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Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Date of Birth:  02/02/1996
Age:  25
Height  5'11"
Weight:   220
College:  San Diego State
Drafted:  2018 | Round 1 | Pick 27
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB


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Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

The Seahawks have activated Rashaad Penny (calf) from injured reserve.

Penny will return tonight against the Saints, and he should immediately have a decent role for the projected-to-be run-heavy Seahawks—though Alex Collins will be the preferred play in a difficult matchup.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

The Seahawks have designated Rashaad Penny to return from injured reserve.

Penny is now able to practice, and we’d say there is a chance he returns for Monday night, especially with Alex Collins (hip) banged up. Even if he were to be in line to start, though, Penny wouldn’t be a highly recommended fantasy option for a difficult matchup versus the Saints.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

The Seahawks have placed Rashaad Penny (calf) on injured reserve.

Penny has already missed two games, and now he’ll miss at least three more. Chris Carson should continue dominating touches.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (calf) is expected to be shut down for a few weeks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Penny re-aggravated his calf injury, and is now likely to be placed on injured reserve. This is another tough injury break for the former first-round pick, though Seattle treated Chris Carson like a workhorse in the opener, and they are the rare team with five running backs on the roster. Look for Alex Collins to now be active on game days, and DeeJay Dallas should see an expanded role. Hopefully Penny can return at some point in October.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny had a clean-up procedure on his knee.

This was done on the same knee he tore his ACL in during the 2019 season. Penny is not participating in mandatory minicamp, but hopefully he can get to a full-go early during training camp. Penny's fifth-year option was declined earlier this offseason, but the hope is that the former first-round pick can stay healthy and form a strong duo with Chris Carson in 2021.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

The Seahawks are declining the fifth-year option for Rashaad Penny.

Coming off a knee injury from 2019, Penny played in just three games last season and has been unable to stay on the field and make a consistent impact for the Seahawks. Still, while Seattle is declining the fifth-year option on the former first-round pick, Penny is expected to be a key part of the backfield along with starter Chris Carson this season. Penny is now entering a contract year and can set himself up nicely ahead of free agency with a strong 2021 season.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) is officially inactive for the Seahawks.

Penny was added to the injury report yesterday, and unfortunately he won't be out there for the first round of the playoffs. Hopefully the former first-round pick can get out there for the Divisional Round if Seattle is able to advance.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny added to the injury report for the Wild Card Round.

Penny is dealing with a knee issue and is officially listed as questionable for tomorrow's game against the Rams. Penny is coming off a knee injury from last season, so hopefully he's feeling OK and can get out there after working hard to return late this season.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) is expected to make his season debut on Sunday, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

It has been over a calendar year since Penny went down with a significant knee injury, but he has been able to get healthy and will hit the field versus Washington. The former first-round pick probably won't see enough touches to have redraft value over the final three games, though his presence is a downgrade to Carlos Hyde's FLEX outlook, and Seattle is now loaded at running back.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

The Seahawks designated Rashaad Penny (knee) to return from injured reserve.

Penny's 2019 season ended with a very significant knee injury, so the former first-round pick being close to a return is obviously great news for this year and beyond. He can probably stay on the waiver wire in redraft leagues with a very limited role projected if he returns in the regular season, but Penny will hope to show he's ready to play in practice for the playoff-bound Seahawks.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) is still expected to start the season on the PUP list.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll spoke to reporters today, and he confirmed that the team will not rush Penny back from his ACL injury late last season. The signing of veteran running back Carlos Hyde further confirms that Seattle does not expect Penny to be ready for Week 1. Things can change, but expect Penny to be out for at least the first six weeks of 2020 as he begins the year on the PUP list.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny tore his ACL.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had said that Penny suffered a "significant" ACL sprain last night, and today he said the second-year running back would be out for the season. Now, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that it is a torn ACL for Penny. This is a really tough break for the former first-round pick, as he was playing his best football the last two weeks before the injury, with rushing lines of 14/129/1 and 15/74/1 against two tough defenses (Philadelphia and Minnesota). Penny's second NFL season ends with 65 carries for 370 yards and three touchdowns along with eight receptions for 83 yards and one touchdown in nine games. If rehab goes well and Penny can get back to the form he showed recently, he could be more of a 1B than a distant No. 2 to Chris Carson in Seattle's backfield next season.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny has an ACL sprain

