6'0'' / 230 lbs
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 Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 @CIN||Outdoor 73°||0.0||93rd||0.00||7.0||44.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||0%||100%||0%|
|2 NE||Outdoor 75°||0.0||90th||0.00||3.0||40.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||0%||100%||0%|
|3 @CLE||Outdoor 61°||0.0||94th||0.00||4.0||38.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||0%||100%||0%|
|4 NYJ||Outdoor 57°||0.0||95th||0.00||-3.0||41.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||0%||100%||0%|
|5 @BUF||Outdoor 59°||3.2||33rd||1.60||14.0||44.5||2||2||12||0||6.0||5.0||1.0||0%||0||0||0||4%||20%||70%||10%|
|6 TB||Outdoor 58°||6.9||24th||3.45||9.5||46.5||3||2||49||0||24.5||8.5||16.0||0%||1||1||0||11%||17%||83%||0%|
|7 @MIA||Outdoor 78°||1.6||44th||1.60||7.0||44.5||1||1||6||0||6.0||-2.0||8.0||0%||0||0||0||2%||0%||100%||0%|
|8 @PHI||Outdoor 60°||0.0||91st||0.00||10.5||43.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||0%||88%||0%|
|10 NO||Outdoor 37°||2.9||32nd||1.45||-1.5||41.5||2||2||9||0||4.5||1.0||3.5||0%||0||0||0||8%||6%||82%||12%|
|11 CIN||Outdoor 27°||0.0||79th||0.00||3.5||41.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||100%||0%||0%|
|12 @IND||Dome 44°||0.0||92nd||0.00||2.5||39.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||56%||22%||22%|
|13 @ATL||Dome 52°||8.7||10th||8.70||-1.5||41.5||1||1||17||1||17.0||17.0||0.0||0%||1||0||0||4%||21%||79%||0%|
|14 BAL||Outdoor 42°||2.3||30th||2.30||-2.5||37.5||1||1||13||0||13.0||14.0||-1.0||0%||1||0||0||3%||9%||73%||18%|
|15 @CAR||Outdoor 47°||0.0||95th||0.00||3.0||37.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||0%||100%||0%|
|16 LV||Outdoor 9°||2.1||46th||2.10||-2.5||39.5||3||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||8%||31%||54%||15%|
|17 @BAL||Outdoor 44°||0.0||87th||0.00||1.5||35.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||25%||67%||8%|
|18 CLE||Outdoor 36°||8.1||17th||2.03||-3.0||39.5||4||3||45||0||15.0||10.3||4.7||0%||1||1||0||14%||32%||52%||16%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
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.
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.
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.
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.