Rashaad Penny
Rashaad Penny
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Seattle Seahawks
Questionable
Injury Knee
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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#177.15
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$Signed a four-year, $10.77 million contract with the Seahawks in May of 2018.
Not playing Saturday
RBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
January 9, 2021
Penny (knee) is inactive for Saturday's contest against the Rams.
ANALYSIS
When the Seahawks released their final injury report of the week Thursday, Penny didn't have a designation, despite experiencing a downgrade in activity from full to limited. The team tacked on a questionable designation Friday, while at the same time elevating Alex Collins from the practice squad. With Penny and DeeJay Dallas (coach's decision) sidelined for the wild-card round, Seattle's backfield will be headed by Chris Carson, with Carlos Hyde and Collins in reserve.
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How do Rashaad Penny's 2020 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 %
9.1%
 
Positive Run %
72.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
67.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.1
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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27725%
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525%
383%
121%
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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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Now questionable for Saturday
RBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
January 8, 2021
The Seahawks added Penny (knee) to the injury report Friday, listing him as questionable for Saturday's wild-card game against the Rams.
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Musters up 19 yards
RBSeattle Seahawks
January 4, 2021
Penny rushed six times for 19 yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers.
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Bumps to No. 2 role
RBSeattle Seahawks
January 2, 2021
Penny (knee) is slated to work as Seattle's No. 2 running back in Sunday's game against the 49ers with Carlos Hyde (illness) ruled out, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports.
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Clear of injury for Week 17
RBSeattle Seahawks
January 1, 2021
Penny (knee) does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the 49ers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
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Limited at practice Thursday
RBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
December 31, 2020
Penny (knee) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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