Posted: 8/02/2019 3:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has looked faster and more agile during training camp, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: After battling injuries during a lackluster rookie campaign, Penny is healthy and in better shape heading into 2019. Chris Carson is still the starter and a RB2 candidate in redraft leagues, but Penny has the better long-term upside. In Seattle's run-heavy offense, Penny is worth grabbing as a RB4, and Carson owners may want to draft him aggressively as a handcuff.
Posted: 6/30/2019 5:06 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is a prime candidate for a breakout 2019 season in the opinion of NFL Network analyst Terrell Davis. 'The second-year back battled nagging injuries (finger, knee) in 2018 but is ready to prove why he was a first-round draft pick,' Davis wrote recently on NFL.com. 'With his new approach, expect Penny to make the most of his opportunities, giving him a real shot at taking over the starting job at some point in the first half of the season. As the RB1, Penny's athleticism and natural ability to be full display this fall in Brian Schottenheimer's run-first offense.'
Huddle Up: Chris Carson looks to be the main man right now in the Seattle backfield, but definitely don't discount a sophomore awakening from Penny. Just be prepared to pay a high-end RB4 draft price, though.
Posted: 6/10/2019 3:06 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny admitted that he became frustrated by the injuries he dealt with as a rookie, but he said he has 'grown up' and better understands how to be a pro on the field and off the field in terms of taking care of his body.
Huddle Up: Penny's rookie season was a disappointment overall, but he began to show flashes of his potential at the end of the season. Chris Carson's presence will keep Penny for being a lead back, but he can still be a flex candidate as the No. 2 option in Seattle's run-heavy offense.
Posted: 6/07/2019 6:06 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has reportedly dropped 15 pounds and is being mentored by Hall of Famer and fellow San Diego State alum Marshall Faulk.
Huddle Up: After a slow start to his rookie season, Penny generally flashed more often than not. With that said, it won't hurt him that he lost some weight after appearing a bit heavy early and struggling with injuries throughout 2018. Chris Carson will be the clear lead back entering the season, but there's going to be enough volume in Seattle's running game for Penny to approach - if not exceed - 150 touches if he earns them. He's well worth flex consideration with the upside for much more behind the injury-prone Carson.
Posted: 3/01/2019 1:03 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny will be given the chance to push for more playing time in 2019, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Penny battled injuries throughout his rookie season, but he showed some burst when he was on the field, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. A committee between Penny and Chris Carson is likely on tap in 2019, but Penny has the better long-term upside for keeper leagues.
Posted: 2/16/2019 2:02 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny will take 'control of the backfield' during spring and summer workouts, in the opinion of Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Once Penny was finally healthy, he actually performed well, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rookie. It remains to be seen if he can overtake Chris Carson, but as much as Seattle ran the ball in 2018, Penny should at least be a viable flex option next season.
Posted: 1/06/2019 3:01 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny rushed four times for 29 yards in a 24-22 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round Saturday, Jan. 5.
Huddle Up: Thanks to Dallas shutting down Chris Carson, Penny actually led the team in rushing in the loss. Still, the rookie was one of the bigger fantasy busts this year. He should have a chance to carve out a bigger role in 2019, but with Carson impressing, a committee is probably the best-case scenario for Penny.
Posted: 12/28/2018 10:12 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) practiced in full for a third consecutive day Friday, Dec. 28, but he is listed as questionable for Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: With Chris Carson running hard and the Seahawks locked into a playoff seed, it wouldn't be surprising to see Penny limited or even held out if the team decides to preserve him for the playoffs. He is a risky fantasy play across the board.
Posted: 12/28/2018 12:12 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Penny likely will receive a handful carries against the Arizona Cardinals but probably would only be a flex option in deeper leagues this week.
Posted: 12/27/2018 12:12 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Penny likely will serve as the backup running back this week and would see a handful of carries during the game. He could be a flex option in some deeper standard leagues but can be avoided in most leagues.