30-Year-Old Defensive End – St. Louis Rams
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Hayes was thrust into the starting role in 2014 due to Chris Long's injury, and he performed decently. He picked up 42 tackles and four sacks, but with Long healthy, will be relegated to backup duty o...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 6
William Hayes Contract Information:
Re-signed with the Rams on a three-year, $10.5 million contract in March 2013.
Hayes notched nine tackles (seven solo) and three sacks in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Chris Long and Robert Quinn may have the starting positions locked down, but Hayes is a valuable backup that ensures Long and Quinn don't get worn down throughout the game. Hayes had 28 tackles, five sacks, an interception and two fumble recoveries in 2013 and should put up similar numbers this season.
Hayes will provide a rest for starters Chris Long and Robert Quinn as the backup defensive end. Hayes had quite a productive season as a backup in 2012, tallying 35 tackles and seven sacks, and if Long or Quinn goes down, may be a decent IDP.
Hayes is expected to start the year as the primary back-up behind Robert Quinn at right defensive end.
Hayes was plagued with injuries in 2010, but hopes to bounce back as a starting defensive end in 2011. He is a pass rusher with speed, and could have an impact with added size in the middle of the defensive line, possibly taking some attention and allowing him chances to get to the opposing quarterback.
Hayes had a very strong 2009 with career-highs of 82 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles. 2010 will give him plenty of opportunities to improve on those numbers, by being his first full year as the starting defensive end.
Hayes, who is considered a raw talent, recorded just one sack last year. He will be utilized as a backup at the defensive end position in 2009.
Hayes is expected to add depth to the defensive line.