It seems every NFL season a running back comes from obscurity to become a star. Arian Foster has done it with Houston, and this year fantasy football owners could have another star in the making in sixth-round draft pick Alfred Morris.
Morris led the Washington Redskins ground attack on Sunday with 96 yards and two touchdowns. Evan Royster and Roy Helu were the big names expected to lead the team, but the rookie established himself with a great start to the 2012 season, and fantasy football owners need to grab the youngster off the waiver-wire before he is gone.
Dexter McCluster is becoming the next Darren Sproles as the Kansas City running back is a terrific back in passing downs and a threat to break a big play any time he touches the football. McCluster had six receptions for 82 yards to lead the Chiefs in receptions, and despite not reaching the end zone this week, he will get his chances throughout the year.
Week 1 of the NFL season had some great storylines, and Morris and rookie quarterback Robert Griffin of the Redskins are two players to keep an eye on for the rest of the season as they have brought excitement to fantasy football owners and fans of the team.