Impact: Morris suffered but played through an injured ankle last Sunday, accruing 54 yards on 18 carries. He continues to handle the bulk of the RB workload, but in five of seven outings, he's averaged less than 4.0 YPC. Moreover, his season-long mark (3.8 YPC) is well below that of his first two campaigns (4.7 YPC combined), which isn't endearing himself to owners.
News: Though coach Jay Gruden has yet to rule out Robert Griffin (ankle) for Monday night's game against Dallas, the team is proceeding as though McCoy will draw the start at quarterback, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: While Gruden suggested that a call on whether Griffin will be active or inactive this week may not come until Monday, when asked Thursday if he still plans to start McCoy at this stage, Gruden replied, "oh, yeah. Yeah." We'll revisit the situation no later than Friday, but in any case, McCoy represents a Week 8 fantasy dart against 6-1 Dallas.
News: Coach Jay Gruden won't make a decision on active status for Griffin (ankle) until one hour before Monday's 8:30 PM ET kickoff at Dallas, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Griffin is "steadily progressing" in his recovery, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, but Thursday morning has come and gone without a definitive report from Gruden on the quarterback's left ankle. Nevertheless, Gruden all but confirmed Colt McCoy as Monday's starter, stating "oh yeah" when queried. While McCoy seems certain to be under center Monday, Griffin himself logged a second limited practice in a row Thursday, which included a handful of first-team reps. As his health allows for additional practice reps, though, Gruden will have to walk a tight rope of keeping McCoy in the loop while ensuring Griffin is growing accustomed to live action once again.
News: While Robert Griffin (ankle) had his most extensive workout to date Wednesday, it still appears likely that McCoy will start Monday's game against Dallas, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: While Griffin is clearly progressing, coach Jay Gruden has stated that the QB has to prove he is completely healthy before returning to the Washington lineup. In any case, Gruden plans to make a final decision on the team's Week 8 starter Thursday afternoon, but as it stands, it appears as though McCoy is on track to start the contest.
News: McCoy remains on pace to start for the Washington Redskins on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys, although Jay Gruden says he won't make a decision on Robert Griffin III until shortly before kickoff.
Impact: Gruden tried to be a bit strategic Thursday, declining to rule out whether Griffin will face a Cowboys team, that in theory, will have to prepare for two very different quarterbacks. But the coach continued to give every indication that McCoy will make a first NFL start since 2011.