WR - FA - OUT
Week 13 Outlook
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Carolina Panthers have placed WR Damiere Byrd on injured reserve, effectively ending his 2023 season.
Byrd has been a journeyman WR, playing for five teams in his seven-year career. Byrd signed with the Panthers in April, the team he started his career on after going undrafted, but he will miss the season due to a hamstring injury. Byrd has 1,689 career receiving yards with his best season coming in 2020 with the Patriots with 604 yards.
Damiere Byrd hauled in 3-of-4 targets for 58 yards in Atlanta's Week 10 loss to Carolina.
Byrd bounced back after laying a goose egg last week versus the Chargers, where he led all pass catchers in receiving yards. He'll try to keep the momentum going against the Bears for Week 11, but remains too risky to utilize in fantasy lineups.
Damiere Byrd hauled in 3-of-6 targets for 67 yards and one touchdown in Atlanta's Week 8 win against Carolina.
After recording his first catch of the season last week, Byrd was significantly more involved in the Falcons offense this game, as he finished second on the team in targets, receptions, and yardage. He may have just earned himself a legitimate role in Atlanta's passing attack, though fantasy managers should take a wait-and-see approach before adding him to rosters.
Damiere Byrd caught his lone target for a 75-yard touchdown in the Falcons' Week 7 defeat to the Bengals.
Byrd actually recorded his first reception of the season, which ultimately resulted in a 75-yard score. He led the team in receiving yards on a day where Marcus Mariota threw merely 124 passing yards. Despite the big play, Byrd is completely off the fantasy radar due to practically zero volume.
According to NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler, WR Damiere Byrd is signing with the Falcons on a one-year deal.
With a lack of pass-catchers in the offense, the Falcons have made recent signings of Auden Tate and now Damiere Byrd to their arsenal. Last season with the Bears, the veteran wideout caught 26 balls for 329 yards and a touchdown. The move shouldn't move the needle for fantasy managers as Kyle Pitts is expected to be the WR1 with Auden Tate and Olamida Zaccheaus rounding out the two and three spots.