Rashaad Penny
Rashaad Penny
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Seattle Seahawks
PUP-P
Injury Knee - ACL
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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#174.86
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$Signed a four-year, $10.77 million contract with the Seahawks in May of 2018.
Goes on PUP list
RBSeattle Seahawks
Knee - ACL
August 3, 2020
The Seahawks placed Penny (knee) on the active/PUP list Monday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The transaction came shortly after coach Pete Carroll said Penny would report to training camp Friday and go through COVID-19 intake testing, per Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune. While Penny's upcoming camp attendance is a positive sign, Carroll didn't elaborate on where exactly the running back stands in his recovery from reconstructive left knee surgery he required in December. Given the timing of his procedure to address the torn ACL, Penny still may be hard pressed to gain clearance for Week 1, and Carroll did note that the Seahawks aren't inclined to rush him back into action. Despite his own questionable health over his three seasons in the NFL, Chris Carson (hip) still profiles as the clear top Seattle back to target in fantasy drafts.
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How do Rashaad Penny's 2019 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.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
7.7%
 
Positive Run %
87.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
44.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
4.6%
 
Touches Per Game
7.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
48.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
2.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.0%
 
Drop Rate
10.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
11.8
 
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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
2019
2018
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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Headed for PUP list?
RBSeattle Seahawks
Knee - ACL
May 1, 2020
Penny (knee) could open the 2020 season on the PUP list, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Continues making progress
RBSeattle Seahawks
Knee - ACL
March 15, 2020
Penny (knee), via his personal Twitter account, posted a video of himself taking part in footwork drills.
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Preseason PUP candidate
RBSeattle Seahawks
Knee - ACL
February 25, 2020
Penny (knee) is a candidate to begin training camp on the Seahawks' preseason PUP list, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
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Making rehab prgoress
RBSeattle Seahawks
Knee - ACL
February 14, 2020
Penny (knee) used a stationary bike Tuesday, taking a step forward in his rehab from a torn ACL, NFL.com's Kevin Patra reports.
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Has additional damage beyond ACL
RBSeattle Seahawks
Knee - ACL
January 2, 2020
Penny's knee injury involves more damage than just a torn ACL, Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. "There were some other things that they had to clean up and all that," said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. "It was more than just a simple ACL surgery."
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