Top five Seahawks you should draft in your fantasy leagues in 2022
By Almar Reyes
Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny
Rashaad Penny is coming off a fantastic end to his season last year. From weeks 14-18, Penny totaled 92 rushing attempts, for 671 rushing yards, with 6 touchdowns. As a result, he was re-signed by the Seahawks for one more year to be their primary lead back. When on the field and healthy, Penny is a monster in both carrying the ball and pass-catching duties. That is why the fantasy community is baffled on why he is being taken behind fellow Seahawks running back Ken Walker in most drafts.
Much of the questions when drafting Penny is, can he stay healthy for a full season? If you are questioning Penny’s injury history, currently ranked as RB31, why is he being drafted behind Cam Akers, who is still recovering from an Achilles injury and was horrendous for the Rams during their playoff run, and JK Dobbins, who is coming off an ACL surgery?
Yes, the quarterback situation is not like the previous seasons, but the Seahawks invested heavily in upgrading their offensive line at this year’s rookie draft. You have to always keep in mind that the Seahawks always want to pound the ground with the football, and with an upgraded O-Line, this will only help Penny see more daylight when it comes to running the football. If Drew Lock, Geno Smith, or even Baker Mayfield is half decent with their passes and managing the football, it can only boost Penny’s production higher this season.