Week 23
February 09, 2016

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    WAS @ HOU

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    JAC @ WAS

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    WAS @ PHI

  • Week 4 - Sep 25

    NYG @ WAS

  • Week 5 - Oct 06

    WAS @ SEA

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    PHI @ WAS

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    TEN @ WAS

  • Week 8 - Oct 27

    WAS @ DAL

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    WAS @ MIN

  • Week 10 - Nov 09


  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    TB @ WAS

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    WAS @ SF

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    WAS @ IND

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    STL @ WAS

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    WAS @ NYG

  • Week 16 - Dec 20

    PHI @ WAS

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    DAL @ WAS

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    WAS 40 @ NO 32

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    WAS 28 @ STL 31

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    CIN 38 @ WAS 31

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    WAS 24 @ TB 22

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    ATL 24 @ WAS 17

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    MIN @ WAS

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    WAS @ NYG

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    WAS @ PIT

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    CAR @ WAS

  • Week 10 - Nov 11


  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    PHI @ WAS

  • Week 12 - Nov 22

    WAS @ DAL

  • Week 14 - Dec 03

    NYG @ WAS

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    NYG 14 @ WAS 28

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    ARI 21 @ WAS 22

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    WAS 16 @ DAL 18

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    WAS 17 @ STL 10

  • Week 5 - Oct 09


  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    PHI 20 @ WAS 13

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    WAS 20 @ CAR 33

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    WAS 0 @ BUF 23

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    SF 19 @ WAS 11

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    WAS 9 @ MIA 20

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    DAL 27 @ WAS 24

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    WAS 23 @ SEA 17

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    NYJ 34 @ WAS 19

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NE 34 @ WAS 27

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    WAS 23 @ NYG 10

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    MIN 33 @ WAS 26

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    DAL 7 @ WAS 13

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    HOU 30 @ WAS 27

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    WAS 16 @ STL 30

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    WAS 17 @ PHI 12

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    GB 13 @ WAS 16

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    IND 27 @ WAS 24

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    WAS 17 @ CHI 14

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    WAS 25 @ DET 37

  • Week 9 - Nov 07


  • Week 10 - Nov 15

    PHI 59 @ WAS 28

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    WAS 19 @ TEN 16

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    MIN 17 @ WAS 13

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    WAS 7 @ NYG 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    TB 17 @ WAS 16

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    WAS 30 @ DAL 33

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    WAS 20 @ JAC 17

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    NYG 17 @ WAS 14


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Alfred Morris

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Redskins won't make an effort to re-sign Alfred Morris in free agency.


Pyro's take: John Keim via Twitter "It's me. On video. Talking Alfred Morris' future in Washington." Video is in source link

02/04/16, 10:23 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Alfred Morris played 42-of-71 offensive snaps Week 12 against the Giants.


Pyro's take: After Matt Jones fumbled again, Morris out-touched Jones 24-to-9 and it seems as though Morris is the lead dawg again. Obviously, this hasn't added up to much either.

11/30/15, 02:21 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Alfred Morris exited Week 11 against the Panthers with a rib-cage injury.


Pyro's take: Morris left last week with the same injury, but was able to return. Look to Matt Jones to dominate the load if he is out.

11/22/15, 01:15 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Alfred Morris will remain the Redskins' starting running back.


Pyro's take: Gruden maintained entering the bye week that he intended to stick with Morris as the starter, and when the team returned to work on Monday, the coach said that his plans hadn’t changed.--Mike Jones

“No, no,” he said when asked about a potential change in the depth chart. “We’ll keep them both. I think you’re going to see both of them play a lot. I think, you know, they’re both going to get their touches.”

“You know, it’s just going to be game-plan specific, mostly, but mainly it’s trying to do a better job of sticking with it and just performing better, executing better with everybody — execution with everybody,” Gruden said. “It’s not one person who we can really isolate, honestly: ‘We have to fix his technique.’ It’s everybody. Sometimes they’re great, sometimes it’s one person, but altogether, like I’ve said, it’s all about being in concert together with one another and that’s what we’re going to continue to focus on.”

