RB - SEA
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is not expected to have his fifth-year option picked up by the team, per Ian Rapoport.
Penny saw virtually no work within the offense until the final three games of last season, totaling just 11 carries for 34 yards. Injuries were a large part of the former San Diego State running back's struggles in Seattle, as he is now expected to hit waivers. This decision elevates Seahawks' starting running back Chris Carson, who will have a three-down workhorse role out of the backfield with limited depth behind him now that Penny is reported to be out. Carson carried 141 times for 681 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games during the 2020 season, adding another 37 receptions and four touchdowns through the air. Carson becomes a bonafide RB1 with only Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas behind him on the depth chart heading into the 2021 season.
Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) was added to the team's injury report and is now questionable for Wild Card Weekend.
Late additions to the injury report are never a good sign. DeeJay Dallas could see snaps if Penny doesn't play, but neither of these backs will be fantasy relevant.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN is reporting that Seahawks’ RB Rashaad Penny (knee) will make his season debut in Sunday’s Week 15 contest against Washington.
Penny tore his ACL in Week 14 of the 2019 season. “Barring a change today, Seattle is expected to activate the former first-round pick off IR,” per Fowler. Penny returned to practice last Wednesday and reportedly is in “really good shape.” The 2018 first-round pick is set to make his 2020 season debut and is a full year from removed the ACL tear. Penny will be eased into action and is currently third on Seahawks’ RB depth chart behind Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Rashaad Penny (knee) is close to returning from injured reserve.
He exceeded our expectations with his movement and his quickness and all of that. He’s really in good shape. I don’t know what that means for next week, but he looked as healthy as anybody out there. So we’ll take it one shot at a time here, but very, very positive initial return and I know he’s really jacked about it," Carroll elaborated. It sounds as if the former first-round pick come return as early as Week 15. He's coming off an ACL tear that he suffered last season. Penny will push Carlos Hyde for carries behind Chris Carson once he's back.
Rashaad Penny will start practicing with the Seahawks leading up to Week 14. Penny is not expected to be game-ready for several weeks as he is still coming back from torn knee ligaments.
Penny can be left on waivers and is considered a long shot to establish a clear-cut role and become fantasy relevant before the end of the 2020 fantasy season.
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