Breaking down Helu's production

Breaking down Helu's production
December 1, 2011, 5:29 pm
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Roy Helu has experienced a physical roller-coaster during his rookie year with the Redskins. The coaching staff made the decision to ease along the running back, giving him a taste of playing time early (Week 1), throttling back when a teammate got the hot hand and, most recently, giving him a heavy load against Seattle.A look at Helus game-by-game playing time, carries and receptions:Team Snaps Carries ReceptionsNY Giants 2-65 1-2 NoneArizona26-82 10-74 3-38At Dallas 26-62 5-15 2-17At St. Louis 9-67 8-35 NonePhiladelphia 26-58 2-6 2-11At Carolina 33-67 1-(minus 1) 2-6Vs. Buffalo 34-56 None 3-20San Francisco 64-67 10-41 14-105At Miami 31-54 6-41 3-13Dallas 38-71 8-35 2-3At Seattle 69-74 23-108 7-54TotalsPlaying time: 358 of 723 (44.5 percent), but 202 of 266 (75.9 percent) the last four games.Rushes: 74 for 356 yards (4.8-yard average) and one touchdown.Catches: 38 for 267 yards 7.02-yard average).Contact OHalloran at rohalloran@comcastsportsnet.com