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RB Alfred Morris - Washington Redskins

5-9, 222Born: 12-12-1988College: Florida AtlanticDrafted: Round 6

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Summary

The good news is that Alfred Morris remained Washington's lead back even though new coach Jay Gruden preferred a power blocking scheme over the zone blocking system Morris thrived in during his first two seasons. The bad news is Morris' productivity took another hit, setting career lows in carries (265), rushing yards (1,074), yards per rush (4.1) and total yards (1,229). Morris is a powerful inside runner and proven short-yardage option, yet is limited as a receiver (37 receptions in 3 years). With the team losing Roy Helu and adding rookie Matt Jones, Morris' playing time appears safe. Morris has settled into a middle-of-the-pack fantasy RB2 role, with a high floor and a low ceiling. (May 17)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 12, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 18, 27, 28
Overall Redraft - 30, 18, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 33, 35, 35, 36, 36, 39, 39, 43, 59
RB Redraft PPR - 14, 10, 11, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 19, 20, 20, 21, 28, 28
Overall Redraft PPR - 34, 18, 25, 28, 29, 33, 33, 34, 36, 39, 39, 40, 48, 53, 53, 53
RB Dynasty - 27, 17, 22, 27, 38, 39
Overall Dynasty - 66, 46, 57

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 WAS 16 335 1606 13 16 11 77 0
2013 WAS 16 276 1275 7 12 9 78 0 4
2014 WAS 16 265 1074 8 26 17 155 0
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 260 * * 18 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 275 * * 20 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 275 * * 16 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 251 * * 16 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 35
RB: 16
Overall-PPR: 41
RB-PPR: 19

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Latest News

Washington | Rookie Jones the third-down RB (Sun Jun 21, 08:30 PM) - John Keim, from ESPN.com, believes that rookie running back Matt Jones will carve out a role as the team's third-down back. He reports that Alfred Morris could have about the same percentage of the carries (65 percent) as he always has had with Washington. He projects Jones to only get a few carries a game provided that Morris is running well.

Our View: The Matt Jones hype train was out of control earlier this year. The guy is a poor man's version of BenJarvus Green-Ellis, yet some in the fantasy community felt he could be the next John Riggins. When Jones was selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft, some speculated that Morris was on shaky ground. That doesn't seem to be the case now. Jones is the backup, Morris is the starter--and his role could be pretty much what it always has been with Washington.
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