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Sep 14, 2023 3 9 3.0 6 0
Sep 10, 2023 0 0 0 0 0
Player Outlook
Penny and D'Andre Swift both joined the Eagles this offseason. With Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott already on the roster, this looks like a crowded room. We're valuing Penny like a bench back who should be drafted in the Round 9 range, but once the season starts, his weekly upside is through the roof. While Penny has only played 18 games over the last three seasons, he's been amazing when healthy. He has five games with more than 130 rushing yards in his last 10 appearances. Behind the Eagles offensive line, he may not need more than 8-12 touches to crack that mark. His injury history combined with his big-play ability makes him a better fit in Best Ball, but if Swift gets hurt first, Penny will be a top-20 back for as long as he stays healthy.

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2023 9 3.00 1 5
2022 346 6.07 2 4 16 479.4
2021 749 6.29 6 6 48 11411.4
3y Avg. 376 6.06 3 3 21 579.5
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Fantasy News

  • Eagles' Rashaad Penny: Active, but fails to play

    Penny was active for Monday's 25-11 win over the Buccaneers but didn't take the field for a single snap. Preseason speculation suggested that Penny and D'Andre Swift would compete for the top running back job in Philadelphia this season, but results through three weeks indicate that the Eagles had different plans. Penny was a healthy scratch in Week 1, and while injuries to other backs elevated him to the active roster in Weeks 2 and 3, he hasn't been a meaningful part of the game plan. His eight snaps and three touches in Week 2 remain his only action of the regular season. Penny may require two injuries ahead of him before he has fantasy relevance, even in deep leagues.
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  • Eagles' Rashaad Penny: Four touches in Eagles debut

    Penny finished Thursday's win over the Vikings with three rushes for nine yards and one catch for five yards. Penny opened the season fourth on the Eagles running back depth chart, having been a healthy scratch in Week 1. He began the second game of the year as the team's third running back, with Kenneth Gainwell out with a rib injury, and he ended it as a second stringer after Boston Scott exited with a head injury in the third quarter. Even with those injuries, Penny saw the field for just nine offensive snaps, slightly behind Scott (10) and well behind D'Andre Swift (58). Penny's role could increase again in Week 3 if both Gainwell and Scott remain out, but even then, he looks like a long shot to claim even half the available carries.
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  • Eagles' Rashaad Penny: Inactive Sunday

    Penny (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots. With Penny the odd man out, at least in Week 1, Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports expects D'Andre Swift to head the team's backfield Sunday, with Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott also mixing in. For now, Penny is off the fantasy lineup radar, but he's a candidate to factor in as the season progresses, especially once injuries hit Philadelphia's RB corps.
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  • Eagles' Rashaad Penny: Likely to be healthy scratch

    The Eagles are expected to make Penny a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Olivia Reiner of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Philadelphia will release its inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET, at which point Penny's status will be confirmed one way or another. If Penny ends up sitting out Week 1 as expected, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott would likely take on elevated roles behind presumptive starter D'Andre Swift.
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  • Eagles' Rashaad Penny: Solid on two carries Thursday

    Penny rushed twice for 18 yards and wasn't targeted during the Eagles' 18-18 preseason tie with the Browns on Thursday night. Penny was the third Eagles running back to record a touch in the contest despite the fact D'Andre Swift got the night off, and he gained 16 of his yards on one carry. The workload was much more abbreviated than Penny's nine-carry tally in the exhibition opener against the Ravens, and it could well be the 2018 first-round pick doesn't see action in Philadelphia's preseason finale at home versus the Colts next Thursday.
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  • Eagles' Rashaad Penny: Suiting up Thursday

    Penny is in uniform ahead of Thursday's preseason contest against the Browns, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports. After Penny and fellow offseason addition D'Andre Swift played in the Eagles' exhibition opener, Swift is expected to get the night off Thursday, while Penny is not. Meanwhile, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott appear to be available along with Penny after the first two sat out this past Saturday's game. Penny opened the preseason with nine carries for 34 yards and no catches (on one target) in Baltimore.
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  • Eagles' Rashaad Penny: Nine touches in preseason debut

