WR - CHI
Week 7 Outlook
Wide receiver Damiere Byrd signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.
Byrd is coming off the best year of his career with the Patriots where he hauled in 47 catches for 604 yards and one touchdown. He joins a relatively thin Bears wide receiver core where he could see some immediate opportunity as the No. 3 or No. 4 wide receiver in Chicago.
Damiere Byrd caught 1-of-3 targets for seven yards in the Patriots' Week 17 win over the Jets.
Byrd exited this one early due to a head injury. He showed some usefulness at times this year despite playing in a broken passing attack. A free agent this offseason, one would figure New England is interested in bringing him back on the cheap.
Patriots WR Damiere Byrd caught one pass for seven yards on Monday night in a loss to the Bills.
Byrd set the tone for what was to be a miserable evening for the Patriots, dropping a long pass from Cam Newton on a trick play in the game's opening drive. Byrd, like all New England wideouts, can't be trusted for Week 17 against a tough Dolphins secondary.
Damiere Byrd caught 3-of-4 passes for 24 yards in the Patriots' Week 15 loss to the Dolphins.
Byrd had a monster 132-yard game in Week 11 against the Texans but has otherwise been a non-factor for fantasy purposes. The Patriots host the Bills on Monday Night Football in Week 16. Perhaps Byrd will be a showdown-slate DFS option for that one.
Damiere Byrd hauled in 5-of-8 targets for 48 yards in the Patriots' 24-3 Week 14 loss to the Rams.
It was a "floor" game for Byrd, although there isn't much of a ceiling to be had with this New England passing attack these days. Byrd can be ignored in redraft leagues the rest of the way. His value is tied to being a cheap receiver option in DFS Showdown slates.