Alfred Morris, RB, Redskins
|RB - #15||47.07||WAS||Active||3 years||26||5'10||224||@Trey_Deuces|
2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Oct-03-2015 by Shawn Childs
UPDATE (10/3): Alfred Morris held down this starting job since he came into the league four years ago. After a great Week 1, Morris took a backseat to Matt Jones. This looks like a split backfield and for the time being, Morris still is the team leader in carries and rushing yards. The rookie runner is on his heels though so Fantasy owners need to be aware of the fluidity of this situation.
Morris has started all 48 games in his career. His yards per rush have declined in each season. Alfred has three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons with 280-plus touches in each year. He has scored 21 TDs in his career. His value in the passing game has been minimal in his career (37 catches for 310 yards), but he did have a career high 17 catches last year for 155 yards. His lack of success in the run game was a team problem due poor QB-play from Griffin and the porous offensive line. His value in TDs is limited if Griffin starts. In 2014, Morris only had one game with 100-plus yards and seven games with 20 touches or more. Alfred is a steady RB2 with a 1,300-yard opportunity with 300 touches and a possible 10 TDs.
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris
Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones was the hottest thing on the wire after Week 2. He carried the ball 19 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns. He also added three receptions for 23 yards. However, after losing his second fumble in as many weeks Week 3, he has seen his production plummet. Over the past two weeks, Jones has seen only 18 touches for 49 yards. Nonetheless, it's only two games and head coach Jay Gruden says he has not lost faith in the talented rookie. "He's never lost my trust," Gruden said. "A couple of weeks ago it was Alfred [Morris] who was in my doghouse and he's not. It's just the way to works out with the handoffs and the carries. I like both of those guys."Fantasy Analysis:
Gruden is 100 percent right here. Just because a rookie has a great game, does not mean he's going to get fed the ball every week. Especially when you have a proven guy like Alfred Morris on the roster. Unless injuries hit the Redskins backfield, look for all their backs to have up and down weeks. They're going to split touches. The fumbles certainly didn't help Jones' cause, but they won't be his undoing either. If it continues, then there may be an issue. He didn't have fumbling issues in college and one of those fumbles came at an unfortunate time when he was about to score a big TD, which is why it got so much attention.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors10/8 - Redskins HC Jay Gruden on RB Matt Jones: 'He’s never lost my trust'
9/29 - Redskins RB Matt Jones will not lose touches due to ball security issues
9/24 - Redskins WR DeSean Jackson inactive for Thursday Night Football
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|4.01||SiriusXM Fantasy - Over 2800 yards and 20 touchdowns in his first 2 NFL seaaons, not to mention durability is not a concern|
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