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Giovani Bernard or Rashaad Penny

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  Giovani BernardG. Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Rashaad PennyR. Penny
RB - SEA
Rashaad Penny
 
 
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ECR# 66# 76-
Best Rank# 51# 52-
Worst Rank# 89# 105-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total38.467.3-
Avg Game2.46.7-
Avg Projection61.343.4-
    
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SOS Rank1330-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Giovani BernardG. Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Rashaad PennyR. Penny
RB - SEA
Rashaad Penny
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC at ATL
Week 2 at CLE vs. NE
Week 3 at PHI vs. DAL
Week 4 vs. JAC at MIA
Week 5 at BAL vs. MIN
Week 6 at INDBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. CLE at ARI
Week 8 vs. TEN vs. SF
Week 9BYE WEEK at BUF
Week 10 at PIT at LAR
Week 11 at WAS vs. ARI
Week 12 vs. NYG at PHI
Week 13 at MIA vs. NYG
Week 14 vs. DAL vs. NYJ
Week 15 vs. PIT at WAS
Week 16 at HOU vs. LAR
Week 17 vs. BAL at SF
Player Projections Comparison
  Giovani BernardG. Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Rashaad PennyR. Penny
RB - SEA
Rashaad Penny
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts73.356.3
Rush Yards270.8254.9
Rush TDs1.71.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions28.59.8
Rec Yards210.880.1
Rec TDs0.70.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points61.343.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Giovani BernardG. Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Rashaad PennyR. Penny
RB - SEA
Rashaad Penny
2019 Points 
Week 16.31.8
Week 21.312.5
Week 31.2
Week 41.9
Week 52.64.9
Week 62.4
Week 70.40.0
Week 84.55.5
Week 91.2
Week 10-1.2-1.8
Week 114.6
Week 123.018.9
Week 131.222.7
Week 144.61.6
Week 153.7
Week 161.5
Week 170.4
Total38.467.3
Average2.46.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Giovani BernardG. Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Rashaad PennyR. Penny
RB - SEA
Rashaad Penny
2019 Targets 
Week 130
Week 231
Week 32
Week 46
Week 532
Week 63
Week 730
Week 820
Week 91
Week 1010
Week 113
Week 1231
Week 1325
Week 1431
Week 152
Week 163
Week 171
Notes for Player Combination
  Giovani BernardG. Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Rashaad PennyR. Penny
RB - SEA
Rashaad Penny
Expert 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Giovani Bernard is the backup in Cincinnati. If Joe Mixon holds out there's a solid chance Bernard will be the guy who fills in and that's quite a valuable role in this offense. While Trayveon Williams and Rodney Anderson will surely gets some snaps, they're 6th rounders for a reason and they're not likely to immediately take the lead away from Gio. I'm not saying Bernard should be a high draft priority but he does have good upside if you're running short on options.Rashaad Penny has another injury and while that news isn't shocking, sadly the injury is. It's a shame to see him go down when he had an actual chance but it seems a good chance this season is a write-off unless Chris Carson goes down late. That makes him essentially undraftable unless you have an IR spot and noone to stash there.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's kind of crazy how fast everyone fell off the Bernard bandwagon, as he was once considered a borderline RB1. He is obviously behind Joe Mixon on the depth chart, but that's the only player standing between him and a 15-touch role. Mixon is also in a contract year and has threatened a holdout without a new contract. If we get closer to the NFL season and Mixon still hasn't been locked up long term, Bernard should be someone you consider in the late rounds.It seems that Penny will start the year on the PUP list after tearing his ACL towards the end of last year. That would knock him out for at least the first six weeks, which is not something fantasy owners should be looking to draft. Even when he returns, we don't know where he stands on the depth chart, as they still have Chris Carson, then drafted DeeJay Dallas in the fourth round, and also signed Carlos Hyde in free agency. Unless you have an IR spot, Penny should be on waivers to start the season.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
As usual, Bernard can't be considered as anything more than a handcuff in 2020 with Joe Mixon primed for a breakout season. That being said, there have been few handcuffs more valuable than over the last few years. I don't see much stand-alone value, but if you drafted Mixon, I highly recommend targeting Bernard.Penny is expected to start the season on the PUP list which means he'll miss at least the first six weeks of the season. Unless you have an extremely deep bench or multiple IR spots, I wouldn't draft Penny this year.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Bernard's a fine football player, but he's not very fantasy relevant. He'll see enough work to hurt Joe Mixon's overall potential, but Bernard isn't someone that you should feel comfortable rolling out in your lineups this season.Penny seems destined to start the season on the PUP, which pushes him significantly down draft boards. With the uncertainty surrounding his recovery, plus the competition for touches in the Seahawks backfield, it's probably best to let Penny go to the waiver wire. Keep him on your radar though to pick up a couple weeks before his return if his recovery is going well.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Had Bernard not missed six games in 2016 that artificially kept his numbers down, he'd be coming off three straight years of declining touches. As it is, he's been nothing more than a change-of-pace back for the last two seasons, who occasionally factors into the passing game but rarely does anything noteworthy. Even with an injury to Joe Mixon, it's doubtful that Bernard would carry the load himself given his age and size, so he's best ignored in fantasy circles.Penny looked finally poised to capitalize on Chris Carson's fumble issues last year when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 14. Pete Carroll may be the most optimistic coach in the league when it comes to injuries, but even he seems resigned to the fact that Penny is going to need to start the year on the PUP list. Carlos Hyde's signing only further reinforces the likelihood of Penny needing to miss significant time. If so, Penny would be out until at least Week 8, and it seems unlikely that he'll be relevant this year. He's not worth a late-round pick until or unless we hear better news.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
He's never had fewer than 40 targets, or 30 receptions in a season, plays consistently around 40% of the time, and also gets to play with Joe Burrow, strange they don't sub him out when Mixon comes off