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Posted: 6/9/2019 8:24pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny's rookie season was a disappointment overall, but he began to show flashes of his potential at the end of the season. Chris Carson's presence will keep Penny for being a lead back, but he can still be a flex candidate as the No. 2 option in Seattle's run-heavy offense.
Posted: 6/7/2019 11:05am ET
Huddle Up: After a slow start to his rookie season, Penny generally flashed more often than not. With that said, it won't hurt him that he lost some weight after appearing a bit heavy early and struggling with injuries throughout 2018. Chris Carson will be the clear lead back entering the season, but there's going to be enough volume in Seattle's running game for Penny to approach - if not exceed - 150 touches if he earns them. He's well worth flex consideration with the upside for much more behind the injury-prone Carson.
Posted: 2/28/2019 6:23pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny battled injuries throughout his rookie season, but he showed some burst when he was on the field, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. A committee between Penny and Chris Carson is likely on tap in 2019, but Penny has the better long-term upside for keeper leagues.
Posted: 2/15/2019 7:33pm ET
Huddle Up: Once Penny was finally healthy, he actually performed well, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rookie. It remains to be seen if he can overtake Chris Carson, but as much as Seattle ran the ball in 2018, Penny should at least be a viable flex option next season.
Posted: 1/5/2019 8:59pm ET
Huddle Up: Thanks to Dallas shutting down Chris Carson, Penny actually led the team in rushing in the loss. Still, the rookie was one of the bigger fantasy busts this year. He should have a chance to carve out a bigger role in 2019, but with Carson impressing, a committee is probably the best-case scenario for Penny.
Posted: 12/28/2018 3:58pm ET
Huddle Up: With Chris Carson running hard and the Seahawks locked into a playoff seed, it wouldn't be surprising to see Penny limited or even held out if the team decides to preserve him for the playoffs. He is a risky fantasy play across the board.
Posted: 12/27/2018 5:17pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny likely will receive a handful carries against the Arizona Cardinals but probably would only be a flex option in deeper leagues this week.
Posted: 12/26/2018 5:34pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny likely will serve as the backup running back this week and would see a handful of carries during the game. He could be a flex option in some deeper standard leagues but can be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 12/24/2018 11:31am ET
Huddle Up: Penny has missed the last two games, but Carroll's usual boundless optimism would suggest he'll be back. Chris Carson has been one of the best backs in the league lately, so the rookie will be little more than a handcuff and change-of-pace option in Week 17 and during the postseason.
Posted: 12/21/2018 6:08pm ET
Huddle Up: Carroll doesn't sound optimistic about Penny's chances of suiting up, and even if he toughs it out, he would likely see limited work. He can be left on the bench this weekend.
Posted: 12/21/2018 3:13pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny probably will be a game-time decision for the Week 16 game, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He will see some carries if he is able to play but probably can be avoided in all leagues.
Posted: 12/20/2018 4:43pm ET
Huddle Up: It appears like Penny will miss another game, so Mike Davis will serve as the backup again this week. Davis likely will receive some carries but may not be a starting option in most leagues.
Posted: 12/19/2018 5:02pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny was not able to play last week and could miss another game if he does not participate in practice this week. Mike Davis would serve as the backup if Penny sits again but should be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/14/2018 6:21pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny hasn't lived up to expectations this season, and injuries have played a big role in slowing the rookie's development. If you drafted him in a dynasty league, the best you can hope for is that he enters 2019 healthy and can carve out a larger, steadier role.
Posted: 12/14/2018 3:18pm ET
Huddle Up: Mike Davis likely will serve as the No. 2 running back for the Seahawks with Penny ruled out. Davis probably will receive a handful of carries during the game but can be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 12/13/2018 5:38pm ET
Huddle Up: The rookie out of San Diego State suddenly looks like he's in danger of missing Week 15. However, being that he's decisively behind Chris Carson on the depth chart, he's someone that shouldn't be started outside the deepest of formats anyway.
Posted: 12/12/2018 5:04pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny has received at least seven carries in four of the last five games and has two touchdowns during that span. He probably will see a similar workload this week if he plays but may not be a great fantasy option in most leagues.
