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Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4:07pm
The Panthers’ worst fears were confirmed with additional medical tests on Curtis Samuel‘s injured left ankle Tuesday. The rookie will miss the rest of the season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, after being diagnosed with ligament damage.
The Panthers have only four other receivers on their active roster – Devin Funchess, Russell Shepard, Kaelin Clay and Brenton Bersin — but Damiere Byrd is eligible to come off injured reserve for the team’s game against the Saints on Dec. 3. Byrd broke his forearm in Week 4.
Samuel, a second-round pick, twisted his right ankle in the preseason. He missed Thursday’s practice after tweaking it.
Posted by Brandon Niles
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 7:49pm
Week 16 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Damiere Byrd caught 2 touchdowns last week against the Packers. With Devin Funchess and Russell Shepard both dealing with some nagging injuries, Byrd may get some added playing time. He also provides more speed than the other options in the Carolina passing game. However, with other players in front of him on the depth chart, he should be viewed as a boom/bust option. He’s just as likely to wind up with a goose egg as he is to put up legitimate fantasy numbers.
2017 Strength of Schedule - CAR
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||1.25||13.13||0.25||2.13||10.50||0.13||1.50||0||0||12.00||2.96||4.21||23.88/64.88||36.07% |