Redskins RB Roy Helu dealing with Achilles tendinitis
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Redskins RB Roy Helu dealing with Achilles tendinitis

Things just got a little bit tougher for Roy Helu @royhelujr29 in his task to prove to Redskins coaches that he deserves to be their starting running back. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Helu has some Achilles tendinitis. He sat out the day's practice, and there is no set timetable for his return.
"Hopefully it's not too serious so we can get him back to normal," Shanahan told

Fantasy Analysis:

Helu remains behind Evan Royster @Evan_Royster on the depth chart. And he's probably not a strong bet to play at Chicago on Aug. 18. I still like Helu and think he'll claim the starting job at some point, but this doesn't help dispel the reported concerns that coaches have about Helu's durability. And right now, according to FFToolbox's ADP chart, Royster is being selected about 100 picks after Helu. That's some very strong value, even for a running back who is going to have to deal with Shanahan's own brand of musical chairs.

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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