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RB Roy Helu - Oakland Raiders

6-0, 219Born: 12-6-1988College: NebraskaDrafted: Round 4

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Summary

Helu was signed away from Washington as a free agent this offseason and will likely start the season as the Raiders' 3rd down and change-of-pace back behind presumptive starter Latavius Murray. Helu should excel in this role as he has proven to be a strong receiver out of the backfield and has the speed to pick up yardage in chunks. Helu notched 42 receptions on 47 targets last season with Washington for an impressive 89.4% catch rate. He also had a stellar yards per target of 10.1 with 477 receiving yards on only 47 targets. Should Murray and Trent Richardson succumb to injuries or prove ineffective, Helu would likely be asked to take on an even bigger role as he has proven to be an effective runner with a career average of 4.4 yards per carry. But Helu has also shown an inability to stay healthy when tasked with being the lead back, so he will likely never be a long-term solution as a RB1. (May 14)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 56, 46, 47, 47, 47, 48, 48, 49, 49, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 51, 38, 42, 42, 44, 44, 45, 46, 46, 46, 48, 49, 49, 50
RB Dynasty - 57, 51, 53, 53, 58, 70

Stats and Projections

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2012 WAS 3 2 2 0 7 7 45 0
2013 WAS 16 62 274 4 42 31 251 0
2014 WAS 14 40 216 1 47 42 477 2 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 70 * * 32 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 83 * * 39 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 90 * * 38 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 73 * * 27 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 175
RB: 56
Overall-PPR: 157
RB-PPR: 51

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Latest News

Raiders | Roy Helu returns to practice (Wed Aug 26, 03:13 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Our View: Keep an eye on Helu here. Fantasy owners in deep leagues should keep him on waiver-wire speed dial. He's capable as a runner and a good receiver out of the backfield. Helu may be in line for more touches than some think as the team's change-of-pace back behind Latavius Murray.
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