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WR Darrius Heyward-Bey - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-2, 210Born: 2-26-1987College: MarylandDrafted: Round 1, pick 7

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Summary

Fantasy owners need to note that veteran Darrius Heyward-Bey may be more involved in the Steelers high-powered passing game with Martavis Bryant suspended for the entire 2016 season. Like Bryant, Heyward-Bey is big, fast and capable of taking the top off the defense. Known for dropping too many passes, Heyward-Bey actually wasn't credited with any drops in 2015. He ran 235 routes, was targeted 38 times, hauled in 21 catches for 314 yards and two touchdowns last season. He may end up doubling those numbers this year as the Steelers look for targets to take the place of Bryant. Even with increased numbers, we can't see Heyward-Bey as anything more than a WR5 for fantasy purposes. (May 18)

Stats and Projections

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2013 IND 16 3 26 0 64 29 309 1
2014 PIT 16 0 0 0 5 3 33 0 1
2015 PIT 16 0 0 0 39 21 314 2
2016 PROJ-Dodds 15 1 * * 19 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 16 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 35 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 276
WR: 96
Overall-PPR: 245
WR-PPR: 86

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Latest News

Steelers | Antonio Brown torches rookie (Thu May 26, 09:42 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown beat CB Artie Burns for a pair of touchdowns in the first day of OTAs Thursday, May 26, and WR Darrius Heyward-Bey said he believes a 2,000-yard season is possible for Brown.

Our View: Well, it doesn't really mean anything, especially when it's arguably the best receiver in the game beating a rookie. That said, we were unimpressed with the selection of Burns when it happened and this doesn't fill us with unicorns, rainbows and optimism. Brown is, of course, a WR1. We'll see if everyone is when they line up against Burns.
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2016 Schedule

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