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Cowboys | Alfred Morris leads backfield

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:51:02 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris rushed 11 times for 53 yards in a 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Morris led the backfield in the wake of Ezekiel Elliott's suspension, but Dallas fell behind and had to abandon the running game. With a tough matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles up next, Morris is no more than a flex play in Week 11.

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Cowboys | Alfred Morris expected to start

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:55:44 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris is expected to be the starting running back against Atlanta Falcons in Week 10 because of RB Ezekiel Elliott's suspension. RB Rod Smith would serve as the No. 2 running back and be a significant part of the game plan. RB Darren McFadden could be active as the No. 3 running back.

Fantasy Tip: Morris has posted solid numbers in his limited playing time this week and should receive most of the carries in the running game. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in all leagues. Smith could be a flex option in deeper leagues if he does receive a decent amount of touches.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Jon Machota

Cowboys | Alfred Morris back to bench

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:16:58 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris will likely head back to the bench after RB Ezekiel Elliott received a stay from the 2nd Circuit of Appeals Friday, Nov. 3, which made him eligible to play in Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: Morris and Darren McFadden become fantasy afterthoughts once again for as long as Elliott is cleared. The duo remains handcuff commodities with little upside for now.

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Cowboys | Darren McFadden the No. 3 back

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:28:19 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden will be the No. 3 running back behind RB Alfred Morris and RB Rod Smith against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9, but all three backs are expected to receive touches.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden is worth a speculative stash at this point, especially in PPR formats, but Morris is the only Dallas back worth starting in Week 9, and he is only a flex candidate.

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Cowboys | Alfred Morris to receive start

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:15:47 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris will be the starting running back for the Cowboys in Week 9, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Morris has rushed for 105 yards on 13 carries so far this season and should receive a majority of the carries against the Kansas City Chiefs. He will be facing a solid Chiefs defense but can be at least a flex option for fantasy owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Jane Slater

Cowboys | Alfred Morris breaks loose for big run

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:22:17 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris rushed twice in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams, once for six yards and another time for a 70-yard scamper.

Fantasy Tip: The big run was nice, but no one is using Morris for fantasy purposes, nor should they look to do so in the short term. Despite the big yardage total, Morris is best left to the waiver wire unless Ezekiel Elliott is forced to miss time.

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Cowboys | Dallas could use committee to replace Zeke?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:04:59 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris may serve in a committee along with Darren McFadden during Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, according to ESPN.com's Todd Archer.

Fantasy Tip: This seems unlikely given how Morris was supposedly fighting for a job less than two weeks ago, but he has shown well through two preseason games. At the very least, it appears as if he is well on his way to locking down a roster spot. Elliott owners who have already made room for McFadden may want to play it safe and try to add Morris as well, but a committee approach would likely make both players flex options at best during Dallas' grueling early schedule.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer

Cowboys | Rod Smith working ahead of Alfred Morris

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 12:12:20 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Rod Smith continues to work ahead of Alfred Morris as the third running back, according to ESPN's Todd Archer.

Fantasy Tip: Archer reports this was the case of minicamp as well. If it holds throughout August, Morris will almost certainly be released. He is unlikely to have any significant fantasy value in 2017 regardless of where he ends up.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer

Cowboys | Alfred Morris still likely to go

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:52:00 -0700

Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris is still likely to be moved or cut before the 53-man roster is finalized, in the opinion of beat writer Jon Machota.

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Cowboys | Rod Smith ahead of Alfred Morris?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:19:47 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Rod Smith worked ahead of RB Alfred Morris during minicamp, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. Unlike Morris, Smith has the versatility to play fullback and can also help on special teams.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer

Cowboys | Alfred Morris on the bubble?

Fri, 12 May 2017 20:59:20 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris' inability to play special teams likely places him on the roster bubble. "You'd love for your third back, in a perfect world, to be a contributor on special teams," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Charean Williams

Cowboys | Dallas hopes to trade Alfred Morris

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:48:09 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys will try to trade RB Alfred Morris and his $1.2 million base salary this season, according to a source, as he is "not considered a good fit" in spot duty behind starting RB Ezekiel Elliott.

Fantasy Tip: Morris endured a very unspectacular first year in Dallas, logging 69 carries for only 243 yards to go with two touchdowns as the primary backup. He would have something to offer fantasy owners in deep leagues if he could land in a more beneficial situation, but at this point in time, it doesn't seem likely he can be a regular contributor like he was in Washington.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Clarence E. Hill Jr.

