Until Darrius Heyward-Bey finds a new team and playing time on offense (not just special teams), Fantasy bosses don't need to sweat him.
Heyward-Bey was not targeted during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati. Heyward-Bey played just 76 offensive snaps all season, finishing with one reception (on two targets) for nine yards in 14 games. He also ran once for minus-7 yards. These were all career lows for the 10-year veteran. Heyward-Bey turns 32 this offseason and is likely to receive little interest on the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
Heyward-Bey caught his lone target for nine yards during Thursday's 52-21 win over Carolina. DHB entered the contest without a catch on the season and only one reception dating back to Week 8 of 2017. Now in his 10th season in the league, Heyward-Bey is an unrestricted free agent next season.
Heyward-Bey (ankle) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Heyward-Bey missed Pittsburgh's last three games due to his ankle injury, but the team's Week 7 bye appears to have afforded him enough time to recover. He'll be expected to return to his role as a depth receiver for this week's matchup with Cleveland.
Heyward-Bey (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Heyward-Bey appears to have progressed in his recovery during the team's Week 7 bye but hasn't completely recovered from a lingering ankle issue. The depth wideout's availability for Sunday's game against the Browns will be determined by his participation in practice as the week continues.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Heyward-Bey (ankle) was a partial participant in Monday's practice, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. The Steelers won't hold their first official practice of Week 8 until Wednesday, but the team reconvened for a workout Monday coming off a Week 7 bye. The week off looks like it has done Heyward-Bey some good, as he was unable to practice in any capacity in Week 6 before sitting out the Steelers' 28-21 win over the Bengals. He should have a good shot at being available for Sunday's game against the Browns, though Heyward-Bey's standing as the fifth or sixth man on the depth chart at receiver means he's not guaranteed to dress for the contest even if healthy.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||@New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|3||09/22||@San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|6||10/14||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|10||11/10||Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
|16||12/22||@New York Jets||32||27.38|
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|3 Year Avg||8||3||57||1||2||19.00||19|