Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
vs 18 17
@ 7 15
vs 23 19
@ 31 22
@ 2 13
vs 3 14
@ 28 21
vs 26 20
@ 3 14
@ 4 14
BYE
- -
vs 25 20
@ 9 15
vs 12 16
vs 7 15
@ 10 15
vs 32 26
vs 9 15
Player Outlook
In the final five games of 2021, Penny finally delivered on the upside that caused Seattle to take him in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. In his final five games he ran for 671 yards and six touchdowns and finished the year with a league-best 6.3 yards per carry. That performance was not enough to deter Seattle from spending a Round 2 pick on Kenneth Walker. We expect Walker to eventually lead a committee in Seattle, which means you shouldn't draft Penny before Round 10. Even if Penny does win the job in camp, his inability to stay healthy and the presence of Walker would make him no better than a Round 8 pick.

Fantasy Stats

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Fantasy Points
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2022
2021 749 6.29 6 6 48 11411.4
2020 34 3.09 31
3y Avg. 384 5.91 3 0 5 44 0 607.5
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85%
Roster
52%
Start
#31
RB Rank

Fantasy News

  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Back on practice field

    Penny (groin) returned to practice Tuesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. The Seahawks held Penny out of Saturday's exhibition opener at Pittsburgh due to a minor groin injury, but as he got back on the field Tuesday he took handoffs in individual work before notching a 40-yard carry once team drills kicked off, per Condotta. While his issues with health are apparent, Penny will continue his quest to be the Seahawks' No. 1 running back to begin the season, with rookie second-round pick Kenneth Walker his primary competition.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Sits out preseason opener

    Penny, who is dealing with a minor groin injury, didn't play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Steelers, Gregg Bell of the Seattle News-Tribune reports. With Penny sitting this one out, 2022 second-rounder Kenneth Walker drew the start at running back for Seattle, while Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas and Darwin Thompson also logged carries. For now, consider Penny day-to-day ahead of Thursday night's contest against the Bears.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Iffy for Saturday

    Coach Pete Carroll relayed Thursday that Penny is dealing with a slight groin issue, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. With that in mind, it seems unlikely that Penny will play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Steelers. Per Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune, with Penny a candidate to sit out the contest, rookie second-rounder Kenneth Walker should see his share of backfield action versus Pittsburgh.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Competition clearer sans Carson

    Penny will compete with Kenneth Walker for the starting running back job following Tuesday's report that Chris Carson (neck) will retire, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Penny, Carson and Walker, a rookie second-round pick, had all been viewed as candidates for the gig heading into training camp. While Penny's strong finish to the 2021 campaign made him the favorite to remain the top option on the depth chart, Carson's presence as a bruiser with pass-catching capabilities could have cut into Penny's workload. Now, Walker -- who may need time to develop his skills on passing downs -- will be Penny's main competition during the preseason. Of course, Penny's health is a concern of his own, considering he played only 23 games over the last three seasons. However, he finished the past season with 671 rushing yards (7.3 per carry) and five touchdowns over the final five games, showcasing the elite upside he brings to the table when he's available.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Projected for starting duties

    Penny is expected to be the Seahawks' primary running back in 2022, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Of course, this includes the caveat that Penny stays healthy, which is a legitimate concern because he's been active for just 23 games over the last three seasons. However, the 2018 first-round pick is healthy heading into training camp. After rushing for 671 yards (7.3 YPC) and six touchdowns over the final five games last year, Penny doesn't need to prove much in training camp to win the starting job over rookie second-round pick Kenneth Walker, and Chris Carson's (neck) odds of being cleared are increasingly pessimistic.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Back at practice

    Penny (hamstring) participated in Tuesday's practice, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Penny sat out of OTAs last week due to a slight hamstring issue, so it's encouraging to see him back at practice, even if it was a lighter session. The 2018 first-round pick finished last season with 119 carries for 749 yards and six touchdowns -- all career highs -- and figures to be a vital piece for the Seahawks in 2022. Penny and second-round pick Kenneth Walker are currently the top healthy options in Seattle's backfield with Chris Carson still nursing a delicate neck injury.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Nursing hamstring injury

    Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Penny is resting a slight hamstring issue during the start of Seattle's voluntary OTAs, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Penny agreed to a one-year, $5.75 million contract this offseason to return to Seattle after finishing with 119 carries for 749 yards and six touchdowns -- all career highs -- across 10 appearances last season. If healthy, Chris Carson (neck) is a candidate to lead the backfield in 2022, but the Seahawks have hinted that they have doubts he'll be ready for the start of the regular season, per Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune. In any case, Penny and second-round pick Kenneth Walker are the current healthy options for the starting job. Regardless, Penny, a 2018 first-rounder, appears to be a vital piece to Seattle's backfield moving forward, so the team likely will be cautious with his minor hamstring injury this offseason.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Joined by rookie in backfield

    Penny will have more competition in training camp after the Seahawks selected Kenneth Walker in the second round (41st overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports. Prior to the draft, Penny's main competition was set to be Chris Carson, but the Seahawks have hinted that they have doubts about Carson's ability to return from a neck injury, Gregg Bell of The News Tribune reports. Penny has never had a fully healthy season, either. Thus, it's not surprising that the Seahawks utilized a draft pick to bring in another running back, but utilizing this high of a pick signals that the Seahawks believe Walker can be their starter at some point. Nevertheless, it's Penny's job to lose. His production last season was undisputable, as he rumbled for 692 total yards and six touchdowns over the final five games. If Penny can stay healthy, we may witness a situation similar to 2018 when Penny was a rookie first-round pick but Carson -- the second-year player -- never gave up the starting job.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Returning to Seattle

    Penny agreed to a one-year, $5.75 million contract with the Seahawks on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Penny's injury issues marred the first three seasons of his career, and he played only three games during the first half of 2021 due to a calf issue before breaking out down the stretch. The 26-year-old finished with 119 carries for 749 yards and six touchdowns as he flashed his first-round potential, leading to another year with the Seahawks. Chris Carson is expected to be ready for training camp after missing most of last season with a neck issue, and he and Penny figure to split Seattle's backfield work for 2022 if both can stay healthy.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Breakout campaign continues

    Penny ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries and caught two passes for 15 yards on three targets against Detroit on Sunday. The Lions defense is one of the league's most vulnerable, but Penny still ran in an impressive fashion. Particularly given the context of the prior four games, a span during which Penny ran for 346 yards and five touchdowns on 54 carries (6.4 YPC), it's safe to say that Penny is playing at a legitimately standout level at the moment. Not many running backs possess combine-tested sub-4.5 speed at over 220 pounds, so it makes sense that he would spring big plays like he has, especially after doing so consistently in college at San Diego State. It's uncertain whether his durability will continue to cooperate, but Penny should retain Seattle's lead rusher role when the Seahawks face Arizona in Week 18.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Big day in snow

    Penny carried the ball 17 times for 135 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Bears. He also failed to haul in his only target, but Penny supplied more than enough offense with his legs in snowy conditions in Seattle. Over the last three games, the 2018 first-round pick has piled up 311 rushing yards and three TDs as he tries to re-establish some value heading into free agency after what has been a disappointing, injury-plagued career. Penny seems poised for another big game in Week 17 against the Lions.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Leads team with 11 rushes

    Penny rushed 11 times for 39 yards while catching both of his targets for five yards in Tuesday's 20-10 loss to the Rams. Penny wound up splitting touches with fellow back DeeJay Dallas, finishing with two more total touches while the latter collected the team's lone touchdown. Head coach Pete Carroll stated that he would continue to use a combination of backs to close out this injury-plagued season, but that Penny deserved a shot to continue starting after going off against the Texans last week (16-137-2). The 2018 first-round pick will get a far softer matchup against the Bears on Sunday.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Seahawks-Rams moved to Tuesday

    Penny and the Seahawks will no longer play the Rams on Sunday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Rams organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, Los Angeles will be able to restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. The two-day delay could also provide sufficient time for practice-squad member Adrian Peterson (lower back) to recover from injury and for Alex Collins (illness) to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list, but Penny still looks on track to lead the Seattle backfield following a big Week 14 outing against the Texans in which he carried 16 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Enjoys career day against Texans

