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10 Damiere Byrd WR

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November 22, 2020 05:12 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Scores long TD in loss
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Byrd caught six of seven targets for 132 yards and a touchdown while adding an 11-yard carry in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Houston.

Byrd was on the receiving end of Cam Newton's first passing touchdown to a wide receiver this season, hauling in a 42-yard deep ball in the third quarter. This season-best performance from Byrd comes on the heels of a goose egg against Baltimore, and given Newton's struggles throwing the ball coming into this game, Byrd will be tough to trust against the Cardinals in Week 12 despite the momentum from this breakout effort.

November 16, 2020 05:32 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: No targets Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd wasn't targeted in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Ravens.

Byrd, who played 42 snaps on offense (72 percent) in the contest, had last failed to record a target or catch back in Week 1. A run-heavy game script didn't help his cause Sunday, so there's hope that Byrd (who logged a 5-65-0 stat line Week 9) can bounce back this coming weekend against the Texans.

November 10, 2020 10:48 AM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Catches five passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd caught five of nine targets for 65 yards in Monday night's 30-27 win over the Jets.

Byrd trailed only Jakobi Meyers in all major receiving categories as the clear No. 2 option in New England's passing game. Despite the Patriots' lack of dynamic weapons, Byrd still acquitted himself nicely, most notably on a 31-yard gain to New York's three-yard line late in the fourth quarter. That play helped set up a game-tying touchdown, which along with Byrd's overall production Monday made for a quality Week 9 showing.

November 1, 2020 06:32 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Three catches in starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd caught three of four targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to Buffalo.

Byrd finished second on the team in both catches and receiving yards behind Jakobi Meyers. If neither Julian Edelman (knee) nor N'Keal Harry (concussion) suits up in Week 9 against the Jets, Byrd should continue to start opposite Meyers against New York's vulnerable secondary.

October 26, 2020 07:52 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Held to one catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd caught one of his two targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.

Byrd's 48 (of a possible 52) snaps on offense were tops among Patriots wide receivers, but the team's Week 7 passing attack fell flat for the second game in a row, with a corresponding drop in production the result. His steady role in New England's offense gives him a chance to help out in PPR formats, but it's hard to get fired up about his fantasy prospects until things start clicking again for QB Cam Newton, who struggled Sunday before being pulled early in the fourth quarter.

October 19, 2020 02:52 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Three receptions in Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd hauled in three of his four targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 18-12 loss to the Broncos.

Byrd led the Patriots' Week 6 wide receiver corps in playing time (55 of a possible 57 snaps on offense), catches and yards, but that was in the context of a game in which QB Cam Newton only recorded 157 passing yards. Five contests into the 2020 season, Byrd's steady role in New England's offense has given him modest utility in PPR formats, with the 27-year-old having logged a 17-217-0 stat line in that span.

October 11, 2020 01:12 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Broncos-Patriots game postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd and the Patriots won't play the Broncos on Monday after the game was postponed until Week 6 due to a third positive COVID-19 test in the New England organization within the past eight days, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Patriots and the Broncos are now tentatively scheduled to play Sunday, Oct. 18 in Week 6, which was originally a scheduled bye week for New England. Denver, meanwhile, had been in line to host the Dolphins, but Miami now looks poised to take its bye Week 6.

October 6, 2020 02:56 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Paces pass catchers in loss
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Byrd secured five of 10 targets for 80 yards in the Patriots' 26-10 loss to the Chiefs on Monday night.

The journeyman receiver paced the Patriots pass catchers across the board on the night, even recording a team-high 30-yard reception. Byrd has been busy early in his New England tenure, now sporting a 14-179-0 line on 22 targets through four contests. With Julian Edelman struggling with drops and N'Keal Harry not yet stepping up consistently, Byrd's fantasy outlook appears to be on solid footing ahead of a Week 5 battle against the Broncos.

September 28, 2020 09:08 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Records three catches Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd was on the field for 66 of a possible 69 snaps on offense in Sunday's 36-20 win over the Raiders, Mike Reiss of reports.

Byrd, who out-snapped both Julian Edelman (56) and N'Keal Harry (46) in the game, hauled in all three of his targets for 27 yards as the Patriots went with a run-heavy game plan Week 3. Unless the team makes a move to add wideout depth, Byrd figures to continue to see regular snaps, but he profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option in an offense that tends to change its approach from week to week.

September 21, 2020 03:20 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Sticks as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd caught six passes (nine targets) for 72 yards in Sunday's 35-30 loss to Seattle.

Byrd remained as a starter opposite N'Keal Harry, logging 85 percent of the team's offensive snaps. The production finally caught up with the playing time after he started Week 1 and had zero receptions. Byrd should continue to see the field for the majority of offensive snaps against the Raiders on Sunday.

September 14, 2020 02:24 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Logs 56 snaps in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd was on the field for 56 of a possible 64 snaps on offense in Sunday's 21-11 win over the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of reports.

Byrd actually out-snapped both Julian Edelman (37) and N'Keal Harry (51) in Week 1, but he wasn't targeted by QB Cam Newton. Meanwhile, both Edelman and Harry caught five passes in the contest. While zero targets isn't the way into fantasy lineups, if Byrd continues to log heavy snaps, he figures to see added opportunities in games where the Patriots go less-run heavy. Against Miami, Newton's carry and completion total (15) were equal, the type of ratio that we're not likely to see much, if at all, going forward.

September 3, 2020 12:52 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Opportunity knocks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With the Patriots parting ways with Mohamed Sanu, Byrd is the current favorite to emerge as the team's No. 3 wide receiver behind Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Neither Edelman nor Harry possess blazing speed, and that's one thing Byrd can bring to the table. The 5-foot-9, 180-pounder, who can also return punts, could therefore carve out a role as an outside receiver in the team's offense. Whether that's a context that would include enough volume to merit fantasy consideration remains to be seen, but Byrd -- who logged a 32/359/1 stat line in 11 games with Arizona in 2019 -- is at least worth considering as a deep sleeper in re-draft formats and a potential economical DFS option certain weeks.

