Redskins RB Alfred Morris Could Play With First Team: Fantasy Implications

Aug. 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs with the ball during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Redskins beat the Bills 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Redskins RB Alfred Morris could see some time on Saturday with the first-team offense. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Washington Times reports that Redskins rookie RB Alfred Morris could take some snaps with the first-offense on Saturday against the Chicago Bears. Running backs Roy Helu (left Achilles) and Tim Hightower (knee) have already been ruled out of the game. Evan Royster is healthy but Morris is expected to get considerable playing time against the Bears.

Analysis: This is a good chance for Morris, a sixth-round draft pick, to make a good impression. From a fantasy standpoint, Helu and Royster figure to be the running backs most likely to contribute this season for the Redskins. Morris, however, could play his way into some carries as none of the backs in front of him are superstars. Watch to see how this situation plays out, and one of these players might be worth taking in the later rounds on draft day.

For more on the Redskins check out SB Nation DC and Hogs Haven.

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