    Penny rushed nine times for 34 yards and failed to bring in his only target in the Eagles' 20-19 preseason loss to the Ravens on Saturday night. Penny paced the Eagles in carries and received seven more rushing touches than fellow offseason arrival D'Andre Swift while playing on Philadelphia's first four possessions. Penny appears fully recovered from the fractured fibula he suffered in Week 5 of last season with the Seahawks, but come the regular season, it's likely the disparity in carries between him and Swift is not as expansive. Given his ongoing acclimation to a new offensive system, Penny is likely to once again log a solid workload by preseason standards in Thursday night's home exhibition battle versus the Browns.
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  • Eagles' Rashaad Penny: Sharing backfield with Swift now

    The Eagles traded for D'Andre Swift on Saturday to join Penny in their new-look backfield, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Dave Zangaro reports. The Eagles gave up a 2025 fourth-rounder and a 2023 seventh-round pick swap (No. 219 for No. 249) in exchange for Swift, who missed either three or four games each year with the Lions and has one season remaining on his rookie contract. Penny's career also has been massively impacted by injuries, which is why the Eagles got away with paying only $1.35 million (on a one-year contract) for a 2018 first-round pick with a career average of 5.7 YPC. Penny typically has missed large chunks of time -- including last season after he suffered a fibula fracture Week 5 -- whereas Swift has dealt with less serious, nagging injuries that have sometimes impacted his workloads even when active. The two should complement each other well for however long they're both healthy, with Penny relying on size, speed and power while Swift gets it done with agility and receiving. In fact, Swift caught at least 46 passes each season in Detroit, nearly double Penny's career total of 27 receptions in 42 games. There's room for both to have fantasy value in a prolific offense like Philadelphia's, though QB Jalen Hurts took 48.8 percent of the inside-the-five carries last season even while missing two games. Penny should be a participant in OTAs this May, having declared himself fully healthy shortly after he signed in mid-March.
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  • Eagles' Rashaad Penny: Declares self healthy

    Penny (leg) told reporters at his introductory press conference that he's fully recovered from a fractured fibula and will be ready for spring practices, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. While his ability to stay healthy remains a concern, the Eagles' new running back seems to be doing well at the moment and profiles as the new lead runner for a high-powered offense that just lost Miles Sanders to the Panthers. The Eagles also have Kenneth Gainwell and re-signed Boston Scott, both of whom are solid options on passing downs but neither of whom is in Penny's league as a pure runner. The team could still add more backfield talent via the draft or free agency, but it probably won't be a pricey signing or early pick, leaving Penny as a strong favorite for the Week 1 start and lead role. The 27-year-old has a career mark of 5.7 yards per carry and should get better blocking in Philadelphia than he ever did in Seattle, running behind an O-line with four standouts in LT Jordan Mailata, LG Landon Dickerson, C Jason Kelce and RT Lane Johnson.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Still rehabbing, per Carroll

    Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Penny (ankle) has yet to start running and remains in the midst of his rehab from a broken left fibula and high-ankle sprain, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports. Penny suffered the injuries back in Week 5 and underwent surgery to repair the fracture Oct. 12, getting a four-month recovery timetable at the time. That may have inched up, if only for a day, after he told Ian Furness of 93.3 KJR Seattle on Sunday that he may be able to suit up in the playoffs if the Seahawks play beyond Week 18. The comment comes in the wake of Travis Homer (knee) sitting out Week 13 with an illness and Kenneth Walker (ankle) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) picking up health concerns in Sunday's 27-23 win at the Rams. With such a banged-up backfield, the situation could be such in mid-January that Penny has a chance to return, even it's premature.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Could return for playoffs

    Penny (ankle/fibula) said Sunday that there's a "decent chance" he could return if the Seahawks make the playoffs, Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle reports. Penny underwent surgery to repair his left ankle and fractured fibula in October and has been ruled out for the remainder of the regular season, but he's apparently made good progress in his recovery and is in the mix for a return during the playoffs. Kenneth Walker sustained an ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Rams, and the severity of the issue isn't yet known. Regardless of Walker's status down the stretch, Penny's potential availability for the playoffs would provide Seattle's backfield with a fresh set of legs during the postseason. The 26-year-old logged 57 carries for 346 yards and two touchdowns while securing four of five targets for 16 yards over five appearances prior to sustaining his injury.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Shuttled to IR

    Seattle placed Penny (ankle/fibula) on injured reserve Friday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Penny's move to IR was merely a formality after he underwent season-ending surgery Tuesday to repair his left ankle and fractured fibula. The transaction opens up a spot on the 53-man roster, but it's unclear if Seattle plans to use it on another running back. Seattle already claimed Tony Jones off waivers from New Orleans earlier this week to add depth behind rookie Kenneth Walker, who is expected to step into a lead role out of the backfield beginning with Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Will undergo surgery Tuesday

