Roy Helu RB OAK 3 weeks ago2 Comments

Helu agreed to a two-year contract with the Raiders on Tuesday worth over $4 million, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Helu will join Oakland after four years with the Redskins, providing a pass-catching, change-of-pace element to complement 6-foot-3 power back Latavius Murray. The Raiders' backfield combined for just 106 catches last season, 37 of which were hauled in by fullback Marcel Reece. Helu averaged 5.4 yards per carry in 2014 but only saw 40 attempts, with only seven attempts coming in his final five games.

Roy Helu RB OAK 3 months ago

Helu is active for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

A toe injury forced back-to-back DNPs in Weeks 15 and 16, but Helu will return to action as Washington's third-down back. At the very least, he should produce in the passing game, as he's averaged nearly three receptions per contest this season.

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Helu (toe) is inactive for Saturday's game against Philadelphia.

Helu saw Silas Redd have a strong game as Washington's lead pass-catching back against the Giants last week, and perhaps Washington wants to give Redd a longer audition in the role. Still, assuming Helu suffered no setbacks, this is a fairly surprising development, as he was declared probable for this game. Alfred Morris remains the starter.

Roy Helu RB OAK 3 months ago

Helu (toe) is probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

Despite a good performance by Silas Redd last week, Helu should step back into his previously established role as Washington's top off-the-bench runner and pass-catching specialist in the backfield.

Roy Helu RB OAK 3 months ago

Helu (toe) practiced fully both Wednesday and Thursday, the team's official site reports.

Helu thus appears on track to return to action Saturday against the Eagles, though in such a scenario he remains a dart in PPR formats.

Roy Helu RB OAK 4 months ago

Helu (toe) is officially out for Sunday's game against the Giants.

After getting shut out last week against the Rams, Helu's toe injury will prevent him from suiting up for Week 15. Silas Redd will likely be the primary backup to Alfred Morris.

Roy Helu RB OAK 4 months ago3 Comments

Helu (toe) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Giants.

Helu, who finished Week 14's game against the Rams with no carries and no receptions, had provided some utility in deeper PPR formats at times this season, but he's off the fantasy radar in Week 15.

Roy Helu RB OAK 4 months ago

Helu left Sunday's game against the Rams with a toe injury and did not return.

Helu finished the game with no carries and no receptions. He's been a valuable pass-catcher out of the backfield for Washington, but his lack of involvement as a rusher largely limits his value to a flex play in PPR formats. No word yet on the severity of the injury.

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Helu had one carry for five rushing yards and four catches on four targets for 61 receiving yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Colts.

Helu continues to be sparingly used in the running game, as his carry Sunday was his first since Week 9. And while it's not overly consistent, he has been making an impact in the passing game, scoring a receiving touchdown for the second time in the last three weeks. Based on his role, he's certainly more valuable in PPR leagues, and has a fairly limited impact in most standard leagues without the touchdowns.

Roy Helu RB OAK 4 months ago

Helu had six catches on six targets for 57 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bucs, though he failed to get a carry and he fumbled twice, losing one.

Starting running back Alfred Morris had 20 carries for 96 yards and fellow backup Silas Redd had four carries for 16 yards, but Helu made up for it in the passing game for the second consecutive contest. Helu has only three carries for six yards in the last two games, but he's caught 10 passes on 11 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown over that span. However, a breakout performance appears unlikely in Week 12, as the Redskins will face off against a 49ers defense ranked fifth against the pass and seventh against the run this season.