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Running Back, Seattle Seahawks

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Draft: 2018 Round 1 (27)
College: San Diego State
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 220 DOB: 1996-02-02 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#53 7 6.09

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 SEA 8 62 300 4.8 1 12 9 75 8.3 0 43.5 5.4
2018 (Projected) SEA   124 495 4.0 3   24 161 6.7 0 83.6  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
Seattle shocked many when they made Rashaad Penny the second running back taken off the board in April's NFL Draft, ahead of the likes of Darrius Guice, Sony Michel, Nick Chubb and others. While he didn't grade as highly as those backs on some expert boards, it's worth considering that Seattle made a strong investment in him with a first round pick, which almost certainly guarantees that he'll be given every opportunity to succeed in this offense.

Penny dominated in his senior season at San Diego State as the leading rusher in all of college football, rushing for a whopping 2,248 yards with a 7.8 yards per carry average. He finished his college career averaging 7.5 yards per game, albeit in a weak Mountain West Conference. Penny shows upper-percentile straight line speed and has also shown that he can make an impact catching the ball, although that is something he'll need to improve on to be an elite fantasy back in the NFL.

Seattle's offensive line issues continue to be a major concern. They did finally make a move during the season in 2017 to acquire left tackle Duane Brown, who quickly became their best offensive lineman, but the team really did not address the other positions across the line this offseason. That could be a problem for a player like Penny who, while explosive when given a crease, can struggle when holes don't open up quickly in front of him.

Another area that is a bit of a concern is that Penny does lack experience and technique in pass protection. This can often be a reason why rookie running backs are kept off the field, even when they are producing counting stats when given the ball. This could lead to more of a split backfield than many want to believe.

Still, Penny has first-round draft capital which is often enough to warrant a decent enough workload for him to be a valuable fantasy asset this season, particularly in dynasty formats where a case could easily be made for him to be the No. 2 overall player off the board.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Chris Carson
RB2RB2 Mike Davis
RB3RB3 Rashaad Penny
RB4RB4 C.J. Prosise
RB5FB1 Tre Madden
RB6RB5 J.D. McKissic
Seahawks Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Chris Carson expected to start
RBBC in Seattle
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 14, 10:09 am

Seattle Seahawks
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer wasn't any more revealing than Pete Carroll was about how much Rashaad Penny will factor into the Seahawks' offense after his breakout game. Schottenheimer said Chris Carson will continue to start, as expected, now that he's back from a one-game absence. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: With Carson back from his groin issue, Seattle is capable of rolling out three running backs at any time making this is a nightmare situation for fantasy owners. Carson, Mike Davis and Penny could all see significant snaps or be left out in the cold in Week 11. As it stands now, Carson is only trustworthy fantasy asset of the group.

Injury Chris Carson likely to go in Week 11
Sidelined Week 10 with hip injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 12, 6:10 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Pete Carroll says in afternoon press conference that Chris Carson will be ready for Green Bay on Thursday. (Seattle Times - Bob Condotta)

FFToday's Take: Carson was a game-time decision for the Rams in Week 10, so this should not come as that much of a surprise. However, Carroll did not expand on what he expected in regards to the roles of Carson, Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny, so owners will have little clarity about using any of them on Thursday. At this point, all of them should be considered high-risk flex plays.

Injury Chris Carson a gametime decision
Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 9, 1:17 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Pete Carroll told KIRO Radio 97.3 FM that running back Chris Carson (hip), right guard D.J. Fluker (calf) and strong safety Bradley McDougald (knee) will be game-time decisions Sunday against the Rams. All three sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday. "We’re trying to figure out how to manage their way through it and then find out nearer to game time if they can play for us, so we’re still waiting and seeing," Carroll said. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: We've learned you can't trust much of anything that Pete Carroll says when it comes to player injuries. Fantasy owners will need to have Plan B in place if Carson isn't able to play. Mike Davis would likely see the bulk of carries but Carroll could surprise us by dumping a bunch of touches on to rookie Rashaad Penny.

Chris Carson may not share RB workload?
OC suggests team won't force touches to Rashaad Penny
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 6, 9:20 pm

Seattle Seahawks
All indications are that Chris Carson will be the starter, but Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer said Thursday that he wants to get all the running back some reps in Sunday's opener at Denver. He later said some of that playing time could come on special teams and not on offense. Here was part of Schottenheimer's response when asked how first-round pick Rashaad Penny will be worked in assuming Carson starts: "We don't necessarily have, 'OK, gotta get this guy so many carries, gotta get this guy so many touches.' We'll just kind of see how the flow of the game goes. You're going to see them all, which is cool." (ESPN - Brady Henderson)

FFToday's Take: Coaches are masters of saying a lot without saying anything at all, and that feels like what is happening here. It sounds as if Carson starts out "hot" against Denver, he'll be given a chance to see 15-plus touches. C.J. Prosise will almost certainly see the bulk of the work on passing downs. Given the matchup and uncertainty of workload, it makes sense to sit Carson this week if you have the depth to do so.

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DEN L 24-27 7 8 1.1 0 5 4 35 8.8 0 4.3
2 at CHI L 17-24 10 30 3.0 0 2 0 0 - 0 3.0
3 DAL W 24-13 3 5 1.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.5
4 at ARI W 20-17 9 49 5.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.9
6 at OAK W 27-3 9 43 4.8 0 2 2 27 13.5 0 7.0
9 LAC L 17-25 4 11 2.8 0 3 3 13 4.3 0 2.4
10 at LAR L 31-36 12 108 9.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 16.8
11 GB W 27-24 8 46 5.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.6

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