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Larry Fitzgerald Tutoring LaRon Byrd: Fantasy Implications

Aug 5, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver LaRon Byrd (17) is hit after a reception in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints in the pro football hall of fame preseason game at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

Larry Fitzgerald is becoming a mentor to LaRon Byrd. We break down the fantasy implications.

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has taken LaRon Byrd under his wing. Byrd, an undrafted free agent out of Miami (FL), has a long road to climb in order to make the roster, but he's studying Fitzgerald and having a successful statistical preseason with 8 catches for 87 yards in the first two games. It's apparent that one of the top receivers in the NFL is a fan:

"I wish I was that tough when I was young," Fitzgerald said. "I wish I was that smart when I was young."

Fantasy Implications: The Cardinals already have a high-profile rookie wide receiver with first round pick Michael Floyd, but depth could certainly become an issue. After Fitzgerald, Floyd, Early Doucet, and Andre Roberts, there is a big enough hole to give Byrd the opportunity to make the team. Last season, it was undrafted free agents Doug Baldwin and Victor Cruz that shocked the fantasy football world, so it wouldn't be unprecedented for Byrd to contribute but he's certainly not draftable at this point. Just one to keep an eye on.

For more on the Cardinals, check out SBNation Arizona and Revenge of the Birds

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