Posted by Scott Pagel
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:18pm
Week 8 - Morris vs. Dallas
It was another unimpressive fantasy performance from the usually consistent Alfred Morris. He carried 18 times for just 54 yards.
Morris has gone three weeks without a TD but his 18 carries is the most since Week 3. Morris and the running game have come under fire a bit by HC Jay Gruden, but as of now there's no plan to put Roy Helu ahead of him despite Helu's better yards per carry in limited work. This week doesn't get much easier as the Cowboys are ranked eight in allowing fantasy points to RBs.
Unless Robert Griffin III makes a miracle start, Colt McCoy will be under center and it could give the Cowboys more reason to focus on stopping the run. Morris is just a low-end RB2 this week and has been a risky play since Week 3. He does get a couple of more friendly matchups Weeks 9 and 11 between the Week 10 bye and there's a good chance RGIII is under center by then so there is some hope for owners.