Alfred Morris
Alfred Morris

Alfred Morris

Dallas Cowboys
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Fri, Jul 22nd 3:04pm EDT
Morris goes from rushing for 4700 yards in four seasons to the No. 3 spot in a loaded backfield behind Ezekiel Elliott and Darren McFadden. Now that Elliott is dealing with off-the-field allegations and McFadden has a broken elbow, Morris could hit a level yet to be attained in his already impressive young career.

Alfred Morris rushed for 85 yards on 13 carries (6.5YPC) and scored a TD in the Cowboys' 41-14 blowout win over the Dolphins on Friday night. Morris also had one reception for 15 yards.

Fantasy Impact: With Ezekiel Elliott and Darren McFadden sidelined for the second straight week, Morris made a strong case for a roster spot with this performance. He showed great vision and even a bit of power on his TD scamper in the first quarter, and maintained his solid effort throughout the first half. Nearly as important for Morris was the fact that Darius Jackson, his top competition for the third RB spot, was only able to muster 43 yards on 14 carries (3.1YPC). It's hard to imagine many third string RBs holding fantasy value, but it's feasible for Morris if Elliott were to go down for an extended period of time, particularly given Darren McFadden's injury history.

Category: Game Recaps


WalterFootball | Aug 22nd
Morris is quickly becoming the Cowboys No. 2 running back, which gives him a pretty good upside if Ezekiel Elliot were ever to go down with an injury.
The NY Times | Aug 10th
Will spell Elliott on occasions, but nothing worth a draft pick at this point.