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Connor Heyward

#4 TE,


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RANK: 59





24 yrs


6'0'' / 230 lbs


Michigan State


Tallies 19 yards in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-11

Heyward secured two of four targets for 19 yards during the Steelers' 30-7 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

Although Heyward saw the fewest snaps of any of the Steelers' tight ends Sunday, but he led the position group in yards. However, it's worth noting that both of his receptions came in the second half, while Pat Freiermuth (chest) was unavailable down the stretch. Heyward's upside will be limited if Freiermuth is available moving forward, while rookie Darnell Washington also figures to see some work in the passing game as the season progresses.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @CIN Outdoor 73° 0.0 93rd
2 NE Outdoor 75° 0.0 90th
3 @CLE Outdoor 61° 0.0 94th
4 NYJ Outdoor 57° 0.0 95th 0.00-3.041.500000.00.00.00%0000%0%100%0%
5 @BUF Outdoor 59° 3.2 33rd 1.6014.044.5221206.05.01.00%0004%20%70%10%
6 TB Outdoor 58° 6.9 24th 3.459.546.53249024.58.516.00%11011%17%83%0%
7 @MIA Outdoor 78° 1.6 44th 1.607.044.511606.0-2.08.00%0002%0%100%0%
8 @PHI Outdoor 60° 0.0 91st 0.0010.543.500000.00.00.00%0000%0%88%0%
10 NO Outdoor 37° 2.9 32nd 1.45-1.541.522904.51.03.50%0008%6%82%12%
11 CIN Outdoor 27° 0.0 79th 0.003.541.500000.00.00.00%0000%100%0%0%
12 @IND Dome 44° 0.0 92nd 0.002.539.500000.00.00.00%0000%56%22%22%
13 @ATL Dome 52° 8.7 10th 8.70-1.541.51117117.017.00.00%1004%21%79%0%
14 BAL Outdoor 42° 2.3 30th 2.30-2.537.51113013.014.0-1.00%1003%9%73%18%
15 @CAR Outdoor 47° 0.0 95th
16 LV Outdoor 9° 2.1 46th 2.10-2.539.530000.00.00.00%0008%31%54%15%
17 @BAL Outdoor 44° 0.0 87th 0.001.535.500000.00.00.00%0000%25%67%8%
18 CLE Outdoor 36° 8.1 17th 2.03-3.039.54345015.010.34.70%11014%32%52%16%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 8 00.41.5143rd1.61.0150.
Away Outdoor 7 00.11.60125th0.40.430.
Away Retractable Dome 2 02.28.7037th0.50.590.517.017.00.00%

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2022 23 PIT 17 0 36 59th1712151112.6750%4203%21%71%8%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Two catches in preseason win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-25

Heyward secured both of his targets for 27 yards while rushing four times for 11 yards during Thursday's 24-0 preseason win over the Falcons.

Heyward was targeted twice in each of the Steelers' preseason games this year and was relatively productive overall, securing all six of his targets for 73 yards and a touchdown while rushing five times for 16 yards. Despite his preseason results, the 2022 sixth-rounder will have plenty of competition for work behind starting tight end Pat Freiermuth during the regular season, as Zach Gentry and Darnell Washington are also in the mix for playing time at tight end.

Scores touchdown in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-20

Heyward secured both of his targets for 12 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 27-15 preseason win over the Bills.

Heyward recorded fewer yards Saturday than he did during the team's preseason opener, but he reached the end zone during the victory. While he's had an encouraging start to the preseason, he played mainly on special teams last year and will have increased competition for a role in the offense this season now that rookie third-rounder Darnell Washington is in the fold.

Racks up 34 yards against Tampa Bay

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-12

Heyward secured both of his targets for 34 yards while rushing once for five yards during Friday's 27-17 preseason win over the Buccaneers.

Heyward played just 12 snaps during Friday's preseason opener, but he was relatively productive, highlighted by a 24-yard reception to put the Steelers in field goal range late in the first half. Despite Friday's encouraging production, Heyward will have increased competition for a role in Pittsburgh's offense after the team selected Darnell Washington in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Productive in season finale

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-09

Heyward secured three of four targets for 45 yards while rushing once for six yards during the Steelers' 28-14 win over the Browns on Sunday.

Heyward was held without any receptions in five of the seven games prior to Sunday's Week 18 matchup, but he logged a season-high three catches against Cleveland. The rookie sixth-rounder didn't have consistent enough volume to become a fantasy asset in 2022, as he secured 12 of 17 targets for 151 yards and a touchdown while rushing twice for 27 yards across 17 games. However, fellow tight end Zach Gentry is slated to become an unrestricted free agent during the offseason, so Heyward could take over as the primary backup behind Pat Freiermuth in 2023.

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