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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:54:25 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (knee) suffered a left knee injury Week 2 and will not return to the game.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 06:20:26 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (knee) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 10.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 14:50:24 -0700
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (illness) missed practice Saturday, Aug. 9, due to an illness. RB Roy Helu (knee) and RB Chris Thompson (ankle) were out as well. All players are expected to return soon.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:28:49 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu Jr. is seen as a better pass catcher than RB Evan Royster by some of the coaches, which should help his chance to make the final roster.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:38:15 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu will receive competition from RBs Chris Thompson and Lache Seastrunk for the role of third-down running back. Helu is criticized for rarely getting more than what defenses give him, and the coaching regime who selected him out of college are no longer with the organization. It is expected Helu will win the job because the other two are unproven in pass-protection situations at the NFL level.
Fantasy Tip: Helu is a RB5/6 with more value in PPR leagues, and obvious handcuff for Alfred Morris, if he wins the job. Seastrunk could be worth a late-round flier in deep leagues, if he proves he is a capable pass blocker during training camp. Thompson is undraftable at this point.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:37:26 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu will see his base salary increase from $645,000 in 2013 to $1,389,000 in 2014.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:10:01 -0800
Washington Redskins beat writer John Keim feels that RB Roy Helu is set to be the team's third-down back.
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.
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