Roy Helu, RB, Raiders
|RB - #63||164.71||OAK||Active||4 years||26||5'11||215||@royhelujr29|
2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Jul-14-2015 by Shawn Childs
Helu has touched the ball fewer than 100 times in each of the past two seasons despite the fact that he's played pretty well when called upon. Last year, Roy averaged 5.4 yards per rush and 11.4 yards per catch on just 82 touches. He was on the field for just 382 plays. By comparison, the Washington Redskins' lead RB, Alfred Morris, saw 616 snaps. In his 2011 rookie season, Roy took 200 touches -- including 49 receptions -- for 1,019 yards with three TDs. A toe injury cost him pretty much the entire 2012 season. Helu will now have a chance to deliver a high volume of catches and fill the role of change-of-pace back in the run game. In a two-man backfield, Roy would have a 150-touch opportunity. But three backs are expected to touch the ball for Oakland, and he looks like the third option right now. In reality, Helu's skill set is probably more advanced than Murray's, and he may emerge as the best option on the team if Richardson arrives to the dance with no juice in his step. Helu is an upside pass catcher who is well worth a late-round flier.
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