Alfred Morris is the exact definition of a work-horse back. In his first two seasons in the NFL, Morris tallied 335 rushing attempts in 2012 and 276 in 2013. He also averaged at least 4.6 yards per carry in 2013, a slightly lower mark than his 2012 season. Morris is talented in almost every aspect, except catching the ball. Jay Gruden, head coach of the Redskins does not see Morris as a player who possesses 'natural hands.' With only nine receptions in 2013, Morris is looking to heavily improve on that number. From reports, Morris is catching passes before and after practice with running backs coach Randy Jordan.
Alfred Morris is an extremely likable fantasy prospect. He's consistent with the amount of touches he receives and you know what you're getting with him. Morris is almost essentially a lock for 1,000 yards rushing. The problem lies in his lack of TD production and receiving skills. If Morris isn't out on the field participating in the passing and running game, his value is diminished. There are plenty of backs in the league that provide a tandem of receiving and running skills, a highly valuable combination. If Morris truly does emerge as a slightly larger weapon in the passing game, his ceiling is slowly raising. I see Morris as a steal in the third round of most drafts.