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Cameron Heyward

Cameron Heyward

DE - PIT
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 295 lbsAge: 31College: Ohio StateDrafted: #31 (1st Rd. by Pittsburgh)

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Projection 8.7 pts

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Cameron Heyward, Steelers agree to four-year extension through 2024

Cameron Hewyard and the Pittsburgh Steelers have come to terms on a four-year extension to keep the stud defensive lineman in the organization through 2024.

Fantasy Impact

This will keep the 31-year-old in Pittsburgh for five years (including 2020) for $75.1 million. Heyward was drafted way back in 2011 and has combined great run stuffing abilities with a penchant for sacking opposing quarterback. The Steelers have arguably the top fantasy defense entering the season and he's certainly a big reason why.

Cameron Heyward unlikely to be with the Steelers next year?

DE Cameron Heyward unlikely have his contract renewed after this season, per Ed Bouchette of the Athletic.

Fantasy Impact

Heyward is set to become a free agent after this season and is currently owed $9.5 million in 2020. “Under normal circumstances, the Steelers may already have had a new contract signed by their defensive lineman and captain this deep into training camp. But it does not appear the team will negotiate a contract extension this year with him or anyone else,” Bouchette added. “We’re always looking at where we are, where we want to be, not only in 2020 but we have to keep in mind what the future holds for us in 2021 and beyond,” said Steelers GM Kevin Colbert. “And quite honestly, that’s a big unknown. We don’t know what we’re dealing with in future caps. We just have to be aware of that. We also have to be aware where we are in 2020, and if something makes sense, we’d have to consider it.” Heyward is unlikely to be re-signed by the Steelers and will become a free agent in 2021. The 31-year-old racked up 51 solo tackles, 9.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery across 16 games in 2019. Heyward is currently eighth among all defensive lineman in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Brad Camara8 weeks ago
Cameron Heyward contract extension stalls with Steelers

Per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, DE Cameron Heyward is concerned about the lack of progress on his final contract year with Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact

While Heyward would like to retire a Steeler, it might not happen given the contract extension stalemate. The Steelers took Heyward as the 31st overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft and he amassed 54 sacks, 257 solo tackles, 117 QB hits, and 297 combined tackles to date. The biggest wrench in the works for fantasy owners would be if Heyward holds out, but there is no indication of that at the moment. IDP owners in leagues with less than six defensive players on their rosters should still find DE value on the waiver wire if things go south before the season starts.

Elvis Jerez12 weeks ago
Cameron Heyward finishes the year with 9 sacks

Cameron Heyward posted three solo tackles, one assisted tackle, one TFL, one sack, two QB hits, and one pass defended, as the Steelers fell to the Ravens, 28-10.

Fantasy Impact

Despite his best efforts, Heyward could not propel his team to victory and came up just short in a bid for the playoffs. Regardless, Heyward had the most productive fantasy season of his nine-year career and boosted his stock for the 2020 season.

Kaiyo Funaki43 weeks ago
Cameron Heyward fails to make an impact against the Jets

Cameron Heyward tallied just two solo tackles, five assisted tackles, and one QB hit in a crushing 16-10 loss to the Jets.

Fantasy Impact

Heyward was unable to be difference-maker on Sunday, a damaging blow to both the Steelers and the fantasy owners who were counting on him for a big performance. However, next week's opponents, the Ravens, have all but locked up the number one seed and may rest their starters. If so, Heyward and the rest of the Steelers may have a chance to pad their stat lines against the second-stringers.

Kaiyo Funaki44 weeks ago