They have an idea how they might split carries during the game. But they have no idea if it will play out that way -- and there are other factors involved in deciding what will happen.
“A lot depends on how the game goes,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “We’re going to work Matt in there, obviously. Alfred’s still the bell cow. We want to keep him fresh for 16 games. If he gets 12-20 carries, Matt Jones gets eight to 10, I don’t know how that’s going to work or play out.”
“A lot is going to depend on our drives,” Gruden said. “Do we have a 12-play drive, do we have a three-and-out? If we have a bunch of three-and-outs then I don’t imagine Alfred is going to get taken out too much. We’ve got to try and get some drives and that way we’ll get a good look at both of them.”
We currently have Morris projected for 15.7 carries and 1.3 catches and Jones with 7.9 and 2.2, respectively. It's a tough matchup against what should be a good Dolphins defense, so neither player is particularly appealing this week. Morris is startable since he projects for 17 or so touches. Volume helps.