Washington Redskins running back Ryan Grant says he expects a bigger role in the offense this week against the Atlanta Falcons. Grant said (via Comcast Sportsnet Washington) he was prepared to play last Sunday against Tampa Bay but the coaches needed to dress players at other positions. Grant was signed to replace Roy Helu, who is out for the season.
Fantasy Impact: Washington's rushing attack has been led by rookies Alfred Morris and quarterback Robert Griffin III and it's not yet clear what role Grant will have in the offense. Fantasy owners who have Morris are hoping it's not a big one but coach Mike Shanahan can't be trusted. Morris is a strong No. 2 fantasy running back for Week 5.