PRoy Helu RB OAK 2 months ago

Helu recently underwent surgery for a hip impingement and is expected to have the same procedure on his other hip soon, ESPN's Adam Caplin reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Helu struggled in his first season as a Raider, playing merely nine games and totaling just 39 rushing yards, 75 receiving yards and one touchdown on 26 offensive touches. In wake of those troubles, Helu's offseason hip procedures figure to help him regain some flexibility going forward, as he hopes to improve next season.

PRoy Helu RB OAK 4 months ago

Helu rushed for five yards on three carries in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Helu had a rough opening season in Oakland that was plagued with injuries and inconsistencies. The fifth-year running back only carried the ball 17 times on the year for 39 yards, adding nine catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. Helu will be back next season for year two of his contract, and he should solidify the back-up role behind Latavius Murray, assuming he can stay healthy.

PRoy Helu RB OAK 5 months ago

Helu will be active for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Taiwan Jones (knee) ruled out Sunday, Helu will be available for the Raiders after not dressing in the team's previous three games. Don't expect Helu to see many touches behind starting running back Latavius Murray or fullback Marcel Reece, who has been effective as both a ball carrier and pass catcher.

PRoy Helu RB OAK 6 months ago

Helu is inactive Sunday against the Steelers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Helu's playing time has been limited this season, and with only four touches in the last two games, including none last week against the Jets, his absence isn't likely to affect too many fantasy teams. Latavius Murray will start Sunday, with Taiwan Jones the backup.

PRoy Helu RB OAK 7 months ago3 Comments

Helu had five carries for 22 yards and caught both of his targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Bears.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Raiders have eased Helu back into action after a hamstring injury kept him out of the entire preseason, and the first few weeks of the regular season. He looks to be the clear back-up to Latavius Murray, and he'll likely see some solid time on third-downs. Helu has always been known as a good receiver out of the backfield, and he should be a nice boost to the Raiders' offense.

PRoy Helu RB OAK 8 months ago

Helu is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Helu wasn't on on the Raiders' Week 1 injury report, but he'll evidently take a seat Sunday, which sets the stage for Taiwan Jones to back up Latavius Murray this weekend.

PRoy Helu RB OAK 8 months ago

Helu is is listed third on the Raiders' initial regular-season depth chart, the team's official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although he's listed behind starter Latavius Murray and converted defensive back Taiwan Jones, it won't be surprising if Helu gets most of the passing-down work, as was expected when he signed a two-year contract with the Raiders in the offseason. Helu suffered through an ineffective and injury-riddled preseason, but that ultimately shouldn't outweigh his solid work from his four-year tenure in Washington. That being said, it can't be assumed he'll lead the Oakland backfield in the event of a Murray injury.

PRoy Helu RB OAK 8 months ago

Helu (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Now that he's back in action, Helu slots in as a third-down/pass-catching back in the Raiders' offense behind Latavius Murray, who remains the favorite to start at RB for the team.

PRoy Helu RB OAK 1 year 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.

PRoy Helu RB OAK 1 year 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.