Rashaad Penny
Rashaad Penny
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Seattle Seahawks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.77 million contract with the Seahawks in May of 2018.
Posts 42 yards from scrimmage
RBSeattle Seahawks
August 8, 2019
Penny rushed six times for 15 yards and brought in one of two targets for 27 yards in the Seahawks' 22-14 preseason win over the Broncos on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Penny has been drawing positive reviews for a slimmer physique and the resulting increase in quickness and speed during training camp. He was able to flash some of it on his one catch, with the 2018 first-round pick taking a short pass from Geno Smith 27 yards up the left side of the field on Seattle's first possession. Penny was able to get first-team work with Chris Carson sitting out the contest for precautionary reasons, and he'll look to continue making a case to eat into the latter's touches during the Seahawks' second exhibition, Aug. 18 against the Vikings.
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How do Rashaad Penny's 2018 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 %
3.5%
 
Positive Run %
78.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
51.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
2.4%
 
Touches Per Game
6.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
52.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
0.3%
 
% Team Targets
3.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.3
 
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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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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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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Showing more speed in practice
RBSeattle Seahawks
July 31, 2019
Penny has looked noticeably more agile early in training camp after slimming down to under 230 pounds during the offseason, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
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Looking slimmer
RBSeattle Seahawks
June 5, 2019
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Penny looks slimmer and in better shape than he did at minicamp last season, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. "It's been cool to watch Rashaad, watch him grow up, watch him mature, watch him learn to kind of be a pro,'' Schottenheimer said. "I'm really pleased with the way he is attacking practice right now."
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Will push for more snaps
RBSeattle Seahawks
March 1, 2019
Coach Pete Carroll said Penny will push Chris Carson for more playing time and expects the duo to form a one-two punch, John Boyle of the Seahawks official site reports.
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One notable carry in loss
RBSeattle Seahawks
January 5, 2019
Penny rushed four times for 28 yards in Saturday's playoff loss to the Cowboys.
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Bottled up by Cardinals
RBSeattle Seahawks
December 31, 2018
Penny gained just six yards on four carries in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
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