Cowboys | Divisional Round inactives for Dallas

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:23:48 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys have declared RB Alfred Morris, OG Jonathan Cooper, CB Leon McFadden, QB Mark Sanchez, LB Mark Nzeocha, DT Richard Ash inactive for Week 19.

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Cowboys | Week 16 Cowboys inactives

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:04:45 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys have declared RB Alfred Morris, DL Cedric Thornton, DL Demarcus Lawrence, LB Justin Durant, QB Mark Sanchez, CB Morris Claiborne, DL Tyrone Crawford inactive for Week 16.

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Cowboys | Dallas inactives for Week 16

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 16:30:00 -0800

Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (groin), DE Demarcus Lawrence (back), RB Alfred Morris, LB Mark Nzeocha, QB Mark Sanchez, DT Cedric Thornton (ankle) and SS J.J. Wilcox (thigh) are inactive for the Week 15 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DallasCowboys.com - David Helman

Cowboys | Alfred Morris might not play Sunday

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 07:14:39 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris could be deactivated for Week 15's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Darren McFadden will serve as the team's No. 2 running back tonight, although his presence does not necessarily mean Ezekiel Elliott's workload will be reduced. As long as Elliott remains healthy, anyone behind him on the depth chart possesses minimal fantasy value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Cowboys | Alfred Morris scores against old team

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:47:08 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris rushed five times for seven yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 game against the Washington Redskins.

Fantasy Tip: Morris didn't do much, but at least he found the end zone and showed D.C. fans his traditional baseball swing celebration. Despite the touchdown he should still be viewed as an RB3 in all fantasy formats unless Ezekiel Elliott continues to fumble or suffers some sort of long-term injury.

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

Cowboys | Alfred Morris will have a role in Dallas

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 09:27:51 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris will serve as a strict backup to rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott but is expected to have a role, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.

Fantasy Tip: This isn't exactly devastating news to Elliott owners, as Morris was never going to sit idly by while the rookie pushed 400 carries. The Cowboys will be as dependent on the running game as any team in the league this year, so expect Morris to take every third series or one series per half from Elliott and serve as the clear early-down back should the No. 4 overall pick need to sit out due to injury. Morris may push 100 carries in 2016, but his greatest value to fantasy owners should be as a handcuff to Elliott.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Ed Werder

Cowboys | Alfred Morris runs over Miami

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:11:56 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris had 13 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 15 yards in a 41-14 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins Friday, Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: With Darren McFadden out for the foreseeable future, Morris is must-own handcuff if you are an Ezekiel Elliott owner. If he ends up starting at any point, Morris could produce RB2 numbers behind Dallas' offensive line.

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Cowboys | Alfred Morris wants to be a complete back

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:27:47 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris said he wants to become more of a complete back by being more involved in the passing game this season.

"It's something I really haven't been able to do my previous four years," Morris said. "Just to get more involved in the passing game. It's a unique opportunity to build that trust, build that faith in the coaches and quarterback and just become a complete back."

Fantasy Tip: Morris is the third running back on the depth chart, and barring injuries, his role will likely be limited this season. Because of the excellent offensive line in front of him, Morris is a late-round grab as a speculative bench stash or as insurance for Ezekiel Elliott owners. It wouldn't be surprising to see Morris produce RB2 numbers if he were to land the bulk of the carries at some point during the season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Kate Hairopoulos

Cowboys | Darren McFadden not at practice

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:21:36 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (personal) was not present for organized team activities Wednesday, June 1, for personal reasons. RB Ezekiel Elliott ran with the first team in McFadden's absence, while RB Alfred Morris took snaps with the second team.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Elliott doesn't usually play with the first team, he's the running back to draft in Dallas. Elliott is the salt of the Cowboys' running back spices, while McFadden is the underwhelmingly flavored pepper and Morris is the cumin. Elliott has mid-range RB1 upside if he can stay healthy and fend off McFadden and Morris.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer

Cowboys | Alfred Morris not available

Thu, 26 May 2016 19:09:27 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris and RB Darren McFadden are not available for trade, executive vice president Stephen Jones said Thursday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: After selecting Ezekiel Elliott with the No. 4 pick in the NFL draft, the fantasy value of both McFadden and Morris takes a major hit. McFadden is worth grabbing later in drafts, but it would take an injury to Elliott for McFadden to become a starting-caliber back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Charean Williams

Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott must earn starting job

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:20:54 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott must compete to earn a starting role this year, according to running backs coach Gary Brown. Elliott was drafted fourth overall by the Cowboys and will compete with RBs Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris. "It's a lot faster pace," Elliott said. "The game moves so much faster. Yesterday, I'm not going to lie, I was a little bit shell-shocked. But today I came out. I was a little bit more prepared and was more ready mentally so it was a little bit easier for me."

