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Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 9:23am
It was evident the Redskins couldn’t run the ball, but it was even more apparent the lack of snaps Alfred Morris played down the stretch. Two weeks after HC Jay Gruden said Morris should be the “lead dog” in the backfield, the running back once again had the fewest snaps among the team’s three options.
Morris finished with eight carries for 15 yards on 14 snaps, his second lowest snap total since the Giants game in Week 3, which prompted Gruden to make those comments. He finished with eight carries for 15 yards.
“We were stuck in a lot of second-and-eights, a lot of second-and-nines,” Gruden said. “And when that’s the case, we’re not going to be too good with the running game and Alfred is not going to get that many touches. Hopefully in the future next week and the week after that we’ll get him more involved.”
Washington had 20 offensive plays during the fourth quarter and overtime. Morris didn’t receive a single rep in the fourth quarter, but he was on the field for three plays in overtime. The Redskins opted to use Chris Thompson, who had 26 snaps, and Matt Jones, who had 20 snaps, over Morris down the stretch despite their ineffective carries as well. Jones had 11 carries for 20 yards and a touchdown. Thompson rushed for 15 yards on three carries and had 33 receiving yards on six catches.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 12:57am
Week 5 at Atlanta
Alfred Morris ran 17 times for 62 yards last week. The numbers aren't impressive, but he did a bulk of that damage later in the game, chunking off big runs when the team needed them.
The Redskins running game gets more confusing by the week. Morris out-rushed Matt Jones, but one can argue Chris Thompson was the team's most productive back. Morris is probably the safest of the team's three RB options for fantasy leagues, and we rank him higher than the others this week, but he's still more of a RB3 option until there's a clearer picture of how the Skins will use all of these guys going forward. He does have a good matchup this week, as the Falcons are 32nd in allowing fantasy points to RBs.
2015 Strength of Schedule - WAS
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats