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RB Alfred Morris - Washington Redskins

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 15): Morris was a worthless play, even with Roy Helu out. The Eagles run defense was strong enough to hold Demarco Murray mostly in check in Week 15, so Morris's Week 16 outlook is not good.

Week 16: vs Philadelphia Eagles

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Washington had 28/84/1 rushing against the Eagles back in Week Three - Alfred Morris toted the rock the most with 23/77/0 on the day. Lately, Morris has been the steady workhorse back despite the turmoil at quarterback - he recorded 14/49/0 rushing at New York last week, but struggled against the Rams two games ago (8/6/0 rushing with 1/11/0 receiving). Morris usually sees an uptick in performance when Robert Griffin III is in the game (Griffin had 5/46/0 rushing at New York last week), so we may see a strong performance from Morris here in Week 16. The Eagles average 113.9 rushing yards allowed per game (18th in the NFL), with 10 rushing scores given out to date. They coughed up 42/115/2 to the Cowboys last week, right on their usual pace, and allowed 46/188/1 to Seattle two weeks ago. The Eagles' rush D is mediocre-to-poor from week to week of late. Advantage Washington.

Recent Stats and Projections

12 at SF 21 125 1 1 1 5 0 0
13 at IND 17 67 0 5 3 16 0 0
14 vs STL 8 6 0 3 1 11 0 0
15 at NYG 14 49 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 vs PHI 21 83 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 vs PHI PROJ-Dodds 17 * * 1 * * *
16 vs PHI PROJ-Tremblay 19 * * 1 * * *
16 vs PHI PROJ-Bloom 15 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs IND (17 / 67 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Alfred Morris no longer benefits from the running game boost that RG3 provided and predictably failed to match his recent gaudy production. Still running hard, Morris didn't have the usual large holes to run through from the read option and the Colts defense played much closer to the line of scrimmage with the weaker armed Colt McCoy under center. Morris almost lost a fumble in the first quarter, but the play was ruled dead before the snap due to a false start penalty. Morris also had a nice touchdown run nullified by a holding penalty in the second quarter. Roy Helu scored on the next play. Morris had two carries inside the one yard line that he was unable to convert. Morris was not utilized late in the game with Washington falling behind and forced to throw on every down.

2014 Week 14 vs STL (8 / 6 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Alfred Morris was never able to find room behind an overpowered offensive line that repeatedly allowed him to get hit in the backfield. With Washington trailing early, Morris was not given many opportunities to run. His eight attempts and six yards rushing were by far his fewest of the season. Morris was targeted in the passing game more than usual, but was only able to haul in one of them. He also took a nasty shot on an incomplete pass late in the fourth quarter and was held out for the rest of an already lost game.

2014 Week 15 vs NYG (14 / 49 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alfred Morris had an uncharacteristically poor performance running the ball taking handoffs from QB Robert Griffin III, a partnership that has historically yielded favorable results. Morris looked good in the first half but the holes closed up in the second and Morris was stopped behind the line of scrimmage on almost every carry. Morris lost touches to both Silas Redd and Chris Thompson as Washington fell behind and needed to pass.


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