Fantasy Tip: This is probably just coach speak. Dallas wouldn't have used a top-five pick on a running back if they weren't prepared to start him immediately. Elliott was the top back in the draft by a long shot, and he should contribute nicely for fantasy owners immediately behind an elite offensive line. Take Elliott as an RB2 with upside for more in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Clarence E. Hill Jr.

Cowboys | Alfred Morris fine with RB addition

Mon, 02 May 2016 14:12:42 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris said he does not regret signing with the Cowboys this offseason even though the team selected RB Ezekiel Elliott in the first round of the draft. Head coach Jason Garrett has not talked with Morris about his role on offense, but Morris is excited to compete for a job.

Fantasy Tip: Morris likely will be behind Elliott and Darren McFadden on the depth chart if they all make the final roster. Morris could be used as a change-of-pace back but likely would see limited touches. He could be a late-round option in some leagues but probably would only be depth for fantasy teams in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - David Moore

Cowboys | Alfred Morris not worried about role

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 17:48:07 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris said he doesn't care what his role will be in 2016, and he is looking forward to the opportunity to play for the Cowboys.

Fantasy Tip: Morris will likely open the year sharing carries with Darren McFadden to some degree. He is a low-end RB3 as it stands, but McFadden's injury history gives Morris a lot of upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Charean Williams

Dolphins | Miami had interest in Alfred Morris

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 10:33:19 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris had drawn interest from the Miami Dolphins before he signed with the Cowboys.

Fantasy Tip: Morris and Miami never gained much traction, and the Dolphins are still in need of another running back. Jay Ajayi is currently their lead back, and they've missed out on guys like Morris and C.J. Anderson. Depending on who they acquire, Ajayi can tentatively be considered a RB2 to RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

Redskins | Matt Jones receives vote of confidence

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:43:38 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) appears to be the prohibitive favorite to shoulder the load in 2016, according to head coach Jay Gruden. "Matt played well and we're very excited about him; we let a heck of a running back, and a very productive running back (Alfred Morris), go because we have Matt. … We're taking a bit of a gamble here, but based on our professional opinion, we believe he can handle it and be very, very effective at it, toting the rock," Gruden said.

Fantasy Tip: General manager Scot McCloughan likely drafted Jones with the intention he would eventually become a carbon copy of Marshawn Lynch, who McCloughan traded for when he was in the Seattle Seahawks' front office. While Washington will probably let Chris Thompson and perhaps Pierre Thomas steal some occasional snaps in 2016, it appears Jones will be given a shot to be a featured back. Owners should view him as a solid RB2 - with RB1 upside - at the moment.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSN Mid-Atlantic - Tarik El-Bashir

Cowboys | Darren McFadden still starter in Dallas

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:35:20 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden is still viewed as the starting running back, according to owner Jerry Jones, although Jones said newly acquired RB Alfred Morris will still have a substantive role.

Fantasy Tip: This is one of those running back committees that don't necessarily prompt you to cheer or show any positive emotion. Morris will likely be used mostly on short-yardage and goal-line carries, while McFadden should be used more in the passing game. McFadden has added value in PPR leagues and could still finish as an RB2 in PPR formats. Morris is in RB3 to RB4 territory.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer

Cowboys | Alfred Morris signs two-year deal

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:18:46 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris signed a two-year, $3.5 million deal that could be worth as much as $5.5 million.

Fantasy Tip: Morris fits the team's zone-blocking scheme well, but he's likely to split time with Darren McFadden. Both backs are in the low-RB2, high-RB3 range with Lance Dunbar falling back as an RB5.

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Cowboys | Alfred Morris signing with Dallas

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:43:05 -0700

Free-agent RB Alfred Morris (Redskins) will sign with the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, March 22, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Morris lands behind one of the best offensive lines in the game in Dallas. Sure, Darren McFadden is coming off his best season since 2010, but he'll be 29 with a lengthy injury history. Morris will hold more value in non-PPR leagues, where McFadden thrives, but it's a situation he could rekindle his value after his yards per carry dipped each of the last three years. Lance Dunbar could factor in some packages as an RB5 in fantasy. Morris and McFadden will be in the low-RB2, high-RB3 range entering drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

NFL | Multiple teams eyeing Alfred Morris

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:35:09 -0700

Free-agent RB Alfred Morris (Redskins) is meeting with the Dallas Cowboys Monday, March 21, but the Cowboys aren't the only team interested in Morris. Those teams were not disclosed, however.

