1. Only the Desperate should Invest in Morris as a Starter
Redskins running back Alfred Morris seems to be generating as much discussion in the fantasy football world as anyone. As a (for now) starting running back for Mike Shanahan coming off a 28-carry, two-touchdown game in Week 1, it's easy to understand why heads are turning.
Morris doesn't have much speed at all, but he has plenty of power and hits the hole hard. With defenses stretched laterally due to Robert Griffin's ability to break containment as a runner, Morris' decisiveness and ability to push forward could translate into nice gains between the tackles.
The problem is Mike Shanahan is unstable as a backfield manager. That's not to say he's irrational - though that may be true - but above all else Shanahan just can't be trusted to do anything in particular. Any pattern in his behavior is almost certain to dissolve almost as soon as it's apparent. This is something that appears to be getting worse with time.