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  Preston WilliamsP. Williams
WR - MIA
Preston Williams
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
 
 
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ECR# 46# 60-
Best Rank# 30# 34-
Worst Rank# 68# 76-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total58.8117.7-
Avg Game7.47.4-
Avg Projection110.795.8-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Preston WilliamsP. Williams
WR - MIA
Preston Williams
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE vs. LV
Week 2 vs. BUF at TB
Week 3 at JAC at LAC
Week 4 vs. SEA vs. ARI
Week 5 at SF at ATL
Week 6 at DEN vs. CHI
Week 7 vs. LAC at NO
Week 8 vs. LAR vs. ATL
Week 9 at ARI at KC
Week 10 vs. NYJ vs. TB
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. DET
Week 12 at NYJ at MIN
Week 13 vs. CINBYE WEEK
Week 14 vs. KC vs. DEN
Week 15 vs. NE at GB
Week 16 at LV at WAS
Week 17 at BUF vs. NO
Player Projections Comparison
  Preston WilliamsP. Williams
WR - MIA
Preston Williams
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
Receiving
   
Receptions61.745.8
Rec Yards820.1553.6
Rec TDs5.04.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.715.3
Rush Yards3.6109.5
Rush TDs0.01.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points110.795.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Preston WilliamsP. Williams
WR - MIA
Preston Williams
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
2019 Points 
Week 18.43.2
Week 26.39.3
Week 36.811.3
Week 44.63.3
Week 54.4
Week 63.119.8
Week 76.2
Week 84.24.6
Week 919.213.4
Week 109.5
Week 112.5
Week 124.9
Week 1312.5
Week 144.2
Week 1511.4
Week 162.1
Week 171.3
Total58.8117.7
Average7.47.4
Player Targets Comparison
  Preston WilliamsP. Williams
WR - MIA
Preston Williams
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
2019 Targets 
Week 154
Week 2613
Week 3127
Week 477
Week 56
Week 666
Week 78
Week 8711
Week 996
Week 108
Week 116
Week 124
Week 137
Week 144
Week 157
Week 165
Week 174
Notes for Player Combination
  Preston WilliamsP. Williams
WR - MIA
Preston Williams
Curtis SamuelC. Samuel
WR - CAR
Curtis Samuel
Expert 
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
 Samuel failed to surpass five receptions in any game last season, and a 91-yard effort in Week 2 marked the only time he eclipsed 70 receiving yards. With Carolina signing Robby Anderson in March to a two-year, 20 million contract, it's no guarantee that Samuel remains the third option in the Panthers' passing game behind Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Preston Williams should return from his mid-season ACL as the Dolphins WR2 and when you're talking about a big-bodied, athletic receiver in an offense that will pass a lot, that's got a fair bit of value. There's no guarantees here but DeVante Parker has shown us the upside that exists in this offense. He's a super late-round gamble with plenty of positive possibilities.Curtis Samuel was everyone's favorite breakout prospect last season and although he didn't reach the lofty expectations some had for him, a WR36 finish was still solid for a player with a limited skill set. With the addition of Robby Anderson, Samuel's target share is in for a major reduction and the talk he may be on the trade block is an even worse sign. While the Panthers will have to throw a lot, Samuel is at best the 4th receiver in this offense and that limits his upside.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Did you know that Williams was the No. 39 wide receiver through nine weeks last year? That was despite them having their bye in Week 5, as well as him not being a true starter until Week 3. He was extremely good his rookie year. He's coming off a torn ACL, which isn't an injury that's as detrimental as it used to be, but it may be tough for him to return as the same player in a brand-new offense. The Dolphins defense improved greatly, their run game should be much better, and they'll eventually transition to a rookie quarterback. These are all question marks, but fortunately, Williams is being drafted outside the top 60 wide receivers, similar to the way DeVante Parker was last year. Given their current prices (Williams WR61, Parker WR22), Williams seems like a much better value than Parker this year. Knowing that Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson have opted out, there are plenty of targets up for grabs, making Williams a solid WR4/5 on fantasy teams that you can spot-start depending on matchups.There are a lot of analysts making excuses for Samuel's poor production last year, stating that his quarterback play was atrocious. While I don't disagree, there are plenty of wide receivers who've had bad quarterback play but managed to be useful. Samuel's 0.96 yards per route run in 2019 ranked dead last among the 157 wide receivers with at least 100 targets over the last five years. Heck, his teammate D.J. Moore was able to finish as the WR18. Based on the targets Samuel received and where they took place, he should have finished as the WR16. Look, I'm not saying Samuel is as bad as he was in 2019, but for him to become a reliable fantasy player, he'd have to overcome the fact that he's now the fourth-best target in the offense, behind McCaffrey, Moore, and Anderson. The Panthers also tried shopping Samuel this offseason, but ultimately held onto him. He's someone to look at during bye weeks when the Panthers are double-digit underdogs. Outside of that, you're just looking for an injury to him to become anything more than a WR5-type option.