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46 Alfred Morris RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/224 | Birthdate: 12/12/1988 | Birthplace: Pensacola, FL, USA | Team: Washington | College: Florida Atlantic | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 100/62 | Average Draft Position: 26.99
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Redskins RB Alfred Morris blames self for poor ground game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Redskins featured back Alfred Morris is blaming the man he sees in the mirror for the rushing woes that have plagued his team in recent weeks.

The Redskins led the NFL in rushing in 2012 and ranked fifth last season despite their 3-13 record, greatly due to Morris, who totaled more yards on the ground than anyone in the league not named Adrian Peterson the last two years. But Washington sits 21st this season in rushing yards and 20th in YPC. Morris has just 187 yards rushing in the last four games combined.

In studying his subpar performance Sunday against Tennessee, he noticed minor differences in the path he takes while carrying the ball, the Washington Times is reporting. He claims it's too close to the line of scrimmage, thereby limiting cutback opportunities and preventing his offensive linemen from effectively setting up their blocks.

"I can't really read it out like I'm supposed to," he said. "You think it's nothing, like, 'Oh, it's just a tight track.' But when you really look at it, especially after watching last week's film, it was like, 'Man. Geez. If my track was just a little wider, I could've pressed that more and set that block up a little better so I can get downhill.' It's little things like that. They make a huge difference."


Not looking good for Alfred Morris


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/23/2014) With the news that Colt McCoy will start at quarterback for the Redskins Week 8 at Dallas, running back Alfred Morris' chances for a bounce-back performance go from bad to worse.

Not only is he facing a defense that has allowed the ninth-fewest Fantasy points per game, but he also won't have a quarterback who can help keep defenses honest. Dating back to his days with the Browns, McCoy hasn't shown the ability to stretch the field, and though his final line in relief of Kirk Cousins Sunday looked good, that was mostly because wide receiver Pierre Garcon turned what should have been a short catch into a 70-yard touchdown. Otherwise, McCoy completed 10 passes for just 58 yards.

With such a limited passing game, the Redskins are basically inviting the Cowboys to stack the box against them. Morris has had a hard enough time since starting quarterback Robert Griffin III went down in Week 2, averaging just 60.6 total yards in the five games started with Cousins. Now with McCoy under center, he might even be a sit in Fantasy. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank him just 29th among running backs for Week 8.


Alfred Morris not getting much of a chance


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/20/2014) Alfred Morris is still the workhorse of the Redskins backfield, but with a backup at quarterback and no help from the defense, the work has been hard to come by.

Translation: The 2-5 Redskins have so often been trailing this season that they haven't been able to make full use of their workhorse back.

Granted, a running back still plays a role on offense when his team is in come-from-behind mode, but pass catching has always been a weakness for Morris -- enough that the Redskins often turn to Roy Helu in those situations.

The result is little more than a dozen touches or so -- 15.3 per game, to be exact -- for Morris over the last four weeks. Even if he was averaging the 4.6 yards per carry he did last season, that wouldn't translate to much Fantasy production. He isn't, of course, but that isn't as big of a problem as the limited touches.

If the Redskins turn to third-stringer Colt McCoy at quarterback in Week 8, it'll only bring more attention to Morris. Kirk Cousins could at least keep defenses honest by throwing the ball deep. No, Morris' best chance of a rebound is a return of Robert Griffin III, but that's still weeks away. As things stand, Morris isn't beyond benching in shallower leagues that require just two running backs.


Redskins RB Alfred Morris survives injury scare to rush for 54 yards


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris finished with a team-high 54 rushing yards on 18 carries during a 19-17 win Week 7 vs. Tennessee. Morris had no catches or targets in the win.

Morris survived an injury scarce after suffering a left ankle sprain late in the first quarter Sunday. Though, Morris didn't miss many plays and returned for the team's next offensive series in the second quarter. Morris had 34 rushing yards on eight carries leading up to the ankle injury.

Morris hasn't had a rushing touchdown in three straight games. He is averaging 41.3 rushing yards over his last three games. The Redskins are back in action Week 8 at Dallas.


Redskins RB Alfred Morris back from ankle injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris returned to the game early in the second quarter Sunday against the Titans after leaving late in the first quarter with a left ankle sprain. Morris missed one offensive snap on the drive he was injured before returning to the game on the team's next drive.

Redskins RB Alfred Morris injures ankle in first quarter Week 7


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris suffered a left ankle sprain on a 5-yard carry late in the first quarter Week 7 vs. Tennessee. He was immediately listed as questionable to return.

Morris had eight carries for 34 yards before hurting his ankle. He had no catches.


Bounce back in Alfred Morris' future


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris managed just 70 yards on 26 carries over the last two weeks, as he ran into the toughest part of the schedule. Things should get significantly easier in Week 7, however, with the Titans on the schedule.

