Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris has started to seen an increased role in the offense by playing more frequently on third down. Morris, according to Rich Campbell of The Washington Times, was on the field for nine of Washington's 11 third downs instead of Evan Royster.
Morris finished the game with 76 yards on 20 carries. He also had one catch for seven yards. Morris said after the game that coach Mike Shanahan gave him the chance in part to help him become a complete running back.
Fantasy Impact: This will only help fantasy owners who have Morris, especially if he becomes a viable option catching passes out of the backfield. Morris has been one of the top rookies this year in fantasy football and owners in PPR leagues would love a few more points.
Morris was a No. 1 fantasy option at running back heading into Week 11 and should continue to be a solid fantasy option for the rest of the season.