The Seattle Seahawks drafted San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny 27th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Five on Rashaad Penny
1. Penny has good size – 5-foot-11 and 220 pounds – and a solid motor and good patience waiting for holes/blockers to develop. While he doesn’t have break-away speed, he was clocked at 4.46 in the 40.
2. The Seahawks haven’t had much luck with their running game since the days of Marshawn Lynch, which Penny should solve immediately. “He is going to be a three-down back for us and he can do everything,” head coach Pete Carroll said after the selection. “He needs to work on his pass protection which he was not asked to do a lot of. But he will give us the ability to play him on all downs and that versatility is really bit.”
3. Penny still needs to do his part to find success. The Seattle offensive line is average, at best, and the offense still runs through QB Russell Wilson, who isn’t shy to pick up yards with his legs, too.
4. This addition likely relegates RBs Chris Carson, Mike Davis and C.J. Prosise to bit roles on offense, making them non-factors in fantasy football drafts.
5. Fantasy football participants can be excited about a clear-cut situation in the Seattle backfield. With volume use, Penny should be able to flirt with mid-range RB2 numbers. My initial fantasy football projections are: 275 carries, 1,045 yards rushing and eight touchdowns to go along with 30 receptions for 240 yards receiving and two touchdowns.