Found November 08, 2011 on
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There aren’t a ton of must pick ups, but I feel pretty good about the guys that are on this list.
Roy Helu: He’s the Redskins starting running back for today and in fantasy football that’s all we can really ask for. Against the 49ers Helu was on the field for 65 plays and Ryan Torain was there for 4. Shanahan is a cliche when it comes to running backs, but you can’t just ignore that kind of playing time for a running back. He won’t catch 14 balls again, but he is an every down back and Shanny is also playing rookie receiver Hankerson to see what he can do. They know Torain isn’t as talented as Helu and want to see what he can do with the bulk of the work. You need to as well.
Laurent Robinson: With Miles Austin out 2-4 weeks with some reports speculating 5 Robinson is a must grab. He’s had two 100 yard games and one of those came with Austin in the lineup. The Cowboys have a good schedule against some poor pass defenses. And Robinson hasn’t just looked like another b...
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Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he was pleased with the play of rookie Roy Helu in Helu’s first professional start, but the coach declined to say whether the Nebraska product would start next week against Miami.
Helu had a franchise record 14 catches – most of them on dump-off passes from John Beck -- for 105 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 41 yards in Washington’s...
The numbers that defined the Washington Redskins' offense last week were ugly. That offensive ineptitude, the kind that reached a contemptible level after three straight losses and more than 65 scoreless minutes of football, brought them to the opening kickoff at FedEx Field on Sunday with the understanding that they ...
1. Expect Roy Helu to keep rolling
The Redskins are a mess, but Roy Helu should remain a viable fantasy starter regardless of how bad things get.
If the Redskins maintain some form of competitiveness, Helu's likely to get a big workload in the running game as the team's clear feature back. If the Redskins continue to play catch-up constantly, he's likely to get a healthy...
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The Redskins began the game with a 16-yard run by Roy Helu, then ran twice more for four yards. On third and six from the Washington 40, Beck threw to Terrence Austin, but the ball was off target, and the Redskins had to punt.
The 49ers took over at their 18 and reached Redskins’ territory by mixing the run and pass. The drive stalled, though, when on third and one, San Francisco...
OK, this couldn't possibly have been Washington's game-plan against the Niners: Roy Helu saw as many pass targets on Sunday (17) as all of the Redskins' wide receivers combined (Gaffney 5, Hankerson 5, Austin 5, Armstrong 1, Paul 1).
Washington quarterback John Beck seemed to be acutely aware — perhaps too aware — of the prior week's sack total. Beck was dropped...
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If the Redskins had been able to end the half at the 2-minute warning, it would be a much happier feeling in the locker room at halftime
Through the first 28 minutes of the first half, the Redskins have found a rhythm that fans haven’t seen since the first half of the Rams game, over a month ago.
From committing to the run, to improved coverage in the secondary, the Redskins...
Before we really ramp up everything tomorrow with Steelers week, a couple other notes to close out Tuesday:
* Andy Dalton is up for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season after his three-touchdown game last week against Tennessee.
The other nominees are Redskins RB Roy Helu, Atlanta WR Julio Ones, Dallas RB DeMarco Murray and Arizona CB/PR Patrick Peterson...
After any tough loss–or tough streak–it’s hard for a coach to find the right things to say to inspire. Egos get fragile under pressure, and the character and culture of a team can be lost in moments of frustration.
Following yesterday’s loss, head coach Mike Shanahan lamented the results, but praised the effort of his men, who did not give in to expectations or...