Normally trusted as a receiver out of the backfield when his team is trailing,
Alfred Morris wasn't stealing any of Helu's touches, though. The starting running back finished with just 12 carries for 31 yards.
The Redskins visit the Falcons in Week 15.
Judging by the numbers, the
But most of the damage was isolated to two games -- Week 3 at Philadelphia and Week 9 at Buffalo -- so don't get any ideas about
Coach Mike Shanahan has made it clear that Helu is his preferred backfield option in obvious passing situations, so if the Redskins fall behind big, the backup could catch enough passes to make a relevant contribution in points-per-reception leagues. But he most likely won't be in a situation where he's helping the Redskins run out the clock, and he most likely won't find much running room even if he is.
Helu plays the Chiefs in Week 14.
Helu broke for a 12-yard run on his second handoff of the game in the first quarter. It was his longest run of the night. He finished the game with seven carries for 26 yards (3.7 yards per carry) and one catch for a gain of 7 yards in a 27-6 defeat.
Helu has not rushed for more than 39 yards since his three-touchdown performance in Week 7. He'll look to get back on track and re-emerge as a goal-line threat in Week 13 at home against the Giants.
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