Darrius Heyward-Bey is still in the NFL. That in and of itself is amazing -- he's outlasted several of the receivers taken after him in the 2009 NFL Draft, but he's done it with his special-teams skills, not his offensive contributions. Last season he played 246 snaps on special teams and 100 on offense. If you're counting on DHB, you're not playing Fantasy Football the right way. Consult our materials for more help.
Heyward-Bey was not targeted, but ran once for a 29-yard touchdown in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Browns, finishing the 2017 season with two catches (on three targets) for 47 yards. He also ran two times for 32 yards and the one touchdown playing in all 16 games. The two receptions were the fewest in a season during DHB's nine-year career, and only the second time in his career without a touchdown reception, while the rushing touchdown was his second in two seasons. Although he is under contract until 2019, Heyward-Bey is only guaranteed $400,000, so his future with the Steelers may be in question.
Heyward-Bey returned to Sunday's game against the Colts after injuring his foot, Burt Lauten of the Steelers' official site reports. Heyward-Bey was only out for a series before he was deemed healthy enough to get into the game. He'll return to his role as a depth receiver with special teams upside.
Heyward-Bey injured his left foot Sunday against the Colts and is questionable to return, Burt Lauten of the Steelers' official site reports. Heyward-Bey plays a bulk of his snaps on special teams, so fantasy owners likely won't notice his absence. However, with Justin Hunter also inactive Sunday, the Steelers are down to just four healthy wideouts.
Heyward-Bey caught his only target for 44 yards during Sunday's 29-14 victory over the Bengals. The pass, thrown by Robert Golden on a fake punt, was Heyward-Bey's first target of the year so, unless Golden takes over at quarterback for Ben Roethlisberger, there is no reason to consider adding Heyward-Bey to your fantasy roster.
Heyward-Bey ran once for three yards in Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over Baltimore on Sunday. The veteran receiver still has no receiving targets through four games this season and serves almost exclusively as a special-teams player. If he's on your roster, feel free to cut him loose.
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|13||12/02||Los Angeles Chargers||7||17.00|
|15||12/16||New England Patriots||27||22.58|
|16||12/23||@New Orleans Saints||20||20.00|
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