Roy Helu, RB, Redskins
|RB - #64||190.74||WAS||Active||4 years||25||5'11||215||@royhelujr29|
2014 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)Last updated on Jul-05-2014 by Larry Gold
Roy Helu is a running back that fits the mold of a total fantasy weapon and it's not because we all love saying "Heh-loo" when he scores. As a rookie in 2011, Helu caught everyone's attention with three-straight 23-rush/100 or more yard outings; even more impressively though, he hauled in 14 receptions in another contest. 2012 was a lost year as he found himself on injured reserve in September with severe turf toe and lower leg injuries. He battled back from to be the clear handcuff for Alfred Morris last year. Even in a backup role, Helu turned in a highlight reel game with three touchdowns in a shootout win over the Bears. He has also averaged a respectable 4.3 YPC in his short career. With team Gruden now running the Redskins, Helu may potentially see an increased role (much like Gruden used Giovani Bernard to complement BenJarvus Green-Ellis). Helu is currently falling to the back end of drafts (196.33 ADP, RB61), meaning you can take a shot on him without risk.
Editor's note: We here at FFToolbox have Helu ranked 50th. This is a big difference where his aforementioned ADP, roughly a two or three round difference. PPR owners looking to make a big splash with a late-round back should be all over this former Nebraska RB.
QB Colt McCoy took over for Kirk Cousins in the second half of the Washington Redskins game with Tennessee Sunday. Cousins was 10-of-16 in the first half for 139 yards, but threw an interception and lost a fumble, leading to a 10-6 deficit heading into the locker room.
McCoy immediately hooked up with WR Pierre Garcon on a 70-yard touchdown pass and proceeded to complete 11-of-12 passes for 128 yards. He led the Redskins on a 10-play, 76-yard drive in the last 3:16 to set up the game-winning, 22-yard field goal by Kai Forbath.Fantasy Analysis:
Who doesn't love a good old quarterback controversy? With the way McCoy played compared to Cousins, it's bound to be all anyone will be talking about in the nation's capital this week. Cousins has struggled, throwing eight interceptions to only 10 touchdowns. That isn't going to cut it in Washington. The Redskins brass is paying out too much cheese to its players to be content with that type of performance.
If McCoy gets a shot to start going forward, he is in a position to be somewhat successful, with a good group of skill players at his disposal. Not many teams can boast a lineup that would compare with WRs Garcon, DeSean Jackson, TE Jordan Reed, and RBs Alfred Morris and Roy Helu.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors10/19 - QB Colt McCoy replaces Kirk Cousins for Redskins, leads team to comeback win
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