10 RB sleepers to target for fantasy football Week 1

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 31, 2017: Running backs Isaiah Crowell
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Rashaad Penny, Fantasy Football, Seattle Seahawks
SEATTLE, WA – AUGUST 09: Running back Rashaad Penny #20 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against the Indianapolis Colts at CenturyLink Field on August 9, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

5. Rashaad Penny vs. the Broncos

The surprise pick! By the Seahawks, not me. Penny will always be a legend at San Diego State, that’s for sure. In a city with one of the greatest rushing moments in playoff and league history, can the back become a legend in Seattle?

This is a true sleeper. The Seahawks are still looking to find the form that made them so formidable. Penny finding his way could take some of the pressure off Russell Wilson and that up-and-down passing attack.

The Broncos front line is fearsome but is prone to give up yardage. If Wilson is as ready as he says he is, and these receivers find space early, Penny, with his size and speed, could become an early target.

It’s a tough call with the start Penny has had, but maybe the element of surprise will help the back.