Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins
School: Florida Atlantic
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Ok, ok, we all know about the Redskins head coach Mike Shanahanigans and his carousel of running backs but last year was different. He found a guy that would do exactly what he wanted, didn’t have fumbling issues and could stay healthy. He found Alfred Morris out of Florida Atlantic.
For me, the story really began in the preseason when he took over the starting job due to injuries. Both Roy Helu and Evan Royster were injured and that gave the rookie Morris a shot to showcase his talent, or better yet, to showcase his awareness for the game. He doesn’t have blazing speed or is even that fast ,but what he does have is amazing patience for such a young player in the NFL. His knack for waiting for that perfect moment to go North/South is amazing. If he can stay healthy, he will be the main guy again the Redskins. And with Robert Griffin III ahead of schedule on his knee rehab, all signs point to another phenomenal year from Morris.
One thing is for sure, he won’t be a steal this season. He’s a great pick in standard leagues, but his 11 receptions in 2012 will cause him to sink down a few spots in PPR leagues. He could be the next Michael Turner, always in the top 10 but never really exciting to own.