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Cameron Heyward

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179 FPTS

RANK: 64





34 yrs


6'5'' / 295 lbs


Ohio State


Officially placed on IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-14

The Steelers placed Heyward (groin) on injured reserve Thursday.

Heyward needs groin surgery after going down in Week 1. He'll be required to miss a minimum of four games, but it has already been reported that Heyward is likely to miss around eight weeks. We might not see him again until around Thanksgiving. It's obviously a crushing loss to the middle of Pittsburgh's interior defense and pass rush.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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12 @IND Dome undefined° undefined NaNth 2.539.5441000%003000undefinedundefined
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15 @CAR Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 3.037.5391210%0021.500undefinedundefined
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17 @BAL Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 1.535.5463100%000000undefinedundefined
18 CLE Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -3.039.5545320%104200undefinedundefined

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Away Outdoor 20 20undefinedNaNth1,0383850120%5116800undefinedundefined
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Career Stats by Season: 2015 to 2022

2015 26 PIT 16 16 134 122nd968153515100%201370010
2016 27 PIT 7 7 69 355th36041740%40530001
2017 28 PIT 15 15 154 69th778152616100%3022120021
2018 29 PIT 16 16 125 150th8392224100%301880011
2019 30 PIT 16 16 173 48th87232391150%602390011
2020 31 PIT 15 15 102 207th803242570%311940000
2021 32 PIT 17 17 225 14th95436531533%9117100011
2022 33 PIT 17 17 179 64th7993539140%402310.50011

Will have surgery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-14

Heyward will undergo surgery Thursday to repair the groin injury he suffered in a Week 1 loss to the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Heyward is expected to miss eight weeks, which would have him back on the field Nov. 12 for a tilt with the Packers. The Ohio State product has yet to be placed on injured reserve, but that would be a likely move for the Steelers. As a six-time Pro Bowler and the team's co-defensive captain, his impact will be missed on the field, and the team will likely turn to DeMarvin Leal (elbow) and Larry Ogunjobi to help replace his production.

Injury requires surgery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-12

Heyward will need surgery to repair the groin injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, Alan Saunders of reports.

Heyward was expected to miss multiple weeks due to the injury, and the news of his surgery will confirm those expectations. Saunders notes in a separate tweet that a timeline for Heyward's return won't be available until after surgery, but he could still return this season. Although not certain, it's likely the veteran defensive end will be placed on IR.

Multi-week absence expected

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-11

Heyward will miss multiple weeks due to the groin injury suffered in Sunday's 30-7 loss to the 49ers, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Heyward exited the game in the first quarter and attempted to return, but he ultimately hobbled back off the field and remained sidelined for the rest of the contest. The veteran's potential several-week absence, including a possible stint on IR, is a significant blow to the Steelers' defense. Although the specifics of the injury are still unknown, Garafolo notes that the veteran may need surgery to repair it.

Returns then exits

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Heyward (groin) attempted to return against the 49ers on Sunday but then exited again, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Heyward tried to return but ultimately hobbled off the field after being unable to go at full speed. Although he may try to return in the second half, considering the results of his initial attempt to enter the game again, it's likely the veteran is done for the day.

Exits game with injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Heyward is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the 49ers with a groin injury, Mike DeFabo of The Athletic reports.

Heyward got up slowly after a play in the first quarter. He returned to the game for a few plays before returning to the sidelines and eventually headed to the locker room. With Armon Watts (coach's decision) inactive, Larry Ogunjobi and DeMarvin Leal will are set for an elevated snap count if Heyward doesn't return.

Avoids injury designation

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-08

Heyward (stomach) wasn't listed on Pittsburgh's injury report Friday ahead of Sunday's game versus San Francisco, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

After being limited at practice Wednesday and missing practice entirely Thursday, Heyward will go into Pittsburgh's game in Week 1 healthy. He'll look to post his third consecutive double-digit sack season in 2023.

Misses practice with stomach issue

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-07

Heyward (stomach) did not participate at practice Thursday after logging a limited practice Wednesday, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Pittsburgh's injury report would suggest that the three-time All-Pro is merely suffering from a stomach bug, but nevertheless, his status for the Steelers' date versus San Francisco in Week 1 remains up in the air. Should Heyward miss time, it would likely result in more snaps for 23-year-old DeMarvin Leal.

Limited practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-06

Heyward (undisclosed) was a limited participant at the Steelers' practice Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Heyward was dealing with a not-injury-related issue, limiting his participation Wednesday. There's no reason to believe at this point that the defensive lineman is in any danger of missing Sunday's regular season opener versus the 49ers.

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