The injury is being called a sprain, but it sounds like a bad one, according to Seahawks head coach Pete  Carroll, who says it is a "significant" sprain. Penny will undergo more testing, but his season certainly appears to be in danger. We just have to hope the damage is not as bad as it sounds, but Penny is obviously doubtful for Week 15.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of tonight.

Penny was initially called questionable with the knee injury, but it's not a good sign that he's now been ruled out shortly after. Hopefully Penny isn't dealing with anything too serious, but we should know more sometime in the next 24 hours. The second-year running back had been playing really well recently, so this is a big loss for the Seahawks.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) is officially questionable to return for Seattle.

On the opening drive of the game, Penny went down holding his knee after a nice gain on a screen pass. Penny appeared to be in obvious pain, but the NBC broadcast did not show how he got over to the sideline. Penny appeared to be in fine spirits on the bench, and we’ll update you when more information becomes available.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny goes over 100 yards in Week 12.

Penny carried 14 times for 129 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's victory at Philadelphia for his first 100-yard game of the season (second of his career). The score game on a career-long 58-yard touchdown (and the longest play for the Seahawks this season) where he received great blocking while hitting the hole and going off to the races before bouncing off one defender to get into the end zone. Starter Chris Carson (eight carries, 26 yards) couldn't get a lot going on the ground against the stout Eagles defense, but Penny was an excellent change-up and gashed the defense when he was in the game. Penny had just 167 rushing yards entering the game, so he nearly matched that total in one outing. He could be set for more work moving forward and is an intriguing name on the waiver wire this week.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (hamstring) is officially inactive for Week 6.

The Seahawks are smartly playing things safe with Penny, as they’re likely waiting for him to get to 100% to ensure this hamstring issue doesn’t linger all season. Chris Carson is set for another heavy workload today versus the Browns.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (hamstring) is officially questionable for Week 6.

Penny is likely going to be a game-time call, but even if active he’s not currently a highly recommended fantasy option behind starter Chris Carson.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (hamstring) will play in Week 5.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says Penny will be ready to go for Thursday night against the Rams after missing the last two games. Seattle probably wanted to hold Penny out yesterday to ensure he's ready to go for this week's big matchup with the Rams, and the second-year running back will mix in behind starter Chris Carson, who got back on track with over 100 rushing yards in yesterday's victory at Arizona.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (hamstring) is officially inactive for the Seahawks.

It looked like Penny had a good shot to play today after he was able to practice on a limited basis on Thursday and Friday, but the Seahawks appear to be playing things safe with the second-year running back. Starter Chris Carson will likely handle a solid load as he looks to get over his fumbling issues today at Arizona. Seattle might have an eye toward making sure Penny is ready to go on a short week for a Thursday game in Week 5.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Week 4.

Penny is likely headed for a gametime call for Seattle this Sunday at Arizona. The second-year back will be in the FLEX mix if he plays, but the Seahawks play in the later slate of games, which could put fantasy owners in a predicament if they’re hoping to use him in lineups.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (hamstring) officially practiced on a limited basis today.

This is a step in the right direction for Penny after he injured his hamstring in last Friday's practice, missed Week 3, then missed yesterday's practice. He's trending towards suiting up against the Cardinals this Sunday, but check back tomorrow for his official Week 4 status when the final injury report is released.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (hamstring) officially did not practice today.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Penny would be practicing today, but the second-year running back was officially listed as a non-participant. Carroll is generally really optimistic, so he was probably just hoping Penny would be out there. We'll keep you updated on Penny's practice status the next couple of days leading up to Week 4.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (hamstring) is officially inactive for the Seahawks.

