SmokyMcNasty wrote: prophecy135 wrote:
Falcons defense is ranked 29th in the league in stopping the run. Morris will run over them.
Bradshaw still trying to regain his form back from injury. Andre Brown cuts into his carries.
Problem I see with Morris is he's not in there on passing downs, and the skins have a horrible secondary and the Falcons have a terrific pass offense. And if you look in terms of FP/G, the Falcons have given up 12th most, which is slightly better then the stat you provided. I think the Falcons go up big early and if thats the case Morris value takes a huge hit.
There's no doubt Atlanta will be scoring a lot. My argument is the Redskins have the ability to keep up with them... because as bad as the Skins are at stopping the pass, Atlanta is equally as bad stopping the run. If Washington wants to beat Atlanta, they have to run the ball. The threat of RG3 running also opens up holes for Morris.
The stat I provided? Directly from NFL.com. Falcons ranked 29th in the league in yards given up to opposing RB's. They also rank 2nd-to-last in the league in rushing TD's given up to opposing RB's. They've allowed 6 TD's to opposing RB's. Only the Jets are worse, allowing 7.
I wasnt saying it was a bad stat, I was going off Yahoo who has them as giving up the 12th MOST points to RB's. I dont disagree with your analysis that the Skins need to run to keep the game close, I just think the Falcons have way more firepower then the Skins do. The skins gave up 71 and it should have been a score to Colston in week 1, 160 and a score to Amendola in week 2, 183 and a score to AJ Green in week 3, 115 and a score to VJax, and 115 to Mike Williams in week 4. I'd take Roddy and Julio over all but AJ Green in that bunch.
While the Falcons are bad against the run, 12th most fantasy points to RB's, the skins are giving up the most fantasy points to WR's and the falcons have 2 of the best in the game at that position. I just dont envision the Skins keeping it close enough to keep Morris in the game and getting a good volume of carries. I understand that you see it differently so I respect that and you have your opinion.