After failing to record a catch last week against Cincinnati, Darrius Heyward-Bey had two receptions for 64 yards against Denver on Sunday.
Heyward-Bey, who is an unrestricted free agent, finished the regular season catching 21 of 39 targets for 314 yards and two touchdowns. Like Antonio Brown, DHB provides Pittsburgh with another veteran presence at receiver, which can come in handy when playing alongside Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton. But that's where the comparisons end, with Brown having more catches, receiving yards and touchdowns in his last two seasons than Heyward-Bey has in his seven-year career. Still, he could be brought back next season to give the Pittsburgh Steelers depth.
Darrius Heyward-Bey failed to catch either of the two passes thrown his way in the Pittsburgh Steelers ' 16-10 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.
DHB has now gone three straight games without a reception and just three targets. Even with Ben Roethlisberger (knee) back under center, Heyward-Bey is not worth a spot on fantasy rosters.
Darrius Heyward-Bey failed to catch his only target in Pittsburgh's 25-13 win over Arizona on Sunday.
We expected DHB's production to take a hit with the return of Martavis Bryant. Now, with uncertainty at the Pittsburgh Steelers ' quarterback position, he becomes an even riskier fantasy play.
Darrius Heyward-Bey had two catches for 24 yards in the Pittsburgh Steelers ' 24-20 win over the Chargers on Monday.
DHB tied Antonio Brown with a team-high six targets, but didn't have a reception until Pittsburgh's final drive, which culminated with Le'Veon Bell's game winning 1-yard touchdown run as time expired. His fantasy value likely takes a hit when Martavis Bryant returns to action.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey caught four passes for 31 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Thursday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Ravens.
Heyward-Bey was more productive than Markus Wheaton in the absence of Martavis Bryant, who is set to return from a four-game suspension for Week 5 against the Chargers. Bryant was expected to open the season as the No. 3 wide receiver, but Wheaton has probably handed his more talented teammate the No. 2 job. With Wheaton showing so poorly this season, Heyward-Bey may still be in the mix for the No. 3 role. Of course, the role will likely come with a modest volume of targets even after Ben Roethlisberger (knee) returns, as the Steelers need to feed Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and Bryant.
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