Evan Royster Fantasy News

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 5:53pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

The Redskins will place third-year running back Evan Royster on season-ending injured reserve with a high ankle sprain, Coach Mike Shanahan said on Monday.

Royster, a sixth-round pick out of Penn State in 2011, suffered the injury on a second-quarter reception. Royster had played primarily on special teams this season, and the catch on Sunday marked his first of the season.

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Monday, September 9, 2013, 6:19pm

Redskins Inactives
Rex Grossman QB
Jose Gumbs DB
Josh LeRibeus G
Brandon Meriweather FS
Chris Neild NT
Evan Royster RB
Pat White QB

Monday, August 26, 2013, 12:32pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

According to the Washington Post, the Redskins will have some tough decisions to make as far as RB cuts go:

Keiland Williams seems to have overtaken Evan Royster, having gotten more opportunities and tasting success, as well. Rookies Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison haven’t done a lot. Thompson has two fumbles, but could help himself with special teams play – mainly returns. Not sure you can justify keeping four running backs, though.

Fantasy Impact:

Alfred Morris is the starter while Roy Helu is the third-down back and RB2.

Sunday, August 11, 2013, 1:15pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

As he came away from the Redskins’ preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, Coach Mike Shanahan expressed encouragement over the performances of running backs Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster.

Each back averaged an effective 4.4 yards per carry against Tennessee. Helu, who got the start, gained 57 yards on 13 carries, while Royster rushed for 62 yards on 14 carries.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story points out, each has a different style. While starter Alfred Morris is a bruising runner, Helu excels because of his speed and big-play ability. His receiving skills also make him an effective third-down back. Royster, meanwhile, is a smoother runner, has good field vision and picks up yards in chunks. With backs like Keiland Williams and rookies Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison also on the roster the Skins are deep. Helu's third down ability perhaps gives him an advantage which could make Royster expendable. In terms of a Morris handcuff, it's something worth watching.

Roy Helu first to back up Alfred Morris
Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:58pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

The running backs vying for time behind Redskins RB Alfred Morris saw time in this order: Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Keiland Williams, Tristan Davis, Chris Thompson, Jawan Jamison. Morris is the unquestioned starter, and the rest are all battling for that backup/third-down back role.

Fantasy Impact:

If healthy, Helu would make a fine third-down RB. He caught 49 passes back in 2011.

Alfred Morris gets third down snaps
Monday, November 19, 2012, 10:47am

Washington Times - [Full Article]

Rookie Alfred Morris was promoted to third-down back in Sunday’s 31-6 win over Philadelphia. Coach Mike Shanahan replaced second-year running back Evan Royster with Morris, and Morris played nine of the Redskins’ 11 third downs.

“He told me he was going to give me an opportunity to do it, and I really am thankful because he’s trying to help me become a complete back,” Morris said. “I thank coach for believing in me.”

Morris did a variety of things on third downs. He picked up a pass rush only one time. His cut block against LB DeMeco Ryans that helped open a lane for quarterback Robert Griffin III to hit receiver Joshua Morgan on a slant for 6 yards on third-and-7 in the second quarter.

Fantasy Impact:

He had just one catch, but look for that number to increase going forward. He had only five catches and nine targets all season as Royster saw a bunch of third down action prior to Week 11.

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