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Ultimate Fantasy Football Championship Est. 2011
FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1


College: San Diego State | 3 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 2/2/1996
2020 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 76.3
Avg Pts: 4.77
Rank: 59 RB

Road Runner I

2020 RTSports Outlook

Penny didn't have quite the rookie season as expected. He took a backseat to Chris Carson much of the year, getting double-digit carries just twice all season. He did have a 100-yard showing in Week 10, though, showing his potential. Penny had 494 total yards on the season. He did average a solid 4.9 yards per carry. Penny will have a chance unseat Carson for the starter's job this year. But if he doesn't start, he will be the top backup for the Seahawks. Penny is good between the tackles and has enough speed to make plays to the outside. He also catches the ball pretty well and puts forth good effort in pass protection. He does lack top-end speed, though, and can be brought down easily by defenders despite his size.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Penny is a tough call because you just aren't sure if he will start. But if he does start in this offense, he has huge potential. So take him as a mid-round pick and hope for a breakout season. Penny seems to have a little better skill set as a three-down back than Carson, but it is tough to ignore what Carson did last year in a starting role. Penny is not a sure thing by any means. Look for around 900 total yards and four or five scores.

RotoBaller's Outlook

When the Seattle Seahawks selected running back Rashaad Penny in the first round back in 2018, most expected he would immediately take over as their No. 1 running back. However, 2017 seventh-rounder Chris Carson stepped up and took hold of the job, finishing the season with over 1,100 rushing yards. Penny was more or less an afterthought, carrying the ball 85 times for 419 yards and two touchdowns. He did most of his damage in Week 10 against the Packers, when he filled in for Carson and carried the ball 12 times for 108 yards and a score. Besides that, Penny didnt top 50 rushing yards in a single game, making him virtually unplayable outside of the deepest formats. Coach Pete Carroll made it clear that they want Penny to be more involved in the offense this season, and he believes strongly that players make big strides from Year 1 to Year 2. However, as long as Carson is healthy, he will be the top dog in Seattle. Penny makes a very solid handcuff option, as full-time duty in Seattle is a great gig with their run-heavy offense and a surprisingly efficient offensive line. Target him around Round 10, particularly if you are a Carson owner, and reap the benefits if he gets the chance to be the No. 1 option.

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Fantasy Week
Week 11.80Rashaad Penny 18 rushing yds (1.80 pts)
Week 213.50Rashaad Penny 62 rushing yds (6.20 pts)
Rashaad Penny 3 receiving yds (0.30 pts)
Rashaad Penny 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Rashaad Penny 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Rashaad Penny 37 yd rushing TD
Week 3
Week 4
Week 56.90Rashaad Penny 18 rushing yds (1.80 pts)
Rashaad Penny 31 receiving yds (3.10 pts)
Rashaad Penny 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 6
Week 7
Week 85.50Rashaad Penny 55 rushing yds (5.50 pts)
Week 91.20Rashaad Penny 12 rushing yds (1.20 pts)
Week 10-0.80Rashaad Penny 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
Rashaad Penny 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Week 11
Week 1218.90Rashaad Penny 129 rushing yds (12.90 pts)
Rashaad Penny 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Rashaad Penny 58 yd rushing TD
Week 1326.70Rashaad Penny 74 rushing yds (7.40 pts)
Rashaad Penny 33 receiving yds (3.30 pts)
Rashaad Penny 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Rashaad Penny 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Rashaad Penny 1 yd rushing TD
Rashaad Penny 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Rashaad Penny 13 yd TD pass from Russell Wilson
Playoff Week 12.60Rashaad Penny 16 receiving yds (1.60 pts)
Rashaad Penny 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 2
Playoff Week 3
Player Notes
Mar 15 11:03pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) posted a video of himself on social media taking part in footwork drills.

Fantasy Spin: Penny continues to move forward in his recovery, but it remains unclear if he will be ready for Week 1. He's at least worth rostering as a handcuff for Chris Carson, and there's a chance Penny could have some flex appeal in Seattle's run-heavy attack.

