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Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:56am
To get Alfred Morris going, it will take a couple things. It starts with the blocking; there have been too many backside blocks missed, especially on the right side. And the tight ends haven’t helped consistently, either. Against the Rams they were good; against the Falcons they were not. What would help Morris, I think, is more balance on early downs with the play calling. The Redskins’ play-action game works best when he’s in the lineup: Kirk Cousins has completed 15-of-20 play-action passes when Morris is on the field, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
By the way, that leads me to another topic for a minute. The Redskins are not using as much play-action as I anticipated (and they said). Maybe they would have done more with Robert Griffin III, but the early plan was to use more play-action. Cousins has attempted play-action passes only 16.7 percent of the time, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
The story said the Skins are trying to save Morris, but pointed out he rarely gets run down. The team seems to like to utilize Matt Jones and Chris Thompson so it's created a three-headed backfield where none of the backs are all that safe of fantasy plays. Right now, Jones is probably the best bet because it seems like he's getting the red zone carries which have led to some TDs.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 12:10am
You only need to look back to his rookie season to see the fantasy upside of Robert Griffin III. Griffin used his legs and arm to put together a rookie year that everyone thought would be par for the course. Griffin can throw for accuracy and, as an added bonus to fantasy owners, pick up yards on the ground.
Outside of his rookie season, Griffin hasn't been very good. Injuries haven't helped his cause either, but he is working to bring it all back together. It is worth noting that Griffin hasn't run the ball as often or effectively as many thought he would by this point in his career. He is also been sloppy with the ball at times and has taken hits when he really didn't need to. The Skins TE position is also banged up after losing Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul for the season which leaves oft-injured Jordan Reed as the only legit threat at the position.
Griffin is ranked 21st on our QB list and is another QB2 option with possible upside to consider late in drafts. RG3 averaged just 12 fantasy points a game in the six games he started and finished last season, so while there is hope he will improve, there are much safer options.
2015 Strength of Schedule - WAS
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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