Penny rushed eight times for 46 yards in Thursday's 27-24 win over the Packers.
Penny's first carry was promising as he was held up in the backfield but made multiple cuts, ultimately recording a 38-yard gain. That striking rush showcases Penny's upside, but the rest of his outing was forgettable with just eight yards on his next seven carries. Penny's role will likely be inconsistent going forward, but he had more touches than Mike Davis (six) in this matchup.
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 marked 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 certainly adds to the ambiguity in the Seahawks' backfield, but coach Pete Carroll could ride the hot hand Thursday against the Packers if Carson remains out.
Penny rushed four times for 11 yards and caught all three targets for 13 yards and zero touchdowns in Sunday's 25-17 loss to the Chargers.
Penny rushed once on the Seahawks' first drive, proving he was part of the their game plan before Chris Carson left with a hip injury. Still, it was Mike Davis (22 touches) who benefited from Carson's absence, leaving Penny with another disappointing outing. If Carson's injury keeps him out in Week 10 against the Rams, Penny may receive a more chances.
Penny may see an uptick in usage if Chris Carson (hip) sits out Sunday's game against the Chargers, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Penny didn't play a single offensive snap in the Week 8 win over the Lions, as Carson and Mike Davis both shared the backfield work. The same timeshare arrangement could be in place if the two backs are ready to go for Week 9, but Penny would likely have a clear path to a spot in the rotation if Carson -- who is considered a game-time decision -- is deemed unavailable. Even if that's the case, Davis would still represent the top option to pace the backfield in touches. When the Seahawks played without Carson against the Cardinals in Week 4, Davis registered 25 touches to Penny's nine.
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