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Curtis Samuel
WAS

WR WAS

#51 Wide Receiver

108 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 9
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 25
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 197
40 Time: 4.31

Weekly Outlook

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Week 4
Samuel debuted in Week 4, snagging 4 of 4 targets for 19 yards. Nothing to write home about. But note that Logan Thomas left Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. And remember, Washington inked Samuel to a 3-year, $34.5 million deal this offseason, so we know expectations are high. With Taylor Heinicke showing more than enough to keep this offense afloat, Samuel could quickly develop into a spot-start WR3.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Samuel is back with the HC from his 1st 3 years and an OC who was on the Panthers’ offensive staff in 2018 and 2019. Scott Turner spent most of that span as QBs coach under his dad, Norv Turner, but coordinated Carolina’s offense over the final 4 games of 2019.
  • After Washington signed Samuel in free agency -- for $34.5 million over 3 years, with $23 million guaranteed, Turner said: “High energy guy, really intelligent. You can do a lot of different things with him. He’s only 24 years old, I think he’s just scratching the surface on what he’s capable of.”
  • Samuel’s usage has varied quite a bit through his first 4 seasons.
    • He saw a huge boost in slot usage in 2020: 71.4% of snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. Samuel spent just 28.7%, 24.8% and 33.8% of snaps in the slot the previous 3 years.
    • After just 11 total backfield snaps under the Turners in 2018-19, Samuel spent 70 snaps lined up in the backfield for the 2020 Panthers.
  • Samuel’s rushing attempts have climbed every season: 4, 8, 19, 41.
  • His average target depths climbed as well, before last year.
    • Samuel saw a 9.4 ADOT as a 2017 rookie under OC Mike Shula, according to Pro Football Focus.
    • That climbed to 12.2 in 2018 under Norv Turner, then 14.8 in 2019, when Scott Turner took over for his dad late in the year.
    • Samuel’s ADOT shortened to a career-low 7.5 under HC Matt Ruehle and OC Joe Brady last year.
  • Samuel posted the best PFF receiving grade of his career in 2020 and his highest yards per route run to date.
    • His annual YPRR -- starting with 2017 -- have gone: 0.85, 1.66, 0.97, 1.93.
    • The 2020 number ranked 30th among 115 wideouts who saw 30+ targets.
  • Samuel’s downfield-heavy role under the Turners in 2019 didn’t seem to work, but he had Kyle Allen as his QB for nearly all of that. Allen finished 2019 ranked 2nd-worst in deep-ball passing grade among 38 QBs with 15+ deep attempts. He tied Dwayne Haskins for the group’s worst adjusted completion rate to that range.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick has endured some ups and downs as a deep thrower -- and a QB in general -- but arrives as a clear upgrade over the options for 2020 Washington and 2019 Carolina.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Last time Samuel worked under Scott Turner (and Norv Turner), we got a season of unrealized air yards. He thrived in 2020 in a system that nearly halved his ADOT and multiplied his backfield snaps. Scott Turner has touted Samuel’s versatility, so we’d bet on more variation to his role than what the 2019 Panthers did. But Samuel’s usage will probably also look different from what the 2020 Panthers did. Ultimately, he lands in a place with plenty of opportunity available. Washington sent 110+ targets to 3 players last year: Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas and J.D. McKissic. Of the 3, only McLaurin belongs in 100+ target territory.

Samuel’s best-ball ADP as of this writing sits right at our WR38 projection for him in PPR. He sports upside from that level if we can get enough good Ryan Fitzpatrick and/or Washington goes heavy on pass volume. (The team finished 2020 as the league’s 9th most pass-heavy.)

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Washington WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Eagles. It's a new injury for Samuel, who had been dealing with a groin issue since the spring. It's been a lost season for the man who signed a 3-year, $34.5 million deal in March.

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ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that Washington WR Curtis Samuel is set to play Sunday against the Raiders. Samuel is officially questionable, but he played through a questionable tag last week as well. He's far rom worthwhile as a fantasy option, however.

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Washington WR Curtis Samuel (groin) is active for tonight's game vs. the Seahawks. He's expected to be on a snap count in his first action since Week 5.

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Washington WR Curtis Samuel (groin) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. Seattle. He was limited in practice all week and had been expected to return for this one. Samuel has been out since Week 5 and is expected to be limited to no more than 15 snaps on Monday night, according to ESPN's John Keim. Samuel isn't a Week 12 fantasy option.

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Washington WR Curtis Samuel (groin) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Panthers. He returned to a limited practice on Friday and is reportedly eyeing a Week 12 return.

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