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Darrius Heyward-Bey

29-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Pittsburgh Steelers

2015 Receiving Stats

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21

Yds

314

TD

2

Avg

15.0

Tar

39

2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

When one door closes another opens, so it came as no surprise that the same week Martavis Bryant received a season-long drug-related suspension, the Steelers re-signed Heyward-Bey to a three-year, $3....

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2016 ADP:  239.44

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Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 2/26/1987  College: Maryland  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Darrius Heyward-Bey Contract Information:

Re-signed with the Steelers on a three-year, $3.8 million contract in March of 2016.

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Darrius Heyward-Bey NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 22 11 9 124 1 40 13.8 3.1 2 0 - - - 2 19 9.5 0 - - - - - -
2010 23 Oak 15 26 366 1 65 14.1 5.6 5 1 1 0 0 4 48 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 24 Oak 15 64 975 4 115 15.2 8.5 15 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 25 Oak 15 41 606 5 80 14.8 7.6 8 4 0 0 0 2 16 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Ind 16 29 309 1 64 10.7 4.8 2 0 0 0 0 3 26 8.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Pit 16 3 33 0 5 11.0 6.6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2015 28 Pit 16 21 314 2 39 15.0 8.1 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Proj 29 PIT Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Darrius Heyward-Bey

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Darrius Heyward-Bey Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2009 22 11 1.8 2.7 2.3 1 11 2 2 2 0 2 1 1 0
2010 23 Oak 15 3.2 4.9 4.0 2 24 7 5 5 0 3 1 0 0
2011 24 Oak 15 8.1 12.4 10.2 4 65 9 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Oak 15 6.1 8.9 7.5 3 40 10 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
2013 26 Ind 16 2.5 4.3 3.4 2 19 10 5 0 0 2 0 0 0
2014 27 Pit 16 0.2 0.4 0.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 28 Pit 16 2.7 4.0 3.4 1 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Darrius Heyward-Bey – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

401

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Darrius Heyward-Bey was on the field for 401 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

173

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Darrius Heyward-Bey was on the field for 173 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 557 14
2014 123 175
2015 401 173
Darrius Heyward-Bey 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @NE 43 8 4 58 0 7 14.5 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 SF 46 5 4 77 1 5 19.3 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @StL 43 6 3 19 0 3 6.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bal 51 4 4 31 1 5 7.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 @SD 38 6 2 24 0 6 12.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 Ari 15 11 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @KC 21 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Cin 17 13 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Oak 22 18 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Cle 13 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Sea 8 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Ind 12 15 1 21 0 2 21.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Cin 17 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Den 15 18 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Bal 10 13 1 10 0 1 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Cle 30 8 2 74 0 5 37.0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Cin 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 2 64 0 2 32.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Darrius Heyward-Bey  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   210 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.25 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.18 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.80 sec
GOOD
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   39 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   125 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   16 reps
GOOD
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Darrius Heyward-Bey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

After failing to record a catch last week against Cincinnati, Heyward-Bey had two receptions for 64 yards against Denver on Sunday.

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Heyward-Bey caught 2-of-5 targets for 74 yards in Pittsburgh’s win over Cleveland on Sunday.

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Heyward-Bey failed to catch either of the two passes thrown his way in the Steelers’ 16-10 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.

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Heyward-Bey failed to catch his only target in Pittsburgh’s 25-13 win over Arizona on Sunday.

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Heyward-Bey had two catches for 24 yards in the Steelers’ 24-20 win over the Chargers on Monday.

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Heyward-Bey caught four passes for 31 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Thursday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Ravens.

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Heyward-Bey caught all three passes thrown to him for 19 yards in Pittsburgh’s 12-6 win over St. Louis Sunday.

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Heyward-Bey caught four of five targets for 71 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the 49ers.

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Heyward-Bey caught four passes for 58 yards in the Steelers’ 28-21 loss to New England on Thursday.

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Heyward-Bey, who didn't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Panthers, is expected to fill in as the No. 3 wide receiver while Martavis Bryant serves a four-game suspension to start the season, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Heyward-Bey won't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.

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2015

Despite catching just three passes for 33 yards in 2014, the Steelers opted to re-sign Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract this offseason. Already behind Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton on the depth chart, he’ll now face additional competition for playing time from 2015 third-round draft Sammie Coates. Heyward-Bey still possesses great speed, but assuming he makes the 53-man roster, he’ll likely see most of his playing time on special teams.

