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The Raiders have released WR Darrius Heyward-Bey.  He was never going to stick around at his original $7.7 million 2013 salary, and the two sides were unable to agree on a restructured deal.  DHB broke out with a 64-975-4 line in 2011. But he took a step back this past season, missing time with a concussion and hamstring problems.  The former #7 overall pick has flashed over the past few years but needs to be more consistent.  He won't have trouble finding a new home for 2013.  Landing spot will determine his fantasy outlook.  Meanwhile, the Raiders will move forward with Denarius Moore, Rod Streater, Jacoby Ford and Juron Criner as their top-4 WRs.

Raiders insider Steve Corkran expects WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to be cut this offseason unless he agrees to a restructured contract  DHB is due a prohibitive $7.7 million in 2013 -- far too much for a guy who has struggled to become a consistent weapon through 4 NFL seasons.  The former 7th overall pick has yet to record a 1,000-yard season.  And he's totaled just 11 TDs.  Oakland might be better off moving forward with Denarius Moore, Juron Criner, and Rod Streater as their top 3 WRs.

The forecast for today's Browns-Raiders game calls for rain and gusty winds.  The chance of rain at kickoff is just 50%, with the wind at 10 mph.  But there are expected to be gusts up to 30-35 mph throughout the day.  It's not enough to bump members of Cleveland and Oakland's passing games down the rankings, but it could be used as a tiebreaker if you're on the fence about starting guys like Carson Palmer, Denarius Moore, or Darrius Heyward-Bey.

2:47pm EST 11/18/12

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Saints.  It's surprising after he was unable to practice on Thursday or Friday.  With a bum hammy in a plus, plus matchup, DHB is the ultimate risk/reward fantasy play today.

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) injured his hamstring on Wednesday and didn't practice on Thursday or Friday. He's listed as questionable and has been labeled a game-time decision for this weekend's tilt with the Saints. We're betting against DHB playing, though, and a 4:05 pm ET start time makes him tough to wait on in fantasy. If Heyward-Bey sits out, Derek Hagan would likely start in his place.

Darrius Heyward-Bey watched Thursday's practice from the sideline after hurting a hamstring on Wednesday. The fact that he was with his position group rather than elsewhere getting treatment could be an encouraging sign for his status Sunday. We'll keep an eye on whether he returns to any form of practice on Friday.

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was limited in Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury.  The fact that he was able to get in some work is a good sign that it's a minor issue.  But hammies are always tricky.  We'll keep an eye on him the rest of the week.  DHB has a juicy matchup against the Saints this weekend.

11:35am EDT 10/14/12

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (neck) is active for today's game against the Falcons.  He's just a low-end WR3 in a tough matchup.

Raiders HC Dennis Allen confirmed that WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) has been cleared for contact.  DHB practiced with the team last week and was back on the field today.  Barring a setback, he'll play against the Falcons on Sunday.  Heyward-Bey won't be a recommended fantasy starter in that tough matchup, but he's worth rostering as a low-end WR3.

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was back on the practice field Tuesday.  It's unclear if he's passed his baseline tests, but he's certainly trending in the right direction.  It's possible that he's ready for action when Oakland comes off its Week 5 bye.  A healthy Denarius Moore will likely emerge as the #1 WR, but DHB could still hold bye-week fill-in value as the #2.

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) is listed as questionable but won't play against the Broncos on Sunday.  He didn't practice all week and still hasn't been medically-cleared.  Denarius Moore will serve as Oakland's #1 WR, while Derek Hagan is expected to start on the other side of the field.  WR Rod Streater (neck) is questionable for Week 4.  Moore is the only fantasy option here.

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was released from the hospital today after spending the night under observation. Excellent news for a guy who could have potentially suffered a career-ending injury. The Raiders report he’s now resting at home with a “concussion and neck strain.” They expect the speedster to make a “full recovery," though that timetable is unknown. 

The Raiders announced that WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is in stable condition and will spend the night in the hospital for observation.  QB Carson Palmer said after Sunday's game that DHB is "doing well," although that's a relative term.  We have to figure Heyward-Bey is at least dealing with a concussion, and he may have a neck injury too.  We'll continue to update his status as we learn more.

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey took a helmet-to-helmet hit in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Steelers.  It looked like he was out cold on the field.  He ended up getting carted off the field but was able to give a thumbs-up as he left.  We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey has been charged with drunken driving after getting pulled over back on April 7th.  DHB was reportedly speeding and swerving in and out of lanes around 2 a.m. when he was stopped by the cops.  He failed a field sobriety test and was cited for DUI.  This is Heyward-Bey's first run-in with the law, so he should escape without league suspension.  We'll keep you up-to-date on his status though.

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (heel) put in a full week of practice and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Lions.  He missed most of the 2nd half of last week's game but should be a full-go this weekend.  Consider DHB a low-end WR3.

The AP reports that Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey sustained a heel injury in Sunday's loss at Green Bay. DHB made his last catch with 9:29 left on the clock in the 3rd quarter and wasn't heard from again. He went to the locker room briefly before returning to the sideline. HC Hue Jackson announced the heel injury after the game but didn't comment on the severity. He also said that WR Chaz Schilens hurt a foot, C Samson Satele a shoulder and S Michael Huff a hamstring, with no word on their severity.

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (neck, concussion) is active for today's game against the Bears, but it sounds like he could be limited.  DHB told ESPN's Josina Anderson during pregame warmups that his neck is still giving him discomfort and that he'll leave his playing time up to the coaching staff.  Heyward-Bey should only be used as a last-ditch fantasy option.  WRs Louis Murphy and Chaz Schilens will see increased roles today.

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion, neck) practiced on Thursday and Friday.  He's listed as questionable but is expected to play against the Bears this weekend.  It's quite the recovery after he was taken off the field on a stretcher last week.  With Jacoby Ford (foot) out and Denarius Moore (foot) unlikely to play, DHB will serve as Oakland's #1 WR on Sunday.  He's a risky WR3 fantasy option though.  Chaz Schilens and Louis Murphy will likely split snaps opposite Heyward-Bey.

Raiders WRs Denarius Moore (foot), Jacoby Ford (foot), and Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) all missed practice on Wednesday.  Moore seems like the only one with a legitimate shot to play against the Bears on Sunday.  Oakland's top-2 WRs in Wednesday's practice were Louis Murphy and Chaz Schilens.  Neither of those guys will be a recommended fantasy option even if they end up starting this week.  QB Carson Palmer is looking like a shaky QB1 too.

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