26-Year-Old Defensive End – Pittsburgh Steelers
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Son of Ironhead took the next step in his development last season, making a big impact behind the line of scrimmage with career highs in tackles for loss (11) and sacks (7.5). Heyward is among the mor...
Cameron Heyward Contract Information:
Signed by the Steelers in July of 2015 to six-year deal worth $59.25 million.
Heyward totaled 54 tackles (39 solo), including a team leading seven sacks in 2015.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The 2011 first-rounder is coming off his best season as a pro and is considered a cornerstone of the Steelers' defensive line, agreeing to remain with the team through the 2020 season. Heyward recorded career-highs in sacks (7.5) and tackles for loss (11) in 2014. He will average $9.86 million per year over the course of the contract, making him the 11th highest paid defensive end in the league.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Heyward has not missed a game since being selected with the 31st overall pick in the 2011 draft and his production continues to trend in the right direction. He led the Steelers' defensive lineman in virtually every IDP statistical category last season, accumulating 59 tackles, five sacks and seven passes defensed. The team already exercied the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, so Heyward should continue to be an every-down lineman with room to grow statistically.
Heyward has been a disappointment since being selected in round one of the 2011 draft. He'll return to back-up Brett Keisel this season.
Cameron is a powerful defensive lineman that is a perfect fit for Pittsburgh's 3-4 scheme. The Steelers have the luxury of taking their time and allowing him to learn behind Brett "the Diesel" Keisel.