August 18, 2020 01:44 PM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Making an impression
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd has been "the wideout most consistently flashing" during practices so far in training camp, according to Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston.

Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry and Mohamed Sanu currently profile as the Patriots' top three wide receivers, but there's a wide-open competition for the next few slots on the team's depth chart. Byrd and Jakobi Meyers seems the most likely to stick, while Gunner Olszewski and Matthew Slater bring special-teams utility to the table. Assuming Byrd makes the cut, we wouldn't count on him seeing steady volume in the New England offense, but he does have the wheels to make the occasional big-play splash for the team.

March 20, 2020 10:16 AM
Patriots' Damiere Byrd: Gets $600k guaranteed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd's one-year. $1.35 million contract with the Patriots includes $600,000 guaranteed, plus another $900,000 available via incentives, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.

This contract suggests the Patriots are cautiously optimistic about Byrd earning a spot on the 53-man roster. He's still at the mercy of whatever else might happen this offseason, but it's easy to see how the 27-year-old might fit as a speedy, cheaper replacement for free agent Phillip Dorsett. The Cardinals moved Byrd in and out of the lineup last season, with the final product being a 32-359-1 receiving line on 46 targets (7.8 YPT) in 11 games. He mostly saw shorter passes and also got a few deep looks, while intermediate targets were few and far between.

March 18, 2020 10:32 AM
Cardinals' Damiere Byrd: Signing with Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Patriots, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

He was stuck in a crowded receiving corps during his time in Arizona, splitting depth snaps with Andy Isabella, Trent Sherfield and KeeSean Johnson, but Byrd still was able to haul in 32 of 46 targets for 359 yards and a touchdown in 2019. Depending on the quarterback situation in New England, Byrd could be headed for a more productive season if he can work his way up a thinner depth chart.

January 1, 2020 12:24 PM
Cardinals' Damiere Byrd: Posts career highs in catches, yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd hauled in 32 of 46 passes for 359 yards and one touchdown in 11 appearances during the 2019 season.

The Cardinals experimented with all manner of outside receiver combinations during coach Kliff Kingsbury's first year at the helm. The result was sporadic usage for the likes of Byrd, Andy Isabella, Trent Sherfield and KeeSean Johnson. Byrd did sit out Weeks 4 and 5 due to a hamstring injury but also was a healthy scratch from Weeks 9 through 11. After the team's Week 12 bye, Byrd returned as a regular to the offense, accounting for a 15-181-1 line on 19 targets across the final five games. He'll be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, but his fair finish to the year may have endeared him to Kingsbury.

December 23, 2019 05:20 PM
Cardinals' Damiere Byrd: Sees one target Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd reeled in his only target for 11 yards during Sunday's 27-13 victory at Seattle.

The Cardinals offense has ridden the coattails of running back Kenyan Drake in the second half of the campaign while rookie quarterback Kyler Murray carefully managed the offense otherwise. The result has been modest weekly output for most of the team's wide receivers, including Byrd. Aside from a 6-86-0 effort on six targets Week 15 against the Browns, he's recorded just two catches (on five targets) for 21 yards in his other three appearances since Week 8. Don't expect much to change in the season finale, especially if Murray (hamstring) is less than 100 percent or even absent Sunday against the Rams in L.A.

December 15, 2019 10:16 PM
Cardinals' Damiere Byrd: Leads team in receiving
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd caught all six of his targets for 86 yards in Sunday's 38-24 win over the Browns.

Byrd led Arizona across the board in receiving, putting together the best performance of his four-year career. The speedster's showing was highlighted by a 51-yard catch during the second quarter, helping set up a touchdown prior to halftime. Nonetheless, there's little to suggest that Byrd can be trusted to approach such high production going forward.

December 10, 2019 06:52 PM
Cardinals' Damiere Byrd: Makes one catch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd made a 10-yard reception (on one target) during Sunday's 23-17 defeat to the Steelers.

Outside receivers have become an afterthought in the Cardinals offense, but it should be noted Byrd led the positional group with 26 (of 60) snaps on offense. Meanwhile, Andy Isabella got 13, Trent Sherfield was contained to special teams, and KeeSean Johnson was a healthy scratch. Due to the weekly inconsistency of the quartet, it's difficult to trust any of them for production.

December 3, 2019 10:24 AM
Cardinals' Damiere Byrd: Makes no impact Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd didn't reel in any of his three targets during Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Rams.

With KeeSean Johnson a surprise healthy scratch, Byrd led all Cardinals outside receivers in offensive snap share (38 percent), while Andy Isabella got 31 percent and Trent Sherfield eked out one snap (of 64) on offense. None of the trio recorded a catch, and aside from Byrd, only Isabella was targeted (one time). Because the experiment produced negligible results, it wouldn't be surprising if Johnson is back in the lineup Sunday against the Steelers, which could result in Byrd being included on the inactive list again, as he was Weeks 9 through 11.

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1Sun 09/13vs MIAW 21-1100--0
2Sun 09/20@ SEAL 30-3567212.0200
3Sun 09/27vs LVW 36-203279.0230
4Mon 10/05@ KCL 10-2658016.0300
6Sun 10/18vs DENL 12-1833812.7190
7Sun 10/25vs SFL 6-3311616.0160
8Sun 11/01@ BUFL 21-2433913.0220
9Mon 11/09@ NYJW 30-2756513.0310
10Sun 11/15vs BALW 23-1700--0
11Sun 11/22@ HOUL 20-27613222.0421
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