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Rashaad Penny

#2 RB,


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RANK: 71


166 FPTS

RANK: 32


27 yrs


5'11'' / 220 lbs


San Diego State

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Sharing backfield with Swift now

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-04-30

The Eagles traded for D'Andre Swift on Saturday to join Penny in their new-look backfield, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Dave Zangaro reports.

The Eagles gave up a 2025 fourth-rounder and a 2023 seventh-round pick swap (No. 219 for No. 249) in exchange for Swift, who missed either three or four games each year with the Lions and has one season remaining on his rookie contract. Penny's career also has been massively impacted by injuries, which is why the Eagles got away with paying only $1.35 million (on a one-year contract) for a 2018 first-round pick with a career average of 5.7 YPC. Penny typically has missed large chunks of time -- including last season after he suffered a fibula fracture Week 5 -- whereas Swift has dealt with less serious, nagging injuries that have sometimes impacted his workloads even when active. The two should complement each other well for however long they're both healthy, with Penny relying on size, speed and power while Swift gets it done with agility and receiving. In fact, Swift caught at least 46 passes each season in Detroit, nearly double Penny's career total of 27 receptions in 42 games. There's room for both to have fantasy value in a prolific offense like Philadelphia's, though QB Jalen Hurts took 48.8 percent of the inside-the-five carries last season even while missing two games. Penny should be a participant in OTAs this May, having declared himself fully healthy shortly after he signed in mid-March.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 9 58.90.7942nd570.35.347%
Away Outdoor 3 22.80.40136th200.03.238%
Away Dome 2 217.11.3114th1031.08.249%
Away Retractable Dome 4 213.61.1424th890.87.557%

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2018 22 SEA 14 0 70 67th8541924.935%134016%9750
2019 23 SEA 10 0 75 59th6537035.750%84114%8831
2020 24 SEA 3 0 3 146th113403.141%0003%000
2021 25 SEA 10 6 122 42nd11974966.350%1911129%6480
2022 26 SEA 5 5 52 71st5734626.151%105013%4160
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Declares self healthy

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-16

Penny (leg) told reporters at his introductory press conference that he's fully recovered from a fractured fibula and will be ready for spring practices, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

While his ability to stay healthy remains a concern, the Eagles' new running back seems to be doing well at the moment and profiles as the new lead runner for a high-powered offense that just lost Miles Sanders to the Panthers. The Eagles also have Kenneth Gainwell and re-signed Boston Scott, both of whom are solid options on passing downs but neither of whom is in Penny's league as a pure runner. The team could still add more backfield talent via the draft or free agency, but it probably won't be a pricey signing or early pick, leaving Penny as a strong favorite for the Week 1 start and lead role. The 27-year-old has a career mark of 5.7 yards per carry and should get better blocking in Philadelphia than he ever did in Seattle, running behind an O-line with four standouts in LT Jordan Mailata, LG Landon Dickerson, C Jason Kelce and RT Lane Johnson.

Moving on to Philly

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-14

The Eagles and Penny (lower leg) agreed to terms on a contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Since the Seahawks made Penny a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, he's been beset by injuries, seeing action in just 42 of 82 possible games across five seasons. What he's been able to do when available is significant, as he's averaged 5.7 YPC and reeled off 24 runs of 20-plus yards among his 337 career rushes. With Miles Sanders and Boston Scott currently unrestricted free agents, Philadelphia appears poised to roll with the backfield combo of Penny and Kenneth Gainwell in the upcoming campaign, setting Penny up for success behind one of the NFL's top offensive lines. First though, he will need to complete his recovery from the broken left fibula and high-ankle sprain that ended his 2022 season after only five contests.

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