Rashaad Penny
Rashaad Penny
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Seattle Seahawks
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.77 million contract with the Seahawks in May of 2018.
Shows glimpse of explosiveness
RBSeattle Seahawks
December 10, 2018
Penny rushed eight times for 44 yards in Monday's win over the Vikings.
ANALYSIS
Penny made solid reads and scampered for a combined 12 yards on his first two carries. His big play came in the second quarter when it looked as if he'd be stopped for a loss near the left sideline, but Penny cut back and displayed his speed by running to the opposite sideline to gain 17 yards and a first down. These explosive bursts will keep Penny as the clear No. 2 back ahead of Mike Davis, but Chris Carson has a stranglehold on the top spot for now.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Rashaad Penny's 2018 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 the number of times he touched the ball.
  • 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 %
3.3%
 
Positive Run %
79.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
51.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
2.5%
 
Touches Per Game
6.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
51.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
0.3%
 
% Team Targets
3.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.3
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the 49ers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
94.2
 
Cornerbacks
99.0
 
Safeties
89.3
 
Linebackers
86.9
 
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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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Available Week 14
RBSeattle Seahawks
December 10, 2018
Penny (ankle) is listed as active Monday against the Vikings.
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Questionable with ankle injury
RBSeattle Seahawks
Ankle
December 8, 2018
Penny is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Vikings with an ankle injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Efficient performance
RBSeattle Seahawks
December 2, 2018
Penny rushed seven times for 65 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
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Enhanced role on tap
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 30, 2018
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer expects Penny to have a larger role in Seattle's game plan Sunday against the 49ers, Andy Patton of USA Today reports. "I expect that [Penny] will play well this weekend," Schottenheimer said. "Expect that we need to get the running game back going again and I think he'll be a big part of that."
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Rarely used in win
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 25, 2018
Penny rushed four times for four yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers.
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