Roy Helu, RB Oakland Raiders

2015 Strength of Schedule - OAK
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
29
CIN
12
BAL
24
@CLE
23
@CHI
7
DEN
BYE13
@SD
6
NYJ
10
@PIT
27
MIN
11
@DET
30
@TEN
16
KC
7
@DEN
17
GB
13
SD
16
@KC

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1HOU4460011.50215037.5023/6535%
2JAX825003.12211025.5030/8535%
3PHI11101.001550155.0025/7832%
4NYG28004.005780515.6025/5545%
5SEA2-100-0.505590711.8028/5551%
6ARI326008.672400220.0034/6057%
7TEN529005.803-903-3.0031/6349%
8DAL529005.80214027.0030/6745%
9MIN36002.004460511.5025/6737%
10BYE------------
11TB0001-657169.5019/7226%
12SF0000-29024.5016/5529%
13IND15005.004611415.2522/8028%
14STL0000-0000-16/5629%
15NYG------------
16PHI------------
17DAL642007.004410510.2540/6958%
Totals40216115.404247724711.36364/92739%

Most Recent News

Gruden: Redskins RB Matt Jones has 'natural hands'

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:53pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

In hopes of complementing Alfred Morris with their first true big running back since Stephen Davis left after the 2002 season, the Redskins drafted Florida's 6-2, 226-pound Matt Jones in the third round this month.

"Alfred's a darn good halfback," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Saturday on the second day of Washington's three-day rookie minicamp. "In order to take carries off of him, you gotta show a lot. "So far, Matt's taken the right steps to take a little bit of the load off of Alfred (who had 85 percent of the carries by Washington's running backs the past three seasons). If you want to commit to running the football, you gotta have a couple guys that can tote it."

By hiring offensive line coach Bill Callahan, who helped make Dallas the NFL's top rushing offense in 2014, and using three of their first five draft choices on Jones, tackle Brandon Scherff, and guard Arie Kouandjio, new Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has shown how committed the Redskins are to a power running game. McCloughan called Jones "a physical player and as tough as crud." And yet, Gruden raved about the rest of the rookie's game.

"You think of him as a big, power-type back, but Matt's done some things out in space that have been very, very impressive, making moves on the second level, in the passing game, running some option routes on linebackers," Gruden said. "He's got natural hands."

Fantasy Impact:

Jones only had 19 catches in three years at Florida, but it sounds as if he may compete for third down duties now that Roy Helu is no longer locking down that role. Morris has caught 68.5 percent of his targets, which is a higher rate than what Shane Vereen and Jamaal Charles posted last season, but he has yet to make much of an impression in the passing game.

Scouting Report

Week 15 - Helu vs. NY Giants
Roy Helu injured his toe in Week 14 and never returned. He didn't have a rush or a catch in the game. We haven't heard too much about Helu's status heading into Week 15. In typical leagues, he's a risky play but in two of the previous three weeks he did have a TD reception which makes him a candidate for deep PPR leagues.

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