Alfred Morris, RB, San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions
DraftKings Price: $3,600
A dream opportunity turned into a living nightmare for Alfred Morris last week in his debut with the 49ers as the veteran back lost two costly fumbles at the goal line. The silver lining was that Morris had an even share of the workload in the backfield and was granted goal-line duties in the first place.
The veteran back will look to shake it off this week in a prime matchup against the Detroit Lions. The Lions will be coming into this week still licking the wounds inflicted on them by the Jets last week. As mentioned above, Isaiah Crowell had himself a day going for 102 yards and 2 TD’s against the Lions last week. Morris offers a similar skill set as Crowell and at the bargain price of only $3,600, Morris’ TD upside could more than pay off if you want a cheap RB2. If the Lions still can’t get right in Week 2, the game-script could also work in Morris’ favor and he could easily wind up with the bulk of the backfield snaps if the 49ers jump ahead early.