|2014 Season - Average||272.5||1317.5||9.5||16.0||124.0||0||181|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||279||1291||9||10||70||0||174|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||266||1344||10||22||178||0||192|
|Current Player Ranking: 8|
|Red Zone Stats|
|32||101||5|| 55.2||1||0||0||0|| 1.5|
Our premium game includes customization of scoring and rules, exclusive news and roster tools, and much more. PLAY NOW
Use your skill and Fantasy talent to win up to $5,000 in cash prizes. Choose a league based on your level. Entry fee applies. PLAY NOW
Rank Among Leaders
|Alfred Morris struggles at goal line Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/18/14) Redskins running back Alfred Morris rushed for 29 yards on 11 carries in Monday's preseason game against the Browns.
Morris had particular trouble in goal-to-go situations, gaining two yards from the eight-yard line before failing to reach the end zone on four straight carries from three yards or closer, with the last three coming right on the one-yard line. He'll look to bounce back in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens.
|Alfred Morris drawing rave reviews during training camp |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/14/14) Not only has Redskins running back Alfred Morris continued to impress running the football during training camp, he is also making plays in the passing game, according to The Washington Post.
"He’s catching everything," fullback Darrel Young said. "He’s on a hot streak right now, running his routes, doing the little things better."
Redskins coach Jay Gruden refers to Morris as "Steady Eddie" when he is on the field.
"He just comes to work every day, he makes his reads, he makes his cuts, does what he’s supposed to do," Gruden said. "Just about everything about him is an impressive to me -- the way he prepares, the way he works, the way he practices."
|Gruden says Alfred Morris 'will get his touches' |
|by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/14/14) Washington head coach Jay Gruden told the media on Thursday that he's been very impressed with not only Alfred Morris' work ethic this summer but his willingness to let the offense be more pass oriented without complaining. But toward the end of his compliment, Gruden made it clear that Morris will be a big part of the offense.
"Alfred is a total team player and a total class act and he'll get his touches, no worries about that," Gruden said.
Gruden's tendency as a play caller has been to throw more often than run, so there's been some concern Morris won't get a big workload considering the coach in charge.
Gruden also singled out Morris as a quality pass protector along with teammate Roy Helu.
|Alfred Morris averages over 5 yards per carry |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(8/7/14) Redskins running back Alfred Morris rushed five times for 27 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots. He carried the ball on a mixture of zone and power runs, showing the diversity new coach Jay Gruden wants to bring to the ground attack, according to CSNWashington.com.
|Alfred Morris likes Redskins' running scheme |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/31/14) The Redskins are moving away from the zone-blocking scheme favored by former coach Mike Shanahan and toward a power-running game. Running back Alfred Morris likes the design of the new running game, which will include elements of both.
"Power is my favorite play, just downhill plays [are] my favorite," he said. "I came out of the offense in college, went to the zone, and I’ve been successful in the zone. Any offense they want to throw at us, I’m able to adapt and adjust to it and fit into it. That’s just the type of guy I am, but I love downhill running so to get the best of both worlds mixed into one, I’m loving it.
"We’ve been running both in here in camp and both have been successful. It’s hit or miss sometimes. Sometimes you’re going to get stopped and that’s just a good play by the defense, but sometimes we have wide-open lanes and we’re running down the sidelines. It’s awesome to get a mixture of both of them in there, which is a first for me because in college, high school, even here it’s either been zone or it’s been downhill running, power I."
|Alfred Morris has the chance to return as a Top 10 Fantasy running back this season <i>if</i> he can prove capable as a receiver. We know Morris can run the ball, and he has consecutive seasons with 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns (2,888 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns combined). But he has just 20 receptions in his career, and that could hold him back slightly in new coach Jay Gruden's offense. Now, Morris did catch four passes for 68 yards at the Pro Bowl, and Gruden said he could see Morris catching 20-25 passes this year. If that happens, then Morris could become a star. We like Morris as a high-end No. 2 Fantasy running back. He should be around 1,300 rushing yards and double digits in touchdowns, and if he can add 160-200 receiving yards on top of that it would push him back into the Top 10 (he was No. 15 last year). Plan on drafting Morris early in Round 2 in the majority of standard leagues, and he should be drafted in Round 3 in PPR formats. The key for Morris is his receptions, and how he does catching the ball will determine how high he will finish as a Fantasy option this year.
(Updated 5/29/14) |