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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 - 15, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 18, 19, 23, 26, 28
Overall Redraft - 33, 22, 25, 26, 28, 28, 32, 33, 36, 36, 36, 37, 37, 39, 39, 43, 51
RB Redraft PPR - 17, 12, 12, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 18, 19, 19, 19, 19, 21, 26, 27, 28
Overall Redraft PPR - 40, 28, 28, 31, 32, 33, 36, 36, 37, 39, 39, 43, 48, 51, 53
RB Dynasty - 23, 17, 17, 22, 24, 27, 39
Overall Dynasty - 60, 46, 52, 57, 69

Stats and Projections

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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 16 273 * * 22 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 275 * * 16 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 251 * * 16 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 34
RB: 15
Overall-PPR: 40
RB-PPR: 17

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Latest News

Redskins | Alfred Morris the guy, likes the offense (Wed May 27, 11:15 AM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has been declared the feature back by Redskins head coach Jay Gruden. Washington added third-round draft pick RB Matt Jones, which fueled speculation about Morris' job security. Gruden said Jones adds depth and that it is important to have several capable running backs.

Our View: It seems like a few times a week since the draft, we've seen a positive story about Jones. The rookie is a big back with a bruising style, but Morris is still the main man for Washington. The team is going to use a power-running system, which goes away from what Morris performed best in (zone blocking) during the last few years. However, in college at FAU Morris was a standout in the power-blocking system and should have no problem making the adjustment.
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Redskins | Alfred Morris auditioning for new team? (Wed May 20, 12:03 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris enters the final year of his current deal, according to Spotrac.com. The Redskins selected RB Matt Jones in the third round of the NFL draft, which could signal an impending departure of Morris in 2016.

Our View: Everyone seems to be high on Jones at this time, but we'll have to see the rookie wait for his turn this year as Morris is still the top back for Washington. Morris has been a rock-solid starter for Washington over the past few years. A sixth-round pick out of FAU in 2012, Morris has 3,955 rushing yards so far in his pro career. His numbers were slightly down in 2014, but Morris is still a decent RB2 for fantasy owners. Morris has a current ADP of RB14 (3.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Redskins | Matt Jones loves the offense (Sun May 17, 10:18 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones said that he loves the offense and has a chip on his shoulder after not being used properly while in college. 'My college career wasn't what I wanted it to be (because) of the offense I was in,' Jones said Saturday, May 16. 'I love (Washington's) offense. I love getting downhill. I think that's what they drafted me for. I can add more size, more catching out of the backfield, more blocking. I feel like I can do it all and complement Alfred Morris at the same time.'

Our View: We could see Jones get some playing time when Morris needs a breather. At this time, there's no need to think that Jones is going to have anything more than a complementary part-time role. Some have compared Jones' skill set to Marshawn Lynch (ugh), but we compare Jones to former Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis....and he's a poor man's version at that.
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