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Alfred Morris

28-Year-Old Running Back – Dallas Cowboys

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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25

Yds

169

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0

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9

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2017 Rush/Rec Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Morris earned just 72 offensive touches last season, as rookie Ezekiel Elliott rarely came off the field on early downs. Elliott's six-game suspension to open up the season seemingly opened up an oppo...

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2017 ADP:  265

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  6

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.

November 12, 2017  –  Alfred Morris News

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Morris rushed 11 times for 53 yards in Sunday's 27-7 loss to the Falcons.

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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
2009 20 CFB 12 263 1392 11 5.3 - - - - - 7 114 16.3 2 0 - - - - - -
2010 21 CFB 12 227 928 7 4.1 - - - - - 8 47 5.9 1 0 - - - - - -
2011 22 CFB 12 235 1186 9 5.0 - - - - - 15 139 9.3 1 0 - - - - - -
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 27 DAL 14 69 243 2 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 3.7 0 6 12 0 0 0 0 0
2017 28 DAL 8 25 169 0 6.8 2 1 0 0 0 1 9 9.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 28 DAL Subscribe now to see our 2017 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
2009 20 CFB 12 19.1 19.6 19.3 22 116 - - - 1 10 - - - -
2010 21 CFB 12 12.1 12.8 12.5 19 77 - - - 1 4 - - - -
2011 22 CFB 12 16.0 17.3 16.7 20 99 - - - 1 12 - - - -
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
2016 27 DAL 14 2.7 2.9 2.8 5 17 6 2 2 0 1 1.8 0 0 0
2017 28 DAL 8 2.2 2.4 2.3 3 21 5 0 0 0 1 4.5 0 0 0
2017 Proj 28 DAL Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Alfred Morris

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Alfred Morris – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

55

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Alfred Morris was on the field for 55 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Alfred Morris was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 385 9
2016 130 3
2017 55 0
Alfred Morris 2017 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 8 0 4 1 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Den
3 @Ari
4 LAR 3 0 2 76 0 38.0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 GB 5 0 2 10 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @SF 9 0 2 15 0 7.5 0 0 1 9 9.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Was 6 0 3 3 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 KC 1 0 1 11 0 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Atl 22 0 11 53 0 4.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Phi
12 LAC
13 Was
14 @NYG
15 @Oak
16 Sea
17 @Phi

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:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   117 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   16 reps
POOR
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Sean Lee  Inact
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Darren McFadden  Inact
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Daniel Ross  Inact
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Alfred Morris: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Morris is on pace to start for Ezekiel Elliott (suspension) during Sunday's game in Atlanta, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Friday that he hasn't had specific conversations about how the team will divide work between Morris, McFadden and Rod Smith in Sunday's game against the Falcons, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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Morris is expected to start in place of Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday in Atlanta after Elliott's six-game suspension was reinstated Thursday, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

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Morris gained 11 yards on his only carry in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

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Morris is set to remain in a backup role for Sunday's game against the Chiefs after starter Ezekiel Elliott was granted a temporary stay of his six-game suspension Friday, making him eligible to play in Week 9, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

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Morris will start Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

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Morris took the initial snaps with the first-team offense at Wednesday's practice, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

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Morris is in line for an increased workload beginning in Week 9 now that Ezekiel Elliott's bid to have the courts overturn or delay his six-game suspension has been rejected. Elliott's group does have until late Tuesday to exhaust all possible avenues, as there was a 24-hour window placed on the latest order.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 two months later the Cowboys went all-in on rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. Given the age and mileage on Darren McFadden, we at least have to give Morris a chance of being the primary backup to Elliott when the season starts. And given how McFadden went bonkers out of nowhere last year, perhaps Morris still has some upside if pressed into a prominent role. No one in Dallas hopes it comes to this, but Morris is still just 27. We should also give him high marks for making 64 consecutive starts as a pro, especially rare in today's NFL.

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.