    Penny will undergo season-ending surgery on his fractured fibula Tuesday and faces a four-month recovery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Penny suffered the injury during the team's Week 5 loss to the Saints and will miss the remainder of the 2022 campaign. However, per Rapoport, an MRI on Monday revealed that his ankle was relatively clean, so he should make a full recovery. Penny, who signed a one-year deal to return to Seattle this offseason, will be a free agent in March and, barring his return to health, could be one of the more sought-after players during the 2023 offseason. In the meantime, Kenneth Walker, a rookie second-round pick, is expected to take over as Seattle's primary running back while DeeJay Dallas handles his usual third-down role.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Out for year

    Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Penny (lower leg) is done for the season due to a broken fibula and a high-ankle sprain, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Penny will require season-ending surgery, an outcome which Carroll correctly diagnosed as "a heartbreaking loss for him." The 2018 first-round pick had averaged an outstanding 6.1 yards per carry through the first five weeks of the season, building off his 6.3 YPC mark from 2021. That had Penny well on track to enter free agency in 2023 with plenty of leverage. Instead, he now will have to do so while rehabbing from a serious injury. In the immediate future, rookie second-round pick Kenneth Walker is primed to take over Seattle's lead back duties, with DeeJay Dallas stepping into the No. 2 role.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Injury considered severe

    Coach Pete Carroll said Penny sustained a "serious" injury to his lower left leg during Sunday's loss at New Orleans and may be out awhile, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Penny left the contest during the Seahawks' first drive after halftime and needed a cart to get to the locker room. According to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic, Penny was seen with a walking boot on his left foot and on crutches in the locker room afterward. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network provided more insight into the injury, calling it a broken tibia, and Penny will undergo more tests to determine the extent of the damage. Penny likely is in store for a lengthy absence, which would allow rookie second-round pick Kenneth Walker to take on a majority share of the touches among Seahawks running backs with Travis Homer (ribs) already on injured reserve. DeeJay Dallas is the other healthy running back on the team's active roster.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Hurts left ankle Sunday

    Penny suffered a left ankle injury during Sunday's game in New Orleans, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Penny picked up the health concern on a carry during Seattle's first possession of the second half and needed a cart to get to the locker room. If he's unable to reenter the contest, he'll come out of Week 5 with eight rushes for 54 yards. Rookie second-round pick Kenneth Walker and DeeJay Dallas are the remaining healthy running backs on the active roster.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Injures left leg Sunday

    Penny was carted to the locker room during Sunday's game at New Orleans due to an injury to his lower left leg, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Penny was examined by the Seahawks' training staff on the team's first drive of the second half before the decision was made to take him to the locker room. If he's unable to return, he'll finish Week 5 with eight carries for 54 yards.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Bust Alert (Start/Sit)

    I had Penny as a sleeper here last week, and he delivered his best game of the season against the Lions with 17 carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns, along with one catch for 6 yards. He's clearly the No. 1 running back for Seattle ahead of Kenneth Walker III, but that doesn't mean Penny is a must-start Fantasy option in all leagues. Prior to facing the Lions, who are terrible defensively, Penny combined for 16 PPR points in his first three games. The Saints have allowed one rushing touchdown and two touchdowns combined to running backs all year. It wouldn't be a shock to see Penny's production plummet in a tougher matchup this week on the road.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Practices in full Thursday

    Penny (shoulder) was a full practice participant Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports. After taking a season-high 18 touches for 157 total yards and two rushing TDs this past Sunday at Detroit, Penny showed up to a media session with his shoulders heavily wrapped. He then kicked off Week 5 prep with a DNP, only to return Thursday with a cap on his reps. Penny thus received a maintenance day Wednesday, while rookie Kenneth Walker was added to the injury report Thursday as limited with a shoulder issue of his own. There's no telling if Walker is in danger of sitting out Sunday at New Orleans, but Penny himself is poised to lead the Seahawks backfield again this weekend.
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  • Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Back at practice Thursday

    Penny (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Penny's shoulder was heavily wrapped during media availability after the Seahawks' Week 4 win at Detroit, in which he turned a season-high 18 touches into 157 yards from scrimmage and two rushing touchdowns. He then proceeded to sit out Wednesday's practice, but that presumably was for maintenance-related reasons. Thursday's injury report will reveal whether or not Penny was limited or full as he got back on the field.
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