Casey Hayward
Casey Hayward
31-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Las Vegas Raiders
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Hayward continues to be a highly-regarded cornerback across the league, now entering his ninth season as a pro. That's unfortunately resulted in fewer targets thrown his way, as evidenced by his career-low 32 tackles in 2019. Long-time Broncos cornerback Chris Harris is expected to start in the slot, so expect a similar sort of tackle output in 2020 with Michael Davis and Brandon Facyson expected to compete for the other starting outside cornerback position. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Raiders in May of 2021.
Joining Raiders
CBLas Vegas Raiders
May 4, 2021
Hayward (hamstring) agreed to a contract with the Raiders on Tuesday, NFL reporter Josina Anderson reports.
ANALYSIS
The terms of the deal remain unclear, but the 31-year-old will join the Raiders after being released by the Chargers in mid-March. Hayward had 42 passes defensed and 11 interceptions while becaming one of the better corners in the league during his first two years with the Bolts, but he failed to maintain that level of play over the past couple seasons. However. Hayward could still provide a significant boost to the secondary in Las Vegas.
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Measurables Review
How do Casey Hayward's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
192 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.47 sec
 
Shuttle Time
3.90 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.76 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After recording 11 interceptions in his first two seasons with the Chargers, the 29-year-old found fewer targets thrown his way, ultimately finishing the 2018-19 campaign with zero picks. Credit that to Hayward's status as a premier corner in the league, a role he figures to reprise once more, but one that likely makes him a less than ideal IDP option.
Hayward earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance as well as second-team All-Pro honors after a 2017 season in which he recorded 40 tackles and four interceptions. While both those numbers are down from his breakout 2016 campaign, that's in part because teams simply didn't want to throw Hayward's way. The lack of ball-hawking opportunities makes Hayward an unappealing IDP option, but he's nevertheless developed into one of the premiere defensive backs in the league.
Hayward exploded onto the scene last season after injuries to top corners Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers forced the former Packers corner into the No. 1 role. Seven interceptions and 58 tackles later, Hayward earned his first Pro Bowl nod of his career and quickly announced his presence as one of the better cornerbacks in the league. That being said, it would be tough to expect a repeat performance from Hayward, given he had accumulated 10 takeaways combined in his four years with Green Bay.
Joining the Chargers during the offseason after a successful four-year stint with the Packers, Hayward will likely take over as the primary nickle cornerback with Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers in the fold. Hayward, who has recorded 10 total takeaways in his career, should aid a defense that grabbed just 11 interceptions in 2015.
While Hayward's 2014 tackle numbers did not jump off the page, his ability to take the ball from the other team did. He forced five turnovers on the season, intercepting three passes and recovering two fumbles -- and took one of each back for six points. Hayward's snaps were limited with him playing primarily in nickle/dime situations, but he could see more time on the field if he moves outside and grabs the open starting cornerback spot opposite Sam Shields. Hayward is the favorite to come away with the job, but he’ll have to fend off first-round pick Damarious Randall and second-year corner Demetri Goodson to ensure the spot.
Persistent hamstring issues derailed Hayward's highly-anticipated second season last year, when he played just three games. Fortunately, Hayward was able to participate in the Packers' offseason activities, putting him in good standing to return as a regularly featured cornerback this season. As a rookie in 2012, Hayward totaled 53 tackles (40 solo) and six interceptions.
Hayward gives the Packers depth at CB behind starters Tramon Williams and Sam Shields.
A second round draft pick, Hayward will provide depth at cornerback and could see some playing time if injuries occur or the Packers decide to shift Charles Woodson to safety.
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Released Saturday
CBFree Agent
Hamstring
March 13, 2021
Hayward (hamstring) was released by the Chargers on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Ending season on injured reserve
CBLos Angeles Chargers
Hamstring
January 1, 2021
Hayward (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
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Exits with hamstring injury
CBLos Angeles Chargers
Hamstring
December 27, 2020
Hayward was forced out of Sunday's game against the Broncos with a hamstring injury.
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Good to face New England
CBLos Angeles Chargers
December 6, 2020
Hayward (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
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Considered questionable
CBLos Angeles Chargers
Groin
December 5, 2020
Hayward (groin) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots.
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