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Experts' Pick
 
 
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
vs. PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
at JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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19 of 172 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 52# 63-
Best Rank# 26# 36-
Worst Rank# 77# 93-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. PHI at JAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform a litter better than their average vs PHIThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs JAC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec22.823.1
Rec Yds257.6270.1
Rec TD1.72.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total135.158.9-
Avg Game9.04.5-
2019 Average9.04.5-
    
Misc 
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PHI at JAC
Week 2 at ARI vs. MIN
Week 3 at CLE vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. BAL at CHI
Week 5 vs. LAR at CLE
Week 6 at NYG vs. CIN
Week 7 vs. DALBYE WEEK
Week 8BYE WEEK at DET
Week 9 vs. NYG vs. BAL
Week 10 at DET at TEN
Week 11 vs. CIN vs. GB
Week 12 at DAL vs. TEN
Week 13 at PIT at HOU
Week 14 at SF at LV
Week 15 vs. SEA vs. HOU
Week 16 vs. CAR at PIT
Week 17 at PHI vs. JAC
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
2020 Points 
Week 14.31.0
Week 23.93.7
Week 35.22.6
Week 44.8
Week 56.4
Week 6
Week 711.3
Week 817.40.6
Week 917.85.6
Week 101.212.2
Week 1113.412.6
Week 127.72.8
Week 134.6
Week 149.04.5
Week 154.81.9
Week 1615.83.8
Week 1712.13.0
Total135.158.9
Average9.04.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
2020 Targets 
Week 182
Week 226
Week 344
Week 44
Week 55
Week 6
Week 76
Week 851
Week 997
Week 1058
Week 11103
Week 1259
Week 135
Week 1495
Week 1593
Week 1656
Week 17112
Notes for Player Combination
 
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
vs. PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
at JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 One of Indy's wide receivers is going to have a big game this weekend, and it might just be Pittman. The Jacksonville Jaguars lost two of their starting corners from last year (Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye), and they replaced them with first-rounder C.J. Henderson. They have an elite slot cornerback in D.J. Hayden, but that won't affect Pittman -- the Colts drafted him to be their "X" receiver. Although he has a bunch of matchup-based upside, I wouldn't consider starting him outside of DFS GPP lineups.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
If you drafted Curtis Samuel, it was likely as a late-round high-upside flier. You probably don't need to start Samuel in Week 1 and you probably shouldn't until we know how he will be utilized in the new offense with head coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Joe Brady. The Raiders had a middle-of-the-pack passing defense last year, but they actually did quite well in covering slot receivers like Samuel. Samuel should be viewed as a high-upside W4 until further notice. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We saw the Panthers force the issue getting Samuel targets last year, though his efficiency was among the worst in the league. Was it due to the quarterback play? Maybe, though there are a lot of receivers who have to deal with poor quarterback play. New offensive coordinator Joe Brady should get creative with Samuel and find ways to utilize him closer to the line of scrimmage, though we have to project that to happen, as we haven't seen it with Samuel in the NFL just yet. The most consistent cornerback on the Raiders last year was Lamarcus Joyner, who covers the slot, which is where we should expect Samuel to play most of his snaps. Looking at the wide receivers who did well against the Raiders last year, not many of them were smaller receivers. The best game a sub-5-foot-11 receiver had against them was Mecole Hardman's 4/61/1 when Tyreek Hill was out of the lineup. I don't think Samuel offers so much upside that you can't pass on starting him, especially considering the negative reports that were coming out of camp. I'd rather sit back and watch how he's utilized in the new offense. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
As of right now, it seems like Samuel has been relegated to the No. 3 WR on this team. If that's the case, it's going to be hard for him to see the volume necessary to return FLEX value. If you can afford to sit Samuel this week, I'd recommend doing so until we see exactly how this WR unit is going to look on the field.