Alfred Morris

Alfred Morris

Running Back #46
Team:San Francisco
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 219 lb.
College:Florida Atlantic
Born:December 12, 1988
Drafted:2012 / Rd. 6 (173)
Draft Team:WAS

Alfred Morris: Expected to leave San Francisco

Morris isn't expected to re-sign with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: With Jerick McKinnon (knee) joining Matt Breida (ankle), Jeff Wilson (shoulder) and special teams ace Raheem Mostert (forearm), the 49ers ideally wouldn't have any use for Morris, who took 111 carries for 428 yards (3.9 average) and two scores in 12 games after signing with the team in mid-August. The 30-year-old running back could be looking at another lengthy wait on the open market, assuming he plans to continue his football career.

February 18, 2019 8:53 AM EST

Alfred Morris: Erupts in season finale

Morris carried 16 times for 111 yards and one touchdown while catching his only target for four yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Morris was a healthy scratch four of the last five games, but took advantage when Jeff Wilson exited the game with a shoulder injury. The veteran running back was a popular waiver addition after Jerick McKinnon tore his ACL in August, but totaled only 317 rushing yards prior to Sunday's season finale. Morris' disappointing season comes to an end with 111 rush attempts for 428 yards (3.9 YPC) and two touchdowns, with eight receptions for 73 yards in 12 games.

December 30, 2018 5:56 PM EST

Alfred Morris: Scratched again

Morris (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Analysis: The 4-10 49ers don't have much to gain at this point by giving the 30-year-old Morris work, so he'll remain inactive for the fourth time in five weeks and likely for the Dec. 30 season finale against the Rams, too. Matt Breida will lead the 49ers' backfield Sunday, with Jeff Wilson and Matt Dayes on hand to support him.

December 23, 2018 11:40 AM EST

Alfred Morris: Healthy scratch Sunday

Morris (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks.

Analysis: With Matt Breida (ankle) back in the fold, the 49ers will roll with him and Jeff Wilson out of the backfield, which will result in Morris donning street clothes for the third time in four contests.

December 16, 2018 12:18 PM EST

Alfred Morris: Non-factor in win

Morris carried the ball two times for four yards in Sunday's 20-14 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Starter Matt Breida (ankle) sat this one out, and it was undrafted rookie Jeff Wilson who started ahead of Morris. The veteran has clearly fallen out of the 49ers' gameplan with nothing left to play for (this was his first action since Week 10). Breida's status for Week 15's matchup against the Seahawks is up in the air, but Morris won't carry fantasy value either way.

December 10, 2018 6:23 AM EST

Alfred Morris: Held out again Sunday

Morris (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday in Seattle.

Analysis: For the second straight game, Morris won't be the preferred handcuff to starting running back Matt Breida. Instead, Morris will yield those reps to undrafted free agent Jeff Wilson, who racked up 41 yards from scrimmage on eight touches last Sunday in Tampa Bay.

December 2, 2018 12:18 PM EST

Alfred Morris: Inactive in Week 12

Morris (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 12 tilt against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: The veteran running back will take a seat for the first time this season, a rather surprising development considering he'd been sharing carries with primary back Matt Breida. Instead, the 49ers will turn to 2017 seventh-round pick Matt Dayes, who logged his first snap of the season against the Giants in Week 10, whenever Breida needs a breather Sunday.

November 25, 2018 8:42 AM EST

Alfred Morris: Finishes with 19 yards

Morris rushed nine times for 19 yards in Monday's 27-23 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Morris received 33 percent of the backfield carries Monday, but he was vastly outperformed by starter Matt Breida (17 carries for 101 yards). The veteran has the primary backup role to himself following Raheem Mostert's (forearm) season-ending injury, but Morris' general ineffectiveness (3.4 yards per carry) and limited role severely limits his fantasy appeal.

November 13, 2018 5:34 AM EST

Alfred Morris: Quiet in blowout win

Morris rushed seven times for 13 yards in Thursday's 34-3 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Morris was the least-effective of the 49ers' running back trio, averaging just 1.9 yards per tote. Fellow backup Raheem Mostert (forearm) suffered a season-ending injury in the contest, which should open up primary backup duties for Morris. Even with a clearer backfield picture, the veteran remains behind Matt Breida on the depth chart, limiting Morris' upside heading into a Week 10 matchup with the Giants.

November 2, 2018 4:28 AM EST

Alfred Morris: Gains 28 yards

Morris had six carries for 28 yards in Sunday's 18-15 loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Starter Matt Breida (ankle) suited up and led the backfield with 16 carries, leaving six touches for Morris. The veteran received four more carries than fellow backup Raheem Mostert, signalling that he has reclaimed the primary backup job in San Francisco. Assuming Breida's ankle is fully healed, Morris' value will be touchdown-dependent Thursday against the Raiders.

October 29, 2018 5:28 AM EST

Alfred Morris: Does little with nine carries

Morris managed just 25 yards on nine carries in Sunday's 39-10 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Morris' nine totes actually led the 49ers' backfield, but the veteran produced a team-low 2.8 yards per carry. Still, it was a positive development after the 29-year-old did not record an official carry against the Packers in Week 6. The team is planning on reassessing the health of starter Matt Breida's ankle after he re-aggravated the injury Sunday. If he is unable to go against the Cardinals, Morris figures to share backfield duties with Raheem Mostert (seven carries for 59 yards Sunday).

