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By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 1:41pm EDT

Redskins RB Alfred Morris carried 20 times for 85 yards and two scores in the team's 41-10 rout of Jacksonville in Week 2. Morris looked very comfortable and made the most of his chances.

Fantasy Impact: Look for the Redskins to rely more heavily on Morris with RG3 out for an extended period. While Cousins had a very promising performance on Sunday, it won't be as easy with team's game planning for him. Morris should continue to produce as a low-tier RB1.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 6:57pm EDT

Redskins' head coach Jay Gruden said in regards to his play-calling in Sunday's loss to Houston, "[Redskins' WR DeSean Jackson] competed very well; [Redskins' WR Pierre Garcon] did too - but we've got to utilize those guys a little bit more, but when you say that, you talk about not utilizing your running game. So we've got to have good balance on our team, but it does start with the run game. If I had to do it all over again Sunday, I probably would have run the ball more than I did." (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: This bodes well for Redskins' RB Alfred Morris who only had 14 carries on Sunday. He was very effective, especially on Washington's lone scoring drive. After the TD, the team focused on passing the ball and phased out the run for the rest of the game. The offense became more unbalanced in the second half since the team went into catch-up mode. Running the ball more though might have prompted the defense to stack the box, thus freeing up the pass. Thankfully, the team will likely go for more of a balanced approach next week vs. Jacksonville, providing that Washington doesn't start losing by a couple possessions. Morris has low-end RB1 value going into next week.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 5:57pm EDT

Redskins RB Alfred Morris carried 14 times for 91 yards against Houston on Sunday. The Redskins inexplicably went away from a very effective running game, with Morris averaging 6.5 YPC.

Fantasy Impact: Morris has a favorable matchup in Week 2 at home against Jacksonville. Continue to start him in all leagues.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 4:57pm EDT

Redskins runningback Alfred Morris had 14 carries for 91 yards on Sunday in Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Morris looked very spry today. He made some good, hard cutbacks that kept the defense on their toes. Continue to start him as a solid RB1 next week vs. JAX. He's the only reliable player on the entire Redskins offense it seems.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Sep 6th 10:34pm EDT

Redskins RB Alfred Morris, along with the offensive line, is critical to the team's hopes of winning in Houston in Week 1. The Redskins cannot afford to fall behind and rely on the pass with J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney applying pressure. The Redskins would like to establish the run with Morris and take an early lead, which will relieve some pressure from Houston's potent pass rush. (Source: CSN Washington)

Fantasy Impact: Morris is a strong Week 1 play and will see plenty of action. Start him if you have him.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Sep 3rd 3:08pm EDT

Redskins RB Alfred Morris is ranked 11th among fantasy running backs for Week 1. Morris should find some room to run and could have a big game if the Redskins are able to register a couple of 'chunk' plays in the passing game.

Fantasy Impact: Morris remains a borderline RB1 in fantasy and has a somewhat favorable matchup in Houston.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 10:36pm EDT

Redskins RB Alfred Morris carried six times for 29 yards in Saturday's loss to Baltimore. Morris ran with confidence, especially on a decisive 19 yard burst in the first half.

Fantasy Impact: Morris is primed for a big season and looks primed for the season opener. Consider Morris as a strong RB2 in fantasy play.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 11:56am EDT

Redskins RB Alfred Morris has been very focused on improving his receiving skills this summer. Coaches like what they see from Morris, who in his first two seasons has only caught 20 passes for 155 yards. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Morris may be a more dynamic back in 2014 and benefit from space created by Washington's dynamic receiving corps. Look for Morris to exceed his career totals in 2014.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 10:13am EDT

ESPN reporter John Keim believes that Redskins RB Alfred Morris is the player that will be most critical to the team's success in 2014. Morris - and the entire team - took a step back in 2013, but Keim believes that a rebound is very possible. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The entire key to the Redskins offense this season will be their ability to pass block. If the team can allow Griffin III time to throw, defenses will be forced to adjust. Early signs are promising that Morris could exceed his rookie total yardage figures. Consider Morris a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Aug 18th 11:44pm EDT

