Alfred Morris Fantasy Football News, Notes, Rumors and Statistics
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:06:24 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (knee) remains more than a month away from receiving full clearance to return to action. The fifth-round pick from Florida State is expected to contend for a spot behind RB Alfred Morris, and the training staff feels he will be ready to participate fully when the team opens training camp July 25.
Fantasy Tip: Morris had plenty of question marks last year, and he came out of nowhere last season to seize the No. 1 job. Thompson might not necessarily do that, but head coach Mike Shanahan has a knack for cultivating quality running backs with low draft picks, so Thompson could be one to watch. Take a wait-and-see approach with Thompson, who could be worth a late-round flier on draft day if he has a strong training camp and preseason.
Thu, 30 May 2013 16:02:16 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Alfred Morris has impressed him with his mindset following his stellar rookie season. Morris gained 10 pounds but has already lost five and has kept up good shape so far.
Fantasy Tip: Morris, regardless of Robert Griffin III's (knee) health, should post low-end RB1 numbers more often than not this season, which makes him a steady second-round selection.
Sun, 19 May 2013 18:32:41 -0700
The Washington Redskins have seven running backs on the roster right now, with only RB Alfred Morris guaranteed of a job in Washington this season. Based on the current roster, it appears RB Evan Royster will be battling Jawan Jamison, and RB Roy Helu Jr. will be battling Chris Thompson for the two running back spots behind Morris.
Wed, 15 May 2013 11:04:50 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris wants to be more patient running the football in 2013, after feeling that he left a lot of yards on the field in 2012. "I left a lot of yards on the field last year," Morris said. Looking back on film, a lot of it was my aiming points in certain runs, or I was too tight and I couldn't get outside. Being more patient with my cutbacks — I tended to cut back too soon. I was blessed, and I definitely don't take it for granted. Last year's behind me — I'm beyond that."
Fantasy Tip: It is a good sign that Morris has studied the film and is learning how to improve moving forward. If he can accomplish being more patient on the field, then he may improve on the 1,600 yards he ran in 2012.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:33:56 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris said he does not expect to deal with a sophomore slump next season because he is working out hard this offseason to improve his all areas in his game. "I set the bar very high, I love a challenge. If you give me easy, I don't want easy, I want hard, I don't care. A sophomore slump? I don't see it happening. I'm going to bust my butt this offseason. I've got to get better. I can't be satisfied with a year when, as a lot of people say, you're only as good as your last performance. I love what I do and I have fun doing it and I want to do it as long as possible and being complacent won't help me. It's time to set the bar even higher next year," Morris said. Morris has been working on improving his strength and flexibility.
Fantasy Tip: Morris came out of nowhere to become one of the better running backs in the NFL this season. Morris will be an every-week starter for fantasy teams in 2013 and could see more carries early in the season if Robert Griffin III (knee) is not ready to play, but there are concerns Morris could be bottled up if Griffin is not on the field.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 06:48:21 -0800
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 03:54:37 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris became the first player in Week 17 to ever run for 200 yards and score three touchdowns in a game against the Dallas Cowboys, and the sixth rookie to do so since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 22:20:46 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris ran for 200 yards and he scored three touchdowns in the Week 17 game against the Dallas Cowboys. He finished his rookie regular season with 1,613 yards, the most by a first-year player since Los Angeles Rams RB Eric Dickerson in 1983 (1,808). He also set the single-season franchise record for rushing yards, passing former RB Clinton Portis.
Fantasy Tip: The sixth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic University will be a popular pick in postseason fantasy pools, even though he faces a fairly difficult matchup in the NFC Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 6.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:41:19 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris is 104 yards shy of setting the single-season franchise rushing record after running for 91 yards on 22 carries in Week 16. Morris has run for 178 yards and three touchdowns on 49 carries in the absence of QB Robert Griffin III (knee) recently.
Sat, 22 Dec 2012 08:10:24 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has gained most of his yards this season after contact. He has 909 yards after contact. The closest in that category are Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (572) and Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (543).
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