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Curtis Samuel

Curtis Samuel

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 195 lbsAge: 24College: Ohio StateDrafted: #40 (2nd Rd. by Carolina)

Week 12 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) WR #30
Projection 13.3 pts


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I mentioned last week that Samuel is somewhat of an extension of the run game, and knowing the Lions were struggling with that, he made sense as a bounce-back play. He was tied for the team lead with 10 targets, turning them into a team-high eight receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown. How do the Vikings stack up? Well, they've been very good against the run, but their defense in the slot has been lackluster, to put it nicely. They have rookie Jeff Gladney covering the slot, and of the 42 cornerbacks who've played 75-plus snaps in slot coverage, his 123.0 QB Rating ranks as the sixth-highest in the league. He's allowed five touchdowns in the slot, which is two more than any other cornerback. We know the running backs won't rack up 28.7 touches, which is what the Vikings have faced, which leaves even more targets and/or carries for Samuel, who should be considered a low-end WR3/high-end WR4.

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Curtis Samuel goes for 72 yards in Week 12

Panthers WR Curtis Samuel caught 5-of-5 targets for 72 yards while adding five yards on his lone carry in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact

While Samuel did not score, he did total 77 yards. Paired with his five receptions, Samuel had a solid floor for his fantasy managers in PPR. Samuel has a bye in Week 13.

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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 12WR #30WR #23WR #4136
Rest of Season WR #44WR #35WR #473
Dynasty ----
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Projections (Week 12)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week701813.4
Last 3 Weeks610.76.710.8
Season to Date44.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 11vs. DET701813.4
Week 10vs. TB8031.2
Week 9@ KC1051917.8
Week 8vs. ATL311417.4
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ MIN4th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesBYE, DEN, GB23rd easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)DEN, GB, WAS26th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--18th easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Start?
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Most Accurate Experts
for Curtis Samuel
Most accurate experts for Curtis Samuel
1.Kate MagdziukWR #35
T-2.Jeff PaurWR #26
T-2.Jamie CalandroWR #34
T-4.Brandon FunstonWR #27
T-4.Matthew FreedmanWR #31
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