Drew Sample
Drew Sample
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Cincinnati Bengals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Sample was pressed into more action for the Bengals in 2020 than was initially expected following the Week 2 injury to C.J. Uzomah. Sample, a second-round pick in 2019, ended up with 40 catches for 349 yards and his first NFL touchdown in Week 16 against the Texans. With Uzomah returning, he may end up being the backup again in 2021. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $5.51 million contract with the Bengals in May of 2019.
Behind Uzomah on depth chart
TECincinnati Bengals
September 12, 2021
Sample enters the season behind C.J. Uzomah on the Bengals' initial depth chart.
ANALYSIS
Last season in the only game in which Uzomah was healthy, Sample saw action on 24 offensive snaps and received just one target. The Bengals run with an "11" formation as much as anyone in the NFL, so it's possible that Sample's workload will mirror what happened in Week 1 last season more than the workload he received after Uzomah got hurt.
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#% of Team Snaps

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How often does Drew Sample run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Drew Sample and the other tight ends for the Bengals are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Drew Sample
12 routes   0 targets
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50 routes   4 targets
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2 routes   0 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Sep 26th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
98.8
 
Cornerbacks
110.8
 
Safeties
73.6
 
Linebackers
102.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Drew Sample's measurables compare to other tight ends?
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' 4"
 
Weight
258 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.71 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.31 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.15 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Drew Sample
Target Breakdown: Week 1 WR/TE Recap & Week 2 Sleepers
11 days ago
Kyle Pitts, Mark Andrews and Tyler Higbee didn't put up huge numbers Week 1, but each of the three had underlying usage that hints at big days ahead.
2021 NFL Team Previews: Cincinnati Bengals
60 days ago
Getting back Joe Burrow is key to the Bengals' evolution, but which version of the 2020 first overall pick remains to be seen after he suffered multiple ligament tears in his left knee as a rookie.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Rookie tight ends rarely produce much in the NFL, and that was certainly the case with Sample, who had only five catches for 30 yards on six targets in nine games before an ankle injury ended his season. A second-round pick in 2019 out of the University of Washington, Sample was selected more for his blocking than his receiving skills, topping out at 25 catches for 252 yards in his senior season there. So while there will be more opportunities for him to see the field following the departure of Tyler Eifert, it's unlikely to translate into fantasy production.
Sample went in the second round of the draft as the 52nd overall pick after the Bengals traded down earlier in the round. He's well-regarded for his blocking skills and good hands, but is not a big-play receiver, with just average speed. Rookie tight ends usually take awhile to develop, and it's likely that Sample will be undergoing that developmental process as the third-stringer behind C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Eifert, who signed a one-year deal to remain with the Bengals this offseason.
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Shows improvement in second year
TECincinnati Bengals
January 13, 2021
Sample finished the 2020 season with 40 catches for 349 yards and his first NFL touchdown.
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Notches first career TD
TECincinnati Bengals
December 28, 2020
Sample caught an eight-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's 37-31 win over the Texans.
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Three catches in losing effort
TECincinnati Bengals
December 14, 2020
Sample had three catches for 21 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.
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Elevated role in loss
TECincinnati Bengals
December 6, 2020
Sample secured all seven targets for 49 yards in the Bengals' 19-7 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
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Giving away free Samples
TECincinnati Bengals
November 30, 2020
Sample caught four passes for 40 yards on five targets, but also coughed up a critical fumble in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
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