Roy Helu, RB, Redskins
|RB - #51||WAS||Active||4 years||25||5'11||215||@royhelujr29|
2013 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Oct-02-2013 by Ben Standig
Update (10-2): See, there was a reason why you drafted Helu. Yes, we don't know what Alfred Morris' rib injury means for Week 6 and beyond, but in relief Helu showed he can take the lead back role if needed. If nothing else he should be more involved in passing situations for an offense in need of punch. We can't cash this lottery ticket yet, but now we might if Helu takes over the gig.
Update (8-25): Helu's impressive preseason continued Saturday night as he rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries versus Buffalo. Any questions about who will serve as Alfred Morris' primary backup have long since been answered. Now Helu is reminding the football world of the burst and power he displayed as a rookie in 2011 when he turned RB1/RB2 level projection for several weeks before injuries cut him down. It is possible he'll have some bye week flex appeal during the season, as he's also Washington's third down back. Even non-Morris owners can stash Helu on their bench.
Preview - Helu went from an explosive rookie season to missing virtually all of his sophomore season with leg injuries - and losing his starting role to Alfred Morris. The dual threat racked up over 1,000 yards scrimmage in his first season out of Nebraska, but at this point the Redskins would be happy if Helu can keep his shifty self on the field. Based on the roster, the third down job is available, one that has more fantasy value than other places because Morris isn't much of a pass catcher. Helu is expected to be ready for training camp and making it to opening day would be a win. If he does, we're talking about a late, late round flyer, but one who has flashed his productive ways before.
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|17.02||FFToolbox - Ben Standig|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|17.03||Gridiron Experts - I like Helu to be the third-down/receiving back this season. He'll have limited value as a part time pass catcher, but should Alfred Morris go down with an injury, Helu has the skills to make some noise as the presumptive back-up.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|17.12||KFFL - Tim|
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