Coach Pete Carroll said Penny's workload is in jeopardy with Chris Carson (hip) returning for Thursday's game against the Packers, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. "When everybody's healthy, not everybody's going to get the ball a lot," Carroll said. "That's just the way it goes, so we'll figure that out." The rookie's Week 10 performance against the Rams -- 12 rushes for 108 yards and a touchdown -- will earn him a consistent role in the Seahawks' offense, but fantasy owners should heed Carroll's words and hinder their expectations. This is still a committee backfield, and Carson eclipsed 100 rushing yards in three of five games before his injury while Mike Davis has developed into a dual-threat back with 11 catches over the last two weeks. There's a lot of talent between the three running backs and no guarantee Penny will take the lead on a weekly basis. However, his upside makes him a worthy flex option in most fantasy settings.
Penny rushed 12 times for 108 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-31 loss to the Rams. This is the production the Seahawks expected when they picked Penny in the first round of April's draft. With Chris Carson (hip) out, Penny outpaced Mike Davis, who rushed 11 times for 58 yards. This adds to the ambiguity in the Seattle backfield, but coach Pete Carroll could ride the hot hand Thursday against the Packers if Carson remains out.
Penny was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a finger injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. On the heels of gaining 70 yards from scrimmage Week 6 against the Raiders followed by a bye week, Penny is tending to a finger issue of some sort. His ability to practice in some capacity is an encouraging sign, but he would allay all concerns with a full session before week's end. Even if he gets a clean bill of health for Sunday's game at Detroit, Penny still has to contend with Chris Carson and Mike Davis for reps out of the backfield, capping the rookie's potential for the time being.
Penny rushed nine times for 43 yards and caught both of his targets for 27 more in Sunday's 27-3 win over the Raiders at Wembley Stadium. Penny was the Seattle's most effective running back ahead of Chris Carson (59 yards on 14 touches) and Mike Davis (26 yards on seven touches). Carson is still ahead of Penny in the pecking order, as the 27th overall selection in the 2018 draft is still searching for his first career touchdown heading into Seattle's Week 7 bye.
Penny rushed nine times for 49 yards and zero touchdowns in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Cardinals. Penny was expected to be the team's lead back because Chris Carson (hip) was inactive, but Mike Davis showed a hot hand early and recorded a bulk of the touches (21 carries and four catches). That extends the frustrations for the Seahawks, who reached to pick Penny in the first round of April's draft, and fantasy owners who looked to benefit off Carson's injury. Penny shouldn't be streamed at this time since he could get bumped to the No. 3 role if Carson is healthy for a tough Week 5 matchup with the Rams.
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