Elijhaa Penny
Elijhaa Penny
25-Year-Old FullbackFB
New York Giants
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After residing on the Cardinals' practice squad in 2016, Penny emerged from last preseason with a roster spot, but it didn't translate to many snaps after David Johnson's dislocated wrist in Week 1. Instead, he earned no more than eight offensive reps in a given game until Week 15. Entering that contest with just seven touches on the year, he proceeded to churn out 26 rushes for 108 yards and one touchdown and two receptions (on four targets) for 14 yards in the final three outings. This offseason, coach Bruce Arians retired, and the new staff led by Steve Wilks has said the 6-2, 234-pound Penny will transition from running back to fullback, H-back and tight end. Considering his lack of production as a receiver, Penny may not garner more than sporadic short-yardage runs in 2018. To get even those looks, though, he likely will have to beat out a far more experienced player (Derrick Coleman) for one spot. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $645,000 contract with the Giants in March of 2019.
Re-ups with Giants
FBNew York Giants
March 12, 2019
Penny is re-signing an undisclosed contract with the Giants, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Penny rushed seven times for 25 yards across 14 games with the Giants last season. He also caught eight passes for 50 yards. The 6-foot-2, 234-pound fullback will make most of his impact in 2019 as a blocker for lead running back Saquon Barkley.
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How do Elijhaa Penny's 2018 advanced stats compare to other fullbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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Positive Run %
% Yds After Contact
Avg Yds After Contact
Rushing TD %
Touches Per Game
% Snaps w/Touch
Air Yards Per Game
Air Yards Per Snap
% Team Air Yards
% Team Targets
Avg Depth of Target
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Catch Rate
Drop Rate
Avg Yds After Catch
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
With four known entities in front of him on the running back depth chart, Penny will be hard pressed to land a spot on the final 53-man roster. More than likely, the practice squad awaits for the second-year pro.
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Tendered by New York
FBNew York Giants
March 6, 2019
Penny was tendered a contract by the Giants on Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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One rush Sunday
FBNew York Giants
December 17, 2018
Penny recorded one rush for two yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans.
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Practices in full
FBNew York Giants
November 15, 2018
Penny (back) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Carmen Vital of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
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Nursing back injury
FBNew York Giants
November 14, 2018
Penny is nursing a back injury and would have been withheld from Wednesday's practice had the Giants held a formal session, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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One carry Monday
FBNew York Giants
October 23, 2018
Penny ran the ball once for two yards in Monday's loss to the Falcons.
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