Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion, neck) is officially listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. It's an incredible comeback for the wideout, who suffered a brutal, potentially career-ending hit from Steelers S Ryan Mundy in Week 3.
Heyward-Bey will play on Sunday. Thanks to fortunate timing (the Raiders had a bye in Week 5), he will end up missing only one game after that awful hit.
Fantasy Impact: I'll start by saying that I'm happy for DHB and am glad he gets to continue his livelihood after that scary, scary hit. Now let's get down to business. DHB had 964 yards and four TDs last season, and projects as a safe WR2 most weeks, but the Falcons have the 9th-ranked pass defense right now.
With all the time DHB missed, he's an iffy fantasy play this week, but if you're feeling bold, you might plug him in as a low flex option.