Rashaad Penny
Rashaad Penny
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Seattle Seahawks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Usually, when a team invests a first-round pick in a running back, the assumption is it will give the crown jewel of its draft class more than 94 touches, but apparently they do things a little different in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, Penny had the second-fewest touches since 2002 of any first-round rookie running back with at least 12 games played (David Wilson, 75 in 2012). Penny suffered a broken finger in training camp, and while he recovered in time for Week 1, Chris Carson locked up the starting job for good a couple weeks later; Penny then had a hard time even wrestling the No. 2 job away from Mike Davis. The rookie showed why he was the 27th overall pick when he got a chance, though, rushing for 108 yards and a score on 12 carries in Week 10 when Carson was out. Penny didn't show much as a receiver, but that shouldn't be a huge obstacle in an offense that attempted a league-low 427 passes last season. What he does offer is good size (220 pounds), some power in his legs and surprising speed (4.46 40), and with Davis now in Chicago, Penny heads into his second season looking to force his way into a timeshare with Carson. The duo's similar skill set should allow them to wear down defenses, so the better numbers any given week could come down to who gets carries in the fourth quarter, causing a headache for owners. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.77 million contract with the Seahawks in May of 2018.
Explosive en route to two scores
RBSeattle Seahawks
December 2, 2019
Penny rushed 15 times for 74 yards and a touchdown and caught four of five targets for 33 yards and a score in Monday's 37-30 win over the Vikings.
ANALYSIS
Both of Seattle's primary running backs saw action on the first drive and looked explosive in the process, and Chris Carson finished the contest with 109 yards from scrimmage and a score of his own. While Carson garnered a majority of the rushes (23), he averaged 4.4 yards per carry compared to Penny's 4.9. Furthermore, Penny showcased intriguing pass-catching prowess with his best effort through the air since his NFL debut, when he hauled in four passes for 35 yards. While most game scripts don't allow two running backs to split a total of 38 rushes, there's little doubt that Penny has a role in this offense going forward. He'll look to continue his upward trajectory in Week 14 against the Rams.
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How do Rashaad Penny's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
3.1%
 
Positive Run %
87.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
44.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
4.6%
 
Touches Per Game
8.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
47.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.08
 
% Team Air Yards
0.4%
 
% Team Targets
2.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.8%
 
Drop Rate
11.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.3
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
82.0
 
Cornerbacks
70.1
 
Safeties
90.7
 
Linebackers
91.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Rashaad Penny's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.46 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.25 in
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Arguably the most shocking selection of the 2018 draft, Penny went to Seattle with the 27th overall pick, the second running back off the board. The team definitely had a need at the position, but taking Penny over bigger-name backs like Sony Michel, Nick Chubb and Derrius Guice raised eyebrows. Penny, though, fits the mold Seattle looks for in a lead back at 5-11, 220, and, importantly, doesn't have the injury history of the aforementioned trio. During his final season at San Diego State he displayed both power and patience as a runner, letting his blocks set up before he trampled defenders in the hole. His surprising 4.46 40 time at the combine likely played into his rise up the Hawks' draft board, erasing any doubt regarding his athleticism. While the building blocks are there for him to be a solid NFL starter, Penny needs to work on his receiving and blocking to become a true three-down asset, and his upright running style and average elusiveness can lead to too much contact. Given the draft capital Seattle used to get him and the lack of established talent on the depth chart, Penny has every opportunity to seize the lead role, though a broken finger he suffered in August has temporarily slowed his momentum. On the plus side, Penny should be back in time for Week 1.
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May get more reps
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 27, 2019
Penny may be in line for more consistent work moving forward, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. "We are going to see if we can get more out of [Penny]," coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday.
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Erupts for 129 yards, touchdown
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 24, 2019
Penny rushed 14 times for 129 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Eagles.
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No tread after fumble
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 12, 2019
Penny rushed twice for two yards and lost a fumble in Monday's 27-24 win over the 49ers.
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Four carries in win
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 4, 2019
Penny rushed four times for 12 yards in Sunday's 40-34 overtime win against the Buccaneers.
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Manages 55 rushing yards
RBSeattle Seahawks
October 27, 2019
Penny rushed eight times for 55 yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Falcons.
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