The Washington Redskins running back situation is shaping up to be an absolute nightmare for Fantasy Football owners in 2012, as the recent re-signing of Tim Hightower took an expected timeshare between Roy Helu and Evan Royster into a three-man cluster headed by head coach Mike Shanahan.
Shanahan is well known for his constant torment of Fantasy owners by constantly sharing carries and mixing them up seemingly at random. Before the announcement of Hightower came in yesterday, it appeared as though Helu would assume the starting role and Royster would be the backup. Now things do not appear to be quite so clear.
Helu, a fifth-round pick by the Redskins in 2011, has loads of potential and is tailored to play in the west coast offense. He is a decisive, one-cut runner, who excels in the zone-blocking scheme and as a receiver.
As a rookie, Helu played in 15 games, starting five. He carried the ball 151 times for 640 yards (4.2 YPC), while also posting 49 receptions for 379 yards (7.7 ...