The Titans have allowed 19.7 Fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season, a mark that ranks just outside of the bottom-10, and they have allowed five different running backs to reach double digits in Fantasy points in six games. Morris has not reached that mark since Week 4, but that drought should come to an end Sunday.

Morris has yet to face the Titans in his NFL career, so we don't have a track record to go on. However, we do know that the Titans have struggled against the run so far, so expect a heavy dose of Morris this week. If you've sat Morris the last two games, make sure he is in your lineup for Week 7. 


Alfred Morris at a loss to explain poor running game


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris does not have a 100-yard game in six tries, and the team ranks 23rd with 99.3 rushing yards per game. Morris, averaging 4.0 yards per carry this season, has run for 70 yards without a touchdown over the past two weeks.

"I have no clue, honestly," he told the Washington Post. "We're nitpicking. We're trying to address the smallest of things, just trying to work on it in practice and get it to translate in the game. We have little flashes here and there, we just can't keep it going.

"The ground game gets everything going, so we have to find a way to get it going consistently."


Redskins RB Alfred Morris held in check in Week 6 loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris managed only 41 yards on 13 carries while adding a 14-yard reception in his team's 30-20 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Morris was abandoned in the second half, receiving only three carries after halftime and none in the fourth quarter while quarterback Kirk Cousins threw three interceptions in the final period. After posting solid numbers over the first month, Morris has come up short in the last two weeks, managing just 70 yards on 26 carries while failing to score a touchdown. He'll try and get back on track against the Titans in Week 7.


Alfred Morris heading into another tough one


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris ran into a tough matchup in Week 5, and floundered in a loss to the Eagles. Things only get a little easier in Week 6, with the Cardinals on the schedule.

Morris predictably struggled against Seattle, rushing for just 29 yards on 13 carries, his worst showing of the season. The Seahawks allow the fewest Fantasy points to running backs at 9.0 per game, but the Cardinals don't make for a much easier time; opposing backs have racked up just 11.0 Fantasy points against Arizona.

Just one running back has topped double figures in Fantasy scoring against the Cardinals, and that came all the way back in Week 1. Arizona is allowing just 2.90 yards per carry, so Morris has a long day ahead of his Sunday.

Morris has been productive more often than not this season, but his rushing average is down to just 4.1 yards per carry, a career-low mark. He should be a must-start option again at some point, perhaps as soon as Week 7 against the Titans. However, against the Cardinals in Week 6, you may have better options. Consider Morris a No. 2 running back, with both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard ranking him 20th or lower among running backs this week


Alfred Morris' struggles a one-time thing?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/7/2014) No doubt, Redskins running back Alfred Morris was bad Week 5 against Seattle, but considering his opponent, he deserves a little slack in Fantasy. The Seahawks have regained the top spot against the run and are the only team allowing less than 3.0 yards per carry. They've also given up the fewest Fantasy points per game to running backs.

Though you'd like to see more touchdowns from him, Morris has been one of the more reliable running backs in Fantasy this year, either scoring a touchdown or rushing for 75 yards or more in every game prior to Week 5. His limitations on the passing end downgrade him in points-per-reception leagues, but considering he's more or less the Redskins' entire running game, you won't have much cause to sit him again.

Even with another poor matchup Week 6 at Arizona, which ranks fifth against the run, I'd be comfortable starting him in Fantasy.


Alfred Morris goes nowhere against Seahawks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris carried 13 times for 29 yards (2.2 ypc) and caught his only target for minus-2 yards in the loss to the Seahawks. It was easily his worst game this season.

Morris will try to bounce back Week 6 at Arizona.


Alfred Morris running into tough matchup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) For as good as Alfred Morris is, owning him in Fantasy can leave you disappointed at times, given the Redskins' sometimes-inconsistent usage of him. You might want to skip the headache in Week 5, with the Seahawks on the way Monday night.

Morris has been productive in each game so far, and currently ranks fifth in the NFL in rushing yardage through four games. Unfortunately, he faces one of the toughest tests in the league this week. The Seahawks have yet to allow an opposing running back to score even six points this season, and their lone touchdown allowed came from little-used Packers fullback John Kuhn in Week 1. Morris has yet to face Seattle in his career, and they are unlikely to give him a very warm welcome.

Morris is nearly a must-start Fantasy option on a weekly basis, but this is one time you might want to avoid relying on him. The workload should be there, but Morris ranks outside of the top-30 for running backs in both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard's Week 5 rankings.   


Alfred Morris performs well despite the odds


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Washington running back Alfred Morris turned in a strong game despite his team getting knocked around Thursday.

Morris picked up 63 yards on 12 carries. He managed to run in a 20 yard score near the beginning of the third quarter. Morris ran well when given opportunities, but Washington went down by quite a bit early, and couldn't rely on him as much as usual. Morris did have three receptions, picking up 27 yards. 

