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.
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