Fantasy Football: Top 10 Running Backs

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Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Redskins 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Fresh off of a monster rookie season in 2012, Morris was easily a top ten back for fantasy owners in last years draft. Luckily, in one of my 2nd tier leagues, Morris fell to me in the second round.

The Redskins were one of the worst teams in football last season, but Morris was one of the better parts of a turnover happy offense in Washington. The thing to remember most about Morris is this, if the Skins’ are down, he’s coming out of the game. If you’re in a PPR league, Morris isn’t at the top of your list. He only accounted for 9 receptions through 16 games last year with zero touchdowns and only 78 yards.

This season, Jay Gruden, former Bengals offensive coordinator has taken over the head coaching spot and he’s planned to keep most of the zone running concepts that Mike Shanahan has implemented the last few years. That’s good news, as Morris isn’t a dynamic back but, does benefit from that zone blocking scheme where he can find the hole and get down hill.

Like I mentioned before, I had Morris last season and while his numbers don’t jump out at you, he is definitely a workhorse in their offense. With a new offensive system in place, look for Morris to get the ball early and often in most games, making him my number 10 running back for 2014.