• Curtis Samuel
  • WR
  • , Carolina Panthers
  • 23
  • 196 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Samuel started getting regular work in Week 11. In his final seven games, he averaged 3.9 catches for 53 yards and 0.43 touchdowns, which equates to a 62-846-7 pace over a 16-game season. He basically matched the production of D.J. Moore in that span. We’re expecting low-end WR3 numbers from Samuel in 2019.

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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

CAR WR Curtis Samuel - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Curtis Samuel struggled to stay on the field as a rookie, but his role in the offense grew over the course of last season. During the first half of 2018, Samuel saw the field on only 24% of the Panthers’ offensive snaps. Over the second half, that number catapulted to 68%. He finished with 494 receiving yards and five touchdowns, and he found the end zone two additional times in the running game. Samuel should continue to develop in the offense and be used as a versatile threat. He’ll line up all over the field, and his playmaking ability allows him to make the most of his opportunities. The departure of Devin Funchess in free agency opens up 79 targets as well, giving Samuel significant upside.

Fantasy Downside

Samuel’s injury history is concerning. He only played in eight games as a rookie and is only 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds. Samuel is also still more prospect than product at this point. He’s yet to have 100 yards in a single game and he’ll still likely be at least the third option in the passing game behind Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore. The bulk of the vacated targets from Funchess may very well end up going Moore’s way. Also, Cam Newton is coming off shoulder surgery and if his body continues to break down, it’ll be hard for any pass-catchers in Carolina to succeed.

2019 Bottom Line

Samuel is currently going in the 10th round in 12-team leagues, a full four rounds lower than Moore. However, we have the two ranked very similarly – less than five players apart in our current rankings – and you can argue Samuel has just as much upside with his versatility and his knack for finding the end zone. He’s risky for sure, but with how they used him to close out the season, the departure of Devin Funchess and his playmaking skill set, he’s a bargain at his current ADP.

2019 Strength of Schedule - CAR
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
23
LAR
29
TB
10
@ARI
30
@HOU
1
JAX
29
@TB
BYE16
@SF
27
TEN
21
@GB
20
ATL
25
@NO
17
WAS
20
@ATL
19
SEA
6
@IND
25
NO

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1DAL--------------
2@ATL--------------
3CIN--------------
4BYE--------------
5NYG2371418.500000-9.711.712/7116.9%
6@WAS0000-0000-0.00.03/605.0%
7@PHI1160116.0029104.508.59.519/5932.2%
8BAL328039.330000-2.85.826/6540.0%
9TB2251412.501331033.0017.819.817/6227.4%
10@PIT418044.5011011.00-0.13.919/5733.3%
11@DET5551711.000000-11.516.516/5827.6%
12SEA217128.501250025.0010.212.254/5991.5%
13@TB68801114.6718008.009.615.658/7082.9%
14@CLE4800820.000000-8.012.069/7493.2%
15NO1170417.0028004.002.53.555/5894.8%
16ATL7410135.860000-4.111.178/9185.7%
17@NO2721436.000000-13.215.240/7255.6%
Per game3.0038.000.385.0012.670.626.460.150.0810.507.5210.5235.85/65.8552.78%
Totals3949456512.678842110.5097.8136.8466/85652.78%