When the Seattle Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny No. 27 overall, they drafted him for his 4.46 combine speed and quickness he put on full display while at San Diego State. 


Fantasy players who drafted Penny did so with those same thoughts in mind -- along with the hope that he'd become the starter in Seattle. 


Well, that all kind of went out of the window fast for Penny. 

We already knew he was hurt and was expected to be back for the season. The bigger problem is Penny has gained 16 pounds since the combine, jumping from 220 to 236 pounds. 


That's a lot of weight for a speed running back. 

​​Penny needs to make sure he doesn't enter Eddie Lacy territory soon. To put this all in perspective, former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, someone who immediately comes to mind when you think of big, physical running backs, is only 215 pounds. So Penny is the same height as Lynch but 20 pounds heavier and also predicates his game on speed. Not a great combo. 


As far as a fantasy outlook goes, Penny is now officially in the red flag zone. Between Chris Carson winning the starting job over him, the hand injury and the weight gain, fantasy owners may want to stay away from Penny.


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