October 22, 2018 5:09 AM EST

Alfred Morris: Demotion not permanent

Morris' demotion to third on the running back depth chart may not be permanent, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Matt Breida (ankle) surprisingly was able to start Week 6's loss to the Packers despite carrying a doubtful tag, but even more surprisingly, Raheem Mostert (12 carries for 87 yards) served as the 49ers' primary backup. Despite last week's usage, Kyle Shanahan did not commit to Mostert overtaking Morris on the depth chart, stating that "I don't think it was a permanent change. It was what we thought was best for that game." This is about as positive as a statement Morris' owners could hear after the back received no carries against the Packers. Fantasy owners should still take a wait-and-see approach against the Rams on Sunday, especially if Breida (limited practice Thursday) is able to suit up.

October 19, 2018 5:42 AM EST

Alfred Morris: Not in gameplan

Morris did not receive a carry in Monday's 33-30 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Matt Breida (ankle) was able to start, but it was Raheem Mostert (12 carries for 84 yards) who served as the 49ers' second running back. There was no report of an injury to Morris, so this may have been a situation where coach Kyle Shanahan decided to go with the speedier backup option against the Packers' bulky defensive line. Whatever the case, the veteran's fantasy stock took a huge hit following Monday's development.

October 16, 2018 2:20 AM EST

Alfred Morris: Receives 21 touches

Morris had 18 carries for 61 yards and caught three of five targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 28-18 loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Morris got more work than usual Sunday after Matt Breida left the game in the first half with an ankle injury, Unfortunately for Morris, Breida was able to score on a five-yard touchdown reception before he left the game. The veteran runner continues to be a better option in non PPR formats, as he's made just six catches for 66 yards. In Week 6, Morris will square off against the Packers in Green Bay, and would be in line for additional work if Breida was unable to go.

October 7, 2018 6:56 PM EST

Alfred Morris: Practices in full Wednesday

Morris (knee) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Morris was dealing with a minor knee injury last week, resulting in a season-low five touches against the Chargers. While the veteran back remained on the team's official injury report, his full practice early in the week bodes well for his Week 5 status. Fellow starter Matt Breida is dealing with a shoulder injury and was limited Wednesday, but his status for Sunday's contest against the Cardinals doesn't appear to be in jeopardy. Morris is the less-explosive of the two runners, but he still figures to be the favored goal-line back.

October 4, 2018 4:32 AM EST

Alfred Morris: Sees just five touches in win

Morris rushed four times for 14 yards and caught one of his three targets for four yards in Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Morris entered the game reportedly less healthy than Matt Breida, so that likely explains why the 29-year-old wasn't as involved as usual after not having seen fewer than 12 over the season's first three weeks. Breida wasn't much more effective with his opportunity so if the seventh-year vet can recover more fully in time for Week 5 at home against Arizona, he'd likely return to his typical role. The Florida Atlantic product has 167 yards and a touchdown on 44 carries this year.

September 30, 2018 5:42 PM EST

Alfred Morris: Playing Week 4

Morris (knee) is listed as active Sunday at the Chargers, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Morris didn't make an appearance on the injury report until Thursday, at which point he logged back-to-back limited practices due to a knee injury. Matt Breida, his backfield mate, similarly entered the weekend as questionable, but both players are available to a Jimmy Garoppolo-less offense. Such a reality should afford both Morris and Breida plenty of reps moving forward.

September 30, 2018 12:11 PM EST

Alfred Morris: Expected to play barring setback

Morris (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Chargers barring any setback, per a source, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Both Morris and fellow running back Matt Breida (knee) are listed as questionable, but sources are confident they will play if there are no setbacks during morning activities.

September 29, 2018 9:18 PM EST

Alfred Morris: Listed as questionable for Sunday

Morris (knee) was a limited practice participant Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Morris was added to the injury report Thursday and managed a pair of limited practices to close out the week. Backfield mate Matt Breida is also listed as questionable with a knee injury, after scaling back from full participation Thursday to a limited showing Friday. It appears both running backs are on track to play, but we may not know for sure until the 49ers release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 PM ET kickoff. Morris and Breida both lost a chunk of value last week when Jimmy Garoppolo tore an ACL.

September 28, 2018 1:29 PM EST

Alfred Morris: Limited by knee Thursday

Morris was limited in Thursday's practice due to a knee injury, Nick Wagoner of reports.

Analysis: On Monday, coach Kyle Shanahan said Morris emerged from the 49ers' Week 3 contest at Kansas City with an ankle concern but expected the running back "to be alright," according to David Lombardi of The Athletic. Morris seemed to do that by avoiding the injury report entirely Wednesday, only to appear on Thursday's version with a knee injury. Meanwhile, Matt Breida turned in a full session Thursday after opening Week 4 prep as a limited participant due to a hyperextended right knee. If Morris enters the weekend healthy, the 49ers likely will employ an even split of touches and offensive snaps, per usual, in order to keep both backs as fresh as possible.

September 27, 2018 4:55 PM EST

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