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Basic StatsDrew Sample's Basic Stats

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ADP: 72.1
Bye: 12
Experience: 5
Age: 28.1
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 255
40 Time: 4.71
Speed Score: 104.40
Burst Score (Rank): 116.10 (46%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.46 (66%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.08 (70%)

Injury PredictorDrew Sample's Injury Guide

Low Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024




Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 10, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Sample suffered a high-ankle sprain Nov. 10 in a matchup with the Ravens. He missed the rest of the season
Aug 4, 2022 NFL Knee ACL Sprain Grade 2 Sample sported a brace on his leg and was walking with a crutch Friday after being carted off the field due to a knee injury in Thursday's practice, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Ben Baby of ESPN adds that coach Zac Taylor expects Samp
Sep 18, 2022 Non-NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Sample tore his ACL vs. the Cowboys in Week 2 of the 2022 season.

Basic StatsDrew Sample's Preseason Player Analysis

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Irv Smith, TE KC

6:47pm EDT 9/25/23


Bengals TE Irv Smith (hamstring) is inactive for tonight's game vs. the Rams. Drew Sample steps in as Cincinnati's lead TE but is only viable in DFS tournaments.

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Bengals TE Irv Smith (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Monday night's game vs. the Rams. He seemingly hurt his hamstring on Friday and was limited in Saturday's practice. Smith should obviously be on fantasy benches for Week 3. His absence will leave Cincinnati with TEs Drew Sample and Mitchell Wilcox.

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Bengals HC Zac Taylor said Friday that TE Drew Sample is only expected to miss "a couple of weeks" with a sprained left knee, according to multiple reports. Sample left Thursday's practice on a cart, so this seems like a positive outcome. By that timeline, he should be ready for the regular season.

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Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah (knee, hip) is questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Browns. He didn’t practice all week and seems unlikely to play with Cincinnati resting starters in this one. Uzomah’s absence would leave Drew Sample as the Bengals’ top TE.

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Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah declared himself 100% recovered from last year's torn Achilles and was a full-go in OTAs and minicamp, according to The Athletic's Paul Dehner. Uzomah opened last season as Cincinnati's starter, tallying 11 targets before going down in Week 2. Dehner confirms that Uzomah is expected to play ahead of TE Drew Sample this year -- assuming he regains pre-injury form. A pass-heavy Bengals offense helps Uzomah's fantasy outlook. But he figures to be battling RB Joe Mixon for the title of 4th option in the passing game behind WRs Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd.

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