Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel

25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
San Francisco 49ers
Doubtful
Injury Groin
Est. Return 12/5/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Foot and hamstring injuries cost Samuel the better part of 10 games last year, but on the rare occasion he did play, he looked like the rising star we saw during his rookie season. Samuel averaged 8.9 YPT on 44 targets and also carried the ball eight times for 26 yards, despite playing hurt. A stout 6-0, 215, with 4.48 speed, Samuel is a beast after the catch, breaking tackles and extending for extra yards. He also saw a heavy target share when he was finally healthy with 22 targets (and 17 catches) in Weeks 12-13. Samuel now returns to an unsettled quarterback situation. Oft-injured Jimmy Garoppolo enters training camp as the starter, though the Niners used the No. 3 overall pick (for which they paid dearly) to draft Trey Lance. Samuel will share looks with star tight end George Kittle and second-year man Brandon Aiyuk, but the 49ers’ lack of pass-catching depth could allow those three to combine for well over half the targets. Plus, Samuel had a unique role last year, mostly catching easy throws near the line of scrimmage (league-low 2.3 aDOT) and also taking eight carries. The QB-proof touches provide some protection if Garoppolo and Lance struggle. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $7.25 million contract with the 49ers in July of 2019.
Likely out 1-to-2 weeks
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Groin
November 29, 2021
Samuel (groin) is expected to be sidelined 1-to-2 weeks, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
ANALYSIS
Coach Kyle Shanahan relayed the news Monday after Samuel left the tail end of Sunday's win against the Vikings with a groin injury. While it isn't a severe issue, Samuel likely will be out through a Week 14 visit to Cincinnati. While their No. 1 wide receiver is in recovery mode, the 49ers will turn to Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, Trent Sherfield and Travis Benjamin at the position in the short term.
Read More News
NFL Stats
Loading NFL Stats...
Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
See red zone opportunities inside the 20, 10 and 5-yard lines along with the percentage of time they converted the opportunity into a touchdown.
Loading Fantasy/Red Zone Stats...
Advanced NFL Stats
How do Deebo Samuel's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
69.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.27
 
% Team Air Yards
31.8%
 
% Team Targets
29.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
59.8%
 
Drop Rate
9.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.9
 
% Targeted On Route
18.4%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
2.01
 
Loading Advanced NFL Stats...
2021
2020
2019
2021 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2020 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2019 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
San Francisco 49ers49ers 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

54950%
19376%
52448%
23091%
22020%
3012%
15414%
5221%
12912%
9036%
192%
73%
Loading Weekly Snap Counts...
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
See where Deebo Samuel lined up on the field and how he performed at each spot.
Detailed
Grouped
Side
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Team Alignment Breakdown...
This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Vikings pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
MIN
vs Vikings
Sunday, Nov 28th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
83.7
 
Cornerbacks
83.4
 
Safeties
86.6
 
Linebackers
82.2
 
Loading Opponent Pass Defense Stats...
2021 Deebo Samuel Split Stats
Loading NFL Split Stats...
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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Deebo Samuel
NFL Reactions: Week 12
Yesterday
Joe Daley recaps Week 12 as the Vikings experienced yet another gut-wrenching loss, and the loss of Dalvin Cook.
WynnBET Sportsbook: Week 12 Best Bets
2 days ago
Walter Hand lines up his best bets available at the WynnBet Sportsbook for Week 12 of the NFL action, where the soaring Eagles are drawing some interest as road favorites against the division-rival Giants.
OwnersBox NFL DFS: Week 12 Picks
2 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco expects Deebo Samuel to continue his breakout fantasy season against the Vikings in Week 12.
Yahoo DFS Football: Week 12 Picks
3 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin analyzes the Week 12 Yahoo Sunday slate as Jonathan Taylor is a solid pick despite a tough matchup against the Bucs.
DraftKings NFL: Week 12 Tournament Guide
3 days ago
Ryan Belongia analyzes the Week 12 DraftKings slate as Cooper Kupp and company make for a solid passing-game stack.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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.
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.
More Fantasy News
Optimism about injury severity
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Groin
November 29, 2021
Samuel (groin) appears to have avoided a serious injury but is still expected to miss time, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Will need MRI on groin
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Groin
November 28, 2021
Samuel is slated to undergo an MRI on the groin injury he suffered in the second half of Sunday's win over the Vikings, 49ers Team Reporter Keiana Martin reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Departs with injury
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Groin
November 28, 2021
Samuel left Sunday's game against the Vikings in the fourth quarter with a groin injury and is questionable to return, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Big output on ground
WRSan Francisco 49ers
November 21, 2021
Samuel caught one pass for 15 yards on two targets while running for 79 yards and one touchdown on eight carries against Jacksonville on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Good to go
WRSan Francisco 49ers
November 19, 2021
Samuel (shin) has been removed from the injury report for Sunday's game in Jacksonville, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.