Alfred Morris' Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 6

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIOctober 13, 2013

Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs for a touchdown in the third quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Alfred Morris made many fantasy owners happy with a nice performance in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Morris finished the game with 81 yards and a touchdown, which came on a big 45-yard scamper.  That was good enough for 14 points in ESPN's standard scoring leagues.

Coming into Sunday night, Morris had a decent season.  He had put up 39 fantasy points in four games with 296 yards rushing and two touchdowns.  His biggest game before this one came against the Detroit Lions in Week 3, running for 73 yards and a touchdown.

This game proves that the Redskins are starting to get more comfortable on offense, and that all starts with a more confident Robert Griffin III.  He's looking much more nimble on his surgically repaired knee, taking off on some big runs on Sunday night.  

An improved RGIII will continue to open up lanes in the running game, as defenses will begin to focus more on him.  This means more chances for big plays from Morris, and that's great news for fantasy owners.

There shouldn't be hesitation about starting Morris, as he's always capable of putting up big numbers, and we saw just that in this Week 6 performance.