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Roy Helu

Roy Helu - #29 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 215 lbs.
Birthday 12/07/1988
Birthplace Danville, CA
College Nebraska
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 4th round, 8th pick by Redskins

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
2 2 0

Redskins place RB Helu on I.R., sign Grant

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
The Redskins placed RB Roy Helu on injured reserve Wednesday and announced the signing of veteran RB Ryan Grant.

Redskins' backfield will remain in motion

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
No matter what you see in Week One in regard to the Redskins' offensive backfield, be prepared to adjust.

RG3 can rev up Redskins' running backs, too

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
The presence of QB Robert Griffin III should have a tangible effect on the Redskins' run game this season.

Hightower's value might go beyond carries

Posted May 19, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
The Redskins are bringing back Tim Hightower to the mix at running back, and his role could be a little different than it was last season.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
Here is a key matchup in Saturday's Vikings-Redskins matchup in Washington.

Redskins show it's about playmaking, not play-calling

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
For all the grumbling this season about the Redskins' play-calling, Sunday's win showed that you still need to get great individual efforts.

Redskins seek consistency in run game

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
Mike Shanahan believes the Redskins can run the ball like his old Broncos teams used to.

Redskins' Helu, Hankerson get their chances

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Roy Helu and Leonard Hankerson will get their chances to add some explosive ability to the punchless Redskins offense.

Torain's arrival changes Redskins' backfield

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 2:33 a.m. ET
Ryan Torain's big game against the Rams in Week Four appeared to signify a shift in the Redskins' backfield, but it might not be exactly as expected.

Del Pilar's Digest: Running back sleepers

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
With people expecting big things from Ryan Mathews, Chargers RB Mike Tolbert has become tremendously undervalued and is a solid sleeper.

Rookie update: Where the first-year running backs stand

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 1:04 a.m. ET
In the second of a series about rookies, William Del Pilar identifies the running backs who could be useful fantasy picks this season.

Redskins agree with RB Helu

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
Rookie RB Roy Helu agreed to terms on a contract with the Redskins on Wednesday night and is expected to sign the deal on Thursday.

Redskins could seek to bolster backfield

Posted June 04, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Much like at quarterback, the men who make up the Redskins' current depth chart at running back might not be the ones who ultimately factor in to the position when the season begins.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 26, 2012
The Washington Redskins have placed Helu Jr. on injured reserve.||||||| Helu has been dealing with turf toe in his left foot since the season opener and had two sore Achilles during preseason. He had only two carries for 2 yards and seven catches for 45 yards this season.
Posted Dec. 12, 2011
Helu became the first Washington rookie to for 100 yards in three straight games during a 34-27 loss to New England on Sunday.||||||| Helu had a career-best 126 yards on 27 carries during the defeat and has a combined 334 of his 582 yards over the past three games.
Posted Dec. 05, 2011
Helu rushed for 100 yards and a score in Sunday's 34-19 loss to the Jets.||||||| Helu has run for 208 yards and two TDs in the last two games.
Posted Nov. 28, 2011
Helu had career highs of 23 carries for 108 yards and scored his first touchdown in Sunday's 23-17 win over Seattle. He also caught seven passes for 54 yards.||||||| This could be a breakout game for Helu, who averaged 39.0 rushing yards per game over his previous three contests.
Posted Nov. 07, 2011
Helu made his first career start in Sunday's loss to San Francisco, running 10 times for 41 yards, but he caught 14 passes for 105 yards.||||||| Helu is getting some unexpected playing time with the injuries to Washington's running backs, though the performance receiving cannot be expected to be duplicated.

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