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Darrius Heyward-Bey

27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Pittsburgh Steelers

2013 Receiving Stats

Rec

29

Yds

309

TD

1

Avg

10.7

Tar

64

2013 Receiving Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 prob...

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2013 ADP:  141

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  5

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 219   DOB: 2/26/1987  College: Maryland  Show ContractHide Contract

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Darrius Heyward-Bey Contract Information:

Signed by the Steelers in April of 2014.

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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
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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
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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

557

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Darrius Heyward-Bey was on the field for 557 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

14

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Darrius Heyward-Bey was on the field for 14 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 806 0
2013 557 14

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Darrius Heyward-Bey 2013 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 Ten 34 0 3 33 0 4 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Cin
3 Chi 58 0 5 59 0 5 11.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Min 64 0 3 33 0 6 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 @NYJ
7 Bal 63 0 4 44 1 7 11.0 1 0 1 30 30.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Oak
9 @NE 38 0 1 11 0 6 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
10 Buf 47 0 3 30 0 6 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
11 Det
12 @Cle 49 0 3 22 0 6 7.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
13 @Bal
14 Mia 23 0 2 23 0 3 11.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Cin 13 6 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
16 @GB 9 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
17 Cle 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 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:   219 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:   126 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   16 reps
GOOD
Pittsburgh Steelers Team Injury Report
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Darrius Heyward-Bey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Heyward-Bey is slated to visit the Steelers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Heyward-Bey, who recorded 29 catches for 309 yards and one touchdown this past season, is unlikely to return to the Colts, the Indianapolis Star reports.

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Heyward-Bey (hamstring) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Patriots, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.

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Heyward-Bey (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

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Heyward-Bey (hamstring) didn't take part in practice Wednesday.

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Heyward suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's win versus the Chiefs, which will hold him out for about a week, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.

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Entering Wild Card weekend with the hamstring issue, Heyward aggravated the concern and is all but certain to sit out Saturday at New England due to Monday's signing of Deion Branch. Expect clarification on his status at some point during the week.
Heyward-Bey left Saturday's game with a hamstring injury and is doubtful to return, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports.

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Heyward-Bey was listed as probable with a hamstring injury entering the contest, and he likely aggravated the pre-existing issue. He wasn't targeted prior to leaving the contest, as he seems to have fallen behind T.Y. Hilton, Da'Rick Rogers, Griff Whalen, and LaVon Brazill.
Heyward-Bey (hamstring) is active for Saturday's game against the Chiefs, Craig Kelley of Colts.com reports.

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2013

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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.