• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Redskins RB Alfred Morris rushes for 62 yards in win Sunday

    Redskins running back Alfred Morris rushed 17 times for just 62 yards in Sunday's win over the Eagles. He caught two of his three targets for an additional three yards.The 26-year-old received the majority of the touches out of the Washington backfield for the third time in four games, but he was unable to make a significant impact against a stout Eagles defensive front. Morris' impact will be limited in games where the Redskins fall behind, as was the case last week against the Giants, but he should continue to see a healthy dose of early-down work despite the presence of Matt Jones and Chris Thompson. Week 5 brings a matchup against a Falcons defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Gruden: Alfred Morris is still featured back for Redskins

    Jon Gruden describes Redskins veteran running back Alfred Morris as the "lead dog" in the backfield. The coach certainly didn't put those feelings to work Thursday night. Morris received a mere 12 snaps despite starting in the loss to the Giants, compared to 39 for Chris Thompson and 26 for Matt Jones. Gruden said the reps for Morris were limited due to the substitution pattern and the lack of possessions in the second half as the team fell far behind and had to pass. "It was nothing against Alfred, it was just it was Matt Jones's turn on a couple of those reps and we gave him some carries," Gruden explained to the Washington Post. "Alfred should be the lead dog though. It just didn't work out that way." The way it has worked out for Morris has been a decline in opportunities and production after a 121-yard performance against Miami to open the year. He has since rushed for just 78 yards on 24 carries in two games.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Redskins RB Alfred Morris OK with playing second-fiddle Sunday

    Redskins featured back Alfred Morris was not really the featured back Sunday in a defeat of St. Louis. But he is at least claiming indifference that Matt Jones wound up with more carries than him. Jones finished with 19 rushes for 123 yards and two touchdowns while Morris had 18 attempts for 59 yards. The latter managed just seven yards on 10 tries in the second half. "We don't care," Morris told the Washington Post. "The only thing that matters around here is winning. The last two years we've had seven wins. That's not going to get it done. That's tough. I don't care who gets the stats or who is making the plays. As long as we're winning, that's all that matters. That's what we did today. ... I'm super happy." Morris rushed for 121 yards on 25 carries in the opener, but has yet to score this season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Redskins RB Alfred Morris rushes for 59 yards on 18 carries

    Redskins running back Alfred Morris rushed 18 times for 59 yards and caught two passes on two targets for 13 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Rams. Backup Matt Jones exploded for a 39-yard touchdown in the first quarter and continued to play well, which significantly cut into Morris' touches. Jones finished with one more carry but rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, putting pressure on Morris for carries out of the backfield. Jones isn't likely to supplant Morris as the starter, but they could certainly get closer to a 50-50 split in touches, which would severely limit their respective fantasy upsides. Up next is a quick turnaround to face the Giants on Thursday.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Redskins RB Alfred Morris rushes for 107 yards in defeat

    Redskins featured back Alfred Morris rushed fror 107 yards on 24 attempts Sunday against the Dolphins, but did little else. Morris neither caught a pass nor scored a touchdown as Washington dropped its season opener. He will try to change that in Week 2 against St. Louis.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Redskins' Gruden not sure yet how he will divvy up carries Week 1

    Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Thursday that Alfred Morris will remain the lead back heading into Sunday's season opener against the Dolphins, but added he will work backup running back Matt Jones into the mix. "We'll see how the game goes," Gruden said. "A lot depends on how the game goes. We're going to work Matt in there obviously. It's still, Alfred's the bell cow, so to speak. We want to keep him fresh for 16 weeks. If he gets 12-20 carries, Matt Jones gets 8-10, I don't know how that's going to work or play out. "I think a lot is going to depend on our drives. Do we have 12-play drive, do we have a three-and-out? If we have a bunch of three-and-outs, then I don't imagine Alfred is going to get taken out too much. We've got to try and get some drives, keep them alive and that way we'll get a good look at both of them."

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Redskins RB Alfred Morris ready for power running game

    Running back Alfred Morris has excelled during his first three seasons in the NFL, and this year, the Redskins' back is eager to get the ball as the team transitions from a zone-blocking scheme to a power style, per ESPN.com. The strategy requires less cutting and more downhill running, something Morris, who has rushed for nearly 4,000 yards, is familiar with from his time in college. "I feel I'm better at downhill plays anyway," he said. "You know what's coming. It's a knockout, drag-out style of play. I don't shy away from contact. It's right up my alley. I thoroughly enjoy it."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Redskins' Matt Jones ready to compete with Alfred Morris

    Redskins third-round draft pick Matt Jones is ready to compete for the starting running back spot. Veteran starter Alfred Morris has the job now. "I know he's going to be the starter, but we will compete," Jones said, per the Washington Times. "I will compete with anybody who's in front of me."

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Matt Jones' arrival won't change Redskins RB Alfred Morris' role

    It doesn't hurt to have more than one quality running back to tote the ball in the NFL. But when a solid runner is taken in the first few rounds of the draft, it can be an ominous sign for a back used to being the primary ball carrier. That's not the case with Redskins running back Alfred Morris. Though the Redskins drafted Florida's Matt Jones in the third round, coach Jay Gruden said there are no plans to change Morris' role in the offense. "Alfred won't be affected," Gruden said, via ESPN.com. "Alfred's still the running back here. He's had three great seasons and that won't change. But to add another guy that can come in here and pound the rock a little bit doesn't hurt anything. It'll help Alfred in that regard, taking some carries off him. For the most part Alfred will be getting the bulk of the carries and Matt will get some too, obviously." In a tough season for everyone on the Redskins, Morris ran got 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns. Jones provides some insurance as a big-bodied 6-2, 226-pound back that could actually help Morris this season. "He's a little bit different than what we've had around here," Gruden said.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Redskins leave RG3 off of letter to season-ticket owners

    Either it was a simple mistake or an indication of how the Redskins truly feel about quarterback Robert Griffin III. In a letter sent to season-ticket holders, the Redskins thanks fans for their support while mentioning the core group of players that are poised to lead the organization back into the winning column. One notable name was left off. "Head Coach Jay Gruden, new General Manager Scot McCloughan, and Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry will lead a nucleus of Ryan Kerrigan, DeSean Jackson, plus Pro Bowlers Trent Williams and Alfred Morris. The Redskins are poised to rebound next season!" the letter read, via The Washington Post. Griffin, the Redskins' No. 2 overall pick in 2012, was not included in this group. Griffin enjoyed phenomenal success as a rookie, throwing for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns and five touchdowns while running for 815 yards and seven touchdowns. Following an ACL tear during the 2012 postseason, Griffin hasn't been the same. After returning from a dislocated ankle this past season, Griffin was benched in favor of Colt McCoy. Griffin played in nine games in 2014 and threw for 1,694 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions.