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29 Roy Helu RB
Height/Weight: 5-11/215 | Birthdate: 12/7/1988 | Birthplace: Danville, CA, USA | Team: Washington | College: Nebraska | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 26/3 | Average Draft Position: 164.94
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Redskins coach Gruden: Roy Helu has a chance to return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters that running back Roy Helu has a chance to return this season, according to Comcast SportsNet Washington.

Helu suffered a turf toe injury Week 14 against the Rams and was inactive Week 15 against the Giants. He has carried the ball 34 times for 174 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He also has 38 receptions for 436 yards and two scores.

Washington will finish the season against Philadelphia and Dallas.


Meriweather, Robinson, Helu among Redskins inactives Week 15


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, running back Roy Helu, safety Brandon Meriweather, linebacker Keenan Robinson, guard Josh LeRibeus, wide receiver Leonard Hankerson and defensive end Jason Hatcher were ruled inactive Week 15 against the Giants.

Redskins injury report littered with questionables


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) The Redskins enter Week 14 pretty banged up, with 10 players listed on its final injury report for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Linebacker Will Compton (shoulder) and defensive lineman Barry Cofield Jr. (illness) were the only two players on the report deemed probable. Defensive end Jason Hatcher (knee), defensive end Kedric Golston (back, foot), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shin), quarterback Colt McCoy (neck) and defensive lineman Chris Baker (chest, toe) were all ruled as questionable.

Meanwhile, running back Roy Helu Jr. (toe), safety Brandon Meriweather (toe) and linebacker Keenan Robinson (knee) were all ruled out for the game.


Redskins missing four during Wednesday's practice


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Redskins were without Barry Cofield, Jason Hatcher, Roy Helu, and Keenan Robinson during Wednesday's practice to get ready for Week 15 against the Giants. 

Coefield, who is dealing with an illness, has only appeared in five games this year and has six tackles. Helu suffered a toe injury in Week 14 and is unlikely to play Sunday. 


Redskins' Roy Helu likely to miss Week 15 with turf toe


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Redskins running back Roy Helu is likely to be out a week with turf toe. Helu was injured in the second half of Week 14 against the Rams and did not return. 

Helu has 174 yards and a touchdown this year. 


Redskins RB Roy Helu suffers toe injury Week 14


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Redskins running back Roy Helu left Sunday's game against the Rams in second half with a toe injury. He had no stats before leaving the game.

Roy Helu proving his worth in PPR leagues


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/1/2014) With starter Alfred Morris averaging 17.5 carries per game, backup running back Roy Helu isn't a big-time contributor in Fantasy. But he has a clear enough role in the Redskins offense to give him some value in PPR leagues.

He caught four passes for 61 yards Week 13 at Indianapolis, scoring a touchdown on a 21-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter. It was the second time in three games that he scored a touchdown and the third time in four games that he had at least four catches.

Helu's 38 catches tie him with Ahmad Bradshaw for seventh among running backs, and obviously, he'll be passing Bradshaw before season's end. His 436 receiving yards are also third among running backs, but of course, that averages out to just 36.3 per game and has been fairly evenly distributed over his 12 games. Week 13 was just the second time he topped 60 yards through the air.

In other words, if you don't get points for the receptions themselves, Helu isn't productive enough to matter in 12-team leagues, but if you do, he's at least a usable player.


RB Roy Helu has Redskins' only touchdown in Week 11 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Redskins running back Roy Helu made his presence felt in the passing game during a 27-7 loss Week 11 vs. Tampa Bay. Helu had a team-high 57 receiving yards and one touchdown on six catches.

Helu got most of his yards on a touchdown with 11 seconds left in the first half. Helu took a short screen pass and turned it up the field for a 30-yard score. It was his first receiving touchdown since his rookie season in 2011.

However, it wasn't all good news for Helu. He had trouble holding onto the football Sunday as well. He fumbled twice, but was only credited with one lost fumble. He was able to recover the other fumble.

Sunday was the first time this season Helu didn't record a carry. The Redskins are back in action Week 12 at San Francisco.


Redskins get offensive contributions Week 8


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) The Redskins got a slew of offensive contributions in Monday's overtime win at Dallas. Among them, running back Roy Helu ran five times for 29 yards and caught both his targets for 14 yards. Running back Silas Redd had a 5-yard rush.

Tight end Niles Paul caught all three of his targets for 27 yards, and fullback Darrel Young had a 12-yard catch. Wideout Andre Roberts secured just one of his five targets for 11 yards. They'll all visit the Vikings in Week 9.


Roy Helu effective in the passing game again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) For the third straight week, Redskins running back Roy Helu totaled at least 55 receiving yards. Helu caught five of seven targets for 59 yards and rushed twice for minus-1 yard in Monday's loss to the Seahawks.

Helu ranked third on the team in targets and saw the field often with Washington trailing throughout. Helu visits Arizona in Week 6.


Washington's backup runners fail to do much Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Washington 's backup runners failed to see much action Thursday against the Giants.

Roy Helu only received two carries, picking up 8 yards on the ground. He actually led the team in receiving yards, gaining 78 yards on five receptions. With the team down by quite a bit, Helu became a safe option in the passing game. 

Fullback Darrel Young had one carry, picking up 1 yard.

Both players will look for more Week 5 against the Seahawks. 


Roy Helu makes the most of limited work


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Redskins running back Roy Helu touched the ball just twice in Week 3 against the Eagles, but managed to make a big impact in a 37-34 loss to the Eagles.

Helu's first touch of the game came on a 55-yard reception in the fourth quarter, his lone target in the passing game. He was able to finish off that drive with his lone rushing attempt of the game, a 1-yard touchdown run.

Sunday's touchdown was Helu's first of the season. He has 153 all-purpose yards through three games, heading into Week 4's matchup against the Giants Thursday.  


Roy Helu, Darrel Young end up missing no time


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Redskins running backs Roy Helu (knee) and Darrel Young (neck) are both active for Week 3 against the Eagles, after getting through the week in practice without issue. 

Roy Helu, Darrel Young good to go for Week 3


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Redskins running backs Roy Helu (quadriceps) and Darrel Young (neck) were both able to get through practice without issue and are probable for Week 3 against the Eagles.

Roy Helu expects no limitations in practice


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Redskins running back Roy Helu (knee) said Wednesday he will be full go in practice this week, according to CSNWashington.com.

Roy Helu surpasses 50 total yards Week 1


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Redskins running back Roy Helu finished second on the team in rushing during a 17-6 loss Week 1 at Houston. Helu totaled 46 rushing yards on four carries, which trailed Alfred Morris' team-high 91 rushing yards on 14 carries. 

Helu's longest carry went 16 yards. He also had two catches for 15 yards. The Redskins are back in action Week 2 vs. Jacksonville.


Roy Helu secures passing-down duties


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) With Chris Thompson and Lache Seastruck getting cut Saturday, Roy Helu is the Redskins' only proven running back "in the area of pass protection," reports the Washington Post. "Helu also is a good receiver."

Helu projects to have a significant role in obvious passing situations, replacing Alfred Morris.


Redskins coach likes Roy Helu's pass-protection skills


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters Thursday he's most comfortable with Roy Helu in pass protection out of all the team's running backs, according to The Washington Post.

Roy Helu, Chris Thompson stuck on sidelines in practice


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Redskins running backs Roy Helu (knee) and Chris Thompson (ankle) were limited to side work Saturday at practice, according to CSNWashington.com. Both players have been bothered by injuries in recent days while battling for the third-down back role. 

Gruden admits Redskins 'need another back' on third downs


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/29/2014) Alfred Morris can't do it all -- that's the message sent by new Redskins coach Jay Gruden when he said "[w]e need another back to emerge as that third-down back."

ESPN took a look at the candidates to work as that third-down guy and concluded that Roy Helu is the best option. Helu not only has the size and experience to work as a third-down back but is "more than just a third-down guy" because he can handle every-down work if need be. Working in a third-down type of role last season, Helu had 62 carries for 274 yards and four touchdowns with 31 grabs for 251 yards -- an 8.1 yard average. 


Roy Helu not locked into third-down job?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/2/2014) Roy Helu has held down the Redskins' third-down role among running backs for the past couple of seasons, but it doesn't mean he's a cinch to continue to do so. The team has Chris Thompson and Lache Seastrunk on the roster to compete with him, plus Helu has never shown excellent traits of a make-you-miss type of back. 

The Washington Post surmises that experience should keep Helu ahead of the other candidates for the job, but that any strong work this summer by Thompson or Seastrunk could change that. 


Roy Helu gets a raise


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/12/2014) Redskins running back Roy Helu earned a raise after his performance in 2013, reports the Washington Times.

The report says Helu reached the "proven performance escalator," a clause in the collective bargaining agreement that rewards players who were drafted in the third through seventh rounds who are entering the final year of their rookie contract. That means Helu, who was supposed to earn a base salary of $645,000 this season, will instead earn a base salary of $1,389,000. 

Helu qualified for the clause by playing in more than 35 percent of the Redskins’ offensive plays during two of his first three seasons.


Several Washington players have minor contributions


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/29/2013) Redskins running back Roy Helu ran the ball three times for 24 yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Giants. He also caught two passes for 14 yards. 

Wide receiver Aldrick Robinson was targeted 10 times, but only managed three catches for 33 yards. The 10 targets were a season-high for Robinson. 

Logan Paulsen caught four passes for 32 yards, and Santana Moss caught two passes for 13 yards. 

Washington finishes the season 3-13, and several changes to personnel and the coaching staff are expected in the offseason. 


Roy Helu gets one carry Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Washington running back Roy Helu had just one carry Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Helu carried for -2 yards. He also caught two passes for five yards. He was not a big part of the team's running plans. Helu will take on the Giants Week 17.


Roy Helu among fringe contributors


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2013) The Redskins got minimal contributions from running back Roy Helu, wide receiver Josh Morgan and wide receiver Nick Williams Week 15 at Atlanta.

Helu, the most notable of the three, played a decent number of snaps in relief of Alfred Morris, but he finished with just three carries for 5 yards and one catch for 4. Morgan had three catches for 29 yards, and Williams had one catch for 4.

The Redskins host the Cowboys in Week 16.