Ask the Geeks: Darrius Heyward-Bey

Atg ButtonThis week we got a question about the top receiver taken in the NFL draft and his relevance to fantasy football this season:

Ken asks: Hey What do you guys think about Darrius Heyward-Bey? Is he worth picking up on waivers as a “wait-and-see” guy?

Brandon’s take: Hey Ken, if you’re in a keeper league, then by all means pick up Heyward-Bey with the hope that he can help your team NEXT year. Darrius has played a significant amount of time throughout the first three weeks of the preseason and has racked up an amazing two catches for 20 yards, so it seems he’s still having trouble adjusting to the NFL…plus his team is terrible. In a re-draft league I don’t see him adding a whole lot to your team, but I guess it depends on who you would be dropping to get him. Once he’s back in the lineup (a few weeks from now), I actually think Chaz Schilens will be putting up the best numbers out of any Oakland receiver, so maybe he’s the guy for whom you want to “wait-and-see”.