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Alfred Morris

27-Year-Old Running Back – Dallas Cowboys

2015 Rush/Rec Stats

Att

202

Yds

751

TD

1

Yds

55

TD

0

2016 Rush/Rec Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Morris' average rush has fallen for three straight years, and he was generally ignored in Washington's passing game. He was thinking about a fresh start when he signed with Dallas in late March, but t...

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2016 ADP:  221.62

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  7

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 224   DOB: 12/12/1988  College: Florida Atlantic  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alfred Morris Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year contract with the Cowboys in March of 2016.

June 23, 2016  –  Alfred Morris News

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Morris has a shot to solidify his roster spot in the absence of teammate Darren McFadden, who will likely miss most or all of training camp after undergoing surgery to address a fractured elbow, ESPN.com reports.

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Alfred Morris NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2012 23 Was 16 335 1613 13 4.8 9 0 7 1 1 11 77 7.0 0 16 0 0 0 0 4 3
2013 24 Was 16 276 1275 7 4.6 10 1 3 0 0 9 78 8.7 0 12 0 0 0 0 5 4
2014 25 Was 16 265 1074 8 4.1 9 0 1 0 0 17 155 9.1 0 26 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015 26 Was 16 202 751 1 3.7 4 1 2 0 0 10 55 5.5 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Proj 27 DAL Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Alfred Morris

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Alfred Morris Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2012 23 Was 16 15.4 16.1 15.8 21 101 56 22 11 1 5 4.8 1 1 1
2013 24 Was 16 11.1 11.6 11.4 17 80 34 15 6 1 5 6.5 1 1 0
2014 25 Was 16 10.7 11.7 11.2 17 67 49 19 10 1 10 6.0 1 0 0
2015 26 Was 16 5.4 6.0 5.7 13 47 25 9 3 1 3 4.2 2 0 0
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Alfred Morris – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

385

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Alfred Morris was on the field for 385 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Alfred Morris was on the field for 9 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 531 2
2014 595 0
2015 385 9
Alfred Morris 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 NYG 49 0 25 121 0 4.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
2 @Phi 34 0 18 59 0 3.3 1 0 2 13 6.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
3 Atl
4 @NO 35 0 17 62 0 3.6 0 0 2 3 1.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
5 NE 14 0 8 15 0 1.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
6 @NYG 10 0 6 5 0 0.8 0 0 1 2 2.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Sea
8 Phi 10 1 4 10 0 2.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @TB 25 0 15 92 0 6.1 1 0 3 14 4.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Mia 3 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Car
12 @Was 8 0 6 12 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @GB 22 3 11 24 1 2.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
14 NYJ
15 @Buf
16 Was 30 0 19 100 0 5.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Alfred Morris  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   224 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.63 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.19 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.01 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   117 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   16 reps
POOR
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Alfred Morris: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Morris said he doesn't regret his decision to sign in Dallas, even after the Cowboys selected fellow running back Ezekiel Elliott with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the team's official site reports.

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There isn't really anything else for Morris to say, as his declining production and modest contract don't leave him in a position to complain or make demands. He was previously expected to compete with Darren McFadden for early-down work, but it now appears Ezekiel Elliott will serve as the lead back. As a likely backup with limited receiving skills, Morris has a difficult path to fantasy relevance. McFadden, or even sixth round pick Darius Jackson, may end up as the preferred handcuff for the Cowboys' prized rookie.
Morris has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cowboys, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Coming off a disappointing final season in Washington, Morris found an ideal situation to re-establish himself, as the Cowboys have an excellent offensive line but an unimpressive group of running backs. That being said, Darren McFadden played well enough last season to get another crack at the starting job, and Lance Dunbar (knee) is tentatively expected to handle most of the passing-down work, when healthy. Morris will likely have to compete for his role, but if he's able to earn lead-back duties over McFadden, the situation is ripe for rushing production.
Morris is scheduled to visit with the Cowboys on Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Redskins President Bruce Allen suggested that Morris won't be offered a new contract before the free agency period begins, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. “He’s been incredibly productive for us,” Allen said. “Free agency is going to be a great test for him. If he gets a great contract [elsewhere], we’re going to applaud him. If not, we’re going to see what happens with us.”

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Morris carried the ball 11 times for 50 yards in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

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Morris closed out the regular season on a high note Sunday in Dallas, rushing for 100 yards on 19 carries while going without a target in the passing game.

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Morris' coach, Jay Gruden, acknowledged that he could choose to rest some key players in Week 17 against the Cowboys, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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2015

Entering his fourth NFL season, Morris remains an island of stability in the sea of chaos that is the Washington offense. Since being a sixth-round pick in 2012, he's never missed a game or a chance to his lower his pads and grind out another couple yards. While not a burner, Morris has the vision and burst to exploit a hole and make his mark in the red zone, plus his strong pass protection skills have become augmented with improved hands, reducing the need for a third-down back to complement him. While his carries and YPC have trended downward over his career, that's as much a product of inconsistent play from his offensive line and an inability by the Washington offense to remain on the field as it is any decline in Morris' abilities. Washington drafted Matt Jones, a bruising back with more size, in the third round to be his understudy, but while Jones may keep Morris' workload manageable and help wear down opposition defenses faster, the starting job is still firmly in Morris' grasp.

2014

While Morris turned in an impressive 2013, finishing fourth in the NFL in rush yardage, his sophomore campaign fell well short of the 100-yards-per-game benchmark he set for himself as a rookie. Blame for this statistical decline can largely be laid on a reduced carry total – particularly in the red zone – and Robert Griffin III's injury issues. While new coach Jay Gruden seems less inclined than Mike Shanahan to use the read option that's been a major factor in Morris's success, it could be a blessing in disguise for him. While some pundits may be inclined to downgrade Morris on that news, combined with his fullback-like 4.63 40 time, the 5-10, 218-pound bowling ball of a back is a tremendous downhill runner, a guy who can just put his shoulder down and plow for solid yardage on just about every play. That said, Morris is not a truly dynamic back – he doesn't break tackles at a terribly high rate and he's a near-total non-factor in the passing game, having totaled 20 receptions in two seasons. Backup and third-down man Roy Helu was generally more responsible for catching the ball out of the backfield last year, and that projects to continue this season.

2013

A sixth-round pick, Morris proved to be the steal of the 2012 NFL Draft, as he was an ideal fit for Washington's read-option attack. At 5-9, 219, Morris isn't fast, but he provides a powerful downhill style that has just enough wiggle and burst to get him through arm tacklers and into the second and third levels. The threat of Robert Griffin's accurate arm and blazing speed prevented defenses from keying on Morris, opening running lanes and allowing the bullish back to rack up the second-most rushing yards and touchdowns in the league. With 14 games of at least 75 yards on the ground and seven 100-yard outings, he was one of the most consistent fantasy commodities, too. Despite his nose for the end zone (he scored on 41 percent of his carries inside the 10, 2nd ) and impressive durability (he barely sniffed the injury report despite 335 carries), Morris might not be as safe a pick as he appears. The concern for Morris is the health of Griffin, who is attempting to return from a torn ACL by Week 1. If Griffin is unavailable to keep defenses guessing or is not the same rushing threat he was as a rookie, Morris could see running lanes shrink while becoming a greater focus of the opposition. Given his lack of speed, that's a sizable risk considering his likely cost.

2012

Rookie running back drafted in the 6th round. He will compete with Tim Hightower, Roy Helu, and Evan Royster. He is not expected to see much playing time early on and would need several injuries to be relevant.