• Deebo Samuel

  • WR
  • , San Francisco 49ers
  • 24
  • 214 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Samuel’s stock has taken a hit since news broke that he needed to have surgery for a Jones fracture in his foot. He’s expected to miss 10-16 weeks, depending on whose reports you believe, but the 49ers are likely to be careful with Samuel after dealing with Trent Taylor’s Jones fracture last season. He had surgery on June 18, so 10 weeks would put him back on August 27 while 16 weeks would pencil in his return before Week 5. Current projections assume that he’ll miss four games, and that’s on the conservative side of things. He’s a player to monitor in August to see how his recovery is going. As a WR4 he could pay dividends down the stretch. He started seeing 70% or more of the snaps in Week 10 and from that point on, he averaged 4.1 catches for 64 yards and 0.18 touchdowns (on 6.1 targets per game), while adding 20.4 yards and another 0.18 touchdown as a runner. (This includes three playoff games.) The resulting 12.6 fantasy points per game (half-PPR) equate to high-end WR2 numbers.

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Scouting report

by Bob Harris

SF WR Deebo Samuel - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Deebo Samuel emerged down the stretch of the 49ers' Super Bowl season, but won't be available to help start another. The promising second-year receiver had surgery in June to repair a broken foot and was expected to miss 12-16 weeks. It's a big blow for a team that figures to contend for the league crown again, and for a player who battled injuries throughout his college career. Samuel proved to be a vital piece in just his first NFL season as All-Pro TE George Kittle was the only Niner posting higher receiving totals. The rookie's 14.1 yards per catch led all 49ers receivers with at least 15 receptions. His contribution in the run game was comparably valuable to the league's No. 2 scoring offense, as he carried the ball 14 times for 159 yards and three touchdowns.

Fantasy Downside
A 12-week rehab would last until early September, while 16 weeks pushes him out until October. Samuel himself believes he will be ready well before that. The second-year pro tweeted that he will be back in 10 weeks, and be better than ever. If only it were that simple. Jones fractures are oftentimes seen as one of the worst possible injuries for a football player to get and GM John Lynch told reporters on Jul. 28 that Samuels is likely to miss some games.

2020 Bottom Line
Given all that, Samuel's progress bears watching before drafting, although this could lead to buy-low situations and offer Dynasty owners looking to deal for him a chance to leverage the injury into a better deal.

2020 Strength of Schedule - SF

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
19
ARI
28
@NYJ
30
@NYG
23
PHI
31
MIA
8
LAR
1
@NE
17
@SEA
16
GB
20
@NO
BYE8
@LAR
2
BUF
24
WAS
6
@DAL
19
@ARI
17
SEA

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

2019 Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@TB317035.6700010.001.74.760/6888.2%
2@CIN5871717.4027003.5015.420.429/7240.3%
3PIT3440414.6700000.004.47.441/7951.9%
4BYE--------------
5CLE13033.0000000.000.31.335/7646.1%
6@LAR318056.0011001.001.94.947/7860.3%
7@WAS--------------
8CAR319036.332291014.5010.813.847/6770.1%
9@ARI4400710.0000000.004.08.049/7466.2%
10SEA811201114.0000000.0011.219.273/8883.0%
11ARI813401016.7500000.0013.421.461/7779.2%
12GB2501225.0000000.0011.013.035/4872.9%
13@BAL2411420.501200020.0012.114.155/5796.5%
14@NO5760815.202330016.5010.915.953/6779.1%
15ATL1290329.0018008.003.74.757/6489.1%
16LAR431067.75328109.3311.915.947/5782.5%
17@SEA51020520.402331016.5019.524.539/5078.0%
Per game3.8053.530.205.4014.090.9310.600.200.0711.368.8112.6148.53/68.1372.22%
Totals5780338114.09141593111.36132.2189.2728/102272.22%
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