WR - Carolina Panthers
The Panthers have acquired WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette from the Chiefs in a swap of conditional 2025 seventh-round picks.
Smith-Marsette will join a Panthers’ wide receiver room that has seen injuries to DJ Chark, Terrace Marshall, and Laviska Shenault in recent weeks. The 24-year-old will give the Panthers another depth option at receiver and another returner on special teams. Fantasy managers can feel comfortable leaving Smith-Marsette off their roster.
The Kansas City Chiefs have elevated WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette for the championship game against the Bengals.
Smith-Marsette joined the Chiefs mid-season after being waived by the Chicago Bears. Smith-Marsette has only been activated for two games with the Chiefs, playing 12 total snaps on offense and one on special teams. His elevation could mean he sees a role, albeit minor, in the Chiefs offense, though he has no touches yet as a Chief.
The Chicago Bears claimed WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette off waivers Thursday.
Smith-Marsatte was penciled in as a depth receiver for the Vikings prior to their acquisition of Jalen Reagor. With N’Keal Harry, Tajae Sharpe, and David Moore all on IR for the Bears, they were in need of some depth at the position. It is unlikely that Smith-Marsette carries any fantasy value in 2022.
The Minnesota Vikings waived WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette Wednesday.
After the Vikings acquired Jalen Reagor, a move had to be made to clear a spot in the WR room. The 23-year-old will now be subject to waivers and could be claimed by a team in need of WR depth.
Ihmir Smith-Marsette caught three passes for 63 yards during Minnesota's 23-13 loss to Denver in the final preseason game.
With this performance, Smith-Marsette may have locked up the fourth wide receiver position on the roster. The 23-year-old appeared in eight games last year, catching five of six targets for 116 yards and two TDs. Any injury to a WR above him would make him worth a flier in deeper fantasy leagues.