Rashaad Penny - RBPosted 8/14/18 11:23pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (hand) will undergo surgery to repair a broken finger on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and he's expected to miss three to four weeks.
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.
Rashaad Penny - RBPosted 8/13/18 1:07pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (undisclosed) left practice early Monday, Aug. 13, but offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said he thinks Penny will be fine.
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.
Rashaad Penny - RBPosted 8/13/18 7:32pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is getting better with pass protection, according to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who added that 'he's really smart with all of the blitz pickups' and 'sees things really well.'
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.
C.J. Prosise - RBPosted 8/13/18 10:06pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hip) missed his second straight practice Monday, Aug. 13, due to a hip flexor injury.
Huddle Up: Prosise might be able to return to practice soon, and he'll need to get back with plenty of competition in the backfield. The presence of Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis, as well as Prosise's propensity for injury, makes him a very, very risky fantasy proposition.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 8/13/18 10:06pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) keeps coming to practice and stretching with his teammates before going inside at the start of practice to presumably get treatment. He remains out indefinitely with his left knee ailment.
Huddle Up: Baldwin should be ready for Week 1, but prospective fantasy owners will want to have plenty of depth on hand at the position just in case of any setbacks. He is normally a WR1 when working at 100 percent healthy, but because of the injury and uncertainty he should be drafted as a WR2 with plenty of upside.
Mike Davis - RBPosted 8/13/18 10:05pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Mike Davis worked with the starting offense Monday, Aug. 13, in practice with RB Chris Carson (undisclosed) working on a side field.
Huddle Up: Davis earned a starting job down the stretch last season, but he will have a hard time reprising the role with Chris Carson now healthy and the team drafting stud rookie Rashaad Penny. For now, Davis should go mostly undrafted unless injuries rear their ugly head again.
Chris Carson - RBPosted 8/13/18 10:04pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (undisclosed) worked on the side with a training in practice Monday, Aug. 13, running from sideline to sideline on a different field from the team.
Huddle Up: Carson has been receiving rave reviews early in training camp, so it's uncertain if Carson has suffered a new injury or the team was just being cautious as he returns from a broken leg. He has rookie Rashaad Penny to contend with in the backfield, but right now Carson isn't a bad back to scoop up as an RB5.
Ed Dickson - TEPosted 8/13/18 10:03pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Ed Dickson (quadriceps) has yet to practice during training camp due to a quadriceps injury, and head coach Pete Carroll said 'it's still a bit' before Dickson will be back on the practice field.
Huddle Up: Dickson had a chance at a big role in the offense, but right now it's Nick Vannett and Will Dissly handling the top two spots at tight end. Even when Dickson is healthy, he is more of a blocking tight end rather than a successful pass catcher, and he always has been. Don't expect much in the way of fantasy appeal at this point of his career.
Nick Vannett - TEPosted 8/13/18 10:02pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Nick Vannett is pain-free after battling a herniated disk in his low back during his first two seasons. He said Monday, Aug. 13, that this is the best he has felt in years, and that's good news since he is listed as the No. 1 tight end on the team's depth chart. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is using the tight end in its traditional role, so he'll do plenty of run blocking and pass catching. 'In the pass game, you know, there are a lot of plays where we are the No. 1 read. They are really trusting us to make big play, in the pass game, in the run game, pass protection,' Vannett said.
Huddle Up: Vannett will still have to contend with Ed Dickson, the team's free-agent signing, at some point. So far Dickson hasn't practice due to a quadriceps injury, and Will Dissly, who is considered more of a blocking tight end. Things are working in Vannett's favor, as he could have a breakout season. However, he is only worth a look as a low-end TE2 in the deepest of fantasy formats right now.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 8/1/18 1:07pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) could be forced to miss most, if not all, of the preseason due to his knee issue. Doctors are hopeful and confident, however, that he will be able to return for Week 1, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The waters become murkier regarding Baldwin's status. The Seahawks don't want to risk any setbacks from their star receiver, so they'll take it easy with him. Since the injury does not appear to be too serious, Baldwin still possesses WR1 upside, although his average draft position may descend into WR2 territory as scared-off fantasy owners react.
