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.