Fantasy football: Redskins' running back Alfred Morris is worth the gamble

With Buffalo running back Fred Jackson injured, it might be a good idea to add C.J. Spiller
by Michael Baldwin Published: September 10, 2012
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photo - New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper (41) tries to tackle Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) ORG XMIT: NUA132
New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper (41) tries to tackle Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) ORG XMIT: NUA132

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Olgetree will be one of the most targeted fantasy football free agent pick ups this week. But if Redskins running back Alfred Morris or Buffalo running back C.J. Spiller is available, list them ahead of Ogletree.

Ogletree is worth adding. But he's a third-down receiver who isn't on the field half the plays. Miles Austin prospered a few years ago as Dallas' third-down slot receiver. Ogletree has some value but temper enthusiasm.

“Start 'em” are players that are considered backups that you might consider starting if you have an inconsistent starter.

“Grab 'em” is a list of players that could eventually be in your starting lineup. Put them at the top of your free agent list.

Some players in the “bargain bin” probably fell through the cracks in your league. Don't hesitate to add one for depth, injury insurance and bye weeks.

“Kite flying” is players worth taking a flyer on, players you put on your bench and monitor their production.

Start 'em: Washington QB Robert Griffin III; New England RB Stevan Ridley.

Grab 'em: Washington RB Alfred Morris; Buffalo RB C.J. Spiller; St. Louis WR Danny Amendola; Chicago RB Michael Bush; Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall.

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by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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