Deebo Samuel
Deebo Samuel
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
San Francisco 49ers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Samuel started slowly as a rookie but took off in the season's second half, going 49-35-575-2 with 122 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Over a full season, that prorates to eight touchdowns and 1,394 yards from scrimmage. Samuel was also efficient. Despite eight drops, he managed 14.1 YPC and 9.9 YPT. He also saw a fair amount of red-zone use - 16 of his 81 targets were there, including seven from inside the 10. At 5-11, 214, Samuel has the physique of a running back and the ability to break tackles and get loose for big plays, given his 4.48 40 speed. In fact, coach Kyle Shanahan used Samuel in his running rotation, giving him 14 regular-season carries (three of which went for scores), plus six more totes in the postseason for 102 yards. Samuel should see more receiving work in Year 2 after the 49ers let Emmanuel Sanders walk via free agency, though the team used its first-round pick on the versatile and physical Brandon Aiyuk, who should serve as the deep threat. Jimmy Garoppolo showed he was no Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl, but he's competent enough to support a productive No. 1 receiver alongside Aiyuk and superstar tight end George Kittle, and few receivers will match Samuel's bonus production as a rusher. Unfortunately, Samuel suffered a broken foot while he was training in mid-June, requiring surgery and leaving him uncertain for Week 1. The injury, a Jones fracture, is fairly common among wide receivers, and the incidence of aggravation is much higher for players that rush back into action. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $7.25 million contract with the 49ers in July of 2019.
Scores first 2020 touchdown
WRSan Francisco 49ers
October 18, 2020
Samuel hauled in all six of his targets for 66 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Rams.
ANALYSIS
After starting the year on injured reserve and getting eased back into action, Samuel finally posted a line his fantasy managers were hoping for when they drafted him this season. The 24-year-old put his athleticism on display, starting three of his receptions well behind the line of scrimmage and turning them into big gains (one of which resulted in a score). Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) -- who also dealt with an injury early in the season -- looked like his former healthy self as well, which bodes well for this QB-WR tandem going forward. Now that we have seen him without restrictions, Samuel should rank high enough to warrant starting in most formats when the 49ers take on the Patriots in Week 7.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Deebo Samuel's 2020 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
24.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.51
 
% Team Air Yards
5.4%
 
% Team Targets
8.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
64.7%
 
Drop Rate
5.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
11.5
 
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299
197
288
244
142
142
126
77
63
8
40
27
17
7
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Patriots pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
76.4
 
Cornerbacks
72.5
 
Safeties
96.3
 
Linebackers
60.9
 
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2020 Deebo Samuel Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Deebo 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
6' 0"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.14 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.03 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 36th overall pick in this year's draft, Samuel could start opposite Dante Pettis out of the gate in what should be a productive Kyle Shanahan offense with a healthy Jimmy Garoppolo. At 5-11, 214, Samuel is stout, strong and plenty athletic with a 4.48 40 and 39-inch vertical. He's a strong route runner and dangerous in the open field after the catch, but he never reached 900 receiving yards in four seasons at South Carolina, limited by a mixture of injuries and poor quarterback play. Samuel is also on the old side for a rookie after turning 23 in January, so his physical development has likely maxed out already. He'll have to displace deep threat Marquise Goodwin, who's probably better suited to a situational role, among others, but Samuel's odds are good given his physical tools and draft slot.
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Struggles in loss to Dolphins
WRSan Francisco 49ers
October 11, 2020
Samuel caught two of eight targets for 19 yards and gained three yards on one carry during Sunday's 43-17 loss to the Dolphins.
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Suiting up Week 5
WRSan Francisco 49ers
October 11, 2020
Samuel (illness) is listed as active Sunday versus the Dolphins.
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Should play Week 5
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Illness
October 11, 2020
Samuel (illness), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, "should be good [to play]," a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.
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Expected to play Sunday
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Illness
October 10, 2020
Samuel (illness) passed COVID-19 protocols and can return to the 49ers' facilities, indicating that he'll suit up Sunday versus the Dolphins, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Listed as questionable with illness
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Illness
October 9, 2020
Samuel (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Miami, as he still needs to pass another test to ensure he doesn't have COVID-19, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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