Darrius Heyward-Bey will be a hot commodity in fantasy leagues this week but intelligent owners will capitalize on his inflated value.
Analysis: Heyward-Bey has caught eleven passes for 214 yards the last two weeks but he is as inconsistent of a wide out as you will find in fantasy football. He has all the physical tools to succeed, however, he just isn’t in a position to right now. The Raiders have four other wide outs that are nearly as serviceable as DHB. Also, Jason Campbell isn’t exactly Mr. Consistent either.
Picking DHB up off the wire is a decent move but the smart move here is to flip him while his value is still high. DHB is one “two receptions for twenty yards” game away from being useless in the fantasy world again. DHB may still have a bright career ahead of him but the depth at wide out in Oakland coupled with Jason Campbell’s ability to become invisible every third week prevents DHB from truly making an impact this year. Look at Campbell’s stats on Sunday if you are still not convinced- 15 for 35 and 190 passing yards. Do you trust DHB to keep putting up numbers with Campbell at quarterback?
When DHB does get a quarterback he has WR2 potential but until then keep selling high.