Curtis Samuel
Curtis Samuel
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Carolina Panthers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Samuel disappointed in Year 3, despite seeing 105 targets. Part of that was due to Cam Newton being out most of the season and Kyle Allen not being an adequate replacement, but D.J. Moore's efficiency wasn't similarly affected. All told, Samuel managed 11.6 YPC and a meager 6.0 YPT, last among the league's 30 100-target receivers. As a result, the Panthers signed deep threat Robby Anderson to a twoyear deal, likely pushing Samuel to the No. 3 option, and that's not counting tailback Christian McCaffrey and his 142 targets. While newly signed Teddy Bridgewater should be an upgrade from Allen, it's hard to see him generating enough offense for four productive pass catchers. That said, Samuel could see more short, quick throws from the slot, and the offense under new coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Joe Brady might be more innovative than last year's. Read Past Outlooks
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#160.03
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$Signed a four-year, $6.45 million contract with the Panthers in May of 2017.
Scores through ground and air
WRCarolina Panthers
October 29, 2020
Samuel rushed three times for 23 yards and a touchdown and brought in four of five targets for 31 yards and another score in the Panthers' 25-17 loss to the Falcons on Thursday night.
ANALYSIS
The versatile receiver was nearly the entire Panthers offense for the night and certainly the star of the first half. Samuel initially scored on a 12-yard rush in the first quarter and then hauled in a perfectly thrown 29-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater on a flea flicker early in the second quarter to give Carolina its largest lead of the night at 14-6. Samuel's usage in the running game will likely take a hit when Christian McCaffrey returns from his ankle injury, which is slated to occur Week 9 against the Chiefs. However, the Ohio State product could certainly retain an occasional gadget role on the ground, given his solid showing in that capacity this season. Samuel's receiving touchdown was also his first of the campaign, and he'll look to reward fantasy managers again in the aforementioned interconference matchup versus Kansas City on Sunday, Nov. 8.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Curtis 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
26.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.57
 
% Team Air Yards
10.4%
 
% Team Targets
12.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
86.2%
 
Drop Rate
3.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.9
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Carolina PanthersPanthers 2020 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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428
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384
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281
111
93
44
61
23
39
18
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35
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Falcons
Thursday, Oct 29th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
107.9
 
Cornerbacks
115.3
 
Safeties
110.4
 
Linebackers
79.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Curtis Samuel's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Curtis Samuel
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Yesterday
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Thursday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Falcons vs. Panthers
Yesterday
There are a number of excellent wide receivers in Thursday's game between the Falcons and Panthers, but arguably no player has a better matchup than running back Todd Gurley.
NFL Waiver Wire:  Week 8 Deep Dive
Yesterday
Ilango Villoth goes deep into the free-agent pool to find upside adds who could pay off down the road, if not this week.
Hidden Stat Line: Targets, Routes & Snaps from Week 7
3 days ago
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Weekly Rankings: Week 8 Value Meter
3 days ago
Ryan Tannehill has a great matchup against the Bengals this week.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
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.
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.
More Fantasy News
Posts rushing TD in loss
WRCarolina Panthers
October 25, 2020
Samuel secured all six of his targets for 48 yards and rushed once for a five-yard touchdown in the Panthers' 27-24 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
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Cleared to play
WRCarolina Panthers
October 25, 2020
Samuel (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints.
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Expected to suit up Sunday
WRCarolina Panthers
Knee
October 25, 2020
Samuel (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Questionable again
WRCarolina Panthers
Knee
October 23, 2020
Samuel (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in New Orleans.
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Limited again Thursday
WRCarolina Panthers
Knee
October 22, 2020
Samuel (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.
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