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Washington or Helu (WHIR)

Postby toobitter » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:09 pm

10 team non-ppr

with daniel thomas ruled out for sunday, i need to fill my flex slot.
i already know that i would choose nate washington over roy helu, but i want to see if anybody thinks otherwise.

not really any better options.

other backs are bradshaw and demarco with colston and maclin at wides.
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Re: Washington or Helu (WHIR)

Postby Pl3onner » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:57 pm

Yeah I suppose you should start Washington, although I don't love em. Helu could have a breakout game but he's yet to prove that he can.

Thanks for your help
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Re: Washington or Helu (WHIR)

Postby teezy33 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:59 pm

Nate is probably the 'safer' play this week and he's got a great match up, but I could envision a few scenarios in which Helu has a solid game:

A. Torain suffers an injury during the game and Helu gets all the carries
B. The Skins fall behind early and need to pass. In this scenario, Helu will be on the field for more snaps
C. Torain comes out and sucks against one of the league's worst run D's and Shanny gives carries to Helu
D. Helu simply makes the most of limited touches and a fantastic match up with a ridiculous yards per touch average.

While all of these seem unlikely, they aren't necessarily impossible. Add onto that the rumors that TEN is going to give Chris Johnson a heavy work load this week to get him back on track, and the fact that Nate hasn't looked crisp in the #1 WR role, and you could make an intriguing case for Helu, but he is super risky. If you can afford the risk, then I think it's worth a shot, but if not then Nate seems to be a safer play ––– you just have to hope he finds the end zone for you, and his chances are good given the targets he's going to get in a softer match up than last week.
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Re: Washington or Helu (WHIR)

Postby GreenBowlPackers » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:01 pm

Nate all the way. Helu's touches last week were because of all the passing the Skins needed to do. Torain will be the ground guy, Helu the 3rd down back. Washington is a prime candidate to have 100 yds and a score against a weak defense.. no contest for me.

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Re: Washington or Helu (WHIR)

Postby toobitter » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:10 pm

so here's another thing to think about.

the other guy is starting torain in his flex slot.
do i consider helu based on that?
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Re: Washington or Helu (WHIR)

Postby drhanl » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:13 pm

who the other guy starts should have no bearing on who you start.

Nate is clearly the better option. Don't out think yourself.

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Re: Washington or Helu (WHIR)

Postby rubiks » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:24 pm

Definitely Nate
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