Sammie Coates

Sammie Coates

WR - HOU
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 212 lbsAge: 25College: AuburnDrafted: #87 (3rd Rd. by Pittsburgh)

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Sammie Coates traded to the Browns

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Sammie Coates has been traded to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

Fantasy Impact

This doesn't do much to the fantasy landscape for Coates, as he's likely down on the depth chart for multiple weeks. Still, it's not a bad flier to take on a wide receiver who flashed at times in 2016. He finished with more than 50 yards in each of the first five games, before suffering a hand injury that hampered his ability to catch footballs. We knew this may have been the case when the Steelers drafted JuJu Smith-Schuster as high as they did. The underlining portion of this trade shows the confidence that the Steelers have in Martavis Bryant, who was recently reinstated by the NFL.

Mike Tagliere33 weeks ago
Sammie Coates to miss start of camp

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates (ankle) will miss the start of training camp after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

Fantasy Impact

Coates, who has battled injuries that include his finger, hand and groin since the start of 2016, will miss the beginning of training camp after getting his knee scoped this week. Although the 24-year-old wide out is currently slated as the Steelers' WR4, he could find himself competing for a job and on the proverbial roster bubble as the highly-touted rookie, Ju Ju Smith-Schuster, could push him for his role.

Sammie Coates shows off 'healed' finger

In Week 5 of the 2016 season, Coates reeled in six receptions for 139 yards and 2twotouchdowns. He also managed to snap his index finger, which pretty much lead to the end of his production. Coates decided against surgery to repair the finger and the result looks fairly gruesome. Only time will tell if Sammie will get back on track with his newly disfigured finger.

Fantasy Impact

After Week 5, Coates was limited to two receptions for 14 yards the remainder of the year. After calling up Cobi Hamilton from the practice squad, Coates' usage was limited to almost strictly special teams duties. With the addition of free agent Justin Hunter and second-round selection JuJu Smith-Schuster, on top of Martavis Bryants' return, Coates will have his work cut out to hold any fantasy relevance this year.

Zahjyee Whineglass46 weeks ago
Sammie Coates recovering from sports-hernia surgery

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates (finger/ groin) underwent sports-hernia surgery following the conclusion of the 2016 season for a groin injury that went unreported on the team's injury report throughout the course of the year.

Fantasy Impact

It was reported earlier in the offseason that Coates underwent, and was recovering from, finger surgery. However, Fowler states that Coates, instead, underwent a sports hernia procedure only, following the conclusion of the 2016 campaign. The groin injury, which was never included on Pittsburgh's injury report in 2016, did not affect the wideout's ability to participate in practice. Therefore, it did not have to be listed per league rules as a team is only required to report an injury that renders a player's availability to practice or appear in a game. Similar to Le'Veon Bell's situation in which he was dealing with a groin injury for weeks prior to the AFC Championship Game, and the team's failure to report the matter, Coates' groin injury is also subject to investigation by the NFL to ensure that the Steelers were in full compliance with league rules.

Sammie Coates undergoes finger surgery

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates (finger) underwent surgery this week to "repair fractures and tendon damage in his left ring and index fingers."

Fantasy Impact

Coates made an attempt to avoid surgery, but he ultimately underwent the procedure two weeks removed from Pittsburgh's AFC Championship loss to New England. After an uplifting start to the year, Coates finished the 2016 season with a surplus of underwhelming performances -- he totaled two receptions for 14 yards receiving in his last nine regular season games. He'll likely compete for a roster spot on a Steelers team loaded with talent at wide receiver.