in training camp, and while he recovered in time for Week 1, Chris Carson locked up the starting job for good a couple weeks later; Penny then had a hard time even wrestling the No. 2 job away from Mike Davis. The rookie showed why he was the 27th overall pick when he got a chance, though, rushing for 108 yards and a score on 12 carries in Week 10 when Carson was out. Penny didn't show much as a receiver, but that shouldn't be a huge obstacle in an offense that attempted a league-low 427 passes last season. What he does offer is good size (220 pounds), some power in his legs and surprising speed (4.46 40), and with Davis now in Chicago, Penny heads into his second season looking to force his way into a timeshare with Carson. The duo's similar skill set should allow them to wear down defenses, so the better numbers any given week could come down to who gets carries in the fourth quarter, causing a headache for owners.
Arguably the most shocking selection of the 2018 draft, Penny went to Seattle with the 27th overall pick, the second running back off the board. The team definitely had a need at the position, but taking Penny over bigger-name backs like Sony Michel, Nick Chubb and Derrius Guice raised eyebrows. Penny, though, fits the mold Seattle looks for in a lead back at 5-11, 220, and, importantly, doesn't have the injury history of the aforementioned trio. During his final season at San Diego State he displayed both power and patience as a runner, letting his blocks set up before he trampled defenders in the hole. His surprising 4.46 40 time at the combine likely played into his rise up the Hawks' draft board, erasing any doubt regarding his athleticism. While the building blocks are there for him to be a solid NFL starter, Penny needs to work on his receiving and blocking to become a true three-down asset, and his upright running style and average elusiveness can lead to too much contact. Given the draft capital Seattle used to get him and the lack of established talent on the depth chart, Penny has every opportunity to seize the lead role, though a broken finger he suffered in August has temporarily slowed his momentum. On the plus side, Penny should be back in time for Week 1.
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Activated for Monday night game
RBSeattle Seahawks
October 25, 2021
The Seahawks activated Penny (calf) from injured reserve ahead of Monday's game against the Saints, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
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Ready for Monday
RBSeattle Seahawks
Calf
October 22, 2021
Penny (calf), who was designated to return from injured reserve Friday, said that he shouldn't have any limitations Monday against the Saints, Adam Jude of The Seattle Times reports.
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Returns to practice
RBSeattle Seahawks
Calf
October 22, 2021
Penny (calf) took part in Thursday's practice, signaling that the Seahawks have designated him for a return from injured reserve, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Looks to be nearing return
RBSeattle Seahawks
Calf
October 18, 2021
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Penny (calf) will be "back to full speed" this week, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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May practice next week
RBSeattle Seahawks
Calf
October 15, 2021
Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Penny (calf) is expected to return to practice next week when he's first eligible to be designated to return from injured reserve, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
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