From TheHuddle

Feb 26 12:50am ET

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that he expects running back Rashaad Penny (knee) to begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Penny needed reconstructive knee surgery after injuring himself in early December against the Rams. If he were to start the season on the PUP, Penny would have to sit out the first six games. The former first-round pick started riding a stationary bike on Feb. 12, but he has a long ways to go in his rehab. With the oft-injured C.J. Prosise hitting free agency, Travis Homer could be the direct backup to Chris Carson to open the 2020 season if Penny isn't ready to go.

From RotoBaller

Feb 25 4:43pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) is likely to begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Pete Carroll Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Fantasy Spin: Penny was just coming into his own in his sophomore season before suffering the injury. He's likely to again start the year behind RB Chris Carson on the backfield depth chart, but he'll be a high-upside RB4 option in the later rounds.

From TheHuddle

Feb 15 11:00pm ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (knee), whose 2019 season ended in early December when he suffered a torn ACL, said he got back on an exercise bike earlier this week. The 24-year-old second-year back is ahead of schedule in his recovery, but he still might be a question mark to be ready for Week 1 in 2020. The former first-round pick could be a candidate for the Physically Unable to Perform list if he's not ready, which would keep him out the first six weeks. In 10 games for Seattle last year, Penny had 65 carries for 370 yards and three scores. If he can stay healthy for a full season, Penny has the skills to be relevant in all point-per-reception leagues. Monitor his progress this spring and through the summer.

From RotoBaller

Feb 14 9:33pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) was able to use a stationary bike Tuesday, Feb. 11, for the first time since undergoing knee surgery.

Fantasy Spin: Penny is on track in his recovery, but it remains to be seen if he will be ready for Week 1. Even if he is healthy, he is slated to be the backup to Chris Carson. Penny could still be a fringe RB3 in Seattle's run-heavy offense, but at worst, he's a must-own handcuff.

From TheHuddle

Jan 1 9:13pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) is facing an extensive recovery period in order to be ready for the beginning of the 2020 season after undergoing surgery for more than 'just a normal ACL' tear, according to head coach Pete Carroll Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Fantasy Spin: Penny's expected to return as the backup to RB Chris Carson next season. He'll be an RB3 or 4, as he'll still see enough work in a very run-heavy offense.

From TheHuddle

Dec 20 12:40pm ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (knee) is undergoing ACL surgery on Friday, according to a source. The surgery is being performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. Penny is expected back for the 2020 season, but he might be cutting it close depending on how he bounces back over the summer. His injury came at a really bad time for both Penny's fantasy owners and the Seahawks, as he was just starting to carve out standalone value as a PPR flex alongside Chris Carson. With Penny now out of the picture, Carson's workload is once again safe and he should be a must-start this weekend against the Cardinals.

From RotoBaller

Dec 20 9:43am ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) is having surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament in his knee Friday, Dec. 20.

Fantasy Spin: Penny is expected to be ready for next season, and he could be a late-round flyer depending on what the team does at the position.

From TheHuddle

Dec 14 9:23pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list, Saturday, Dec. 14.

Fantasy Spin: The knee injury certainly won't help the former first-round pick establish himself as the potential starter in Seattle in 2020. If you own Penny in a dynasty league, you just have to stash him and hope he eventually turns things around.

From TheHuddle

Dec 13 6:03pm ET

Seattle Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) and RB Rashaad Penny (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 13, and have been ruled out for Week 15 versus the Carolina Panthers. TE Luke Willson (hamstring) and CB Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) also did not participate in practice Friday but are listed as questionable. DE Jadeveon Clowney (core, illness) and DE Ziggy Ansah (neck) were limited in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. DT Al Woods (ankle) did not practice Friday but is expected to play. OT Duane Brown (knee, biceps) was limited Friday but no longer appears on the injury report. FB Nick Bellore (quad), TE Jacob Hollister (thigh), OG Mike Iupati (neck), WR Tyler Lockett (shin), OG Jordan Roos (back), LB Cody Barton (knee, ankle), WR Josh Gordon (knee) and OT George Fant (knee) logged a full practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Dec 12 8:13pm ET

Seattle Seahawks DE Jadeveon Clowney (core, illness), TE Luke Willson (hamstring), CB Shaquill Griffin (hamstring), LB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) and RB Rashaad Penny (knee) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 12. OT Duane Brown (knee, biceps), OT George Fant (knee), DE Ziggy Ansah (neck) and DT Al Woods (ankle) were limited. FB Nick Bellore (quad), G Mike Iupati (neck), G Jordan Roos (back) and LB Cody Barton (knee, ankle) participate in full.

