Curtis Samuel
Curtis Samuel
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Carolina Panthers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Injured for much of his rookie season, Samuel made strides in Year 2, though he missed the first three games of 2018 after having surgery to address an irregular heartbeat. In only 13 games, Samuel had seven TDs (five receiving, two rushing) and 578 scrimmage yards on 65 targets and eight carries. At 5-11, 195, he has average size but blazing speed (4.31 40) and top-notch athleticism - 37-inch vertical, 133-inch broad jump, i.e., he's a dangerous person with the ball in his hands. The problem for Samuel is the Panthers have two other versatile playmakers in Christian McCaffrey and last year's first-round pick D.J. Moore, a bigger, not-quite-as-fast WR who can also carry the ball. Assuming Cam Newton is healthy again after shoulder surgery, the entire Panthers passing game should be better, and the departure of Devin Funchess opens up 79 more targets. The Panthers signed Chris Hogan this offseason to be their bigger-bodied receiver, but it's a small, one-year deal, and there's no guarantee Hogan has a significant share of the offense. Bottom line, Samuel should have more opportunities Year 3, in what should be an improved passing attack. Don't forget to add some rushing stats to his totals. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.45 million contract with the Panthers in May of 2017.
In end zone twice during win
WRCarolina Panthers
October 13, 2019
Samuel secured four of six targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 37-26 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed once for eight yards and another score.
ANALYSIS
The speedster turned in a fantasy-friendly effort across the pond in London, scoring on an eight-yard run and 13-yard reception in the third and fourth quarters, respectively. Samuel checked in behind only D.J. Moore in receptions and receiving yardage for the afternoon, and he's now seen at least six targets in five consecutive contests. Samuel will look to continue his solid play at the expense of the 49ers in Week 8 following a Week 7 bye.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Curtis Samuel's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
107.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.49
 
% Team Air Yards
37.4%
 
% Team Targets
21.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
7.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.8
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Buccaneers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
80.6
 
Cornerbacks
80.8
 
Safeties
94.2
 
Linebackers
61.3
 
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2019 Curtis Samuel Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Curtis Samuel's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.31 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
133 in
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Samuel was drafted in the second round last year as a utility player capable of adding devastating speed to the Panthers offense. However, injuries largely derailed his rookie campaign, leaving him in need of proving himself again this time around. With increased competition at wide receiver, Samuel may be restricted to certain packages that highlight his ability in space.
The Panthers' second round pick, Samuel finds himself in an interesting spot. While the team isn't deep at WR -- No. 1 option Kelvin Benjamin showed up to offseason activities in sub-optimal condition, and ostensible No. 2 Devin Funchess has been inconsistent -- it also drafted RB Christian McCaffrey in the first round, and the two have somewhat overlapping skill sets. At 5-11, 197, Samuel, is blazingly fast -- 4.31 40 -- and athletic -- 37-inch vertical and 133-inch broad jump. As such, he's dangerous with the ball in his hands, and a threat as a ballcarrier or receiver. Of course, much of that description could apply to McCaffery, so Samuel figures to be used mostly as a slot receiver. Don't expect much red-zone work, either -- tight end Greg Olsen and the 6-5 Benjamin are likely to dominate the targets down there.
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Limited to 44 total yards
WRCarolina Panthers
October 6, 2019
Samuel hauled in three of his seven targets for 19 yards in Week 5 against the Jaguars. He also added two rushes for 25 yards.
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Gets day of rest Wednesday
WRCarolina Panthers
October 2, 2019
Samuel sat out Wednesday's practice for maintenance purposes, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Not at practice
WRCarolina Panthers
Undisclosed
October 2, 2019
Samuel isn't practicing Wednesday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
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Modest output in win
WRCarolina Panthers
September 29, 2019
Samuel hauled in three of seven targets for 32 yards and rushed once for one yard in the Panthers' 16-10 win over the Texans on Sunday.
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Reaches end zone in win
WRCarolina Panthers
September 22, 2019
Samuel caught five of seven targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Cardinals.
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