After rumbling for 91 yards without getting into the end zone last week, the team rewarded Morris for his work this time around. He carried the ball 22 times for 85 yards, and found the end zone twice, both from 1 yard out.
Morris has rushed for 176 yards on 4.9 yards per carry, with two touchdowns through the first two games of the season. He will try to keep rolling in Week 3 against the Eagles.
Morris finished Week 1 with 91 rushing yards on 14 carries. His longest rush was a 21-yard carry down to the 1-yard line in the second quarter. However, the Redskins then turned to fullback Darrel Young to finish the drive, as he tallied a 1-yard touchdown run on the next play to give Washington a 6-0 lead.
Morris had no catches or targets in the game. The Redskins will host the Jaguars in Week 2.
Running backs averaged 108 rushing yards and 17.9 Fantasy points per week against Houston in 2013. Running backs also totaled 14 touchdowns (10 rushing) in 16 games.
The Redskins have a rookie head coach in Jay Gruden, but one thing that hasn't changed is Morris being the lead back for Washington. He might not get a lot of receptions, but he probably will remain the workhorse running back and lead the team in carries as long as he's healthy. Consider Morris a viable No. 1 Fantasy running back heading into Week 1.
Morris had particular trouble in goal-to-go situations, gaining two yards from the eight-yard line before failing to reach the end zone on four straight carries from three yards or closer, with the last three coming right on the one-yard line. He'll look to bounce back in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens.
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"He’s catching everything," fullback Darrel Young said. "He’s on a hot streak right now, running his routes, doing the little things better."
Redskins coach Jay Gruden refers to Morris as "Steady Eddie" when he is on the field.
"He just comes to work every day, he makes his reads, he makes his cuts, does what he’s supposed to do," Gruden said. "Just about everything about him is an impressive to me -- the way he prepares, the way he works, the way he practices."
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|6||10/12/14||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|8||10/27/14||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|9||11/2/14||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
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|13||11/30/14||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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