Roy Helu
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By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 1:53pm EDT

Redskins backup RB Roy Helu, Jr. left Sunday's win over Jacksonville in the fourth quarter with a strained knee. Helu hopes to return to practice later in the week. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: At the moment, Helu is only valuable as a handcuff to starter Alfred Morris. Even if Morris were to suffer an injury, Silas Redd would share a significant portion of carries with Helu.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 6:01pm EDT

Redskins RB Roy Helu, Jr. had six touches for 61 yards in a change-of-pace role, spelling Alfred Morris.

Fantasy Impact: Helu is a good handcuff for Morris owners and will occasionally have productive games off the bench. Unless you own Morris, Helu probably isn't worth a roster spot.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 10:43pm EDT

Redskins RB Roy Helu, Jr. carried seven times for 30 yards against Baltimore on Saturday. Although he averaged over four yards per carry, 23 of those yards came on one run.

Fantasy Impact: Helu, Jr. appears to be safe as the primary backup to Alfred Morris. As such, he makes a nice handcuff if you invest in Morris. Barring an injury to Morris, Helu won't be a fantasy factor.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 3:11pm EDT

Redskins RB Roy Helu, Jr. had a very unimpressive game against Cleveland. He had four total touches for 15 yards, but also dropped an easy screen pass in the first quarter.

Fantasy Impact: Most observers believe that Helu has wrapped up the RB2 role behind starter Alfred Morris. However, with one more game before initial roster cuts, Helu needs to have a strong showing in Baltimore to solidify this role.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Aug 1st 8:51pm EDT

RB Roy Helu wowed onlookers today with his route running after making a nice, hard cut in front of LB Akeem Jordan. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This was just one play, but you can tack it onto the list. Helu has been extra impressive over the last couple of days and has positioned himself as the frontrunner for the Redskins' third-down back job. His agility has steadily improved, but his largest improvement is his pass blocking. For now, one can look to draft Helu as a late-round flier, especially as an Alfred Morris handcuff.

By Patrick Johnson, Redskins Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 5:28pm EDT

Rookie Lache Seastrunk and second-year RB Chris Thompson are struggling in pass protection early in camp. Though lacking the explosive burst those young RBs possess, Roy Helu's experience and proven pass blocking skills have him in the driver's seat as the 3rd down back to own in D.C. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Head Coach Jay Gruden utilized a two-RB approach in Cincinnati last year. Then rookie Gio Bernard racked up 226 touches (56 of those through the air) as the change of pace back for the Bengals. While Helu won't get that amount of volume, he remains one of the overlooked gems in the draft (especially PPR leagues). If Helu wins the job, he'll produce RB3/flex stats while only costing the price of a 13th/14th rounder.

ESPN | Sep 9th
Christopher Harris discusses adding Roy Helu in Week 2.