| Birthdate: 5/2/1985
| Birthplace: High Point, NC, USA
| Team: St. Louis
| College: Winston-Salem State
| NFL Experience: 6
| Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 445.50
News: Rams defensive lineman William Hayes had his first two-sack game of the season Week 16 at Tampa Bay. He also had four tackles, including three solo. He's up to six sacks now on the year.
Analysis: Six sacks aren't enough to make Hayes an advisable option in Fantasy IDP leagues, but he's a player to keep in mind just in case he has a game or two like this one early in 2013.
News: Rams defensive lineman William Hayes recorded 1 1/2 sacks on Sunday in the Week 13 overtime win over the 49ers. Hayes added three tackles in the game.
Analysis: Hayes has 2 1/2 sacks in his last two games and 3 1/2 on the season for the Rams. He's getting to the quarterback a little more regularly of late but still has low-end Fantasy value in IDP formats.
News: Titans DE William Hayes (shoulder) is expected to return to practice Wednesday after missing Sundays win vs. the Ravens, coach Mike Munchak said Monday.
Analysis: Hayes recorded two tackles and a sack in Week 1 and should be considered a low-end Fantasy DL in IDP formats, when healthy.
News: Titans DL William Hayes had a solid game going Week 1 against the Jaguars, but he injured his shoulder in the process. He did not return. Hayes notched two tackles including one for a loss and a sack before the early exit.
Analysis: Hayes has some solid potential for the Titans, but he has minimal value for Fantasy owners. Keep an eye on his progress going forward, but he is not worth stashing in any IDP format for now.
News: Titans DL William Hayes suffered a concussion in Week 16 against the Chiefs but was not on the field when it happened. He was on the bench and his head was turned away from the offense," coach Jeff Fisher said. "They were making corrections and he was talking to somebody and the ball (thrown by Kerry Collins) hit him right on the side of the head.
Analysis: Hayes has just 29 tackles on the year with 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Healthy or not, continue to ignore him in all Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Titans DL William Hayes was injured during a play in the fourth quarter of the Week 4 game against the Broncos. He is questionable to return to the game.
Analysis: Hayes had one tackle in the game prior to leaving. If he is healthy enough to play in Week 5, he will be a low-end IDP option.
News: Titans DL William Hayes is expected to practice this week and could be ready for Week 2 against the Steelers, coach Jeff Fisher said on Monday. Hayes sprained his right MCL on Aug. 11 and missed the entire preseason. He was held out for Week 1 against Oakland.
Analysis: Hayes was a fourth-round pick in 2008 out of Winston-Salem State, but he played in all 16 games in 2009 with four sacks and 51 total tackles. He is a very low-end IDP option when healthy.
News: The Tennessee Titans have deactivated starting defensive end William Hayes after he aggravated the right knee he sprained during training camp. Jason Babin, signed this offseason, will start for Hayes.
Analysis: Hayes emerged in 2009 with 51 tackles and four sacks. He definitely has promise for Fantasy IDP leagues on the defensive line, but he still has a ways to go before owners really consider him. He remains low-end, when healthy, in IDP leagues.
News: Defensive end William Hayes missed practice Friday and is listed as questionable for the Tennessee Titans' Sunday season opener against the Oakland Raiders. He suffered an MCL sprain in his right knee on Aug. 11 and missed all of the preseason. After returning to practice this week, he tweaked his knee during the individual period of Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Hayes had a breakout season in 2009, totaling 51 tackles and four sacks. He is an emerging talent on the defensive line, but Hayes still isn't an upper-echelon Fantasy player. He remains a low-end Fantasy DL.
News: Tennessee starting defensive end William Hayes said Wednesday tests show he only has a sprained right medial collateral ligament in his right knee, welcome news after the Titans had feared the worst. "Happy it's not an ACL," Hayes said. "I definitely thought it was probably going to be a little bit worse than it was, but it's not as bad as we thought. Everybody's happy around here. Just be out for a couple weeks and get back into it."
Analysis: Hayes was a fourth-round pick in 2008 out of Winston-Salem State, but he played in all 16 games in 2009 with four sacks and 51 total tackles. He isn't expected to be a significant stat contributor this season, so keep him off of rosters.
News: Titans DB Chris Hope (10 tackles), LB David Thornton (seven tackles), DB Michael Griffin (six tackles, fumble recovery), LB Stephen Tulloch (five tackles, sack) and DL Williams Hayes (four tackles, sack) all played well in a Week 4 loss to the Jaguars.
Analysis: Griffin is worth using in most IDP Fantasy leagues as a low-end starting DB, while Tulloch and Hope have value in deeper formats. Use only those three in Fantasy play for Week 5 vs. Indianapolis.
News: Titans DL William Hayes totaled four tackles (two solo) and 1/2 sack during a Week 1 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Hayes had all of one sack in eight games as a rookie in 2008. He is a backup DL for the Titans and not expected to be thrust into a starring role anytime soon. He has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: Meet Dave Ball, Jacob Ford, Jason Jones and William Hayes. Two rookies, a third playing in his first season and the other on his fourth NFL team. Their mission? Keep the Titans from missing DT Albert Haynesworth and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch the rest of the regular season. Haynesworth sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee at the end of last week's loss in Houston and will sit out the final two games. Vanden Bosch is out after having minor surgery to repair a groin injury, but both are expected back for the divisional round of the playoffs.
Analysis: None of these players are worth using in IDP leagues, but hopefully they can help the Titans DST remain stout for Week 16 against the Steelers.
News: The Titans have listed the inactives for their Week 14 game vs. Cleveland. Not in uniform will be: QB Chris Simms (third QB), WR Paul Williams (coach's decision), WR Chris Davis (coach's decision), DB Tyrone Poole (coach's decision), RB Chris Henry (coach's decision) and DE Willian Hayes (coach's decision).
Analysis: None of these players have any Fantasy value, so continue to ignore them in all formats for the foreseeable future.
News: The Titans have listed the following players as inactive for Week 7 in Kansas City: DB Reynaldo Hill, RB Chris Henry, DL William Hayes, DL Tony Brown and QB Chris Simms.
Analysis: Most of these players are reserves when active and have little to no Fantasy value. Keep them off Fantasy rosters until further notice and especially in Week 7.
News: The Titans listed the following players as inactive for Week 4 vs. Minnesota: QB Vince Young (third QB), WR Paul Williams, RB Chris Henry, WR Lavelle Hawkins, LB Stanford Keglar, DL William Hayes, DL Kevin Vickeron and OL Michael Otto.
Analysis: Aside from Vince Young, who is injured, none of the players on this list are going to be in line for considerable playing time anytime soon. Leave them on the waiver wire in all Fantasy leagues until further notice. They've got some depth chart climbing to do.
News: According to the official team site, the Titans have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with rookie defensive end William Hayes.
Analysis: Hayes, the first of three Titans fourth round selections (103rd overall), started 22 of 30 games at Winston-Salem State and recorded 150 tackles (80 solo) with 15 sacks, 37 stops for losses and 15 quarterback pressures. As a senior in 2007, he led the nation with seven forced fumbles and tied for 10th nationally with a team-high 19 stops for losses. In his final season, he paced the Rams with 8.5 sacks and was second on the squad with 78 tackles (46 solo). Hayes is a late-round option in rookie Fantasy drafts.