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Redskins | Not giving up on running game

The Washington Redskins remain committed to RB Alfred Morris and the running game, despite the fact that they are averaging only 22.25 running plays per game compared to 32.43 last season. Morris' 5.3 yards per carry in 2013 are higher than his first four games last season, but he's only averaging 14 carries per contest, and his 296 rushing yards ranks him as tied for 16th in the league. Two blowout losses forced the 'Skins to abandon the running game early.

"We believe in the running game," head coach Mike Shanahan said. "We always believe we're going to have a great game plan, and usually teams that can run the football have a lot of success. We always have that philosophy and hopefully this week, we can get back to where we've been running the football, and play-action game and those types of things." RB Roy Helu took over when Morris was injured in Week 4 and had 13 carries for 41 yards. Morris' ribs are "a little" sore, but he expects to play in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Tip: The Cowboys could present a nice opportunity for the 'Skins to get the ground game moving in the right direction if the passing game can keep Dallas back on their heels enough to open some running lanes. Morris is a good play. Helu could also see enough work but is more of a handcuff option for Morris owners.

2013-10-11 14:21:22 | Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

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