WR Curtis Samuel - Carolina Panthers

5-11, 196Born: 8-11-1996College: Ohio StateDrafted: Round 2, pick 40 (2017)

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Summary

Curtis Samuel took a leap forward in 2018, finishing 42nd in wide receiver rankings. He had only 47 touches in all of 2018, but he scored 7 touchdowns (5 receiving, 2 rushing), giving him a touchdown in every 6 touches. His elusive ability in the open field and top-line speed gives him the potential to score on any given play. Samuel had 67% of his targets and 64% of his receptions after Week 10, which coincidentally was the same time Cam Newton was struggling with his shoulder injury. Over a 16-game season, those stats would equate to 71 receptions on 121 targets. Now that Devin Funchess is out of the picture in Carolina's receiving corps, look for Samuel to take a step forward in 2019. Keep in mind, Samuel is also a threat as a rusher. He added 8 carries for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2018. Carolina has three key young weapons in Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel. All have elite versatility with exceptional ability after the catch. D.J. Moore is the trendy pick to breakout in 2019, but Samuel is also capable of moving the needle as he continues to develop and grow in Norv Turner's offense. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 44, 36, 38, 42, 45, 46, 46, 48, 54, 57, 69
WR Redraft PPR - 44, 34, 37, 42, 44, 44, 46, 46, 47, 49, 54, 55, 69
WR Dynasty - 53, 34, 40, 56, 59, 69

Stats and Projections

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2017 CAR 9 4 64 0 26 15 115 0
2018 CAR 13 8 84 2 65 39 494 5 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.9 8.0 * * 52.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 10.0 * * 61.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 6.0 * * 49.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 11.0 * * 45.3 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Curtis Samuel's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 127
WR: 51
Overall-PPR: 130
WR-PPR: 50

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Latest News

Panthers | Curtis Samuel ready for next step? (Fri Jun 14, 09:25 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel has been the 'MVP' of minicamp, according to Brendan Marks of the Charlotte Observer. 'His catch radius I think has improved,' head coach Ron Rivera said. 'I just think his overall game has improved.'

Our View: Pay attention to this type of drumbeat in the offseason. Samuel is a dangerous player who can make big plays with his speed and quickness after the catch. If the Panthers truly tap into his potential, then Samuel is a player Fantasy GMs are going to clamor for. He had only 47 touches in all of 2018, but he scored 7 touchdowns (5 receiving, 2 rushing), giving him a touchdown in every 6 touches. We're excited to see what he could do this year.
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2019 Schedule

1vs Los Angeles Rams
2vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3@ Arizona Cardinals
4@ Houston Texans
5vs Jacksonville Jaguars
6@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ San Francisco 49ers
9vs Tennessee Titans
10@ Green Bay Packers
11vs Atlanta Falcons
12@ New Orleans Saints
13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Atlanta Falcons
15vs Seattle Seahawks
16@ Indianapolis Colts
17vs New Orleans Saints