Rashaad Penny - RBPosted 7/29/18 6:26pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has 'unique' skills for a bigger back, according to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, and Schottenheimer said he has been 'blown away' by Penny's ability in pass protection.
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.
Chris Carson - RBPosted 7/27/18 12:57pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has worked as the No. 1 running back ahead of Rashaad Penny through the first two days of training camp, according to ESPN's Brady Henderson.
Huddle Up: It's further proof head coach Pete Carroll wasn't blowing when he said Carson may have been the most impressive player on the team during offseason workouts. Owners need to wrap their minds around the possibility Carson could begin the year as the starter and potentially hold the job all season long, although a committee at some point seems like a more likely scenario. Penny is being considerably overvalued as a fourth-round pick in many fantasy drafts, while Carson's 10th-round ADP makes him a great value.
Chris Carson - RBPosted 7/23/18 5:13pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny needs to show steady growth in Seattle?s passing game - including catching the ball, stonewalling edge rushers and picking up protection calls just before the snap - during camp and preseason games in order to have a chance to share snaps and carries with Chris Carson by the season opener Sept. 9 at Denver, according to Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune.
Huddle Up: Early drafters have written off Carson as if last year's four-game sample was just a figment of their imagination. Penny has reportedly done a good job picking up protection calls so far, but his college tape suggests he's not very good at executing them physically - at least not yet. The most likely outcome is the two backs sharing touches for as long as both remain healthy. Penny is hard to buy at his current fourth-round ADP, while Carson is a screaming value in the 10th.
Chris Carson - RBPosted 7/22/18 6:52pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson is the No. 1 running back on the depth chart entering training camp, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.
Huddle Up: After spending a first-round pick on Rashaad Penny, the rookie is going to have a role. However, it sounds like Carson could at least push him for carries. Penny has the better long-term value, but Carson is worth grabbing as a RB5.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 7/7/18 7:09pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin's 29 touchdown receptions over the last three seasons are second only to Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown's 31.
Huddle Up: Baldwin is one of the more underrated fantasy options at his position, and with Jimmy Graham no longer in the mix, WR1 production is a real possibility this year.
Rashaad Penny - RBPosted 6/29/18 7:20pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny 'can do everything,' according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, and Brandt believes head coach Pete Carroll will know how to use Penny effectively.
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.
Tyler Lockett - WRPosted 6/24/18 8:19pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett said he is healthier than he has ever been, and head coach Pete Carroll said having Lockett healthy is 'really positive' for the offense.
Huddle Up: Lockett should be the No. 2 receiver for Seattle this year. He brings some injury risk, but Lockett has WR3 upside if you are willing to take the chance.
Chris Carson - RBPosted 6/15/18 11:54am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has been 'the most impressive of any running back (in the team's offseason practices) this summer', and general manager John Schneider has said that at times Carson looks like the best player on the field, according to ESPN's Brady Henderson.
Huddle Up: While the Seahawks couldn't have known Carson was going to drop their jaws when they drafted Rashaad Penny in April, it was clear running back was far from their biggest need. Carson was the best back in Seattle last season by a wide margin, and it now appears he stands a real chance to push Penny hard for the starting job. Early drafters should not hesitate spending a late-round pick on Carson in the event he forces a backfield split or even possibly wins the starting job in the preseason.
Rashaad Penny - RBPosted 6/14/18 6:45pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny looks 'comfortable' in pass protection, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: After being selected in the first round, Penny is going to be given a chance to show his stuff. Carroll continues to talk him up as an every-down back, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him deliver RB2 production as a rookie.
Chris Carson - RBPosted 6/13/18 11:22pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has been working with the first-team offense and ahead of rookie RB Rashaad Penny during minicamp. Carson earned praise from head coach Pete Carroll during OTAs as well.
Huddle Up: It's still too early to jump to any conclusions, but Collins continues to get rave reviews, and Seattle showed with the Matt Flynn-Russell Wilson situation years ago that they'll go with the best player regardless of investment. Keep an eye on Collins as we get into training camp and the preseason.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 6/10/18 7:43pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin and QB Russell Wilson are the 'tightest they've ever been,' according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Wilson is entrenched as a QB1 heading into 2018, and Baldwin is an underrated WR2.
