Helu rushed six times for 42 yards at Dallas on Sunday. The backup running back also caught four passes for 35 yards out of the backfield in the 31-16 loss.
Helu has a nice little niche carved out for himself as the third down back, as well as a pass-catching receiver out of the backfield. Starter Alfred Morris is a beast between the tackles, but he is not much of a threat as a receiver. Enter Helu, who has at least two catches for at least 35 yards in each of the last three games for Washington. This gives him value despite the limited touches; even then, he has received double-digit touches in each of the last two weeks as well. As a result, Helu can be a desperation flex play or bye week plug-in in deeper leagues.
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