Casey Hayward
Casey Hayward
30-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Los Angeles Chargers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $33.25 million contract with the Chargers in March of 2018.
Interception on Sunday
CBLos Angeles Chargers
October 28, 2019
Hayward recorded two tackles, three passes defensed and an interception across 79 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bears.
Hayward snagged his second interception of the season after a 2018 campaign in which he did not record any. The veteran has played in 98 percent of the team's defensive snaps this year. He will now shift his focus to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' high-powered offense when Green Bay comes to town Sunday.
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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.
5' 11"
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
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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Active versus Miami
CBLos Angeles Chargers
September 29, 2019
Hayward (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
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Questionable vs. Miami
CBLos Angeles Chargers
September 27, 2019
Hayward (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
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Managing back injury
CBLos Angeles Chargers
September 25, 2019
Hayward did not practice Wednesday because of a back injury.
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Gets first INT since 2017
CBLos Angeles Chargers
September 16, 2019
Hayward picked up three tackles (one solo) and an interception in the 13-10 loss Sunday to the Lions.
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Unable to replicate 2017 season
CBLos Angeles Chargers
January 15, 2019
Hayward finished the 2018 campaign with 46 tackles (41 solo) and eight pass deflections across 16 games.
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