11/02/15, 06:19 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Gruden likes the Joneses


Pyro's take: Washington Redskins official twitter stated "Gruden on RB Matt Jones: 'He does have a rare combination of size and speed, and he has good vision right now."

Alfred Morris is the "bell-cow" but Matt Jones is making a serious dent in that situation. The more he plays the more he earns. He has great keeper and dynasty value, but limited in redraft.

09/22/15, 02:25 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Keep an eye on Matt Jones


Pyro's take: Matt Jones came on this preseason as did teammate Alfred Morris his rookie season. Head coach Jay Gruden mentioned the role for Jones: "We’re going to work Matt [Jones] in there, obviously," Gruden said. "Alfred [Morris]’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."

09/11/15, 03:48 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Morris still working on becoming a receiver

During his two years in the NFL, Morris has rushed for more yards than anyone except Adrian Peterson. He was one of three Redskins to reach the Pro Bowl in 2013. He might prove to be the most important cog in new coach Jay Gruden’s offense.

While Griffin and star offseason acquisition DeSean Jackson have received the majority of the attention so far, Morris has quietly improved his route-running skills out of the backfield. He is expected to be a more integral part of the passing game this year.

“It’s not really that big of a deal,” Morris said of his role as a receiver. “I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time so I’m just thankful that they are allowing me to do that and giving me chances, and just building that trust and confidence in me.”

To improve in these departments, Morris occasionally leaves his positional drills to catch passes from Griffin at the beginning of practice. The extra work has shown in 7-on-7 drills when he is lined up across from a linebacker.

“He’s been snagging balls,” Young said. “Catching everything.”

Gruden referred to Morris as “steady Eddie” and said he has taken the new pass-heavy offensive philosophy in stride.

“You never hear a peep from him,” Gruden said. “If I throw the ball 10 times in a row in practice and he’s in there, he doesn’t say a word. A lot of guys would be ripping their chinstrap off, ‘Give me the ball!’ But Alfred is a total team player and a total class act. And he’ll get his touches, no worries about that.”

Pyro's take: There was talk last season that Morris was going be used more out of the backfield as a pass catcher, but that did not materialize. Now with Jay Gruden as the coach he may have a better opportunity to make this a reality in 2014. No matter what, Morris is a beast as a running back, and his numbers through his first two seasons prove that. Jay Gruden may lean more to a passing offense, but he knows that there must be a balance to the offense. Morris is by no means going to turn into Matt Forte overnight, but he should be able to grab 30 receptions this season, which will make him more appealing in PPR leagues.

08/17/14, 03:07 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.washingtontimes.com

Morris on Hall-Of-Fame track after two seasons

Last season, Alfred Morris became just the eighth running back in NFL history to rush for 2,800 yards and 20 or more touchdowns during his first two years in the league.

Below is a list of the seven other players Morris joined with his accomplishment (* - Hall of Famer):

* Earl Campbell (1978-79) - 3,147 yards, 32 TDs
* Eric Dickerson (1983-84) - 3,913 yards, 32 TDs
Edgerrin James (1999-00) - 3,262 yards, 26 TDs
LaDainian Tomlinson (2001-02) - 2,919 yards, 24 TDs
Clinton Portis (2002-03) - 3,099 yards, 29 TDs
Adrian Peterson (2007-08) - 3,101 yards, 22 TDs
Chris Johnson (2008-09) - 3,234 yards, 23 TDs

Pyro's take: The question now is whether or not Alfred can keep up his torrid pace under new Head Coach and Jon Gruden's younger brother, Jay Gruden.

At this point, it doesn't look likely.

Gruden found tons of success in deploying a pass-heavy scheme during his three years as the Bengals offensive coordinator, so it would stand to reason his offensive system would follow him to Washington. If so, Morris might be looking at a bit of a slide down the fantasy totem pole in 2014.

