ESPN Fantasy Analyst Nate Ravitz recently compared Alfred Morris to Rudi Johnson, the 3-time 1,000 yard rusher for the Cincinnati Bengals. Our staff believed that was an astute and accurate comparison. Morris was very productive in Washington’s ‘read option’ offense last season. While not a good receiver out of the backfield or a breakaway threat, Morris is a durable grinder, able to wear defenses down.
When Johnson was in his prime, from the 2004-2006 season, he averaged a little over 1,400 yards, 12 touchdowns and played in all 48 regular season games. Morris is looked at as a late first round selection. Great for fantasy football drafters looking for a safe and productive pick.