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RB Alfred Morris - Washington Redskins

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

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Alfred Morris is likely to be one of the more controversial fantasy RBs to analyze this year. Supporters will note Morris is coming off a solid 1,275 yard season where he averaged 4.6 yards per carry. Detractors will point out Morris' non-existent role in the passing game (20 receptions in 32 starts). The real question is how Morris' role changes under new head coach Jay Gruden. Morris thrived in Mike Shanahan's one-cut-and-go zone blocking scheme, but will be asked to run out of a more conventional blocking schemed this season. It's unclear whether Morris will be the bell cow we've come to view him as; and without a heavy workload it will be difficult to justify a 2nd or 3rd round pick for 3rd year tailback. (May 24)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 13, 4, 11, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 20, 20, 22
Overall Redraft - 30, 7, 13, 24, 26, 26, 26, 29, 29, 30, 31, 35, 35, 36, 42, 43, 47, 49
RB Redraft PPR - 18, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18, 20, 20, 21, 22, 22, 23, 26, 26, 27, 27
Overall Redraft PPR - 42, 13, 23, 24, 29, 29, 33, 36, 39, 47, 49, 57, 57
RB Dynasty - 14, 10, 13, 13, 14, 14, 22, 24
Overall Dynasty - 44, 30, 38, 40, 50

Stats and Projections

2012 WAS 16 335 1606 13 16 11 77 0
2013 WAS 16 276 1275 7 12 9 78 0 4
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 270 * * 14 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 270 * * 8 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 265 * * 18 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 273 * * 9 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 26
RB: 13
Overall-PPR: 31
RB-PPR: 15

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Latest News

Redskins | Alfred Morris busted out long runs (Fri Jul 11, 10:12 AM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris led the NFL with 10 rushes of 20 or more yards in 2013.

Our View: Morris is a banger between the tackles who is intent enough (and has enough burst) to break off a big run from time to time. He's not much of a receiving option, and his longest carry was 45 yards last year. We'll see how much guys like Roy Helu or rookie Lache Seastrunk get involved in Jay Gruden's pass-happy offense. Morris has a current ADP of RB17 (3.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

Redskins | Robert Griffin III praises Alfred Morris (Thu Jul 10, 02:07 PM) - Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III thinks RB Alfred Morris is the biggest weapon on the team's offense. “I think everyone would lean towards DeSean or Pierre or Jordan Reed,” Griffin III said when asked who the biggest weapon in the Redskins’ offense is. “I think it’s Alfred. With him, defenses have to make a decision whether to puts guys in the box to stop him or leave the box light and allow Alfred to go between the tackles and lure in the safeties. I think it will be interesting to see what defenses do against him.”

Our View: As we have said previously, Morris should hold enough value in this offense to keep him as a RB2 with high upside. He makes RG3's life easier by keeping defenses honest and is a threat for a big play at any time. Griffin is smart to keep him happy with a little extra praise.
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Redskins | Alfred Morris still has a lot to accomplish (Thu Jul 10, 02:07 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris still feels like he has a lot to accomplish. “It’s been a whirlwind, really,” Morris explained of his first two seasons. “It’s been a blur almost, but it’s definitely been fun and a roller coaster ride.”

Our View: New head coach Jay Gruden likes to throw the ball a ton, but he has had backs run the ball a lot as well (Benjarvus Green-Ellis for one) so Morris won't completely fall off the map. He'll lose enough touches to keep him from surefire RB1 status and we have him ranked accordingly—a high end RB2 with a ton of upside.
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2014 Schedule

1@ Houston Texans
2vs Jacksonville Jaguars
3@ Philadelphia Eagles
4vs New York Giants
5vs Seattle Seahawks
6@ Arizona Cardinals
7vs Tennessee Titans
8@ Dallas Cowboys
9@ Minnesota Vikings
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12@ San Francisco 49ers
13@ Indianapolis Colts
14vs St. Louis Rams
15@ New York Giants
16vs Philadelphia Eagles
17vs Dallas Cowboys