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RB Alfred Morris - Washington Redskins

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): Morris's fantasy value has survived a lot during his 2+ years in Washington. He'll remain an RB2 with a wildly inconsistent Kirk Cousins, although this week against Seattle isn't exactly a prime matchup.

Week 5: vs Seattle Seahawks

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at HOU 14 91 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 vs JAX 22 85 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 at PHI 23 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 vs NYG 12 63 1 3 3 27 0 0
5 vs SEA PROJ-Dodds 19 * * 1 * * *
5 vs SEA PROJ-Tremblay 19 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 2 vs JAX (22 / 85 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alfred Morris didn't find much room to run early on the game, patiently banging his way for one and two yard gains. But the punishing back eventually pounded the Jaguars defense into submission as the understated and reliable engine of the Redskins offense. Morris's patience testing the Jaguars front seven quickly bore fruit when he was able to break loose late in the first quarter for an 18 yard cutback draw up a wide open lane. Morris scored his first of two rushing TDs early in the second quarter from the one yard line, powering his way in behind his talented fullback Darrel Young. Morris's second touchdown of the day came off a monstrous collision with LB Dakota Watson at the one yard line. Watson met Morris at the goal line and the RB was barely able to hold on to the ball as he was jarred sideways into the endzone for the score. Morris almost had a third touchdown in the third quarter, taking a handoff from Cousins and pounding his way to the one yard line. Morris could have had an even bigger day when he ripped off a 23 yard run to get Washington inside the 10 yard line. Morris made two great cutbacks on the play, starting left and cutting back right at the second level to get behind the over pursuing middle linebacker. However, the run was called back due to a holding penalty. Morris received the lion's share of carries in the redzone, but is still spelled in the hurry up offense and on obvious passing downs for the capable Roy Helu.

2014 Week 3 vs PHI (23 / 77 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alfred Morris had a quiet afternoon for Washington, rushing for a modest 77 yards with a full complement of carries, but it seemed clear that Gruden's gameplan was to test Philadelphia's generous secondary with Kirk Cousins's arm. The Eagles geared up early to stop the run and didn't give any large rushing lanes to Washington's bellcow back. Many of Washington's running plays tested the Eagles right side, checking for open lane gaps on zone stretch plays, but the Eagles stayed disciplined and didn't give Morris any cutbacks. Morris gave Washington fans a scare in the second quarter after limping off the field with an apparent knee injury, but he returned shortly after and didn't seem to be overly affected by it. It may be a slight cause for concern with a short week upcoming for Washington. It is important to note that In a very pass-heavy game script, Morris was the only RB to receive more than one carry, which should put any concerns that he would lose reps to the more pass-friendly Roy Helu Jr. to rest. Morris's longest run of the day (12 yards) pulled Washington to the 3 yard line and the bruising back was one tackle break away from scoring. Morris had opportunities in the red zone, but Washington's preferred plan was to spread the Eagles defense near the goal line and attempt short passes. Morris gave way to Roy Helu on a late TD run at the one yard line when Washington was running a hurry up.

2014 Week 4 vs NYG (12 / 63 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Morris ran well and saw his first passing game work of the season in the blowout loss against the Giants. Most of his rushing work came in the first half as Washington fell behind by three touchdowns in the third quarter. On Morris' touchdown tote, a well-blocked stretch play paved the way for a rare long-range score. That play pulled Washington to within 24-14 early in the second half, their brief glimmer of momentum in the game. As a receiver, Morris was generally ignored by the Giants coverage. On one occasion, Morris had 15-20 yards of open field in the flat prior to encountering a defender. While never considered an even average receiver, a few targets per week would help insulate Morris' production floor from game flow oscillations.

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Latest News

Redskins | Alfred Morris listed as probable (Wed Sep 24, 01:59 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24, and is listed as probable for Week 4.

Our View: Morris is a RB2 with RB1 upside against the Giants in Week 4.
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Redskins | Alfred Morris takes part in practice (Mon Sep 22, 06:41 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (knee) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 22. The team participated in a jog-through Monday.

Our View: Morris was a bit banged up while pass-blocking in Week 3. He's a low-end RB1 against the Giants in Week 4 on Thursday night.
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Redskins | Alfred Morris suffers injury (Sun Sep 21, 02:17 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (knee) suffered a knee injury during the team's Week 3 game but will be able to return to the game.

Our View: Morris has been a mainstay of the offense, so his return was a relief to his owners and the team. Silas Redd and Roy Helu would likely share the backfield if this ends up being an issue during the practice week.
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Schedule

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