Alfred Morris Serves As The Featured Back On Saturday: Fantasy Implications

Aug 25, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs after a catch against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half at FedEx Field Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-US PRESSWIRE

Alfred Morris throws his hat into the ring for the running back position. We break down the fantasy implications.

Alfred Morris stole the show on Saturday to the tune of 14 carries, 107 rushing yards and a two-yard score.

Analysis: He also caught a six-yard completion. The Skins had their point of attack at the tackle or off-tackle, so it did make Morris look a little slow in hitting the hole. However, he did a fantastic job of taking what was there and got positive yardage when the Redskins needed it. A little background: Morris was a sixth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic. He racked 1,186 yards last year and he's a one-cut runner, which is something Mike Shanahan has championed during his reign of driving fantasy owners crazy. On the downside, he only caught 30 balls in his three years at Florida Atlantic. Rookies also have a tough time in blitz pickup and Chuck Pagano and most defensive coordinators will be bringing the heat against Robert Griffin III. Rich Campbell of the Washington Times said Morris is a "lock" for the 53 and he's certainly someone to think about at the end of your draft. He's currently slotted at RB49 in our Running Back rankings. He very well could be the Week 1 starter against the Saints.

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

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