Redskins RB Alfred Morris carried the ball 11 times for 29 yards on Monday night against the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: His four straight stopped goal-line totes were laughable. He also dropped a pass from QB Robert Griffin III behind the line of scrimmage, resulting in a fumble that the Browns recovered. Morris' receiving game is still a work in progress by all accounts, but his preseason plodding should be corrected soon. He's a virtual lock for his third straight 1,000 yard rushing campaign, but don't expect to see him hit the 20-catch mark in 2014 just yet.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 17th 11:21am EDT

Redskins RB Alfred Morris has been quietly putting in extra time throughout camp, working on his receiving skills after practice. Morris has drawn rave reviews from the new coaching staff and it would not be a surprise if Morris enjoys an expanded role in 2014. (Source: Washington Times)

Fantasy Impact: Imagine Morris - already a top 15 fantasy back - adding more receptions and taking on a three down role. It's early in the process, but keep an eye on Morris' stat lines over the final three preseason games and target him accordingly in drafts.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 8:06am EDT

Redskins HC Jay Gruden singled out RB Alfred Morris with praise over his work ethic and reliability. Morris looked very comfortable in the team's first preseason game against the Patriots and broke off several chunks of yardage both with handoffs and a screen pass. (Source: Comcast SportsNet)

Fantasy Impact: Morris is probably a little undervalued on draft boards this summer because of the uncertainty of his role under Gruden. If you have the chance to snag Morris, you should strongly consider it. He's young, durable and is being evaluated for a three-down role.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 12th 6:48pm EDT

The RBs practiced making cuts when covered by a linebacker on Tuesday. RB Alfred Morris initially made his cut, but pushed off the linebacker to create separation. After a quick chat with RBs coach Randy Jordan, Morris showed some quick feet and got himself wide open from LB Keenan Robinson, resulting in an easy catch for the back. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: With Morris being one of the team's better pass-blocking backs and a huge emphasis being put on the development of his receiving skills, it brings into question how large of a role the designated third down back will play on offense for the Redskins. As I said before, prepare to see Morris record 20-25 receptions this season, which would be a career-high for him. Bump him up a bit in PPR leagues.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 7:12pm EDT

RB Alfred Morris catches passes from RBs coach Randy Jordan everyday before practice. In practices, the back has also played on third downs more frequently than he did last season. On Monday, he had a nice highlight where he turned a swing pass in the flat from QB Robert Griffin III into a nine-yard gain. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Alfred Morris looks to see a slight uptick in value since the team is trying to get him the ball a little bit more. Former HC Mike Shanahan never believed in Morris as a back with any third-down value, but many argued that Morris always had the talent to offer serviceable third-down value and just never had the opportunity to showcase that side of his talent. He's averaged only 10 receptions per season for his career, but it wouldn't be surprising for the back to catch 20-25 passes in 2014.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 4:56pm EDT

Those wondering about a decrease in workload or effectiveness from Redskins RB Alfred Morris should feel reassured by his performance in the team's preseason opener against New England. Morris carried five times for 27 yards before exiting in the first quarter.

Fantasy Impact: Morris should again be viewed as as mid to low-end RB1 in fantasy. If anything, Morris may be asked to play a larger role in the passing game in 2014 and should exceed 1,300 yards and could approach 12-15 total TDs.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 9:55am EDT

New HC Jay Gruden recognizes Morris' strengths as a stretch/zone runner. Pundits have speculated that Morris' role will be slightly reduced as Gruden and OC Sean McVay expand the passing game in Washington. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Don't believe the hype. Gruden will have his team take what is available and Morris should have plenty of opportunities, including some additional draws and an expanded role in the passing game. Any decrease in carries should be offset somewhat by an increased third down role. Expect Morris to again be an effective RB1 in fantasy.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Sep 19th
The Eagles are just 20th against fantasy running backs, but the only two touchdowns they have allowed are through the air, which keeps Morris out of the RB1 level.
FFLockerRoom | Sep 18th
Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw ran at will against the Eagles in week two, expect Morris to get his chances.
Fantasy Sports LR | Sep 18th
You'd have to think there will be lots of volume for Morris in Cousins' first start, and Philadelphia has struggled with the run so far.
Breaking Football | Sep 18th
Skins wisely feeding Morris, so keep pluggin' him in.
ESPN | Sep 11th
Christopher Harris explains why you should consider Alfred Morris a No. 1 fantasy running back every week.