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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:22:39 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu carried 11 times for 41 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears, and he added one reception for five yards.
Fantasy Tip: Helu saw 11 carries, with fellow tailback Alfred Morris rushing 19 times. Helu is eating into the touches for Morris, although he shouldn't be overvalued from a fantasy perspective based upon this performance. He remains useful only as an RB3 or flex play option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:21:22 -0700
The Washington Redskins remain committed to RB Alfred Morris and the running game, despite the fact that they are averaging only 22.25 running plays per game compared to 32.43 last season. Morris' 5.3 yards per carry in 2013 are higher than his first four games last season, but he's only averaging 14 carries per contest, and his 296 rushing yards ranks him as tied for 16th in the league. Two blowout losses forced the 'Skins to abandon the running game early. "We believe in the running game," head coach Mike Shanahan said.
"We always believe we're going to have a great game plan, and usually teams that can run the football have a lot of success. We always have that philosophy and hopefully this week, we can get back to where we've been running the football, and play-action game and those types of things." RB Roy Helu took over when Morris was injured in Week 4 and had 13 carries for 41 yards. Morris' ribs are "a little" sore, but he expects to play in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Fantasy Tip: The Cowboys could present a nice opportunity for the 'Skins to get the ground game moving in the right direction if the passing game can keep Dallas back on their heels enough to open some running lanes. Morris is a good play. Helu could also see enough work but is more of a handcuff option for Morris owners.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:46:26 -0700
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday, Aug. 27, that RB Roy Helu has secured the primary backup job behind RB Alfred Morris.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:46:54 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu will be used as the third-down back, which will showcase his pass blocking and his ability to catch the ball.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:14:38 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu has been performing well in pass protection drills during training camp. Helu is looking to win the third-down running back role this season.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:39:24 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu appears to be the leading candidate for the No. 2 running back job. The team has been using him in standard running plays, option pitches and as a receiver out of the backfield because they want to take advantage of his speed and catching ability.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:41:52 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (knee, toe) was making cuts near the end of OTAs. He's expected to be completely healthy entering the season.
Fantasy Tip: Helu has flashed the talent, but he hasn't been healthy enough to flaunt it. We can't expect much at this point, but keep his name in the back of your mind.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:47:52 -0700
The Washington Redskins are sorting out their RB depth chart. Roy Helu seems like the best fit for changeup work, and he has improved in his pass protection. Evan Royster will have to be beaten out for his roster spot. Rookie Chris Thompson (knee) would be a solid fit for triple-option reads and third-down plays, as well, but he needs to heal following a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Plus, he needs to gain experience in picking up blitzes. Jawan Jamison, another first-year player, looks to be more in the mold of Royster.
Fantasy Tip: Royster seems like he'd be the best fill-in for Alfred Morris as the main back, but Helu will be the likeliest to have an every-week role if everyone is healthy. But with Mike Shanahan running things, you can't cement a hierarchy.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:12:23 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu could serve as the third-down, change-of-pace back in 2013. Helu is familiar with the pistol offense, running it regularly when he played at Nebraska.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:31:20 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (foot, Achilles') said it has been a long time since he has felt as healthy as he currently does after participating in practice Thursday, June 6. Head coach Mike Shanahan was happy to have him back on the practice field. "It's fun to have him out there," Shanahan said. "Hopefully he keeps on getting better and better. In the meantime, we have a guy that weighs 225 pounds [the Redskins list Helu at 215]. He's under that 4.5 40, has the receiving skills and the opportunity to make the big play. So it's good to have him back and a chance to compete."
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