Morris will take on the Seahawks Week 5. 


Washington will have their studs Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Washington will have their studs available for Thursday's game against the Giants.

DeSean Jackson, Brian Orakpo and and Alfred Morris are all active for the game. Jackson entered the contest as questionable due to a shoulder injury. Orakpo and Morris were both probable entering the game. 


Alfred Morris says he's 100 percent


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Washington running back Alfred Morris said he's 100 percent, according to CSN.

Morris is coming into Thursday's game as probable due to a knee injury. Morris joked prior to the game that he shouldn't even be on the injury report. He's expected to give it a go against the Giants. 


Alfred Morris probable to face Giants


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris (knee) is listed as probable to suit up Thursday against the Giants. He practiced fully all week.

FFT Blog: Alfred Morris looking for more TNF success


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris has seen his yards-per-carry mark dip in each game this season, but he should have a good chance to bounce back in Week 4 against the Giants.

The short turnaround week has generally meant good things for running backs since Thursday Night Football became a regular part of the schedule in 2006, as I examined at the Fantasy Football Today blog. I had this to say on Morris:

"The Giants defense did a fine job against the Lions running backs in Week 1, holding them to 2.8 yards per carry, but have been gashed for nearly 5 yards per carry in two games since. That should bode very well for Alfred Morris, who seems to be exactly the kind of back who can thrive after wearing down a weakened defense. He has rushed for 252 yards on 50 carries with a touchdown in two career Thursday games."

Additionally, the Giants gave up more than 100 all-purpose yards to Matt Forte in a Thursday matchup last season. 


Alfred Morris practices in full


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris practiced fully Tuesday despite a knee injury. He'll be fine for Thursday's home game against the Giants.

Knee injury not a concern for Alfred Morris


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris, who briefly left the Week 3 loss to the Eagles with a knee injury, practiced in full Monday as Washington began prepping for Thursday's game against the Giants.

Alfred Morris held in check in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris got a heavy workload, but was mostly held in check in a 37-34 loss to the Eagles in Week 3.

Morris rushed the ball a season-high 23 yards, but finished the game with just 77 yards, as the Eagles defense mostly held him in check. He had a long rush of just 12 yards, and was held out of the end zone.

Morris was forced from the game during the first half with a knee injury, but came back for the next series and did not seem bothered by it. Morris will look to rebound when Washington plays the Giants in Week 4 Thursday. 


Alfred Morris leaves with knee injury, will return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris was forced to briefly leave Sunday's game against the Eagles in the second quarter due to a knee injury.

Morris was pass-blocking when quarterback Kirk Cousins was knocked back into his knee. Morris had to be helped to the sidelines, where he was immediately tended to by trainers. Fortunately, the team announced prior to the start of the next drive that he would return.

Morris had 46 yards on 13 carries prior to the injury.


Alfred Morris gets goal-line work in blowout win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris saw a big workload yet again Sunday, in a 41-10 win over the Jaguars in Week 2.  

After rumbling for 91 yards without getting into the end zone last week, the team rewarded Morris for his work this time around. He carried the ball 22 times for 85 yards, and found the end zone twice, both from 1 yard out.

Morris has rushed for 176 yards on 4.9 yards per carry, with two touchdowns through the first two games of the season. He will try to keep rolling in Week 3 against the Eagles.


Alfred Morris falls 9 yards shy of 100-yard game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris rushed for nearly 100 yards in the season opener Sunday against the Texans. Unfortunately, the Redskins had trouble putting points on the board, as Washington suffered a 17-6 defeat.

Morris finished Week 1 with 91 rushing yards on 14 carries. His longest rush was a 21-yard carry down to the 1-yard line in the second quarter. However, the Redskins then turned to fullback Darrel Young to finish the drive, as he tallied a 1-yard touchdown run on the next play to give Washington a 6-0 lead. 

Morris had no catches or targets in the game. The Redskins will host the Jaguars in Week 2.


Alfred Morris has knack for scoring TDs in season openers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Redskins running back Alfred Morris has recorded at least one rushing touchdown in each of his first two season openers in the NFL. He will aim for a third straight opener with a touchdown when the Redskins travel to Houston Week 1.

Running backs averaged 108 rushing yards and 17.9 Fantasy points per week against Houston in 2013. Running backs also totaled 14 touchdowns (10 rushing) in 16 games. 

The Redskins have a rookie head coach in Jay Gruden, but one thing that hasn't changed is Morris being the lead back for Washington. He might not get a lot of receptions, but he probably will remain the workhorse running back and lead the team in carries as long as he's healthy. Consider Morris a viable No. 1 Fantasy running back heading into Week 1.