Darruis Heyward-Bey injury update: WR probable, will play for fantasy owners

Andy Lyons

The Colts wide receiver is probable and will start in Week 12. We break down the fantasy implications.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle) practiced on Friday and will play in the team's Week 12 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He practiced in full all week and is in no danger of missing time on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward-Bey was squandered a golden opportunity to step up for Andrew Luck since Reggie Wayne was lost for the season. The former first-round pick hasn't hit 60 yards receiving in a single game and has only one touchdown on the year. He has a total of five catches for 51 yards over the last three weeks. To make matters worse, the Colts used his minor ankle issue as an excuse to bench him last week for his lackluster play.

Heyward-Bey is still the team's starter. However, he is likely to see his role slightly reduced in favor of second-year receiver LaVon Brazill. If he can't find a way to produce with the bountiful opportunities he's seen, this situation could be one of his last opportunities with a feature role. Heyward-Bey is a desperation flex play in Week 12 and owners can likely do better.

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