Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR PIT (8)
3 months ago

Heyward-Bey (illness) failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 36-17 AFC championship game loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran speedster was targeted deep on the two passes he saw -- including one in the end zone -- but Ben Roethlisberger misfired on both occasions. In relatively desperate need of offense after Le'Veon Bell exited early with a groin injury and with Tom Brady and his receivers hitting on all cylinders, the Steelers still curiously opted to primarily rely on the young and inexperienced trio of Eli Rogers, Cobi Hamilton and Sammie Coates alongside Antonio Brown as the principal wideout options. Heyward-Bey appeared to only receive a handful of snaps despite his play-making ability, a strangely fitting end to a disappointing 2016 campaign. The former first-round pick tallied the second-lowest reception (six) and yardage (114) totals of his career while appearing in a career-low 10 games. Although he has two seasons remaining on his current contract at a modest yearly cap hit of approximately $1.3 million, Heyward-Bey's status for next season likely hinges on the continued development of Rogers, Hamilton, Coates and DeMarcus Ayers, as well as the potential return of Martavis Bryant (suspension).

Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR PIT (8)
3 months ago

Heyward-Bey (illness) practiced fully Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward-Bey is in line to be available Sunday against the Patriots, but given that he has yet to catch a pass in either of the Steelers' postseason games to date, the veteran speedster is off the fantasy radar in postseason formats.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR PIT (8)
3 months ago

Heyward-Bey (illness) missed practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Also under the weather and missing Wednesday's practice were kicker Chris Boswell, offensive lineman B.J. Finney and reserve QB Zach Mettenberger. Heyward-Bey has yet to catch a pass in either of the Steelers' postseason games and is clearly behind Antonio Brown and Eli Rogers these days in the team's fantasy wideout pecking order.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR PIT (8)
4 months ago

Heyward-Bey caught one pass for 46 yards in Pittsburgh's 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

DHB had his first reception since Week 7, and finishes the regular season with 114 yards and two scores on six receptions. He also had one rushing attempt for 60 yards, which came in Week 6 against Miami, who the Steelers will host in the Wild Card playoff game.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR PIT (8)
4 months ago

Heyward-Bey (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward-Bey, who last saw action in Week 9, is back in business, but we'd like to see the veteran wideout log a full and productive game before endorsing him as a fantasy lineup option. In eight games to date, Heyward-Bey has recorded five catches (on 15 targets) for 68 yards and two TDs.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR PIT (8)
4 months ago

Heyward-Bey (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward-Bey, who last saw action in Week 9, is inching toward a return, but even if he does suit up Sunday, we'd like to see the veteran wideout log a full and productive outing before endorsing him as a fantasy lineup option.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR PIT (8)
4 months ago

Heyward-Bey (foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

The speedy wideout has missed each of the last five games due to a foot injury, but head coach Mike Tomlin expressed some optimism earlier in the week regarding Heyward-Bey's status for Sunday's matchup with the Ravens. The fact that Heyward-Bey practiced Wednesday, albeit in a limited capacity, is an encouraging sign that he's making strides towards a return to the field. His level of participation should be monitored through the end of the week, but if he continues to progress, there is a chance he'll be able suit up against the Ravens. If he does return, it could cut into Sammie Coates and Eli Rogers' targets.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR PIT (8)
4 months ago

Head coach Mike Tomlin expressed hope Tuesday that Heyward-Bey (foot) returns to action Sunday versus the Ravens, Bob Labriola of the Steelers' official site reports. "He was running full speed in a straight line last week, and we're going to do some unanticipated directional changes this week and check his football readiness," Tomlin said.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward-Bey logged his fifth consecutive absence Sunday at Cincinnati due to a sprained foot, but if his recent workload is any indication, he's getting closer to game-day readiness. Any practice reps this week would mark his first since Week 9 and perhaps set him up for his long-awaited return.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR PIT (8)
4 months ago

Heyward-Bey (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

With Heyward-Bey still sidelined, the Steelers' Week 15 wideout corps is slated to be led by Antonio Brown, with Eli Rogers and Cobi Hamilton also in the mix. Meanwhile, Sammie Coates remains on hand in a reserve/special-teams role.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR PIT (8)
4 months ago

Heyward-Bey (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward-Bey, who last saw action in Week 9, thus remains iffy for Sunday's game against the Bengals.