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Alfred Morris | Running Back

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 224
College: Florida Atlantic
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Alfred Morris rushed 12 times for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 4 loss to the Giants, adding three catches for 27 yards.
The three-catch night was just the second of Morris' career. Fantasy owners were lucky Morris scored his 20-yard touchdown in the third quarter, as game flow limited him to just five touches thereafter. That's always the risk with Morris, but the Redskins can't get waxed any worse than they did on Thursday going forward. Morris will be a borderline RB1 for Week 5, when Washington hosts the world-champion Seahawks. Sep 26 - 12:03 AM

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Alfred Morris (knee) practiced in full Monday.

Morris twisted his knee while pass blocking against the Eagles on Sunday. He stayed in the game and will be a borderline RB1 on Thursday night vs. the Giants.
Sep 22 - 6:23 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 23 times for 77 yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss at Philadelphia.

Owners got a scare when Morris twisted his knee while pass blocking, but he quickly came back into the game and looked fine. Unfortunately, he missed out on the only goal-line chance of the day as Roy Helu was on the field in a hurry-up set and converted. We know that Alf is a zero in the pass game, so he's not going to score many fantasy points when he doesn't get in the end zone. He'll be a borderline RB1 in non-PPR only when the Redskins host the Giants in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 5:28 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 22 times for 85 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 2 blowout of the Jaguars.

Morris got three first-half carries from inside the 2-yard line, converting two of them for scores. He continues to run as a Marshawn Lynch kind of two-down battering ram, consistently piling up yards after contact at an exceptional clip. Morris gets a tough matchup in Week 2 as he has to face the Eagles' underrated run defense on the road, but he'll be a borderline RB1 in standard scoring leagues. Kirk Cousins is at least as good of a bet to move the offense into the red zone as Robert Griffin.
Sep 14 - 4:20 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 14 times for 91 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss at Houston.

Morris was spectacularly effective, spinning off first contact and dragging defenders just like he has through the first two years of his career. But he lost all passing-down work to Roy Helu (four carries, two catches, 61 total yards), got a touchdown vultured by FB Darrel Young and was part of a botched exchange in the fourth quarter that killed the Redskins' chances. Morris' prospects outside of the Shanny scheme are looking more promising that originally expected, but the Redskins are going to have to get leads for him to capitalize with volume. The good news is Morris gets the Jags at home in Week 2.
Sep 7 - 5:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed for 29 yards on six carries in Washington's third preseason game Saturday night.

The Redskins struggled to get anything going against Baltimore's first team defense, but Morris looked good in limited work. He had only one carry inside the 10-yard line. Morris has 85 yards on 22 carries through three exhibition games. He's unlikely to play in Washington's preseason finale.
Aug 23 - 10:13 PM

Alfred Morris rushed for 29 yards on 11 carries in the Redskins' second preseason game against the Browns on Monday night.

Morris had a rough night outside of a long run of 11 yards. He was stuffed at the goal line on four consecutive carries, turning the ball over on downs. Prior to that, Morris showed off his questionable hands by dropping a simple toss from Robert Griffin III, and the Browns recovered the fumble. Through two preseason games, Morris has rushed for 56 yards on 16 carries (3.5 YPC).
Aug 18 - 9:13 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim is skeptical Alfred Morris will even catch 20-25 passes this season.

Morris' teammates have talked his alleged improvements in the pass game, but we've seen no evidence it's a reality. He's going to stick to his two-down role, which will also include goal-line work. Roy Helu is entrenched as the passing-down back with rookie Lache Seastrunk failing to make up ground.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 14 - 11:40 PM

Speaking Thursday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden praised Alfred Morris, calling him "Steady Eddie" for his practice habits.

"Just about everything about him is an impressive to me — the way he prepares, the way he works, the way he practices," Gruden said. Meanwhile, FB Darrel Young praised Morris' improvement as a pass catcher. "He’s catching everything," Young said. "He’s on a hot streak right now, running his routes, doing the little things better." Although we still don't expect a meaningful role for Morris in passing situations, it's clear Gruden and Co. aren't going to shy away from him on early downs. Morris could prove to be a high-end RB2 at a bargain.
Aug 14 - 2:54 PM

Alfred Morris has been "working on his receiving skills," and catching extra passes before each practice.

Morris has been working 1-on-1 with RBs coach Randy Jordan, but from the sound of things, is still quite raw. No matter how much work he puts in, it's hard to expect much pass-catching improvement from a player who has only 20 grabs through 32 career games.
Aug 12 - 9:36 PM

The Washington Times expects the Redskins to "tilt away" from the zone-blocking scheme and incorporate more power concepts under new coach Jay Gruden.

Gruden's background is indeed in power running, and Washington's obvious offseason effort to get bigger in the trenches suggests the Shanahans' system will be gradually scrapped. It's something of a concern for Alfred Morris, who also offers very little in the passing game. We like Morris to stay in the 270-carry range this season, but clearing 300 like he did as a rookie is unrealistic with more emphasis on the pass. His YPC average could also take a hit.
Jul 23 - 10:46 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes RB Alfred Morris "will still be a factor" in new coach Jay Gruden's offense.

The switch from run-focused OC Kyle Shanahan to pass-happy Gruden has some concerned Morris' usage will decline. Keim does not see it, citing BenJarvus Green-Ellis' 278 carries under Gruden two years ago and the lack of a Gio Bernard-type talent elsewhere in Washington's backfield. Even with the offensive switch, Morris has a good shot to break the 275-carry barrier for a third-straight season. Keim does acknowledge he "could see" Morris' stats "being closer to last year than his rookie year, just because of the added weapons in the pass game."
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 28 - 10:58 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden admitted at the NFL meetings that he does not see Alfred Morris as a player who possesses "natural hands," and envisions only "20-25 catches" for Morris in his offense.

Gruden said he "hopes" Morris can catch 20-25 passes, indicating that's Alf's ceiling. It's a growing concern for Morris' fantasy value as the Redskins transition away from Kyle Shanahan's run-foundation offense into Gruden's pass-happy scheme. We may see more of passing-down back Roy Helu and less of Morris, in a BenJarvus Green-Ellis/Giovani Bernard kind of backfield rotation.
Mar 26 - 7:43 AM

WR Andre Roberts said one of the reasons he signed with the Redskins was because he expects a pass-centric offense.

Under the Shanahan & Son offense, the Redskins ideally were a run-based team. They ranked 3rd in rushing attempts in 2012 and only sunk to 13th in 2013 because they trailed so much. New coach Jay Gruden allowed Andy Dalton to chuck it 586 times last year, so we know his scheme is going to highlight Robert Griffin III. Alfred Morris will remain effective, but we can't project a bump on last year's 285 touches. Roy Helu and Chris Thompson are better in the passing game.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 19 - 9:33 AM

Redskins OC Sean McVay expects the team's running game to be remain "very similar" under new coach Jay Gruden.

The Redskins are expected to keep their zone-blocking scheme and incorporate the same concepts they ran with Mike Shanahan, relying on a power running game from Alfred Morris and read-option plays with Robert Griffin III. Morris rushed for 2,888 yards in his first two seasons under Shanahan and will continue to be a big part of the offense, with Roy Helu likely remaining in a third-down role. "I don’t think it will change a lot," McVay said. "The foundation and base principles will remain the same. He'll be the same guy."
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 18 - 3:09 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Robert Griffin III
RB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3Silas Redd
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Darrel Young
3RB1Roy Helu
2Silas Redd
FB1Darrel Young
WR11Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Santana Moss
4Leonard Hankerson
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Aldrick Robinson
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Logan Paulsen
K1Kai Forbath