Darrius Heyward-Bey | WR | Indianapolis Colts
Posted: 11/4/2013 12:56pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (head) was being evaluated for a concussion after the team's Week 9 game, but head coach Chuck Pagano said Heyward-Bey was cleared.
Huddle Up: He didn't do too much in the game while healthy, though he did draw a pass interference call. He should be the second starter for the foreseeable future, so a few nice games are in store. But don't expect much from him on a weekly basis.
Posted: 10/28/2013 11:54pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is expected to step up and produce, as he is technically the team's No. 1 wide receiver following the season-ending injury to WR Reggie Wayne (knee).
Huddle Up: Any way you slice it, there's suddenly a lot of pressure on DHB, who has 18 catches on 35 targets for 190 yards and a TD this season. His best game has been a 5-catch, 59-yard effort against the 49ers in Week 3, and that's going to be the minimum expected of the wideout if he's truly going to step up as Andrew Luck's No. 1 WR.
Posted: 9/16/2013 5:22pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (shoulder) is expected to practice Wednesday, Sept. 18, or Thursday, Sept. 19. He underwent an MRI on his injured shoulder, but it did not show any problems.
Huddle Up: There isn't much fantasy value here, but having him on the field takes pressure off Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton.
Posted: 9/15/2013 8:50pm et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Sunday, Sept. 15, that WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (shoulder) went down hard on his shoulder in the Week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins, forcing him from the game. Heyward-Bey is scheduled for an MRI.
Huddle Up: Hopefully the injury isn'g serious for DHB, but this is good for T.Y. Hilton, who had a big game against the Dolphins. Granted, Hilton didn't do much in the second half after Heyward-Bey left the game, but more playing time means more opportunities to score fantasy points for the explosive Hilton.
Posted: 8/28/2013 12:32pm et
The Indianapolis Colts have kept WR Darrius Heyward-Bey as a starter over speedy WR T.Y. Hilton, and the teams cites Heyward-Bey's blocking skills in the run game as a major factor.
Huddle Up: With Pep Hamilton calling the shots, Indy may not run as many three-receiver sets as they did last year under Bruce Arians. And if Hilton isn't a starter, he may not see the field as much as would be necessary to live up to his current fantasy ADP.
Posted: 8/5/2013 3:53pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (knee) will miss time because of a sprained medial collateral ligament.
Huddle Up: This pretty much seals the deal for T.Y. Hilton to be the No. 2 receiver for Andrew Luck and the Colts. Hilton was going to be an integral part of the offense regardless, but more snaps mean more opportunities to score fantasy points for Hilton.
Posted: 8/5/2013 10:17am et
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was diagnosed with a sprained left knee Sunday, August 4, and it's unclear how much time he might miss. The injury occurred during the afternoon session at Indianapolis' training camp. Heyward-Bey was then taken to the training tent at Anderson University and watched the rest of practice with the knee wrapped in ice.
Huddle Up: Heyward-Bey had been working as the starter opposite Reggie Wayne; if he's out for any significant length of time, it opens the door for TY Hilton to see more of the field.
Posted: 7/31/2013 2:39pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is battling WR Darrius Heyward-Bey for the No. 2 receiver spot in training camp. Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has used Hilton all over the field, lining up outside on the left and right, and also in the slot. Hilton is also expected to serve as the team's primary punt returner.
Huddle Up: This is a great camp battle, but it might give you heartburn if you already own T.Y. Hilton. It looks like the Colts will be utilizing him plenty regardless if he is the "No. 2" receiver, but Heyward-Bey could steal snaps if he wins the job.
Posted: 6/16/2013 6:33pm et
The Indianapolis Colts believe WR Darrius Heyward-Bey could be an explosive playmaker this season that could get behind the defense. Heyward-Bey is expected to receive more opportunities than he received when he was with the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: After a career season in 2011 (64-975-4), DHB's numbers slipped to 41-606-5 this past season, but playing with one of the game's top young QBs in Andrew Luck and having talented WRs Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton to help divert defensive attention should net a statistical uptick for Heyward-Bey.
Posted: 5/29/2013 5:36pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey did not participate in practice Wednesday, May 29, because of a sore hamstring. The injury is believed to be minor.
Huddle Up: Hamstring injuries can linger, but it's far too early to get worked up over DHB missing a workout or two. If he's still on the sidelines in August, then you can nudge him from the fringe to off your fantasy radar.
Posted: 4/2/2013 1:26am et
The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Monday, April 1. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Donnie Avery and T.Y. Hilton fared well as Andrew Luck's speed receivers last season, and that's the role DHB is likely to fill in Indy. However, with a new OC and more of a West Coast philosophy, there may not be as many deep balls this time around.
Posted: 4/1/2013 12:24am et
The Minnesota Vikings could look to sign free-agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders) to a low-cost contract.
Huddle Up: DHB, coming off a 41-606-5 season, would be the latest addition to a Minnesota WR corps that has been in upheaval with Percy Harvin and Michael Jenkins leaving and Greg Jennings jumping aboard.
Posted: 3/27/2013 5:41pm et
The Detroit Lions met with free-agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Wednesday, Mar. 27. Heyward-Bey said it was a great visit, but left without a contract.
Huddle Up: DHB has shown signs of being more than just a speedy bust of a first-round pick, and the pass-happy Lions might have been a good fit. Apparently Heyward-Bey wants to look around a bit more.
Posted: 3/26/2013 12:57pm et
Free-agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders) will visit with the Detroit Lions Wednesday, March 27.
Huddle Up: DHB, who posted a 41-606-5 season last year in Oakland, also visited the Colts on Monday as he tries to hook on as a No. 3 or 4 receiver.
Posted: 3/12/2013 11:31pm et
The Oakland Raiders released WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, CB Michael Huff and DE Dave Tollefson Tuesday, March 12.
Huddle Up: Heyward-Bey is now Wayward-Bey as the Silver & Black waived the No. 7 overall pick in 2009 draft after 4 underwhelming seasons. He caught a career-high 5 TD passes in 2012, but his best season came in 2011 when he posted 64-975-4.
Posted: 2/6/2013 2:54pm et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, due $7.7 million in 2013, is likely to be a salary cap casualty in the offseason.
Huddle Up: The Raiders are flush with young, speedy talent at the receiver position, making DHB expendable. Moreover, with Carson Palmer potentially a cap casualty as well and Terrelle Pryor in the mix to start, receivers may be less important in an offense centered around Darren McFadden and the ground game.
Posted: 1/3/2013 10:52pm et
The Oakland Raiders may consider releasing WR Darrius Heyward-Bey this offseason to gain some salary cap space. Heyward-Bey is scheduled to make $7.72 million next season.
Huddle Up: The emergence of Rod Streater and Denarius Moore and the promise of Juron Criner likely will make DHB expendable.