Roy Helu, RB, Raiders: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Roy Helu, RB, Raiders

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #94 OAK Probable 5 years 27 5'11 215 @royhelujr29

2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 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.

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
11.02 GridironExperts-Jody Smith - Helu is an underrate pass catcher and is a good fit for Oakland's scheme. He could surpass 50 receptions, making him a nice, late round pick. (Comments Added Mon Aug 3 9:19:56 p.m. ET 2015)
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