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Alfred Morris | Running Back

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 224
College: Florida Atlantic
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Alfred Morris played 42-of-71 offensive snaps Week 12 against the Giants.
Matt Jones played just 18 and was out-touched 24-to-9 by Morris. After Jones' fumbling issues popped up again last week, it appears Morris is once again the lead back in Washington, but that job has proven to be temporary so far this season. Morris will at best be a low-upside RB3 Monday night against the Cowboys. Nov 30 - 12:27 PM

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Alfred Morris rushed 23 times for 78 yards and caught his only target for 12 yards Week 12 against the Giants.

Morris started the game and dominated touches in the first quarter as Matt Jones rode the bench, gaining 22 yards on four carries early and adding a 12-yard catch. He struggled to find running room most of the rest of the game, but he came alive somewhat with the Redskins in clock-killing mode in the fourth quarter. Sunday’s game flow was about as perfect as it could be for Morris to have a big game, and he managed just 90 total yards. He will be a low-upside RB3 at best against the Cowboys on Monday night.
Nov 29 - 4:26 PM

Alfred Morris (ribs) is active for Week 12 against the Giants.

Morris was forced from last week's game after aggravating a rib-cage injury he suffered Week 10, but he practiced in full all week. With Matt Jones fumbling everything in sight, Morris could lead the backfield in touches. Washington declared S Trenton Robinson, QB Robert Griffin, LB Keenan Robinson, S Deshazor Everett, DE Frank Kearse, G Arie Kouandjio and TE Je'Ron Hamm inactive for Week 12 against the Giants.
Nov 29 - 11:33 AM

Alfred Morris (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 12 against the Giants.

His streak of consecutive games played will reach 59 when he suits up Sunday against the G-Men. Morris hasn't scored a touchdown this year and is only on pace for 193 touches. He's nothing more than a back-end RB3.
Nov 27 - 3:32 PM

Alfred Morris (ribs) is practicing in full for Week 12.

Morris was sidelined for most of last week's game, but that was mostly due to gameflow. Matt Jones struggled in his absence, rushing for no yards and losing a fumble. Morris is a low-end RB3 against the Giants.
Nov 25 - 6:02 PM

Alfred Morris (ribs) is considered day to day.

Morris has already said he's "good." He should be ready to help form the Redskins' three-man committee against the Giants in Week 12.
Nov 23 - 3:06 PM

Despite exiting early in the game with a rib-cage injury, Alfred Morris said he was "good" following the Redskins' Week 11 loss to the Panthers.

Morris originally suffered the injury Week 10, but he played through it and practiced in full all week leading up to the Carolina game. It is possible Morris was kept out in the second half due to the lopsided score. Matt Jones picked up zero yards on five carries and fumbled for the fourth time this season, but he would be the lead back if Morris is forced to miss.
Source: ESPN
Nov 23 - 9:12 AM

Alfred Morris exited Week 11 against the Panthers with a rib-cage injury.

He did not return in the first half and looks like he will miss the rest of the game. Morris left last week's game with the same injury, but ended up finishing the game. He was a full participant all week in practice. Matt Jones was dominating carries before losing a fumble in the first half. The Redskins' running game is an absolute mess.
Nov 22 - 1:23 PM

Alfred Morris is listed on the Week 11 injury report with a rib issue, but is practicing in full.

Morris has never missed a game and that streak will continue Sunday against Carolina. He's coming off a productive game against New Orleans in Week 10 (92 yards on 15 carries), though most of the damage came in garbage time.
Nov 19 - 4:28 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 15 times for 92 yards and caught three passes for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 10 win over the Saints.

Morris looked good on Washington's opening drive, but missed most of the first half with a rib injury. He was outplayed by Matt Jones, who had 186 total yards on fewer touches. Morris is a miscast in Jay Gruden's power-run scheme, but has some favorable upcoming matchups. He'll remain in the lesser half of a committee with Jones in Week 11.
Nov 15 - 4:57 PM

The Washington Post's Master Tesfatsion doesn't expect the Redskins to re-sign contract-year RB Alfred Morris.

Neither do we. It's crystal-clear the Redskins have phased Morris out of the offense in favor of rookie Matt Jones, though neither back is getting the job done on the ground. But Morris' running style hasn't seemed to be a fit in coach Jay Gruden's power-run scheme. Morris excelled in the Shanahans' zone-blocking system, so look for him to try and find a team that runs those concepts. If Morris can land a starting job in 2016, he'll be back on the radar at 27 years old.
Nov 13 - 10:27 AM

Alfred Morris rushed four times for 10 yards Week 9 against the Patriots.

Morris started the game, but the Redskins ran just seven plays in the first quarter and were well out of the game in the second half. Matt Jones sparked the offense in the second quarter, but he likely fumbled away a starting chance in the third quarter. The entire backfield should be avoided in fantasy.
Nov 8 - 4:55 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed Alfred Morris and Matt Jones will continue to split carries.

"You’re going to see them both play a lot," Gruden said. "They’re both going to get their touches." Morris has been dreadful over the last month, averaging less than 2 yards a carry in the three games prior to the bye week. Jones has not been much better, however, and both players have been less effective than Chris Thompson, who is expected to return from a back injury this week. Thompson is the most enticing fantasy option of the three in PPR formats, and the trio is unusable in standard leagues.
Source: ESPN
Nov 3 - 8:41 AM

Coach Jay Gruden restated Alfred Morris will remain the Redskins' starting running back.

Not that it means much, as Morris has started every game to this point and continues to split reps with rookie Matt Jones. Chris Thompson's role has also increased on passing downs, making this a backfield to avoid for fantasy purposes. Morris has averaged 1.5 YPC over the past three games, while Jones sits at a 2.2 mark over that span. Neither is more than an RB3.
Nov 2 - 6:40 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said figuring out how to fix the running game is one of the Redskins' priorities for the bye week.

Alfred Morris played just 10 snaps against Tampa Bay and is averaging 1.64 yards per carry over the last three weeks. Matt Jones has not done any better recently, and Chris Thompson is struggling through a back injury. The offensive line has struggled to create space since Shawn Lauvao went down Week 3, and neither Morris nor Jones are creating yards on their own. The issues in the Redskins' run game have much more to do with talent than scheme, and talent problems are not easily fixed over a bye week.
Oct 27 - 11:46 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Robert Griffin III
RB1Alfred Morris
2Matt Jones
3Chris Thompson
GLB1Matt Jones
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
FB1Darrel Young
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Andre Roberts
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Rashad Ross
WR31Jamison Crowder
TE1Jordan Reed
2Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
LG1Spencer Long
2Tom Compton
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins