Alfred Morris, RB, Redskins
|RB - #16||WAS||Active||3 years||25||5'10||218||@Trey_Deuces|
2013 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Nov-04-2013 by Ben Standig
Update (11-4): We know Alfred Morris owners want to scream a blue streak about Darrell Young's three touchdowns (especially after Roy Helu turned a similar trick two weeks prior), but instead of decrying Shanahanigans, focus on the positives: Morris had 25 carries (for 121 yards); the first time he's topped 19 in any game this season. The second-year RB also scored for third time in four games. Now Morris gets the Vikings, Eagles and Giants over the next four weeks. Yeah, lots of positives. Even more if Mike Shanahan stops giving the ball to fullbacks around the goal line!
Update (8-15): The only thing preventing Morris from becoming a round1 lock in PPR drafts might not be a thing anymore. As a rookie, Morris recorded only 11 receptions. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan this week said the former Florida Atlantic product "elevated his game and he will catch the ball and be a lot more instrumental in our passing game. He has spent a lot of time in the offseason catching the football, running routes and you can see that hard work has paid off because he's a lot more natural. It gives you another dimension." It would be nice to see proof of this during the preseason, but it might not matter tons with Roy Helu Jr. back this season as Washington's third down back. This nugget is rather interesting and something to consider come draft day.
Preview: How does a sixth round pick rack up 1,613 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns and not finish as the top rookie on his own team? Only Robert Griffin III's star power could overshadow Morris's stellar campaign, but fortunate fantasy owners noticed. Based on the historical success of Mike Shanahan runners, reasonable minds can project another dynamic season. Morris' overall ranking dips slightly in PPR leagues due to 11 receptions last season. Meanwhile, RG3's running presence could take away some goal line carries, but it also certainly opens running lanes. Morris equaling his rookie stats is likely a bridge too far, but the power back is still one to own in the late first/early second round range.
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|2.11||FFToolbox - Ben Standig - PPR isn't the ideal format for the Redskins runner, but Morris is a safer bet then the remaining options. Oh, he's also really good and should receive plenty of opportunities.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|2.09||Zach Law on Sports|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|2.06||BFDFantasy - Surprised he fell to me here. Worried abut his receptions... Thinking about Jackson or Bush|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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