Casey Hayward
Casey Hayward
31-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Los Angeles Chargers
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 three-year, $33.25 million contract with the Chargers in March of 2018.
Leads team in tackles
CBLos Angeles Chargers
September 15, 2020
Hayward recorded a career-high 12 tackles to go with two passes defensed in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
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Coming into Sunday's game, Hayward's previous career-high mark in tackles (eight) came all the way back in his first season with the Chargers. A bevy of short throws and hand-offs by Joe Burrow in his first career start allowed for Hayward to play closer to the line of scrimmage than he typically does, and he capitalized on it with an influx of tackles. The unique scenario will surely look like an outlier, particularly next week against a dangerous Chiefs offense.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Los Angeles ChargersChargers 2020 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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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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Career low in tackles
CBLos Angeles Chargers
January 4, 2020
Hayward piled together 32 tackles, eight passes defended and two interceptions over the course of 16 games this season.
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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.
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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
Back
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
Back
September 25, 2019
Hayward did not practice Wednesday because of a back injury.
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