Darrius Heyward-Bey injury update: WR listed as probable, will play for fantasy owners

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

The Colts receiver is listed as probable and will suit up in Week 10. We break down the fantasy implications.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (shoulder) is listed as probable and will start in the team's Week 10 game against the St. Louis Rams. He practiced in full throughout the week and is ready to go for Sunday's matchup.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward-Bey will be Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's second receiver behind emerging star T.Y. Hilton. After future hall of fame receiver Reggie Wayne was lost for the season in Week 7 to a torn ACL, it was assumed that Heyward-Bey would have a larger role in the Colts' offense. Unfortunately, this has yet to be seen. The speedy receiver wasn't producing prior to Wayne's injury and the narrative hasn't changed since. Heyward-Bey has a grand total of 19 catches for 201 yards and one touchdown this season. Averaging a paltry 10.6 yards per catch, there isn't much for fantasy owners to like here.

With the electrifying Hilton drawing the majority of Luck's attention (7/121/3 last week), there is little reason to believe that Heyward-Bey will step up any time soon. Even unpolished tight end Coby Fleener appears to be higher on the target totem pole. Heyward-Bey is a WR4 play and owners should look elsewhere for fantasy production.

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