Darrius Heyward-Bey | WR | Indianapolis Colts
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.
Posted: 11/17/2012 6:42pm et
Oakland Raiders WRs Rod Streater and Derek Hagan will likely play a lot in Week 11 if WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) is unable to go. Heyward-Bey's availablity will be a game-time decision.
Huddle Up: It doesn't look good for Heyward-Bey, who injured his hammy in Wednesday's practice and then sat out Thursday and Friday. With the Raiders having a late- afternoon kickoff, it's problematic for DHB's fantasy owners, but Streater (19-207, 2 TDs) and Hagan (17-217) are viable options with the Raiders expected to be in a shootout Sunday against the Saints.
Posted: 11/16/2012 7:01pm et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and is listed as questionable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Be very wary of having DHB available Sunday as he missed his second straight practice Friday after tweaking his hammy in Wednesday's workout. If he can't go, Rod Streater and Derek Hagan are viable fantasy options with pass-happy Carson Palmer facing a porous Saints defense.
Posted: 11/15/2012 4:00pm et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 15. He injured his hamstring during practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: Things are trending the wrong way this week for DHB, and if he is unable to go Sunday, look for more targets for Rod Streater and Derek Hagan.
Posted: 11/15/2012 1:08am et
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) was listed as limited practice Wednesday, Nov. 14, because he tweaked his hamstring during the session.
Huddle Up: The timing could hardly be worse for DHB, who is coming off his best fantasy outing of the year (5-82, TD). Monitor Raider practice reports the remainder of the week to see if the wideout is able to work through the issue.
Posted: 10/17/2012 12:20am et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) returned to the field in Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons, and was on the field for more snaps than any other receiver. However, he did not have any receptions. His contributions were limited to blocking and turning an end around into 20 yards and a first down.
Huddle Up: While Heyward-Bey has been dealing with the concussion and its after-effects of late, fellow WR Denarius Moore appears to have stepped into the role of Carson Palmer's top target. Moore looked particularly impressive this past Sunday against a strong Falcons secondary with 5 grabs for 104 yards and a TD.
Posted: 10/10/2012 11:14pm et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: Heyward-Bey suffered a concussion after a scary hit in his last game -- but that's been 3 weeks ago, and with the Raiders coming off a bye week, he should be good to go Sunday in Atlanta.
Posted: 10/8/2012 6:33pm et
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) has been cleared for contract. Heyward-Bey was very active during practice Monday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Heyward-Bey was only producing marginal numbers before the injury, but fantasy GMs will be glad to have the option of using him during the bye weeks.
Posted: 10/3/2012 10:28am et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey said he will be the same player despite taking a vicious hit in the team's Week 3 game that left him with a neck injury and concussion. "I am not going to miss a beat when I get back. I am just going to be the same guy, working hard and trying to make plays," Heyward-Bey said. The receiver should return following the team's bye week.
Huddle Up: DHB has now been removed from two NFL fields on a backboard in the past two seasons so it's difficult to believe he won't hear at least some footsteps the next time he goes across the middle. But it sounds as if he'll be back in the mix following the Raiders' bye so if you've been banking on his fantasy contributions he should be available for you in Week 6.
Posted: 10/2/2012 7:01pm et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion, neck) was bat at practice for individual drills Tuesday, Oct. 2, for the first time since taking a gruesome helmet-to-helmet hit in Week 3.
Huddle Up: With the Raiders off with a bye this week, expect Heyward-Bey to return to action in Week 6. If fully healthy, he'll vie for the team's No. 1 WR honors with Denarius Moore.
Posted: 9/29/2012 11:39pm et
The Oakland Raiders downgraded WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion, neck) from doubtful to out for the Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos, the team announced Saturday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: As fully anticipated, the Raiders will be without DHB on Sunday. Derek Hagan, who has 8 catches for 84 so far, is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.
Posted: 9/29/2012 1:05am et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion, neck) did not practice Friday, Sept. 28, and the team is listing him as doubtful for the Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Don't expect to see DHB in action this Sunday after he suffered a concussion and was taken to the hospital after a scary hit in Week 3 against the Steelers.
Posted: 9/26/2012 11:14pm et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion, neck), OT Khalif Barnes (groin), DT Richard Seymour (knee) and CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: It would be a complete shocker to see Heyward-Bey practice at all this week, let alone play Sunday, after the scary, KO hit he received this past Sunday. Don't plan on having him available until Week 6 with Oakland on a bye in Week 5.
Posted: 9/24/2012 2:49pm et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion, neck) was released from the hospital Monday, Sept. 24, after being kept overnight for observation. Heyward-Bey is expected to make a full recovery.
Huddle Up: DHB took a brutal shot on Sunday, so this news comes as a relief. The Raiders WR corps is having a rough go of it on the injury front having already lost Jacoby Ford.
Posted: 9/23/2012 10:06pm et
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (head) was carted off in the fourth quarter of the Week 3 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was down for several minutes before the medical staff loaded him on a gurnee to a cart.
Huddle Up: Heyward-Bey was knocked unconscious and was later taken to a hospital for evaluation of a reported neck injury. He finished the game with 2 receptions for 14 yards, including a 3-yard scoring grab.
Posted: 8/18/2012 7:13pm et
Updating a previous item, Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (shoulder) suffered a sprained shoulder Friday, Aug. 17, in the team's preseason game.
Huddle Up: Fellow Oakland wideout Jacoby Ford (foot) also came up injured Friday, adding more uncertainty to the position in Oakland. Undrafted rookie Rod Streater (who?) led the team in receiving Friday, hauling in 7 passes for 43 yards. As far as fantasy goes, though, Heyward-Bey and second-year wideout Denarius Moore still are the Raiders' receivers you want late in drafts.
Posted: 6/30/2012 3:55pm et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is due back in court July 23 as a result of his being charged with driving under the influence. Heyward-Bey was arrested and charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and one count of driving while having a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, in the early morning hours April 7.
Huddle Up: Looks like Lady Justice will have her say in this matter prior to training camp, meaning the NFL can hand down its punishment--if any--prior to the start of the season. Hopefully you'll know prior to your fantasy draft or auction if DHB will be looking at a one- or two-game slap on the wrist.
Posted: 6/19/2012 9:50am et
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey performed well during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp, and he looked like a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver.
Huddle Up: Last season Heyward-Bey often performed like a No. 1 wide receiver and almost justified being the seventh overall pick in 2009. Almost. DHB has to prove he can do it over a 16-game season and get his numbers into the 80-1300-10 range. With a full offseason working with Carson Palmer it can be done. Cutting down on the drops will help too.