2014

On paper, Heyward-Bey should be a dominant no. 1 receiver, as he combines good size (6-2, 220) with 4.3 speed. In reality, his lackadaisical route-running and clumsy hands have caused both the Raiders and Colts to part ways with him. Barring a newfound focus on learning his craft, he isn't likely to make much impact with the Steelers.

2013

After a 2011 breakout during which he managed 8.5 YPT and 975 yards, Heyward-Bey battled injuries and subpar quarterback play last season. At press time, he's healthy however, and the quarterback problems should be solved with a move to Indianapolis where he'll be paired with rising star Andrew Luck. At 6-2, 210 and with blazing speed, Heyward-Bey has all the measurables to be a star receiver. He's not a great route runner, however, and he's not particularly quick when changing directions. There's also some question as to whether he'll start over T.Y. Hilton, but both should be on the field often, and there should be a lot to go around in the Colts passing offense this year.

2012

The late Al Davis took his share of grief for taking Heyward-Bey over can’t-miss prospect Michael Crabtree three years ago, perhaps unfairly. Heyward-Bey averaged a respectable 15.2 YPC and 8.5 YPT (16th) while leading the Raiders with 115 looks. Known for his blazing speed and suspect hands, he dropped just six passes all season and brought in three plays of 40-plus yards. At 6-2, 210, Heyward-Bey has good size for an elite speed receiver, but was rarely used in the red zone (nine targets). Heading into 2012, he has a good chance to be Carson Palmer’s No. 1 target, but Denarius Moore and, to a lesser extent, Jacoby Ford are also in the mix. Still, in Year 4 and with a serviceable quarterback in place, there’s room for more growth here. Incidentally, Heyward-Bey was charged with misdemeanor drunken driving this spring, but is contesting the charges. It’s likely he’ll be faced with a fine at worst, given his clean track record, but it’s something to monitor.

2011

It could be worse – at least Michael Crabtree hasn't panned out yet, either. Heyward-Bey made strides last year, so to speak, but only in relation to his awful rookie year. While he averaged 14.1 yards per catch, he caught just 41 percent of his targets, for an abysmal 5.6 YPT average. And while the quarterbacking in Oakland was hardly stellar, the Jason Campbell/Bruce Gradkowski combination wasn't an embarrassment, either. At this point, we list him because of his game-breaking speed, early first-round pedigree and solid size (6-2, 210). That will buy him more chances. But Louis Murphy, Jacoby Ford and Chaz Schilens are better than Heyward-Bey at this point and could easily surpass him on the depth chart by the time the season opens.

2010

Sometimes a pick everyone else thinks is a reach turns out to be a stroke of genius — like when the Houston Texans took Mario Williams No. 1 over Reggie Bush. That doesn’t seem to be the case here. The Raiders passed on Michael Crabtree — who did more in his first two games despite missing all of training camp and six weeks of the season — than Heyward-Bey did all year. Nonetheless, at 6-2, 210 and with blazing speed and plus athleticism, Heyward-Bey has the physical tools to be a star. The problem was his inconsistent focus, bad hands and poor route running. But the upgrade from JaMarcus Russell to Jason Campbell, a year of experience and renewed dedication to his craft — he put on 10 pounds of muscle this offseason and showed improved hands during spring minicamp after having worked on his game over the winter — provide a glimmer of hope.

2009

The Raiders surprised many when they filled their need at receiver by taking Heyward-Bay over the more highly regarded Michael Crabtree. Apparently, the Raiders preferred the faster man, and Heyward-Bey’s 4.3 40 at the combine had them sold. At 6-2, 210, Heyward-Bey pairs plus size and long arms with downfield explosiveness, good leaping ability and solid ball-tracking skills. He doesn’t have the most reliable hands, and his route running still needs work. In short, he has all the physical tools, but lacks Crabtree’s polish and feel for the game at this stage. Given the Raiders’ dearth of receiving depth, Heyward-Bey has an excellent chance to start right away and even become JaMarcus Russell’s top target. With Russell’s off-the-charts arm strength, there’s little doubt Oakland intends to exploit Heyward-Bey’s downfield skills, but both players are raw and will likely need time to click.