Gruden's penchant for the RBBC certainly won't help matters, either.

01/29/14, 12:57 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Alfred Morris ready for the Cowboys

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that running back Alfred Morris, place kicker Kai Forbath and tight end Jordan Reed all practiced fully after nursing various injuries.

Morris suffered bruised ribs on his left side during Washington’s game at Oakland and didn’t finish the game.

Morris said that he was “fine” and also didn’t see any reason why he wouldn’t play against the Cowboys.

Pyro's take: This was a very fortunate bye week for Morris as he was able to heal up his ribs and should not miss this week 6 match-up. The Cat is a good candidate to score a touchdown in this heated game against the hated Cowboys on Sunday Night. Morris should be in your lineup this weekend.

10/09/13, 06:15 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Alfred Morris has bruised ribs

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris said X-rays showed he did not break any ribs, but he’s not sure when he’ll return. Morris left Washington’s 24-14 win against the Oakland Raiders late in the third quarter.

He said his “ribs are fine, a little tender. I’m all good.” But the good news for Morris is that Washington has a bye this week before playing at Dallas on Oct. 13.

“It helps me out,” Morris said. “It gives me extra time to recover. Even though the bye week is early for me it’s perfect timing. ...It could be a fast recovery or a slow recovery. I really don't know."

Pyro's take: Thankfully the Redskins are off this week so fantasy owners can breath a sigh of relief that Morris will get an extra week of rest before trying to make it back for week 6. Morris the cat just used one of his nine lives, but the good news is he does not have broken ribs and has 8 lives still left.

09/30/13, 06:38 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: espn.go.com

Alfred Morris is adding pass catching to his repertoire

Mike Shanahan has been impressed with the work Alfred Morris has done to add pass catching to his game, and recently had this to say.

“A lot of people come out of college and they just don’t spend the time on catching the ball. He has spent a lot of time in the offseason catching the football, running routes and you can see that hard work has paid off because he’s a lot more natural,” Shanahan said. “It gives you another dimension.”

Thanks to his offseason dedication, Shanahan said Morris has a much better chance of staying in the game on third down, as he brings the most weapons to the huddle.

“[Morris] has always been a blocker – he’s got that strength – but he does have a different type of gear and he does have excellent hands. You just couldn’t see it right away because he didn’t work on it,” Shanahan explained. “There have been a lot of backs in the past that have been in colleges that really don’t throw the football a lot. They emphasize the running game and Alfred was one of those types of guys.

“He’s elevated his game and he will be able to catch the ball and be a lot more instrumental in our passing game.”

Pyro's take: This is fantastic news for Morris fans, and I am one of them. This bruising runner has been considered an absolute non factor in PPR heading into this season, but that quickly changes. Morris was dynamic last season running the ball for more than 1,600 yards, but was not on the field when the Redskins needed a threat in the passing game.

If Morris is able to be even moderately effective in the passing game and have around 30 catches, he becomes a real all around threat, not to mention that he has also spent time this offseason working on becoming a more explosive runner. This is the dedication that is needed to succeed in the NFL, and this 6th round pick has done nothing but work since arriving on the scene.

08/14/13, 10:30 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.redskins.com

Morris needs a healthy RGIII

When backup quarterback Kirk Cousins got in the game for the Redskins last season, Alfred Morris ran for just 96 yards on 32 carries (3.0 YPC) and two TDs.

Pyro's take: A bit of simple arithmetic would then show that Morris ran for 1,517 yards on 303 carries (5.0 YPC) and 11 TDs when Robert Griffin was under center. Basically, the fantasy value of Morris the Cat somewhat hinges on the health of Griffin. Morris could certainly be considered amongst the Top-10 RBs in 2013 if Griffin starts under center in Week 1. However, if Griffin is out of the mix for any reason or (heaven forbid) ends up being placed on the PUP list, you might want to consider dropping Morris down a few slots in your rankings.

07/06/13, 06:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå