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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 (Tue Oct 28): It took a third-string quarterback, but the Washington running game finally started to resemble the good old Shanahan days, with Morris ripping off a long run or two and a score to put up his best fantasy game in a while. With Robert Griffin III due back in Week 11 at the latest, Morris is looking like a solid RB2 going forward.

Week 9: at Minnesota Vikings

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Alfred Morris (18/73/1 rushing with 1/12/0 receiving) had his best game in quite awhile at Dallas, while Roy Helu (5/29/0 rushing and 2/14/0 receiving) and Colt McCoy (6/17/1 rushing) also chipped in around the edges. All told, Morris and company posted 31/123/2 at Dallas and eked out a 20-17 OT win. The Vikings' rush D is ranked 17th in the NFL averaging 111.6 yards allowed per game, with six rushing scores handed over to date. Tampa Bay had 23/66/0 rushing last week; Buffalo managed 19/118/0 two games ago. This is a neutral matchup for Morris and Helu.

Recent Stats and Projections

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5 vs SEA 13 29 0 1 1 -2 0 0
6 at ARI 13 41 0 3 1 14 0 0
7 vs TEN 18 54 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 at DAL 18 73 1 1 1 12 0 0
9 at MIN PROJ-Dodds 17 * * 1 * * *
9 at MIN PROJ-Tremblay 18 * * 1 * * *
9 at MIN PROJ-Bloom 20 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs ARI (13 / 41 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Alfred Morris continues to struggle behind Washington's offensive line and poor game scripts. Morris finished with his second lowest yardage total of the season and carried the ball just 13 times or fewer for the third week in a row. Morris did have one reception for 14 yards on three targets, but dropped an easy swing pass early in the first quarter. With a long run of only 9 yards, Morris was held to his second lowest YPC on the year (3.15). A volume runner, Morris was never able to find a rhythm in the game and looked tentative running behind his line -- a theme that has developed over the past few weeks with Washington struggling to keep drives going. Morris continues to give way to Roy Helu Jr. on passing downs and in hurry up mode, and looks to be seriously impacted by early deficits for Washington and Gruden's propensity to abandon the run early.

2014 Week 7 vs TEN (18 / 54 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alfred Morris had another mediocre day running the football. Morris never threatened to score and was held to 3.0 yards per carry running behind his poor offensive line. Morris still was given a healthy workload of 18 carries, but was not able create any plays, mostly getting what was blocked for him and routinely getting hit behind the LOS. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards, sprung on the left side by a beautiful block from his fullback. Morris still ran hard and ground out tough yards for Washington. Morris briefly left the game with an ankle injury but returned on the next possession.

2014 Week 8 vs DAL (18 / 73 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Alfred Morris was again unable to find any room to run in the early going, gaining just three yards on three carries in the first quarter as the Washington offense sputtered behind shoddy line play. Morris gave way to both Silas Redd and Roy Helu late in the first half due to his own ineffectiveness. Washington finally was able to scheme Morris into the open field in the second half. Morris took a stretch play to right for 29 yards and popped off a few more strong runs before taking a shotgun handoff inside the five in to the end zone for his first TD since week four. Morris's second half saw him return as the engine that keeps the offense going, getting consistent tough yardage and keeping Washington in manageable down and distance. Aside from his long run, Morris still struggled to get over three yards per carry, and his upside looks capped as long as RG3 remains out.

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Latest News

Redskins | Alfred Morris probable (Sat Oct 25, 06:32 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ankle) practiced Saturday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8 Monday, Oct. 27.

Our View: Morris has played well below expectations this season and is flirting with an RB2/RB3 ratios for this weekend.
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Redskins | Alfred Morris practices in full (Fri Oct 24, 04:52 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 24.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris practices in full (Thu Oct 23, 05:55 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 23.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris leaves briefly (Sun Oct 19, 09:03 PM) - Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ankle) left the Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans briefly due to a left ankle injury, but he was able to return and finish the game. Morris carried 18 times for 54 yards, and he did not have a reception.

Our View: Morris has struggled to get on track, in part due to inconsisten quarterback play and a defense that doesn't give him winning game scripts. It's not crazy to bench Morris next week if you have better options.
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Redskins | Alfred Morris to return (Sun Oct 19, 02:10 PM) - Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ankle) will return to the team's Week 7 game.

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Schedule

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