Posted: 9/08/2019 8:09 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny rushed six times for 18 yards in a 21-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1.
Huddle Up: It was only one game, but Penny did little more than occasionally spell Chris Carson. If this trend continues, he will only be a handcuff for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 8/24/2019 11:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny carried eight times for 22 yards and a touchdown and added three receptions for 15 yards in the team's third preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: From an efficiency standpoint, it was easily Penny's best performance of the summer. However, he has done very little in exhibition play to put any heat on starter Chris Carson, who appears primed to push for 300 touches if he can stay healthy in Seattle's run-heavy attack. Penny's fantasy upside is immense if Carson misses time, but the second-year back may be little more than a flex option until he earns a more substantial role.
Posted: 8/21/2019 10:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has 13 yards on 12 carries in two preseason games, and he has fallen further behind RB Chris Carson, in the opinion of NBC Sports Northwest's Joe Fann. Head coach Pete Carroll backed Penny by saying: 'We've got to block for him better. He didn't have a chance.'
Huddle Up: Penny will need a strong second half of the preseason to be worth more than RB5 or handcuff at this point. Carson looks like a solid RB2.
Posted: 8/18/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny lost six two yards on six carries and caught two passes for 10 yards in a 25-19 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Penny is expected to have a bigger role in the offense after a solid finish to his rookie year, but Chris Carson is still going to headline Seattle's run-heavy attack. Penny is a must-own backup, but if Carson stays healthy, Penny's ceiling is that of a flex option for the time being.
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.