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I've been waiting all season for Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan to finally make Roy Helu his starting running back and it looks like that has finally happened.
The rookie out of Nebraska has all the tools you would want in an NFL back. He's strong, fast, has great hands and size, and runs with power. Well, now he's getting his chance to prove that he belongs.
Helu rushed 23 times for 108 yards and a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12, and added seven catches for 54 more yards. He certainly has the talent to post that kind of stat line on a weekly basis.
Now that Shanahan has decided to go with Helu as the team's primary ball-carrier, you need to grab him and put him into your starting lineup immediately. With the Redskins struggling with an awful quarterback situation, don't be surprised if Helu sees 30 touches a week.
That will mean very good things for your fantasy team.