Curtis Samuel
Curtis Samuel
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Carolina Panthers
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.
Role grows in second season
WRCarolina Panthers
January 8, 2019
Samuel finished the 2018 regular season with 39 catches on 65 targets for 494 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games played. He also rushed eight times for 84 yards and two more scores.
ANALYSIS
Samuel's rookie season was hindered by injuries, and although he missed a few games again this time around, he became a bigger factor in Carolina's offense over the course of the campaign. The 2017 second-rounder scored four times through his first six appearances, including twice on the ground, evidencing his upside as a gadget player. However, Samuel started getting featured more through the air in Week 11, when he posted a then-career-best 55 receiving yards. Over his final seven outings, Samuel topped 70 yards three times and caught three touchdowns. That run came while fellow wideout Devin Funchess was phased out of the team's offense. With Funchess not expected back next season, Samuel and 2018 first-rounder D.J. Moore currently project as the top wideouts in a Panthers scheme looking to take advantage of their run-after-catch ability. Sure, all-purpose tailback Christian McCaffrey should still be a leader in the receiving game, and a healthy Greg Olsen (foot) would remain in the mix at tight end, but Samuel's trajectory clearly seems to be heading in the right direction going into 2019.
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How do Curtis Samuel's 2018 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
58.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.64
 
% Team Air Yards
19.1%
 
% Team Targets
11.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
6.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Curtis 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
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
 
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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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Makes seven catches
WRCarolina Panthers
December 23, 2018
Samuel caught seven of 13 targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Falcons.
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Catches one pass
WRCarolina Panthers
December 17, 2018
Samuel caught one of four targets for 17 yards and rushed twice for eight yards in Monday night's 12-9 loss to the Saints.
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Leading receiver in Week 14 loss
WRCarolina Panthers
December 9, 2018
Samuel caught four of eight targets for a team-leading 80 yards in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Browns.
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Sets career high in receiving yards
WRCarolina Panthers
December 2, 2018
Samuel caught six of 11 targets for 88 yards and carried one time for an additional eight yards during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
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Puts in full practice
WRCarolina Panthers
November 29, 2018
Samuel (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
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