2014 Strength of Schedule - WAS
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:05am
According to multiple media sources the Redskins have released three of their four running backs who were widely considered to be on the roster bubble. Evan Royster, Chris Thompson, and Lache Seastrunk have all confirmed via text messages that they have been released. Most figured that at least two of those three would end up on the roster. Silas Redd survived the cuts.
Seastrunk was the biggest surprise the story said, but Thompson is also a big of a surprise. However, he was battling injuries all through camp that seemed to frustrate the team. Both could be added to the practice squad. The moves mean that undrafted rookie Silas Redd will be the third tailback behind Alfred Morris and Roy Helu.
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.