Penny injured his hamstring in Friday's practice, so this was expected. Chris Carson should get a heavy workload against the Saints, with C.J. Prosise mixing in. Carson is basically in must-start territory, while Prosise could provide some FLEX values in PPR leagues in particular.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (hamstring) is questionable for Week 3.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says Penny hurt his hamstring in today's practice, so this obviously doesn't bode well for his availability this Sunday. Seattle plays in the late afternoon slate of games, so you'll need a backup plan if you were planning to play Penny this week. Ultimately, you're probably better off inserting someone else into your Week 3 fantasy lineup even if Penny is active.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny lost some weight this offseason.

Penny says he is below 230 pounds after working with a nutritionist during the offseason, adding that he feels better and can move better at a lower weight. The second-year running back also said last year was "frustrating" for him while he dealt with a broken finger, as he said he was never hurt from playing football before and "just hit a wall" after his injury. Additionally, the 2018 first-round pick admitted that he's taking things more seriously this year, and he's been drawing good reviews through OTAs. Penny made some explosive plays and averaged 4.9 yards per carry last season, and he figures to see a sizable role this year despite the presence of 1,151-yard rusher Chris Carson as the team's starter.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny rushed four times for 29 yards in Saturday night's loss to Dallas.

Penny didn't see much action behind Chris Carson, but he sparked the rushing attack when he was in the game. Seattle's first-round pick obviously didn't live up to lofty expectations as a fantasy asset in 2018, but he ended up averaging 4.9 yards per carry in the regular season, and there is certainly a chance he begins next year as a co-starter with Carson in more of an even backfield split. Penny turns 23 next month.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny gets four carries in Week 17.

Penny gained six yards on his six attempts versus Arizona in his return after missing the last two games with a knee issue. The first-round rookie running back's first NFL regular season ends with 85 carries for 419 yards and two touchdowns along with nine receptions for 75 yards. Penny will be an important backup behind Chris Carson in a likely run-heavy approach by the Seahawks in January.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

As Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has believed would be the case, the rookie running back should be ready to go for this Sunday against the Cardinals after missing the last two games. Penny isn't a highly-recommended fantasy option in championship matchups, but he'll look to get back into the swing of things ahead of Seattle's playoff run.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) is inactive for tonight's game.

This is Penny's second straight missed game, and it'll again be Chris Carson getting a heavy workload in Seattle's backfield with Mike Davis working as the primary backup. Consider Penny week-to-week, but he might just be rested again in Week 17 if the Seahawks want him healthy for the postseason.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Week 16.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says the first-round rookie running back will be a game-time decision. With Seattle not playing until the Sunday night game, hopefully you have stronger options for your fantasy lineup with titles on the line, anyway.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) remains out of practice.

Penny's status is said to be uncertain tomorrow, and he wasn't expected to practice today. A limited practice tomorrow would be a good sign, but there's a chance he's just ruled out ahead of the weekend again. The first-round rookie doesn't need to be rostered in redraft fantasy leagues to end the season.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) has been ruled out for Week 15.

Penny's knee swelled up after Monday night's win over the Vikings, so it will be Chris Carson and Mike Davis handling the work for Seattle. Hopefully the rookie can get healthy for next week against the Chiefs or at least the playoffs, but for now, Carson is an even stronger RB2 and Davis is on the FLEX radar.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) remains out of practice.

It looks like Penny missing yesterday's practice wasn't just a rest thing, as he looks to be in serious doubt for Week 15. The rookie running back would probably do well to be listed as questionable when the final injury report is issued ahead of the weekend. Chris Carson and Mike Davis would get a boost if he's out.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (knee) officially did not practice today.

Penny is dealing with a sore knee, according to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, so hopefully this is just a rest day. At least a limited participation in tomorrow's practice would be a good sign for the rookie running back.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny rushed eight times for 44 yards in Monday night's win over Minnesota.

Penny operated as the clear No. 2 to Chris Carson (22 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown), and there's no reason to expect things to change in Week 15. That said, Seattle will hopefully play from ahead against the Niners, so Penny will be on the FLEX radar.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (ankle) is officially active for the Seahawks.

Penny was surprisingly listed as questionable when the final Week 14 injury report was released on Saturday, but he's out there for this big Monday night matchup against the Vikings. The rookie running back isn't a highly-recommended FLEX option for the first round of the fantasy playoffs.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

This injury popped up out of nowhere for Penny, as he wasn't listed on the injury report the last two days. It could be from the ankle he tweaked on Thursday Night Football earlier this season, but whatever it is his status for Monday night against the Vikings is now in doubt. The rookie running back isn't a great fantasy option for the first week of the fantasy playoffs, but check back to see if he's active on Monday night.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashard Penny rushed seven times for 65 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Penny didn't see a target in the passing game, but he was able to find the end zone from 20 yards away to start the third quarter of an eventual 43-16 victory. Despite a quiet game in Week 12, Seattle's first-round pick has seemed to have established himself as the 1B to Chris Carson's 1A, and that should warrant weekly FLEX consideration down the stretch. That said, Monday night against Minnesota will be a tough matchup, so fantasy owners might want to look elsewhere for the start of the fantasy playoffs.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny gets four carries against the Panthers.

Penny gained four yards on his four attempts in the Week 12 win. He did not catch any passes. The first-round rookie has shown flashes, but he hasn't earned a big role over starter Chris Carson. Penny isn't a highly-recommended FLEX option at the moment.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny gets eight carries in Week 11.

Penny gained 46 yards on his eight attempts against the Packers, including a highlight-reel early in the game where he turned to cross the field, evaded a tackle in the backfield, and shook defenders for a 30-yard gain. On the long run, he suffered an ankle injury, but he was able to return after missing little time and appeared fine for the rest of the night. Chris Carson (17 carries, 83 yards, touchdown) remains the clear leader in Seattle's backfield as of now even after Penny's big game in Week 10, so it's difficult to trust the first-round rookie as a strong option in fantasy lineups for Week 12.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (ankle) has returned to tonight's game.

Penny barely missed any time while getting his ankle checked out, and he's back in the game to start a late-first-quarter drive for Seattle.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (ankle) is officially questionable to return for the Seahawks.

Penny was injured on a big-time highlight run, as he limped over the sideline and was in some obvious discomfort on the sideline. It appeared Penny was shaking his head like he wasn't optimistic about the injury, but hopefully he's able to get back out there tonight. We'll update you as more information becomes available.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny goes over 100 yards against the Rams.

With Chris Carson (hip) out, Seattle's first-round running back received his longest look as a runner while working in tandem with Mike Davis. Penny carried 12 times for a career-high 108 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 loss. He received some good blocking and broke off chunk gains, including a 38-yarder and an 18-yarder for the first touchdown of his career. It wouldn't be surprising if the Seahawks start giving Penny the most work of their runners considering where they drafted him, so it'll be interesting to see how the backfield split works out this Thursday against the Packers. Carson might be a long shot on a short week after not practicing leading up to Week 10.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny gets seven touches versus the Chargers.

Penny carried four times for 11 yards and added three receptions (on three targets) for 13 yards in the Seahawk's Week 9 loss. Despite Chris Carson leaving the game with a hip injury, Penny didn't receive a ton of work behind Mike Davis (22 touches) in the backfield. Penny would not be a highly-recommended fantasy option even if Carson misses more time with his hip injury.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny gets 11 touches against the Raiders.

After he didn't receive a touch last week, Seattle's first-round rookie running back probably had his best game as a pro in the Week 6 victory, rushing nine times for 43 yards and adding two receptions for 27 yards. Penny had a 24-yard reception on a screen pass, which he's likely to be used more on moving forward. The Seahawks have a bye this week, but we'll see how Penny is used in Week 7 against the Lions.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny rushed nine times for 49 yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Penny basically saw his role remain the same despite Chris Carson (hip) being inactive for the game, as Mike Davis led the backfield with 25 touches and two touchdowns. That said, it was the best game of the season for the rookie, and Seattle's backfield is probably completely up in the air heading into a matchup with the Rams. Penny won't be a recommended option in Week 5.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny gets three carries in Week 3.

