Jeff Heath
Jeff Heath
28-Year-Old SafetyS
Las Vegas Raiders
Questionable
Injury Shoulder
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Heath racked up a career-high 85 tackles in 2018, and while the 28-year-old is by no means an elite athletic specimen on par with someone like Byron Jones, his willingness to throw his body around can make up for his lack of closing speed. The Cowboys have toyed with the idea of bringing in an upgrade for a couple of years now, but only after half-heartedly pursing Earl Thomas in free agency and not seriously addressing the position in the draft, Heath seems set to return as a starting safety once again. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2020.
Hooking up with Raiders
SDallas Cowboys
Shoulder
March 17, 2020
The Raiders and Heath agreed to terms of a contract Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Despite dealing with a shoulder injury that eventually required surgery in January, Heath totaled 63 tackles and seven pass breakups in 13 appearances last season. Throughout his seven-year career, he surpassed 60 tackles on four occasions, but he likely will have to compete with Erik Harris for a starting gig at strong safety in the Raiders' first campaign in Las Vegas.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
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Pushed into a starting role at safety last season following some offseason departures, Heath's 2017 campaign was something of a mixed bag. He set career highs with 71 tackles and three interceptions, but his limitations also became more apparent as his average speed and often poor angles left him a step slow to the play on too many occasions. The 27-year-old will need to hold off younger safeties like Kavon Frazier and Xavier Woods to hang onto his starting spot, but the Cowboys defense could be better off in the long run if Heath slips back into a depth role, where he can focus on making big hits on special teams and in nickel packages.
Heath will provide depth at safety, but should see most of his snaps on special teams in 2015
Pressed into regular duty last season, Heath started nine games and recorded 60 tackles and an INT. If he holds onto his starting job he could put up useful IDP numbers, but he's a better fit as a depth safety and special teams ace.
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Undergoes shoulder surgery
SDallas Cowboys
Shoulder
January 10, 2020
Heath underwent surgery on his left shoulder Friday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
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Unimpressive in 2019
SDallas Cowboys
January 3, 2020
Heath finished the 2019 season with 63 tackles (41 solo) and seven passes defended in 13 games.
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Logs full practice Thursday
SDallas Cowboys
December 12, 2019
Heath (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
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May require shoulder surgery
SDallas Cowboys
Shoulder
December 9, 2019
Heath (shoulder) may require surgery to repair his injured labrum, but he's still attempting to play and has participated in parts of practice this week, Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Won't suit up Thursday
SDallas Cowboys
Shoulder
December 4, 2019
Heath (shoulder) is ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Bears, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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