Dan Hellie of WRC-TV in our nation's capitol reports that rookie Alfred Morris will start at running back Sunday when the Redskins visit the New Orleans Saints.
Long-tortured fantasy enthusiasts know better than to overreact to this development, because Shanahan will use a swirl of backfield sets and personnel. That's been his way since the days of early man.
We'll keep an eye out for official word from the team.
UPDATE: Morris did in fact start for the Redskins and gained 3 yards on the first carry of his NFL career.
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