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Top Elijhaa Penny News

  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Gets work in relief

    Penny recorded five carries for 35 yards in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Raiders. He added two receptions for minus-8 yards.

    Devontae Booker dealt with a hip injury late in the game but was seemingly cleared from a major injury after undergoing X-rays, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. However, his absence gave Penny the chance to take over the backfield to close the game in the fourth quarter. Penny was fairly productive in the role, picking up gains of four and 12 yards on a drive that concluded with a field goal to put the Giants up seven. However, the team now heads into a Week 10 bye, which should give both Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Booker the chance to get healthy while leaving Penny with a minimal role.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Not involved on offense

    Penny didn't record any touches in Monday's 20-17 loss to the Chiefs.

    Penny played just seven of the Giants' 60 offensive snaps, with most of his work coming on special teams. He's been operating as the Giants' de facto No. 2 running back behind Devontae Booker for the past three weeks with Saquon Barkley (ankle) out, but that hasn't translated into much fantasy value. Barkley could be back in action as soon as Sunday's game against Las Vegas, so Penny's already meager role on offense will likely dwindle further from here.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Ineffective in limited role

    Penny carried nine times for 24 yards in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Panthers.

    Penny operated as the Giants' No. 2 running back behind Devontae Booker as Saquon Barkley misses time with an ankle injury. As the team's fullback, Penny will likely revert to a very limited role when Barkley returns, which could be as soon as Week 8.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Scores a short TD

    Penny had three carries for 15 yards and a score Sunday against the Rams. He also caught one of two targets for one yard.

    Penny is the team's fullback and will occasionally take a hand-off, but Devontae Booker is firmly established as the starter with Saquon Barkley out.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Gets a few touches

    Penny rushed twice for 16 yards and caught his lone target for seven yards in Sunday's 17-13 preseason loss to the Browns.

    Penny not only blocked for Devontae Booker and Corey Clement, but the fullback also got involved with a few touches for himself. Regardless of who starts in the Giants backfield Week 1, when star Saquon Barkley hopefully will be ready to go, Penny is anticipated to serve as their lead blocker, having been the team's fullback since 2018.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Shifts to IR

    Penny (illness) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Zack Rosenblatt of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Penny had already been ruled out for Week 17, but his shift to IR allowed for the Giants to activate linebacker Kyler Fackrell (lower leg).

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Out Week 17

    Penny (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

    Penny is slated to miss a second consecutive contest with the illness, so his 2020 regular season will end with six carries for 15 yards and two catches on three targets for 20 yards in 14 games.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Missing from practice

    Penny (illness) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

    Penny has been away from the Giants since Sunday, when he was made inactive ahead of the team's loss to the Ravens after picking up an illness. The Giants have clarified that the ailment isn't related to COVID-19, but Penny's ongoing absence from practice nonetheless casts some on his availability for the Week 17 matchup with the Cowboys. The fullback has handled a minor role on offense over his 14 appearances this season, playing no more than 14 snaps in any contest.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Still sidelined by illness

    Penny (illness) didn't practice Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    This illness is not related to COVID-19 but it's clearly no walk in the park, as it also kept Penny out of last week's loss to the Ravens. The fullback and special teams contributor will have two more chances to resume practicing before Sunday's showdown with the Cowboys.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Out with illness

    Penny (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

    Penny's illness is not related to COVID-19. The Giants will take the field without a fullback Sunday, although Penny's main contributions come on special teams.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Inks two-year deal

    Penny (back) signed a two-year contact with the Giants on Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of reports.

    Penny was set to become a restricted free agent when free agency began, but he'll now remain in New York for the next couple years. The fullback mostly works as a blocker and contributes on special teams, though he also had 15 carries for 39 yards in 2019.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Just 48 scrimmage yards in 2019

    Penny (back) carried the ball 15 times for 39 yards across 16 games in 2019. He also secured two of four targets for nine yards.

    Penny plays a key role on special teams for the Giants, and he also occasionally contributes on offense as a blocker. The 26-year-old is set to become a restricted free agent, and it remains to be seen if the Giants will opt to retain him.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Sustains back injury

    Penny was forced out of Sunday's game against the Eagles with a back injury, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Penny rarely rushes the ball with just 15 carries over 15 games, but he's a valued fullback while contributing on special teams. The Giants don't have another fullback, so they may opt to use either Kaden Smith or Garrett Dickerson in the backfield if necessary.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Rushes twice in loss

    Penny took two carries for two yards and couldn't haul in his only target during Sunday's 31-13 loss to the Packers.

    Penny was deployed on two third downs and converted on one of them while being stuffed on the other. The 26-year-old isn't the concern of fantasy owners, but he's a worthy real-life value in short-yardage situations.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Receives one carry

    Penny had one carry for three yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

    Penny played only 10 offensive snaps and has been minimally involved in the offense during games in which Saquon Barkley is healthy. The fullback is typically used on special teams but sees occasional work as a backfield blocker.

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  • Giants' Elijhaa Penny: Season-high touches in loss

    Penny rushed three times for six yards during Thursday's 35-14 loss to the Patriots. He also caught one of two targets but did not gain any receiving yards.

    Penny's involvement in New York's offense was elevated Thursday due to Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) both being inactive. With the Giants hoping for at least one of those two running backs to return Week 7, Penny is unlikely to see his touches increase going forward.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Downey, CA
Age: 28
School: Idaho
Experience: 5