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Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:54am
Redskins RB Alfred Morris received just 12 snaps despite receiving the start.
Chris Thompson had 39 snaps while Jones played 26 snaps in the game. Morris had six carries for 19 yards with his last rush occurring with 6 minutes 54 seconds left in the third quarter. Gruden said Morris’s snaps were limited due to the substitution pattern with Jones and the lack of possessions in the second half playing from behind.
“It was nothing against Alfred, it was just it was Matt Jones’s turn on a couple of those reps and we gave him some carries,” Jay Gruden said. “We intend on splitting the reps up pretty good. Alfred should be the lead dog though. It just didn’t work out that way.”
Jones led the team in carries for a second straight game. He had 11 rushes for 38 yards, but Gruden said Morris should remain as the lead back. Thompson was also a favorite of the coaching staff going back to camp last season when some beat writers thought Roy Helu would lose the job to Thompson. But Thompson got hurt allowing Helu to remain with the team. It will be hard to trust Morris as the solid RB2 he once used to be. He may get the start but it's clear the team is using some other options and are high on both Jones and Thompson.
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
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