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Preston Williams was everyone's favorite sleeper last season and they weren't completely wrong. While his numbers weren't anything special, the talent is there. If he can get one the same page as Tua (assuming he starts), then we could see a very scary WR duo in Miami for the first time in what seems like forever.Leading up to the 2019 season, all anyone wanted to talk about was Curtis Samuel and how he would be the WR to own in Carolina. Well, that didn't exactly work out. It was D.J. Moore who stole the spotlight and now the Panthers went out and signed deep threat Robby Anderson. I like Samuel as a talent but I don't think there will be enough targets to go around to make him a reliable weekly starter.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Williams greatly exceeded expectations in 2020 before going out with an injury. He'll assume a starting position again in this offense and, as long as he's fully healthy, he should outperform his current ADP. There's some risk currently as we don't know where he's at in his recovery, but I fully expect Williams' ADP to rise as we near the season if everything is on track.Samuel's got the talent to be a factor for fantasy football, but it simply hasn't translated to on-the-field production. Now, Samuel has competition for targets with Robby Anderson in town and there's a chance that Samuel is fourth on this team in targets. With that being the case, Samuel's unlikely to return consistent fantasy production this season.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
See notes on Parker. Miami ran 3 WR sets over half the time in 2019. And that was with Williams gone half the season, with Albert, and Hurns filling in. Parker and Williams each spent less than 20% of the time in the slot(Gesicki time!). New OC, Chain Galley, has loved 3 WR sets in the past. Preston struggled against Man, Zone, and Press in 2019. Not great, but guess what, he's one of only a few guys in town. Should benefit from that as long as Fitzpatrick is QBIf I told you this WR had 108/1236/11 would you be interested? Now what if I told you that was in 3 years? Has trended upwards for 3 years in a row. Deep targets were infamously inaccurate last year. That made him rather terrible for fantasy football. He was miscast, running a 9 route over 1/4 of the time That situation has now been rectified with the addition of Robby Anderson. I think Samuel's chances at fading into a WR3 forever are just as likely as some kind of breakout. Most players don't have a Devante Parker like resurgence after years of being mediocre. They turn into Phillip Dorsett, an 83rd percentile sparq-x athlete who had greater college production and breakout age than Samuel, while also being a 4.3 guy we just can't let go of. However, I went back to watch all his deep incomplete passes myself for 2019. The majority were inaccurate. Sometimes the QB had to release the ball early because of the rush. Others, Samuel was out positioned, or not big enough to go up and get it. He also some just flat drops, but all of those happening were in the minority of what was happening on his deep looks. Fighting for targets underneath with DJ Moore will be no easier than trying to catch deep passes from Kyle Allen, but he'll at least have more accurate balls coming from Teddy Bridgewater, while having great, to elite numbers against man coverage 2 years in a row to give himself a great opportunity in this new offense.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Preston Williams is a former 5-star Top-50 overall HS All-American who was at Tennessee before transferring to CSU. Off the field issues killed his draft stock. But make no mistake about it, the future is very bright for him with Tua in Miami. @RayGQueAfter Cam Newton was injured, Panthers WRs saw a catchable deep ball on only 25% of targets (14/56), via PFF. During Teddy Bridgewater's five starts, Saints WRs saw catchable deep balls on 62% of targets (8/13). @pat_thorman
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Was a target monster before going down, and now should see significant upgrade at QB. Chan Gailey to MIA also extremely pass-happyJoe Brady preaches speed and getting it in space... and Curtis Samuel might just be the perfect man for the job. Back aboard the hype train, even with Robby A added.