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Alfred Morris not likely to see carries drop, fantasy owners shouldn't worry

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris didn't see his carries drop for lack of confidence in his abilities, according to Mike Shanahan.

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The Washington Redskins didn't abandon the run game because it wasn't working against the New York Giants. They abandoned the run game because that was the plan all along, at least according to head coach Mike Shanahan, via The Washington Post.

Morris had just 11 carries in the team's loss to its NFC East rivals. Shanahan said that the Giants' gameplan was "to take Alfred away," and that all of the option runs for quarterback Robert Griffin III were by design and a product of that fact.

"We believe in the running game," Shanahan said. Morris carried the ball just two times in the second half, and Shanahan also blamed that on the fact that the Redskins were losing and had penalties on the offensive side of the ball. Whatever the reason, it sounds like it's not likely to affect Morris going forward.

Fantasy Impact: Morris has been a productive back in fantasy football this season, even if he hasn't been nearly as good as his rookie campaign. Morris has carried 206 times for 996 yards and six touchdowns. He only had 26 yards against the Giants but he's expected to shoulder a full load going forward. Fantasy owners need not worry.

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