Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey will start the 2013 season as the number two receiver along side veteran Reggie Wayne.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano says that the decision to start the former Raiders receiver over T.Y. Hilton was due mostly to Heyward-Bey’s ability to block in the running game.
“You’re never going to just zero in and say, ‘This guy’s going to play outside. This guy’s going to play in the slot.’ I think we can move people around,” Pagano said. “We also have tight ends that we can move outside. That works to our advantage. When we execute, things can work out.”
During the 2012 season with the Raiders, Heyward-Bey pulled in 41 receptions for 606 yards and five touchdowns.
Fantasy owners should expect Heyward-Bey to split time with Hilton, at least for the first few weeks of the season. Consider Heyward-Bey a suitable late-round addition in deeper leagues on draft day.