Curtis Samuel

Curtis Samuel

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 195 lbsAge: 23College: Ohio StateDrafted: #40 (2nd Rd. by Carolina)

Week 8 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) WR #36
Projection 7.4 pts


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He's consistently been at six or seven targets with Allen under center and that's been enough to flash at times, but his floor has been exposed with just three catches in 2-of-4 games. We know he's the boom-or-bust receiver in the offense while Moore is the possession receiver, and with the way they line up, it makes sense for Moore to be the receiver who's targeted more. Samuel is going to see Richard Sherman half the time, the veteran cornerback who's played lights out this year. He's allowed just a 49.2 QB Rating when targeted in coverage, as he's not been forced to hang in coverage for more than a few seconds due to the 49ers insane pass-rush. Samuel can beat Sherman over the top, but it's not something you want to rely on against a team that's allowed a league-low 10 passing plays to go for 20-plus yards (every other team has allowed at least 13). Samuel is just a big-play hopeful WR4/5 option.

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Curtis Samuel scores twice in Week 6

Panthers WR Curtis Samuel caught 4-of-6 targets for 70 yards with a touchdown and carried the ball once for an eight-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 6 win over Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact

After back-to-back weeks with fewer than 44 total yards and zero touchdowns, Samuel bounced back with a 78-total-yard and two score outing against the Buccaneers. While D.J. Moore is still considered the WR1, Samuel is the versatile playmaker at receiver in this offense and may be the better fantasy option of the two more times than not, especially with Kyle Allen under center. Panthers have their bye in Week 7.

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Week 8WR #36WR #28WR #6914
Rest of Season WR #33WR #31WR #395
Dynasty WR #38WR #25WR #4411
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Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week701419.8
Last 3 Weeks40.
Season to Date49.
Game Log
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Week 6@ TB701419.8
Week 5vs. JAC19034.4
Week 4@ HOU32033.3
Week 3@ ARI531511.3
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Next Game@ SF28th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesTEN, GB, ATL17th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)ATL, SEA, IND11th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--11th easiest remaining opponents