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 97 touches, but apparently they do things a little differently in the Pacific Northwest. Penny suffered a broken finger in camp, and while he recovered in time for Week 1, Chris Carson locked up the starting job for good a couple weeks later; Penny had a hard time even wrestling the No. 2 job away from Mike Davis. The rookie did show why he was the 27th overall pick when he got a chance, rushing for 108 yards and a score on 12 carries in Week 10 when Carson was out. He 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 Penny does offer is a straight-ahead approach, some power in his lower legs and surprising speed, and with Davis now in Chicago, he heads into his second season looking to force his way into a timeshare with Carson. The duo's similar running styles should allow them to wear down defenses, so whoever posts better numbers any given week could come down to who gets the carries in the fourth quarter. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.77 million contract with the Seahawks in May of 2018.
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."
ANALYSIS
With Chris Carson recovering from a procedure on his knee, Penny has been operating as the No. 1 running back at spring practices. Coach Pete Carroll mentioned Penny's improved conditioning earlier this offseason, noting that he expects the second-year back to be part of a "one-two punch" with Carson. Penny got off to a slow start as a rookie but then ran for 5.8 yards per carry from Week 4 through the end of the season, ripping off nine gains of 15-plus yards in the process. He also had 10 carries that lost yards on 85 attempts, with his positive run percentage (78.8) ranking only 52nd among the 81 NFL players that took at least 50 carries. Carson was more consistent, ranking 27th at 83.8 percent.
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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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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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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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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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Suiting up Week 17
RBSeattle Seahawks
December 30, 2018
Penny (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Cardinals.
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Needs to complete pregame workout
RBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
December 28, 2018
Coach Pete Carroll said Penny (knee) will be a game-day decision Sunday against the Cardinals, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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