    Penny rushed 16 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns and caught his lone target for one yard in Sunday's 33-13 win over the Texans Head coach Pete Carroll wasn't bluffing when he said Penny would be a big part of Seattle's game plan in Week 14. Penny started the game, and no other Seahawks' running back recorded more than eight touches. The 2018 first-round pick capitalized on the opportunity, scoring touchdowns from 32 and 47 yards while putting up a career high in rushing yards. Carroll has no choice but to make Penny the No. 1 running back moving forward. Penny is set to be a free agent in March, and the final four games could serve as a tryout for his future in Seattle.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: To be 'big part' of game plan

    Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that he expects Penny to "be a big part" of the Seahawks' offensive game plan Sunday at Houston, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Penny will welcome back Alex Collins (abdomen), who was held out Week 13. The development leaves Collins, Penny and DeeJay Dallas to man the backfield for Seattle, with Travis Homer (calf/hamstring) ruled out and Adrian Peterson not a candidate to be elevated from the practice squad due to a back injury. Penny earned his largest workload of the season last Sunday versus the 49ers, turning a 40 percent snap share into 10 carries for 35 yards and one catch (on one target) for 27 yards. Carroll's comment implies Penny may supplant Collins as the Seahawk running back to receive the most touches Sunday, but it remains to be seen if that comes to pass.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Leads backfield in snaps

    Penny rushed 10 times for 35 yards and caught his lone target for 27 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the 49ers. Penny led the Seahawks' committee backfield with a season-high 40 percent snap share, playing more than Travis Homer (30 percent) and Adrian Peterson (27 percent). The 2018 first-round pick wasn't very efficient on the ground, and his longest run was for 11 yards. Alex Collins (abdomen) is expected to return Week 14 against the Texans, and it's unclear where Penny will fit in moving forward, especially with Peterson settling into the offense.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Suiting up in Week 13

    Penny (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the 49ers. With Chris Carson (neck) out for the season and Alex Collins (abdomen) surprisingly getting the week off, Penny will be a part of the backfield rotation for just the fifth time this season. What kind of workload that amounts to remains to be seen, especially with recent addition Adrian Peterson slated to he the Seahawks' lead runner Sunday. In any case, Penny, DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer (calf) are available behind Peterson.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Logs full practice Thursday

    Penny (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. One day removed from Travis Homer (calf) being listed as full on the Seahawks' practice estimate, Penny put in a full on-field session himself Thursday. With Chris Carson (neck) out for the season, Alex Collins (abdomen) has been the team's running back most likely to receive touches on a weekly basis. Behind Collins, though, Penny, Homer and DeeJay Dallas are healthy, while Adrian Peterson and undrafted rookie Josh Johnson are on the practice squad. It remains to be seen who among those five may be the No. 2 RB on Sunday against the 49ers.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Limited Wednesday

    Penny (hamstring) was listed as limited on Wednesday's injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. The oft-injured Penny hurt his hamstring Week 11 and sat out Week 12, but head coach Pete Carroll told Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times on Wednesday that the running back may be able to return for Sunday's game against the 49ers. That's quite the change in status after Penny seemingly poised to head to injured reserve just last week. In any case, he would put himself in a better spot to be active again by taking part in more than a walk-through session -- which the Seahawks held Wednesday -- on Thursday and/or Friday.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Out for Monday

    Penny (hamstring) is ruled out for Monday's game at Washington, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Between injuries and poor performance, Penny has been in and out of the lineup all year, suiting up for Weeks 1, 7, 8 and 11. He's yet to see a target this season and hasn't taken more than seven carries in a game, but he did have an 18-yard scamper last week before exiting early with the hamstring injury in an eventual 23-13 loss to Arizona. With passing-down specialist Travis Homer (calf) also out this week, Seattle is down to Alex Collins and DeeJay Dallas as the healthy backs on the active roster, pending potential practice-squad additions.
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