From TheHuddle

Dec 12 2:30pm ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (knee) doesn't have a timetable for a return next year after suffering a torn ACL last Sunday night against the Rams. Head coach Pete Carroll said that doctors will wait for inflammation to subside before undergoing surgery on Penny's knee. While he wouldn't say for sure that Penny won't be available for the start of next season, he didn't completely rule it out either. The Seahawks will rely on C.J. Prosise and Travis Homer as the backups to lead ball carrier Chris Carson for the rest of the 2019 season. Carson is a surefire RB1 with heavy volume expected in Week 15 against a suspect Carolina run defense. Penny remains a firm hold in dynasty/keeper leagues despite his devastating injury.

From RotoBaller

Dec 12 2:33am ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) may have sustained more damage than just a torn ACL, according to head coach Pete Carroll, who added that they'll learn the extent of the damage whenever Penny undergoes surgery.

From TheHuddle

Dec 11 3:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) will undergo surgery to repair his torn ACL, according to head coach Pete Carroll Wednesday, Dec. 11.

From TheHuddle

Dec 9 5:33pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the Week 14 game, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: Penny probably will not do much during the offseason but should be ready for Week 1 next season. He can be at least a flex option next season if he stays with the Seahawks. Chris Carson will be the main option in the running game for the rest of the season and is a must-start option.

From TheHuddle

Dec 9 5:03pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) will miss the rest of the 2019 season because of the knee injury he suffered in Week 14. Head coach Pete Carroll said Penny is dealing with a significant injury, but he is still waiting for the MRI results.

Fantasy Spin: Chris Carson will be the main option in the running game with Penny out and should receive plenty of carries each week. Carson is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues no matter the opponent. C.J. Prosise likely will receive a bigger role in the offense and could be a flex option in some deeper leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 9 3:30am ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny looks to be lost for the season after suffering a knee injury in Sunday night's loss to the Rams. Head coach Pete Carroll told the media that Penny sprained his ACL at the end of his first play of the night, and while the team doesn't know how serious it is just yet, Carroll ominously described it as "significant." Penny had just started to live up to his billing, stepping up huge in two straight games, but this injury will be yet another setback for the young running back. With Seattle almost guaranteed a playoff spot, perhaps there's a chance the youngster could come back for some postseason football, but it depends on what the team finds out in the next few days.

From RotoBaller

Dec 9 1:03am ET

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) is believed to have suffered a 'significant' sprain to his anterior crucial ligament in Week 14 versus the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Spin: It seems likely an MRI on Monday will reveal a torn ACL. Penny hasn't caught much of a break in two NFL seasons, dealing with a knee injury for most of 2018 and a hamstring issue for part of this season before this setback. Penny was just starting to become a solid 1B to Chris Carson's 1A in Seattle's backfield, but the timing of this injury - assuming it is an ACL tear - puts him in danger of being ready for training camp next summer. Carson should finish out the season as a solid fantasy RB1.

From TheHuddle

Dec 8 8:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) left the Week 14 game against the Los Angeles Rams due to a left knee injury. He left for the locker room and will have X-rays, according to NBC Sports sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

Fantasy Spin: With Penny sidelined, Chris Carson figures to see a majority of the workload with C.J. Prosise figuring in on passing downs and as a blocker.

From TheHuddle

Dec 7 8:30pm ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny was bombarded with insults earlier in the season when he continued to struggle to find his footing in the NFL, but his last two games have silenced a whole lot of those critics. Now, he'll get another go at one of the team's bitter division rivals in primetime on Sunday night. Penny tallied just 18 yards on six carries last time he saw LA, but now he's coming off back-to-back thrashings of the Philadelphia and Minnesota defenses. Penny's impressive performances will likely keep his name in the mix throughout the game, and he should continue to show considerable improvement over his previous version.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 03-Feb-2020: SEA - Off IR - torn ACL
  • 14-Dec-2019: SEA - On IR - torn ACL
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