Chris Carson Continues to Rise as Rashaad Penny is Sidelined 3-4 Weeks With Broken Finger

Rashaad Penny's NFL career is off to a brutal start.

The hits keep comin’ for Seahawks first round pick, Rashaad Penny. After a terrible NFL debut against the Colts where he averaged 2 yards per carry and got bullied in pass protection, Penny injured his hand during Monday’s practice and broke his finger in the process. The San Diego State product will be out three-to-four weeks and his Week 1 status is now in question. Penny has taken a nose-dive down The Wolf’s Big Board, down to RB30 — and this was before the news of this injury.

So, what does this mean? It means Chris Carson, who has risen up to The Wolf’s RB36, will continue to rise. Carson’s name was buzzy before and throughout camp, and he’s backed it up on the field. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry last week against the Colts and has been the man during training camp. Add in this set-back to Penny, and Carson has basically locked up the early-down duties.

RotoWorld’s Evan Silva brought up a good point: Penny struggled in pass-protection during the preseason game, and now with his hand and finger injury, he won’t be able to practice this deficiency while sidelined. Not being able to be trusted in the passing game will keep your ass glued to the bench — especially as a rookie running back.

Carson will now “battle” Mike Davis for early-down duties, while the oft-injured CJ Prosise should handle third down. Bookmark our Big Board to see how high Carson will rise and when you should start to target him in your draft.

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