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Experts' Pick
 
 
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
 
 
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Recommended by
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Recommended by
64 of 209 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 47# 53-
Best Rank# 28# 12-
Worst Rank# 89# 99-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total135.143.9-
Avg Game9.06.3-
Avg Projection125.7112.7-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank58-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC vs. GB
Week 2 vs. NYG at CAR
Week 3 at BUF at NE
Week 4 at ATL vs. NYG
Week 5 vs. NO at WAS
Week 6 vs. KCBYE WEEK
Week 7 at GB at SEA
Week 8 at DEN vs. TB
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. ATL
Week 10 vs. TB at TEN
Week 11 at CAR at PHI
Week 12 vs. SEA vs. BUF
Week 13 at LV vs. DAL
Week 14 vs. DAL at NYJ
Week 15 at PHI at TB
Week 16 at DAL vs. MIA
Week 17 vs. PHI vs. CAR
Week 18 at NYG at ATL
Player Projections Comparison
 
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
Receiving
   
Receptions65.571.0
Rec Yards764.7834.3
Rec TDs5.15.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts24.80.4
Rush Yards129.60.8
Rush TDs1.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points125.7112.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
2020 Points 
Week 14.31.7
Week 23.9
Week 35.2
Week 44.8
Week 56.4
Week 6
Week 711.3
Week 817.4
Week 917.85.1
Week 101.22.7
Week 1113.410.4
Week 127.75.1
Week 1310.5
Week 149.08.4
Week 154.8
Week 1615.8
Week 1712.1
Week 18
Total135.143.9
Average9.06.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
2020 Targets 
Week 185
Week 22
Week 34
Week 44
Week 55
Week 6
Week 76
Week 85
Week 996
Week 1057
Week 111012
Week 1256
Week 1311
Week 1498
Week 159
Week 165
Week 1711
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Samuel's coming over from Carolina to reunite with his former head coach, Ron Rivera. While Samuel put together a very solid season last year in Carolina, we should be pumping the brakes on him in this Scott Turner offense. When Samuel was in this offense previously, he was used primarily as an intermediate-to-deep threat and had a relatively high ADOT. Last season, Samuel was used closer to the line of scrimmage and this is where he saw his production really take a jump. Samuel's a fine low-end WR3 this upcoming season that should have some big performances throughout the year, but we need to remain cautious with our expectations for the talented wideout.After dealing with an injury for the majority of last season, MT underwent surgery in June to fully fix the issue and he's now projected to be out for the first part of the season. It's a bit of a mystery right now as to exactly how long he's going to be out, but it doesn't look good for his draft stock heading into fantasy football draft season. After projecting him to miss the first five games of the season, Thomas dropped from WR12 in my projections to WR44. Without the guarantee that he's going to return to fantasy football dominance - as evidenced by last year's performance - Thomas may just be on my "do not draft" list. I'm willing to let someone else in my league deal with the potential range of outcomes unless he falls to a ridiculous value point in my draft.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Samuel injured his groin. He has yet to practice. That doesn't sound good. As soon as we hear anything we will let you know. Until then he's on my Do Not Draft List. Stay tuned.The million dollar question is when does Michael Thomas come back? He will miss at least the first 5 weeks- maybe more. Also, the word on the street was the Jaguars and Saints were talking about a blockbuster deal earlier this summer. The rumored deal was Michael Thomas for former 1st round pick DB CJ Henderson. Note, when Michael Thomas was at Ohio St his coach was Urban Meyer. Who's the Jaguars head coach? Yep- it's Urban Meyer. Now this rumor was before Thomas and Coach Sean Payton met to air things out. Best guess is Thomas isn't a factor in 2021 until late in the year if at all. Stay tuned.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was good to see Samuel finally have his breakout season in year four, though it's worth noting that his numbers have improved every year. The issue, however, is that he's being reunited with offensive coordinator Scott Turner, who couldn't get the most out of Samuel during the 2019 season. While Samuel saw a career-high 106 targets that year, he averaged a minuscule 5.9 yards per target while used in an incorrect role. Will that change? It's tough to say, but Terry McLaurin, J.D. McKissic, Antonio Gibson, and Logan Thomas are all competition for targets with his new team. Samuel should have plenty of manufactured touches, but don't automatically assume he's as valuable as he was in 2020.It felt like too many people were dismissing Thomas this year, falling into borderline WR2 territory, but now that we know of his ankle surgery that took place in June, he's going to fall even further. It's possible he misses the first 4-6 games based on the timeline he received. It did seem like everyone forget he was the consensus No. 1 wide receiver just a year ago. The big question is: Who is his quarterback once he returns? If it's Hill, there should be a slight downgrade, but don't forget what Thomas did in the four Hill games last year: 9/104/0, 4/50/0, 9/105/0, and 8/84/0. Those are rock-solid numbers, though the touchdowns were obviously not there. Right now, I'm expecting Thomas to miss at least four games, which moves him down into WR4 territory. If you're able to stay afloat the first month of the season, snagging Thomas in the middle rounds might be a winning strategy.
John Hesterman
Dynasty League Football
 The murky recovery timeline from Thomas' ankle surgery is concerning both in redraft formats and for his value in dynasty leagues. While dynasty managers may be forced to hold him, redraft managers should be cautious in whether or not they want to be associated with what appears to be a high amount of risk for the 2021 season.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Great fit in WASH where deep speed could finally be capitalized upon w/ Fitz, in an offense he's familiar with. I like Joe Brady's scheme and his volume last year (2nd most touches among WRs!!!) more, but the QB upgrade should balance that outProjected to miss at least a quarter of the season if not more due to ankle surgery. Sends MT plummeting in the rankings, but still makes sense around Round 9 or so for managers confident in drafting around him for a major stretch haul boost
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 It wasn't too long ago that Michael Thomas set the record for most catches and was the consensus No. 1 pick. A few injuries, suspensions, a disappointing 0 TDs on 40 catches in 2020 and a QB battle have created a whirlwind of questions around the once can't-miss stud. It's also added value. If you believe that Mike Thomas is truly a stud, you can have him for a discounted price, but be ready for all the question marks that come with it.
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
Joe Brady figured out how to get the best out of Curtis Samuel, and Samuel turned that performance into a free agent deal with the Washington Football Team. Ryan Fitzpatrick will have to build report with his new receivers, but one would consider Samuel's '20 numbers as a good base line expectation with potential for more. But, it would be wise to draft him on the baseline, bot the upside.