Posted: 12/10/2018 8:40pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny averaged a solid 5.5 yards per carry, better than the 4.1 yards per tote Chris Carson managed. However, his touches were rather limited and therefore his fantasy appeal is equally limited. The Seahawks will travel to meet the 49ers in Week 15.
Posted: 12/2/2018 10:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer promised Penny would have a bigger role in Week 13 and the rookie delivered, finding the end zone on a 20-yard run early in the third quarter. The No. 27 overall pick has been solid in three of the last four games and may not be too far away from splitting carries with Chris Carson, who left this game early with a dislocated finger. Head coach Pete Carroll insisted Carson would be fine, but Penny would be a solid RB2 option next week if Carson can't play.
Posted: 11/25/2018 11:40pm ET
Huddle Up: After watching the rookie rush for 154 yards combined over Seattle's past two games, fantasy owners found Penny face down in Week 12, bringing nothing but bad luck to anyone that started him. There's one reliable fantasy back in the Emerald City right now, and his name is Chris Carson. That means Penny owners should keep him on the sidelines until further notice.
Posted: 11/15/2018 8:51pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny briefly left after a 30-yard run but returned to finish out the game. He appears to be the clear No. 2 option behind Chris Carson at this point, making him a must-own handcuff.
Posted: 11/14/2018 7:10am ET
Huddle Up: He's clearly behind Chris Carson and is just a depth back at this point. However, Carson is banged up often, and Penny could break through at any point.
Posted: 11/11/2018 8:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny had been a huge disappointment up to this point, but he finally flashed the potential that made him a first-round pick. If Chris Carson remains sidelined in Week 11, Penny could be worth a roll of the dice as a flex play.
Posted: 11/8/2018 7:08pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny currently sits behind Chris Carson and Mike Davis in the running back pecking order. The Seahawks won't give up on a the first-round pick, but he might have to wait until next season to have a chance at leading the backfield. He's a still a must-own player in dynasty formats.
Posted: 10/28/2018 11:02pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny's 11-touch showing in London in Week 6 piqued the interest of fantasy owners, but anyone who watched the game realized how much of his work in that game came on the final drive in a blowout. The first-round pick's role hasn't changed at all, and he appears to be well behind backup Mike Davis on the depth chart.
Posted: 10/14/2018 5:03pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny (or is it Pence in England?) managed 11 total touches to 14 for Chris Carson and just seven for Mike Davis. Head coach Pete Carroll was looking for some consistency in the backfield and Penny had the best yards per attempt (4.8) among the tailbacks. The Seattle backfield picture is one to watch heading into Week 8 after the bye.
Posted: 10/11/2018 6:22pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny has been a bust for the Seahawks and for fantasy owners thus far. He is worth hanging on to in dynasty leagues, but after falling out of the rotation, he doesn't need to be owned in redraft formats.
Posted: 10/9/2018 12:13am ET
Huddle Up: If the emergence of both Mike Davis and Chris Carson wasn't enough to convince you to dispose of Penny, maybe his lack of time on the field will. It's a tough break for the rookie after he had to miss most of training camp and the preseason, which may have hindered his progress as well. He can safely be dropped if you're looking to roster someone else.
Posted: 9/30/2018 7:43pm ET
Huddle Up: Even with Chris Carson out, Penny ran the ball just nine times while Mike Davis saw 21 carries. On the plus side, Penny ran well, but his fantasy owners have no choice but to sit tight, leave him on the bench and hope his usage increases.
Posted: 9/29/2018 6:06pm ET
Huddle Up: The Seahawks aren't going to give up on their first-round pick just yet, and fantasy owners shouldn't either. That being said, Penny needs to be stashed on the bench until he starts producing.
Posted: 9/23/2018 11:55pm ET
Huddle Up: After gaining 43 and 30 yards, respectively, in his first two games, Penny was invisible in Week 3 and has done nothing thus far to reward Seattle's faith of investing a first-round pick on him. It's too early to cast Penny aside, but keep him out of your lineup until further notice.
Posted: 9/17/2018 8:21pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny saw seven runs for just eight yards in Denver in Week 1 while totaling 11 touches. He had 10 touches in this one, but was used slightly more in the run game. It was tough sledding all night for the Seattle offense, and Penny's team-leading 30 yards on the ground isn't terribly impressive for fantasy purposes. Still, it's notable he had more touches than any other Seattle back.
