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Alfred Morris

Washington Redskins
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 224

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Redskins | Silas Redd could have serious injury

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:13:31 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Silas Redd (knee) could have tears to the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his knee, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Redd has been competing for the third running back spot behind RBs Alfred Morris and Matt Jones. Redd will undergo an MRI exam Friday, Aug. 14.

Fantasy Tip: This injury won't have much impact on the fantasy outlook for Washington's running backs, but it does mean that Morris and Jones will likely be the main backs handling touches in this backfield all season long.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris has played consistently

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:14:33 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has rushed for at least 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns in each of his first three seasons. On average, Morris has rushed for 1,320.6 yards and 9.3 touchdowns.

Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately, Morris is one of the least used starting running backs in the passing game in the NFL. He's in the RB1 conversation in standard leagues, but in PPR leagues his value lessens.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris the guy, likes the offense

Wed, 27 May 2015 08:15:53 -0700

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. Morris said he likes the power-running attack that will be mixed into the Redskins' current zone-blocking system. The outside zone plays will not be removed from the playbook, and the new approach will allow Morris to run downhill more frequently. "I feel I'm better at downhill plays anyway," he said. "You know what's coming. It's a knockout, drag-out style of play. I don't shy away from contact. It's right up my alley. I thoroughly enjoy it."

Fantasy Tip: Morris typically comes off the field in clear passing situations, so he is best reserved for non-PPR drafts. Consider him in the neighborhood of Round 4 of 12-teamers in standard-scoring leagues. Jones is a handcuff and a late-round flier in his own right.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris auditioning for new team?

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:03:38 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris enters the final year of his current deal, according to The Redskins selected RB Matt Jones in the third round of the NFL draft, which could signal an impending departure of Morris in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Morris has been a workhorse for the Redskins in the last three years. His load was reduced under head coach Jay Gruden in 2015, which isn't a bad thing for a running back entering an age-27 offseason next year. Morris' current value is somewhat murky, but he's safely an RB3 in standard scoring.

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Redskins | Matt Jones loves the offense

Sun, 17 May 2015 19:18:21 -0700

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."

Fantasy Tip: Jones has been earning his share of praise already, and while he is going to be a backup to Alfred Morris, it sounds like he will earn some touches of his own. He is worth a late-round flier in all formats, and he is smart insurance policy for Morris owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - David Elfin

Redskins | Alfred Morris may land new deal

Thu, 14 May 2015 06:58:03 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has a 50% chance to land a contract extension with the team, in the opinion of beat writer John Keim. Morris is in the final year of his contract.

Fantasy Tip: Morris has drawn scrutiny because he's not a good receiver and won't play on third down a lot. However, he's still one of the best pure rushers in the league and is a mid-to-low RB1.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris still the lead back

Sun, 03 May 2015 16:54:32 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris's role won't be impacted by rookie RB Matt Jones, according to head coach Jay Gruden. "Alfred's still the running back here," Gruden said. "He's had three great seasons and that won't change."

Fantasy Tip: Morris has topped 1,000 yards and managed at least seven touchdowns in each of his first three seasons, and based on Gruden's comments, he is safe pick as a high-end RB2.

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Redskins | Company for Alfred Morris?

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:46:11 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris could find himself in a crowded backfield in 2015, as the Redskins are one of seven teams interested in free-agent RB C.J. Spiller (Bills).

Fantasy Tip: Morris is not a great pass catcher out of the backfield, something Spiller would certainly add. Long-term keeper owners of Morris want this news to go away and Spiller to end up elsewhere. A Spiller addition likely means Morris becomes more of an RB2 or flex fantasy play rather than a low-end RB1.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris virtually non-existent

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20:28:59 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris carried eight times for just six yards in the Week 14 game against the St. Louis Rams. He also had one reception for 11 yards.

Fantasy Tip: That's not what fantasy owners in weekly leagues were looking for, and certainly not what FantasyScore owners expected. He'll look to rebound in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys. He had 18 carries for 73 yards and a score against Dallas on the road Oct. 27.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris no longer overthinking

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:26:11 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris, who ran 21 times for 126 yards in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12, gained most of his yardage after contact and entered the game against the Niners averaging 1.95 yards after contact. He's averaging 5.39 yards per carry in the last three games, according to ESPN Stats & Information. "I stopped hesitating," Morris said of his improved running. "I was trying to see too much." Week 12 was Morris' first 100-yard effort of the year, and he's fifth in rushing with 826 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Morris' matchup against SF looked to be a tough one, but his effort proved otherwise. Heading into Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts, who allow 21.39 fantasy points to backs on average, Morris should be a wise play at FantasyScore.

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