D.J. Hayden
D.J. Hayden
30-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for D.J. Hayden in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a three-year, $19 million contract with the Jaguars in March of 2018.
Taken off PUP list
CBJacksonville Jaguars
August 4, 2020
The Jaguars activated Hayden (knee) from the PUP list Tuesday morning.
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Hayden was placed on the list Saturday after Jaguars veterans reported to the team facility. There hasn't been any detail provided on his knee injury, but a short stint on the PUP list suggests it isn't too serious. The 30-year-old figures to reprise his role as Jacksonville's nickel corner, a job that translated to 41 tackles (32 solo), six pass defenses and two sacks in 15 games (10 starts) last year.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do D.J. Hayden's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.40 sec
 
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Hayden, who’s looking to resuscitate his career in Detroit after busting as a first-rounder in Oakland, looks to be the favorite for the top backup role to starters Darius Slay and Nevin Lawson. Second-round rookie Teez Tabor should apply pressure in due time, but for now he doesn’t seem to be a legitimate threat to pass Hayden on the depth chart. Unfortunately, this job -- which is essentially the Lions’ No. 4 CB -- likely won’t present many opportunities for Hayden to rack up the counting stats.
Hayden played in all 16 games last season for the first time in his three-year career, recording 70 tackles and one interception. The 12th overall pick in the 2013 Draft figures to see his productivity decline this year with the signing of Sean Smith in free agency. In any case, if Hayden stays healthy, look for him to be a primary candidate at nickelback.
Hayden is entering his third season in the league after being drafted 12th overall by the Raiders in the 2013 NFL draft. After injuries plagued him throughout the first two years in which he played just 18 combined games, Hayden finally looks to be healthy entering the preseason. The 25-year old out of Houston is currently listed as the starting right cornerback and if he can find a way to stay healthy for a full season, he could hold some value as an IDP.
Less than a month after being drafted by the Raiders with the 12th overall pick in 2013, Hayden was forced to undergo surgery to remove scar tissue from his abdomen, an issue directly related to the November 2012 procedure he had to repair a torn heart vain. He was cleared to practice prior to the start of training camp, but a hamstring injury popped up in August and a groin issue ultimately cut Hayden's rookie season short after eight games. When on the field, Hayden's performance was a mixed bag, as he showed flashes -- such as his interception in Week 5 to seal a win over the Chargers -- but was also torched on several occasions. His latest health issue, a sprained right ankle, has sidelined Hayden since early in minicamp, but coach Dennis Allen doesn't expect it to limit him much in training camp. If healthy, Hayden should start on the outside opposite Carlos Rogers.
Life-saving surgery to repair a torn heart vain last fall wasn't enough to scare the Raiders away from taking Hayden with the No. 12 overall pick in April's draft. The second-guessing started almost immediately, however, as the 23-year-old had to undergo another procedure less than a month after being drafted to clean out scar tissue around his abdomen, which was a result of his prior surgery. Much to the delight of the Raiders, Hayden was cleared to practice ahead of the start of training camp, and he projects to start right away for Oakland, assuming his health holds up. Not only did Hayden show lock-down ability at the University of Houston, but he also displayed a great nose for finding the ball, creating 12 turnovers (6 interceptions, 6 forced fumbles) in his two years at the school.
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Placed on PUP list
CBJacksonville Jaguars
Knee
August 1, 2020
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Works as nickel cornerback in 2019
CBJacksonville Jaguars
January 22, 2020
Hayden recorded 41 tackles (32 solo), two sacks, six pass breakups and a forced fumble in 15 games this season.
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Ready to roll
CBJacksonville Jaguars
December 7, 2019
Hayden (neck) is absent from the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Chargers.
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Exits with neck injury
CBJacksonville Jaguars
Neck
December 1, 2019
Hayden was forced out of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with a neck injury, Tad Dickman of the Jaguars' official site reports.
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Records second sack
CBJacksonville Jaguars
November 18, 2019
Hayden had six solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 33-13 loss to the Colts.
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