Fantasy Tip: The Cowboys are the only team to have met with Morris so far, but he could very well be meeting with other prospective teams in the near future. Wherever he goes, Morris takes the less-than-endearing term of "plodder" with him. He'll likely be part of a committee and should not be considered more than a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Brandon George

Cowboys | Dallas to meet with Alfred Morris

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:21:44 -0700

Free-agent RB Alfred Morris (Redskins) is scheduled to meet with the Dallas Cowboys Monday, March 21.

Fantasy Tip: Morris has not been mentioned much this offseason but probably will receive more interest with some of the other running backs signing with other teams. Morris probably would be a change-of-pace back and possibly a third-down back if he signed with the Cowboys and would be a No. 3 running back in some leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Redskins | Alfred Morris ready to move on

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 07:34:04 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Alfred Morris recently took to Instagram to talk about his four years in Washington, which is a sign that he's ready to hit the free-agent market. Morris and the Redskins haven't had much contact since the end of the season about a possible new deal. He had a career-low 751 yards and 3.7 yards per carry in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: The running back market is plentiful this year in free agency, and Morris will be an attractive name to teams looking to upgrade their backfield. He'll likely be a part of a time share wherever he lands, and he'll likely have RB3 value, depending on which team signs him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Dan Hanzus

Redskins | Washington talking with Alfred Morris

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 22:01:57 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Alfred Morris has had early contract talks, but no official offer has been made. Morris is still expected to test free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Morris struggled throughout last season, and if he leaves in free agency, Matt Jones would be the best bet to fill the lead back role.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Jets | New York could target Alfred Morris

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:20:15 -0800

Impending free-agent RB Alfred Morris (Redskins) could be an option for the New York Jets if RB Chris Ivory departs in free agency.

Fantasy Tip: The Jets should have no shortage of options in a loaded free-agent class for running backs. Morris profiles similar to Ivory in the sense that he is a more-than-capable early-down back that generally comes off the field on passing downs. In what figures to be an above-average New York offense again this year, Morris could return the same kind of RB2 value Ivory did last season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Patriots | New England fixed on upgrading backfield

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:21:31 -0800

Impending free-agent RBs Chris Ivory (Jets), Matt Forte (Bears), Alfred Morris (Redskins) and Joique Bell (Lions) are among the veterans on the radar of the New England Patriots, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The Patriots would do well to upgrade from LeGarrette Blount and each of the aforementioned names - outside of Bell - would provide that. Ivory is perhaps the most intriguing option in that he is an early-down thumper that would be a great complement to dynamic passing-down back Dion Lewis. If Ivory joins New England, he could be a solid RB2 option in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Ben Volin

Redskins | Alfred Morris probably gone

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:28:15 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris will be able to test free agency this offseason, according to team president Bruce Allen. If Morris is not offered a deal to his liking, then the Redskins may entertain re-signing Morris.

Fantasy Tip: Cud-chewing cows were probably more entertaining than Morris last season. Morris averaged a measly 1.45 yards after contact in 2015. His lack of production and disappointing decline could hinder teams from taking a chance on him, but he has seen success in the NFL, particularly in his rookie year. If Morris does leave, Matt Jones is the favorite to take over as the lead back, but he left something to be wanted last season, too.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Alfred Morris not in talks with WAS

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:07:24 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Alfred Morris isn't in active discussions to re-sign with the Redskins.

Fantasy Tip: Morris isn't expected to return to Washington, but he could land in a situation to still be a productive RB2 in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Tarik El-Bashir

Redskins | Washington could add running back

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:11:14 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris may not return next season, as previously reported, which could lead the Redskins to draft a running back or sign a free-agent running back, according to CSNWashington.com's Rich Tandler. Tandler said depth is needed at the position and that RBs Chris Thompson and Silas Redd are both coming off injuries and aren't workhorse backs.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Jones would likely be the heir apparent if Morris leaves. Jones showed flashes of starting ability in his rookie season, but he may not be the answer the Redskins are looking for. There's still plenty of time for this situation to play out, though, so stay tuned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Rich Tandler

Redskins | Matt Jones not guaranteed to start

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:41:11 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones won't necessarily be the workhorse back in 2016 if RB Alfred Morris leaves in free agency because the team isn't sure Jones can fix everything he needs to over one offseason in order to become a lead back.