Posted: 9/9/2018 7:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny couldn't find any running room, but on the plus side, he and Chris Carson split carries evenly. Penny needs to be owned in all formats, and he should carve out a bigger role as the year goes on.
Posted: 9/7/2018 3:44pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny is opening the season as the No. 2 running back for the Seahawks, so he probably will see limited touches against the Denver Broncos. Owners can avoid him for now, but he likely will be a factor for owners later in the season.
Posted: 9/6/2018 6:07pm ET
Huddle Up: After spending a first-round pick on Penny, Seattle is going to give the rookie a chance to shine at some point. However, that chance might not come in Week 1. With Chris Carson expected to open the year as the starter, Penny should be kept on the bench until his role becomes clear.
Posted: 9/6/2018 5:21pm ET
Huddle Up: The rookie is expected to back up Chris Carson in his first game this Sunday, making him a very limited starting option in even the deepest of fantasy leagues. He has potential, though, and is worth monitoring until he garners a sizable workload.
Posted: 9/5/2018 4:59pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny is expected to be the backup running back to open the season but should receive some touches Week 1. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options for their lineups and can keep Penny on the bench.
Posted: 8/29/2018 12:04pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny won't make the impact we want him to right away. Chris Carson appears to be the starter for the time being, but Penny will still have a meaningful role. There's more upside for Penny, who can be considered a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3. Carson is more of an RB3.
Posted: 8/22/2018 11:09am ET
Huddle Up: Penny has looked OK in the preseason and doesn't seem to be trudging along. Still, he's heavier than he should be, although Pete Carroll doesn't seem to be too concerned. Chris Carson is a bigger worry than the weight. He's made Penny more of a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 target.
Posted: 8/21/2018 4:02pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny will play, but how much? As of now he is behind sophomore Chris Carson and will need to outplay his counterpart in order to reach his maximum potential. In traditional leagues, he can't be drafted as more than a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3.
Posted: 8/15/2018 6:40pm ET
Huddle Up: With Penny potentially sidelined for Week 1 and perhaps the following week as well, that means Chris Carson should receive every opportunity to establish himself as the bell cow back in the early going. However, being the club's first-round draft pick this past April, Penny figures to immediately be inserted back into the fold once he returns and will have a regular workload. This shouldn't deter fantasy owners from drafting him.
Posted: 8/15/2018 7:06am ET
Huddle Up: Penny could still lose some ground to camp standout Chris Carson, but Penny is still worthy of being an RB3 with upside.
Posted: 8/14/2018 11:23pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny has been trying to beat back the challenge of Chris Carson during training camp, and now the rookie is out of action until basically Week 1 and possibly beyond depending on how quickly he heals. This could spell real trouble for Penny's value, especially early on. At this stage it's probably best to view Penny as an RB3 and Carson as an RB4 as we close in on the regular season, though both players clearly carry the potential to over (or under) perform those designations.
Posted: 8/13/2018 7:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Of course, blocking can't get running backs any points in fantasy but it can maximize their playing time, which makes it crucial that a rookie like Penny becomes good at it quickly. As it is right now, the No. 27 overall pick in this past April's draft is slotted in as the No. 2 running back behind Chris Carson, but he's still expected to garner a regular workload out of the gate, with potential to do a whole lot more.
Posted: 8/13/2018 1:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Penny's luster has faded over the last month or so with Chris Carson making a good impression again. Seattle's backfield will be one to keep an eye on as the preseason progresses. Penny still deserves low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 consideration.
Posted: 7/29/2018 6:26pm ET
Huddle Up: If Penny can stay on the field in passing situations, it will only boost value. However, he is often being drafted like an every-down workhorse when Chris Carson also seems likely to have a steady role. Penny may put up the better numbers when all is said and done, but Carson could end up being the much better value om draft day.
Posted: 6/29/2018 7:20pm ET
Huddle Up: After being selected in the first round and receiving nothing but praise from Carroll this offseason, Penny seems destined to see a big workload as a rookie. Seattle's offensive line leaves a lot to be desired, but Penny should at least be a volume-based RB2.
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