Chris Carson - RBPosted 6/7/18 4:50pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson, who is now healthy from last season's ankle injury, has 'stood out' during organized team activities, according to head coach Pete Carroll, from a physical conditioning standpoint. Carroll gushed how 'he hasn't missed one snap of anything' and 'he's just looked so fit and just so cut and quick and explosive and all of that.'
Huddle Up: If Seattle's backfield situation wasn't so crowded, Carson would be looking like a legit RB2 entering summer fantasy drafts, but alas, the 2017 rookie will have heavy competition just to solidify a useful role within this offense. If he emerges with a set workload, Carson will be someone worth selecting.
Tyler Lockett - WRPosted 6/7/18 5:23pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett is now fully healthy from the leg injury he suffered at the end of the 2016 season, according to head coach Pete Carroll, who said it was 'obvious' that Lockett was not 100 percent last year. 'It's really been a blessing for him to be able to get his legs back underneath him,' Carroll said. 'Last year was a struggle for him, the offseason for certain, but throughout the season itself he was not able to do things in the same manner that he had done it in years past, and that's really just workload. He just couldn't do as much, had to take care of his legs more. So he's back at it, he's really playing fast, he has no restrictions of any kind of after effects of the surgery of last year or since he?s been hurt.'
Huddle Up: Lockett figures to be a nice bounce-back candidate given everything Carroll said about him, and if he's truly fully healthy now, it would appear the 25-year-old can return to his rookie form of a few years ago when he registered career bests in receptions, yards and touchdowns. Lockett carries WR3 potential into the upcoming campaign as a result.
Chris Carson - RBPosted 6/7/18 6:28pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has 'stood out' during OTAs, head coach Pete Carroll said Thursday, June 7.
Huddle Up: Carson should open the year as the backup to Rashaad Penny, putting him in RB4 territory for now. If Penny happens to struggle or suffers an injury, Carson could push into flex territory.
C.J. Prosise - RBPosted 6/7/18 6:38pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise has 'looked good' during OTAs, according to head coach Pete Carroll, but Carroll said Prosise is 'battling' for a roster spot.
Huddle Up: With Rashaad Penny now in the mix, Prosise is going to be an option on passing downs, at best. If he makes the team, he will only be a late-round flier in PPR formats.
Chris Carson - RBPosted 6/1/18 6:52pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson said he has added about 10 pounds and feels 'a lot more solid' than he did last season.
Huddle Up: Carson looked like the frontrunner to start in 2018 after flashing some potential last year, but Seattle then spent a first-round pick on Rashaad Penny. Carson looks like a RB4 at this point but is worth stashing in case Penny struggles.
Chris Carson - RBPosted 5/25/18 9:37pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (ankle) is in 'extraordinary condition' following ankle surgery last year, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Carson flashed some potential in four games last year before suffering the injury, but first-round pick Rashaad Penny will likely lead the backfield in 2018, dropping Carson into RB4 territory.
Rashaad Penny - RBPosted 5/16/18 3:41pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny signed his four-year rookie deal on Wednesday, May 16.
Huddle Up: Penny is someone to look out for in fantasy drafts, as it's very possible he earns a sizable role. It's certainly no guarantee, though, as he'll have plenty of competition from the likes of Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise, Mike Davis and J.D. McKissic. Even so, considering how the Seahawks' rush attack last year was such a mess, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Penny garner a meaningful workload in his rookie campaign.
Rashaad Penny - RBPosted 5/7/18 9:41am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny will work on pass protection this offseason because the team wants to see if he will able to be a three-down running back, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Penny will compete with Chris Carson for the starting job but may only be on the field for first and second downs if he is not able to pass protect. Owners should monitor the competition during training camp because Penny can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy running back if he wins the job.
Will Dissly - TEPosted 4/28/18 10:03am ET
The Seattle Seahawks selected Washington TE Will Dissly with the 120th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Dissly could have a decent role as a rookie because the team does not have a clear starter at the position. Owners can keep an eye on him during training camp but he would not be more than a No. 2 tight end in any league.
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