Matt Jones’ Presence on Redskins Won’t Diminish Alfred Morris’ Fantasy Value

May 31, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Washington selected a running back from Florida in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft. That spells trouble for fantasy owners who plan on using an early pick on incumbent rusher Alfred Morris, right?
Not exactly.
That third-round running back is Matt Jones, and it is important to understand exactly who he is and what he is capable of on the field before deciding how he will impact Morris’ fantasy value.
Jones finished with 817 rushing yards and six touchdowns last season as a member of the Gators' running back rotation. The first thing that jumps out about him is his size at 6’2” and 231 pounds. He is a prototypical bowling ball of a running back, and his power will allow him to contribute right away at the NFL level.
John Keim of ESPN.com praised the rookie's strength:
For a big man, he was able to cut nicely to avoid negative runs and I saw him bounce outside on occasion with a good burst (vs. Kentucky). He has strong legs, which usually ...

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