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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:54:47 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu was one of two running backs with at least 40 targets last season that caught 89% of those targets. Helu caught 42 of his 44 targets. The other running back was Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray.
Fantasy Tip: Helu hasn't run the ball a lot in his three-year career so far, but he has proven to be a solid pass-catcher. Latavius Murray will be doing most of the ground and pound work out of the backfield for the Raiders, but Helu should see his fair share of opportunities on passing downs. He has more value in PPR leagues and should be taken as RB4.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:20:50 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu had an "outstanding" offseason and showed good quickness, awareness and hands, according to offensive line coach Mike Tice.
Fantasy Tip: Helu could be worth a late-round flier in point-per-reception leagues, especially if Trent Richardson underwhelms leading up to the season.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:09:42 -0700
Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) is still a target for the Oakland Raiders despite the RB Roy Helu Jr. deal, a source said Tuesday, March 10.
Fantasy Tip: Murray could be a game-changer for the Oakland offense, whereas Helu is simply a situational player and not a workhorse. Murray will be a Top 5 fantasy option at his position as long as he lands in a situation where he handles the lionís share of the carries.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:04:54 -0700
Free-agent RB Roy Helu (Redskins) has agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders on a two-year deal worth a little more than $4 million, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Helu probably will be used mostly as a receiver out of the backfield with the Raiders. He could be a later-round option in point-per-reception leagues since he has caught at least 30 passes in three of the last four seasons.
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:34:44 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu wants to test free agency and is excited to hit the market, but he is 50-50 on returning to the Redskins.
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:01:28 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) is inactive Saturday, Dec. 20, against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fantasy Tip: Alfred Morris ($6,300) remains a nice starting option on FantasyScore and could be more involved in the passing game with Helu out.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:37:25 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Fantasy Tip: Helu likely will not receive many carries but should continue to be part of the passing game. Helu has a price tag of $3,000 on FantasyScore and could be a cheap option at the flex position.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:16:47 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Helu looks to be on track to play in Week 16 and should have his normal role in the offense. Helu costs $3,000 on FantasyScore and could be a cheap flex option since the Philadelphia Eagles have had problems against running backs this season.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:02:32 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Fantasy Tip: Helu ($3,000) could be an excellent sleeper play at FantasyScore this week if he plays, and it looks good for him if he's practicing early in the week. The Philadelphia Eagles have been pretty generous to running backs this year, and they've allowed the most receiving TDs to rushers (eight) this year.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:13:11 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) has a chance to play in Week 16. Helu was not able to play in Week 15 because of the toe injury.
Fantasy Tip: Helu likely will regain his role as receiver out of the backfield if he is able to play. Owners probably can be able to find a better option on FantasyScore this week.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:55:39 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared FS Brandon Meriweather, DL Jason Hatcher, OG Josh LeRibeus, LB Keenan Robinson, QB Kirk Cousins, WR Leonard Hankerson, RB Roy Helu inactive for Week 15.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:25:09 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) was limited in practice and has been ruled out for Week 15. S Brandon Meriweather (toe) and LB Keenan Robinson (knee) both did not practice and have been ruled out for Week 15. DE Jason Hatcher (knee) did not practice and is questionable. DE Kedric Golston (back, foot) and DT Chris Baker (chest) both were limited in practice and are questionable. DT Barry Cofield (illness) fully practiced and is probable.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:03:09 -0800
Washington Redskins DE Jason Hatcher (knee), S Brandon Meriweather (toe) and LB Keenan Robinson (knee) all did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. DE Chris Baker (chest), DE Kedric Golston (back, foot) and RB Roy Helu (toe) were both limited in practice. LB Will Compton (shoulder) and DT Barry Cofield (illness) both fully practiced.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:28:55 -0800
Washington Redskins DT Barry Cofield (illness), DE Jason Hatcher (knee), RB Roy Helu (toe), S Brandon Meriweather (toe) and LB Keenan Robinson (knee) all did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 10. DE Kedric Golston (back, foot) and OT Morgan Moses (foot, ankle) both were limited in practice.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:55:07 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) will miss at least Week 15 against the New York Giants with turf toe, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Helu will visit with a foot specialist, and he could have to sit out for the rest of the season.
