WR - FA
Week 8 Outlook
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) has been ruled out for Week 10.
Heyward-Bey is ruled out for Sunday's contest with Dallas due to a sprained foot that was sustained last week against Baltimore. Despite being named a starting wide receiver before last week's matchup, Heyward-Bey was never considered a fantasy-relevant commodity. With Markus Wheaton ruled out on Sunday as well, Eli Rogers and Sammie Coates are both in line for increased target shares behind Antonio Brown. For fantasy football purposes, Rogers is coming off of a six catch, 103-yard performance last week against Baltimore and is poised to continue his success in the slot versus the Cowboys. Rogers and Coates are both in the WR4/ Flex conversation for Sunday's matchup. However, Rogers is better suited for PPR formats whereas Coates is a boom or bust play in standard scoring leagues.
Darrius Heyward-Bey was carted off the field with a foot injury in the Steelers' Week 9 loss to the Ravens.
Heyward-Bey was just put in line for more action, moving up the team's depth chart. In his absence, Eli Rogers and Sammie Coates saw more looks. While Heyward-Bey wasn't extremely fantasy relevant, his absence would impact other players on what's been a dynamic Steelers' offense.
Darrius Heyward-Bey found the end zone on a 60 yard rush on Sunday but failed to record a catch on two targets.
Heyward-Bey reminded all of us on Sunday that speed skills. The perennial underachiever scorched the Miami defense on a gorgeous 60 yard scamper. Despite his big-play ability Heyward-Bey has two catches on the season and does not see many targets at all.
Darrius Heyward-Bey converted his only catch into a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Heyward-Bey connected with Ben Roethlisberger for a 31 yard touchdown on his only catch of the day. Despite not being on the fantasy radar it is nice to see he is still getting his hands dirty for the Steelers.
Darrius Heyward-Bey caught a touchdown pass on three targets in preseason action against the Detroit Lions.
The veteran still has what it takes to make big plays in the NFL, albeit in the preseason, as he caught a beauty touchdown pass in the back of the end zone. Despite a flashier showing than teammate Sammie Coates, don't fool yourself into thinking Bey is worthy of a coveted draft pick.