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Rashaad Penny “in driver’s seat” to be Seahawks lead back

by Sam Ryner | Seahawks Correspondent | Tue, Jun 21st 10:40pm EDT

According to ESPN’s Brady Henderson, RB Rashaad Penny is the favorite to be the Seattle Seahawks' lead running back to start the season. (Brady Henderson, ESPN)

Fantasy Impact:

Penny has a long injury history, but he finished the 2021 season on an absolute tear, leading the league in rushing over the final five weeks. Penny’s main competition for carries appears to be rookie RB Kenneth Walker with veteran Chris Carson’s health status sounding more doubtful than questionable as we approach the season. Walker was the 2021 Doak Walker award winner as college football's best RB, but Penny has 1st round pedigree as well. This will be a backfield that fantasy managers will want to monitor closely throughout training camp, as Seattle is one of the most run-heavy teams in the league, and whoever wins the lead role could provide plenty of fantasy appeal.

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