Curtis Samuel
Curtis Samuel
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Carolina Panthers
Questionable
Injury Chest
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.45 million contract with the Panthers in May of 2017.
Cleared for some workouts
WRCarolina Panthers
Chest
September 19, 2018
Samuel (chest) is cleared to participate in limited workouts Wednesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Samuel did not participate in Wednesday's practice due to illness, but should begin practicing in limited fashion in the near future. Still recovering from a procedure undergone to address an irregular heartbeat, Samuel seems unlikely to suit up against the Bengals on Sunday. Whenever he is healthy, the 2017 second-rounder is in line to play a minor role in the Panthers' offense.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
2017
226
121
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   5' 11"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   195 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.31 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   31.50 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   133 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Carolina Panthers Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Ruled out again
WRCarolina Panthers
Chest
September 14, 2018
Samuel (chest) will not play in Sunday's game against the Falcons, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
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Progressing in recovery
WRCarolina Panthers
Chest
September 13, 2018
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said that Samuel (chest) is recovering "so far, so good" Thursday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
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Still not practicing
WRCarolina Panthers
Chest
September 13, 2018
Samuel (chest) did not participate in Thursday's practice, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
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Not present for practice
WRCarolina Panthers
Chest
September 12, 2018
Samuel (chest) wasn't spotted on the field ahead of Wednesday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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Ruled out for opener
WRCarolina Panthers
Chest
September 5, 2018
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Samuel (chest) won't play in Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
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