Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the RB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Washington’s 2012 sixth-round pick is coming off an impressive rookie campaign. Although head coach Mike Shanahan pulled shenanigans with his tailbacks during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Morris started all 16 games after winning the No. 1 job unexpectedly in training camp. He finished second in the NFL in rushing yards (1,535) and rushing touchdowns (12), which were both new team rookie records, and only three backs topped Morris in carries (318). Although he was a non-factor as a receiver, Morris made up for it with some consistent rushing production. The Florida Atlantic product either scored or amassed 100-plus rushing yards in 12 of 16 regular-season games. At 5-foot-10, 219 pounds, Morris is a fantastic fit for Shanahan’s zone-blocking rushing attack. While he lacks big-play speed – Morris’ longest run was just 39 yards – the second-year pro has enough shiftiness and wiggle to make tacklers miss. Opposing defenses also can’t always key on Morris with scrambling threat Robert Griffin III also in the backfield. The team is planning to use Roy Helu or Evan Royster in a third-down/change-of pace role to trim Morris’ workload a bit, but he still is a solid fantasy RB1.