Fantasy Tip: Jones showed some upside in his rookie year, but he also lost four fumbles and had games where he was completely ineffective. If Morris leaves, Jones had RB2 upside, but he is far from a lock to live up to his potential.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: RealRedskins.com - Rich Tandler

Redskins | Alfred Morris playing elsewhere in 2016?

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:39:03 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Alfred Morris likely won't be back in 2016, according to beat writer Rich Tandler. Tandler added that Morris could sign a deal to return if he doesn't find many offers on the open market.

Fantasy Tip: If Morris leaves in free agency, Matt Jones would likely have the first crack at starting, but he was inconsistent as a rookie. Let the offseason play out a bit before determining Jones' value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: RealRedskins.com - Rich Tandler

Redskins | Matt Jones planning to start

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 12:12:41 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones said he's going to work like he's going to be the starter once offseason activities commence. RB Alfred Morris is slated to become a free agent this offseason, but Jones said he's just worried about himself.

Fantasy Tip: Morris remained the starting running back all year for Washington, but he was underwhelming. Morris totaled career lows in carries (202), yards (751), yards per carry (3.7) and touchdowns (1). The baton could be passes to Jones this offseason, but that remains to be seen.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Redskins.com - Stephen Czarda

Redskins | Alfred Morris runs for 50 yards

Sun, 10 Jan 2016 18:38:31 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris rushed 11 times for 50 yards in the NFC Wild Card Game Sunday, Jan. 10, against the Green Bay Packers, including a 19-yard scamper.

Fantasy Tip: Morris saw his productive tail off significantly in 2015, going from an RB1 in past seasons to more of an RB2 or flex option in most fantasy formats. The latter is where he should be targeted in standard fantasy formats heading into 2016.

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

Redskins | Matt Jones iffy for Sunday

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:48:59 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 7, and he said that he "probably" wouldn't be able to play if the team's game was on Thursday. "I can run and do drills, but certain moves, I can't make," Jones said. "I'm still trying to find if I can play through it or not. If I do a cut and feel it, I'm going to try to see if I can push through it and tolerate it to see." RB Pierre Thomas was used as the backup to RB Alfred Morris the last two weeks, while RB Chris Thompson also saw limited work. Head coach Jay Gruden expects to make a decision on Jones either Friday, Jan. 8, or Saturday, Jan. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Jones ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is extremely risky on FantasyScore. He hasn't played in the last two weeks, and the 'Skins play the last game of wild-card weekend. Alfred Morris ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) gains some intrigue as an under-the-radar play as a result. Thomas ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) and Thompson ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) are stabs in the dark as deep sleepers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Redskins | Alfred Morris tops 100 yards in finale

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:26:35 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris recorded his first 100-yard game of the season since Week 1, carrying 19 times for 100 yards in a 34-23 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Morris has been erratic all season, and he will continue to be a risky play at FantasyScore in the playoffs.

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

Redskins | Alfred Morris runs for 84 yards

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:01:19 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris rushed 14 times for 84 yards in the Week 15 game against the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Tip: Morris saw an increased workload with Matt Jones exiting the game early. He might re-emerge as a solid RB2 or flex option heading into Week 16 if Jones cannot go.

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

Redskins | Matt Jones dominates touches

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 22:48:32 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones carried 18 times for 49 yards in the Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Dec. 7, and he added a five-yard catch. RB Alfred Morris managed just six runs for 12 yards and he did not have any receptions.

Fantasy Tip: Jones ran hard and was by far the more impressive of the Washington backs. He is a decent low-end RB2 or flex FantasyScore play heading into Week 14 against the Chicago Bears while Morris can be mostly avoided.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris expected to play

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:10:15 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (rib) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 27, and is listed as probable for the Week 12 game against the New York Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Morris ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) should see his normal workload against the Giants and receive a solid amount of carries during the game. He has been a bit inconsistent with his rushing yards this season and is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Redskins | Alfred Morris a full-go

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:27:58 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ribs) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Morris ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) hasn't been productive enough to use with confidence on FantasyScore against the New York Giants.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Tarik El-Bashir

Redskins | Alfred Morris practices in full

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:14:43 -0800

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (rib) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Morris ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) had just two carries for zero yards before injuring his ribs last week. The injury doesn't look to be too serious, but you shouldn't trust Morris at all this week, even though the New York Giants are a top-10 fantasy matchup in PPR leagues.

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