Fantasy Tip: With Helu out, Silas Redd ($3,000) could be used more in the passing game behind Alfred Morris. Redd, though, would be a desperation flex play at FantasyScore at a cheap price.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:43:55 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) will probably miss this week with a toe injury, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Fantasy Tip: Alfred Morris remains a nice starting option with Helu likely out, especially with a favorable matchup versus the New York Giants. He could even see a few more targets in the passing game.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 17:47:36 -0800
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) had x-rays on his toe after the Week 14 game against the St. Louis Rams. Helu said Sunday, Dec. 7, that the x-rays did not reveal anything "acute," but he will still have an MRI Monday, Dec. 8, just to be sure.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 12:26:11 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) suffered a toe injury in Week 14 and is considered questionable for Week 14.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:13:49 -0700
Washington Redskins LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 3. DE Kedric Golston (groin) is listed as doubtful, OG Kory Lichtensteiger (groin) and PK Kai Forbath (groin) are listed as questionable and FS Ryan Clark (foot), RB Roy Helu (quadriceps), OG Shawn Lauvao (knee), LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) and Darrel Young (neck) are listed as probable. Golston, Jordan and Porter did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19. Lichtensteiger was limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:07:32 -0700
Washington Redskins DE Kedric Golston (groin), LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 18. OG Kory Lichtensteiger (groin) and PK Kai Forbath (groin) were limited during practice, while RB Roy Helu (quadriceps), OG Shawn Lauvao (knee), LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) and FB Darrel Young (neck) fully participated in practice.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:43:08 -0700
Washington Redskins DE Kedric Golston (groin), LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. PK Kai Forbath (groin) and FB Darrel Young (neck) were limited during practice, while RB Roy Helu (quadriceps), OG Shawn Lauvao (knee) and LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) fully participated in practice.
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.
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."
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 08:14:59 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) is participating in camp for the first time Thursday, June 6.
Thu, 30 May 2013 14:38:51 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has begun throwing, planting his feet, and taking seven-step drops. Griffin threw to WR Pierre Garcon, TE Fred Davis and RB Roy Helu. "Those are guys we'll lean heavily on in the season," Griffin said. "I'll build chemistry with them and get a feel for how Jordan and Chris play and continue to work with Fred and get back with Pierre. He's the guy… I want to make sure me and him are on the same page. He's a big-play receiver who can do a lot of things. It's good to see him back healthy and doing a lot of stuff."
Fantasy Tip: The good news continues to roll in for Griffin as he continues to work his way back from the knee issue. While there is still a long way to go, the real test will come as training camp and preseason games approach. Continue to monitor his statues, but fantasy football players should be
Mon, 27 May 2013 11:02:18 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (foot) said he expects to be ready for the start of training camp.
Fri, 24 May 2013 12:00:02 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (Achilles', toe) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 23. Helu did get some work in on the side as he rehabs from a toe injury.
Fantasy Tip: It was thought that Helu would be a full go for organized team activities, so Helu should be ready to go as training camp gets closer.
Sun, 19 May 2013 18:32:41 -0700
The Washington Redskins have seven running backs on the roster right now, with only RB Alfred Morris guaranteed of a job in Washington this season. Based on the current roster, it appears RB Evan Royster will be battling Jawan Jamison, and RB Roy Helu Jr. will be battling Chris Thompson for the two running back spots behind Morris.
Sun, 19 May 2013 12:18:49 -0700
Washington Redskins RBs Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison are expected to compete for two roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp. Helu and Thompson are expected to compete for one spot while Royster and Jamison are expected to compete for the other roster spot.
Thu, 16 May 2013 12:19:54 -0700
The Washington Redskins are hoping RB Roy Helu (toe) will be a full participant once organized team activities start next week. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Helu recently had a setback in his recovery from offseason toe surgery.
Fri, 03 May 2013 13:46:07 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (knee) could start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list because he is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could start the season on the list if the injury is still a factor. Thompson is expected to compete with RB Roy Helu for the change-of-pace running back role if he is able to take part in camp.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:35:22 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Roy Helu (toe) suffered a setback in his recovery from a toe injury.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:48:32 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu could beat RB Evan Royster for the No. 2 running back job next season because of his speed and pass-catching ability.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:23:54 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (foot) had surgery on Feb. 5, to correct a lingering foot issue. Helu said he expects to be back at full speed for the start of organized team activities.
Fantasy Tip: It does not sound like this will be much of an issue for Helu in the fall, but monitor his status the rest of the off season and adjust your draft boards accordingly.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 06:27:46 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) said he is improving and expects to be ready for offseason workouts.