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Darrius Heyward-Bey

30-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Pittsburgh Steelers

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

A foot injury cost Heyward-Bey six games in 2016 and the former first-round pick finished the year with the second-lowest receiving total of his career. With Martavis Bryant back in the fold following...

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

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

September 12, 2017  –  Darrius Heyward-Bey News

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Heyward-Bey was not targeted in Sunday's win over the Browns.

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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 29 PIT 10 6 114 2 19 19.0 6.0 2 1 0 0 0 1 60 60.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 30 PIT 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 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
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
2016 29 PIT 10 3.5 4.1 3.8 1 11 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
2017 30 PIT 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Darrius Heyward-Bey – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

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Offensive Snaps in 2017

Darrius Heyward-Bey was on the field for 3 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Darrius Heyward-Bey was on the field for 36 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 401 173
2016 233 114
2017 3 36
Darrius Heyward-Bey 2017 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 @Cle 1 17 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
2 Min 2 19 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
3 @Chi
4 @Bal
5 Jax
6 @KC
7 Cin
8 @Det
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Ind
11 Ten
12 GB
13 @Cin
14 Bal
15 NE
16 @Hou
17 Cle

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"
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Weight:   210 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.25 sec
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Shuttle Time:   4.18 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.80 sec
GOOD
Arm Length
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Hand Length
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Vertical Jump:   39 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   126 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   16 reps
GOOD
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Darrius Heyward-Bey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Heyward-Bey had one catch for four yards in Pittsburgh's 19-15 preseason loss to Indianapolis.

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Heyward-Bey (illness) failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 36-17 AFC championship game loss to the Patriots.

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Heyward-Bey (illness) practiced fully Thursday.

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Heyward-Bey (illness) missed practice Wednesday.

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Heyward-Bey caught one pass for 46 yards in Pittsburgh's 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

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Heyward-Bey (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

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Heyward-Bey (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

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Heyward-Bey (foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

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Head coach Mike Tomlin expressed hope Tuesday that Heyward-Bey (foot) returns to action Sunday versus the Ravens, Bob Labriola of the Steelers' official site reports. "He was running full speed in a straight line last week, and we're going to do some unanticipated directional changes this week and check his football readiness," Tomlin said.

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2017

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2016

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, $3.8 million extension. DHB provides receiver depth, and will compete with second-year wideout Sammie Coates and 2016 seventh-round pick Demarcus Ayers for a spot behind Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton. That said, there are only so many balls to go around, and when you consider the offense also features Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams and Ladarius Green, Heyward-Bey's fantasy value is limited.

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.