Penny gained five yards on his three attempts, and he did not have a reception. Meanwhile, Chris Carson had 32 carries and 34 touches overall, as the Seahawks finally committed to feeding him the ball. Things could change quickly for whatever reason, but the first-round pick is clearly currently behind Carson for touches in Seattle's backfield.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny leads Seahawks in Week 2 rushing.

Penny carried ten times for 30 yards and was targeted twice in the passing game, working as Seattle's leader in the backfield against Chicago. Chris Carson started the game and was supposed to be the leading ball-carrier, but the Seahawks went away from that plan; the team might just want to get their first-round pick going. Penny is difficult to trust in Week 3 against the Cowboys.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny gets 11 touches in NFL debut.

The rookie running back received more touches than starter Chris Carson (10), but Carson outperformed him on the ground. Penny had seven carries for eight rushing yards and four receptions for 35 receiving yards in the loss to Denver, but Carson did lose a fumble in the game, which could potentially open the door for Penny. Overall, Penny is probably only a Week 2 starting option in PPR leagues.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny (finger) was a full participant in practice.

The first-round rookie running back is ready to go for this Sunday's matchup against Denver. Chris Carson is firmly intrenched as the team's starter to open the season, but Penny was drafted by Seattle with high expectations, so he's a good bet to have a decent role in Week 1. Carson is the preferred fantasy option for now, though.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says that Rashaad Penny (finger) could return in the preseason.

The rookie is back in pads at practice today—though still limited—and he could apparently see some game action before the regular season after Carroll claimed that he could be ready for the team's final preseason contest. Of course, Penny is going to miss the important regular season dress rehearsal this weekend, which will allow Chris Carson to continue to operate as the clear lead back. That said, returning before Week 1 would obviously be a good sign for the first-round pick, who at worst will operate as a change-of-pace option with added value in the return game.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

Rashaad Penny is having finger surgery this morning, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Penny has a broken bone, and Rapoport says he'll be out three-to-four weeks. This means the first-round rookie running back will be a close call for the season opener on September 9 versus the Broncos. With Penny out, Chris Carson is likely to dominate first-team reps and could run away with the starting job to start the season. Penny's ADP is going to drop a bit in the coming weeks, while Carson's ADP might make a big jump.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

New Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer says the running game is a priority.

Schottenheimer was hired by Pete Carroll to help get the running game back to where it was in year's past, and he talked about having the "physical mindset" of controlling the line of scrimmage. When asked about the characteristics of his offense, he said "obviously the running game. Being physical. Play action pass." It sounds like the Seahawks seem intent on establishing the run this season, something they've gotten away from a bit the last couple of seasons. Look for Seattle to get back to the top-ten in rushing attempts in 2018 after they were 15th and 21st the last two seasons. The Seahawks drafted running back Rashaad Penny late in the first round and plan to throw a lot at him as a rookie, so he could be given a heavy workload immediately—though second-year running back Chris Carson and receiving backs J.D. McKissic and C.J. Prosise are also in the mix.

Rashaad Penny | Seahawks RB

The Seahawks have selected San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny with the No. 27 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

This is the biggest shock of the first round, as Penny is the second running back off the board after Saquon Barkley was selected No. 2 overall by the Giants. But the Seahawks, who have had trouble at running back over the last few seasons, apparently identified Penny as a guy that could help turn things around. The production in college was there for Penny, as he led the FBS with 2,027 rushing yards and was a Heisman candidate for much of the season, but this pick is still surprising to most with Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and Derrius Guice all on the board. Because of the draft pick used to bring Penny into the mix in Seattle, he could potentially have a huge role as a rookie. The Seahawks running back situation will be one to watch leading up to the season, and Penny might be right in the middle of the competition.

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