Alfred Morris | RB | Washington Redskins
Posted: 11/24/2014 10:09am et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris averaged 6.0 yards per attempt on 21 carries in the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers. It was his first 100-yard game of the season, and first since Nov. 7, 2013, against the Minnesota Vikings. 'I stopped trying to think too much,' Morris said Sunday, Nov. 23. 'I said this weeks ago: I was thinking too much. I've been playing this game since I was five. I know how to be a runner. I just stopped thinking and stopped trying to make things happen that weren't there.'
Huddle Up: Morris and the Redskins are capable of grinding it out on the ground, even against a good run defense like the 49ers. And with the passing game struggling, that may need to be the team's MO for the foreseeable future.
Posted: 10/23/2014 6:37pm et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Morris should be good to go Monday night, but fantasy patience is wearing thin as the RB hasn't rushed for more than 63 yards and has only 1 TD over the last 4 games.
Posted: 9/24/2014 4:38pm et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24, and is listed as probable for Week 4.
Huddle Up: After being spelled late in Week 3, Morris looks good to go Thursday night against a Giants' defense which is slightly better than average (13th) against opposing fantasy RBs.
Posted: 8/15/2014 10:06am et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris could catch between 20-25 passes this season, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: That would be more than double the nine passes Morris caught last season. Morris has been working on his pass catching during training camp, but 20-25 is still only a fraction of the number of RB receptions a Jay Gruden offense will likely produce. That leaves a decent number of touches for a pass catching back like Roy Helu, who could wind up a low-end PPR helper.
Posted: 8/13/2014 10:30am et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has spent the offseason working on his receiving skills, and each day before practice he has worked with running backs coach Randy Jordan throwing passes to him. Jordan has been tutoring Morris on the finer details of route running.
Huddle Up: The Redskins have a pretty good pass-catching back in Roy Helu, so it's not as if they need to ask Morris to stay on the field all three downs. That said, Jay Gruden likes to throw the ball to his backs and after just nine catches last season it's an area of Morris' game that had room for improvement.
Posted: 7/10/2014 6:50pm et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris still feels like he has a lot to accomplish. "It's been a whirlwind, really," Morris explained of his first two seasons. "It's been a blur almost, but it's definitely been fun and a roller-coaster ride. First year, we had some ups. Last year, we had some down times, but overall it's been fun, and I'm excited about this upcoming year about what we have accomplished, I'm so excited about the future for us."
Huddle Up: Along with the rest of the Skins' offense, Morris' numbers were down across the board in 2013 -- losing 338 rushing yards and 6 total TDs -- and falling not only out of the fantasy top 5 but out of RB1 territory as well. He's still the unquestioned No. 1 back in D.C., but a return his 2012 glory might be too much to expect.
Posted: 3/26/2014 2:08pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he wants RB Alfred Morris to become a better receiver. He thinks he can catch 20-25 balls if he improves.
Huddle Up: If Morris is able to add receiving (and pass blocking) skills he'll be able to stay on the field in the Redskins' new offense. The alternative is Gruden using Roy Helu, who has already demonstrated his chops as a receiver.