2014 Strength of Schedule - WAS
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 9:19am
Somewhat of a forgotten man amongst the Redskins running backs, Evan Royster had a big night when he needed it most.
Royster isn't a roster lock like Alfred Morris or Roy Helu. However, of all the backs on Monday night, he played the best.
First, he flashed on a 24-yard catch and run, which he immediately followed with a two-yard touchdown run. Royster makes plays when he's given the opportunity, however limited they may be, and if he doesn't stick around in D.C, he could catch on fairly quickly with someone else. After his strong showing against the Browns, though, his chances of making the cut had to have improved at least somewhat.
Neither Morris nor Helu had great nights on Monday but CSN Washington feels that won't affect their stock and will make the club, with Helu the third down back. Royster is no lock, but at the very least may have helped himself find a spot on another team if it comes to that.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 9:02pm
In 2012 Alfred Morris was one of the most consistent fantasy RBs in the league. And while he struggled a bit last season, as did the rest of the team, he still put up a line of 276-1,275-7. Morris is still a consistent back when it comes to carries and rushing yards and even with a new coach in town, he’s safely planted as the team’s RB1 heading into this season.
Morris is pretty much non-existent in the passing game which caps his fantasy value a bit. The new coaching staff is expected to throw the ball a bit more, and while they say they want Morris to be involved in the passing game, he hasn’t really stepped up in that role in each of the last two years when Mike Shanahan said the same thing.
Despite not being involved in the passing game, Morris still puts up enough numbers consistently to be valued as a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2. When looking at the Jay Gruden’s passing numbers, they actually compare with what the Skins did last season so perhaps there isn’t much of a drop in Morris’ numbers in 2014. We rank him 10th and project him for a 280-1,339-7.8 line which is comparable to last season. His ADP is 3.10 in 10-team leagues and that allows you to go after WR early and still come away with quality like Morris in the late third.