Sammy Morris, RB, New England Patriots

by Tim Heaney on August 11, 2010 @ 18:00:00 PDT


Sammy Morris | New England Patriots | 6-foot, 220 pounds | 11th year

2010 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

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Pros: Morris has averaged at least 4.3 yards per tote in each of the last four seasons and registered at least 17 receptions in part-time work in three of the last four years. Despite Kevin Faulk's presence, Morris could fit into passing plays well, and he ranked second behind Laurence Maroney in running back goal line utilizations.

Cons: It's hard to predict how the Pats will use their backfield - Maroney, Faulk, Fred Taylor, maybe BenJarvus Green-Ellis ... crowded and often hot hand-based. Maroney has the best shot at the starter's work. Morris usually doesn't stay healthy long enough to complete for long-term duty anyway. He has missed 21 games over the last four seasons.

Fantasy tip: In most setups, Morris should be left for the post-draft waiver wire. In extremely deep setups, he could be a No. 7 back, and maybe as a low-range No. 6 back in deeper setups. In point-per-reception setups, his value sees a slight boost.

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