WR Curtis Samuel - Carolina Panthers

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

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Recent Stats and Projections

8 at SF 61 0 0 0 11 4.0 46 0 0 4.6
9 vs TEN 53 1 10 0 6 3.0 64 1 0 13.4
10 at GB 61 0 0 0 8 4.0 35 1 0 9.5
11 vs ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 4.3 * * * *

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.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 9 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 64 / 1 rec, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)

Curtis Samuel continued to riff with Kyle Allen, with the two linking up on a beautiful deep ball down the right sideline early. The touch on the pass was perfect, flying over a Tennessee defender's outstretched arm and landing perfectly in Samuel's breadbasket. Samuel was targeted on a quick slant in the end zone, but Allen's pass was a little inaccurate in such a tight window and a defender closing on the receiver made the catch a difficult one. Samuel's touchdown came on another red zone opportunity, as Allen showed great toughness against the blitz, floating up the ball for his receiver to attack in the air. Samuel obliged, leaping high above the defender to haul in the football. Samuel could have added a second touchdown catch, but a deep ball thrown his way on a post route was slightly underthrown and allowed a Titans defender to bat it away.

2019 Week 8 vs SF (11 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)

On a day to forget for the Carolina passing game, it proved to be a day of 'almost' for Curtis Samuel. Early in the game, Samuel was the target of a deep ball in the back corner of the end zone, the football just a yard or two out of his reach as he made a despairing attempt to haul it in. Kyle Allen went back to the deep ball well later in the game, but this time a streaking Samuel couldn't catch up to the quarterback's pass, which was thrown too far out in front. Samuel was largely a non-factor despite leading the team in targets, but the 49ers defense marshalled him well and did not give the Panthers a sniff overall.

2019 Week 6 vs TB (6 / 4 / 70 / 1 rec, 1 / 8 / 1 rush)

Curtis Samuel produced every time he was called upon in this game, building trust with Kyle Allen and displaying his lightning-quick speed and playmaking ability. A deep target down the left sideline early in the game sailed out of bounds, but Allen came back to Samuel on a deep over route on consecutive targets, laying the ball out for his receiver to run on to for big chunks of yardage. Samuel scored on both rushing and receiving touchdowns, with the former coming on a sweep. The speedy receiver turned on the jets as he raced to the perimeter, beating the chasing defenders for pace. His receiving touchdown came on a beautifully thrown back shoulder pass at the right pylon, with Samuel rising high to use his body and box out the defensive back for the score.

2019 Week 5 vs JAX (6 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec, 2 / 25 / 0 rush)

The Panthers featured Curtis Samuel as a runner on a couple of plays in this game, including the very first offensive play. With Jacksonville lined up to stop an inside run, presumably to snuff out the Christian McCaffrey threat, Samuel was handed the ball on an end around, scooting off the left side for a first down carry. Later, offensive coordinator Norv Turner went back to the same play, only this time on a sweep. Samuel's speed proved too much for the Jaguars to contend with. As a receiver, Samuel was targeted on a quick slant in the end zone, but Kyle Allen's pass was too high for the short pass catcher to haul in. Samuel almost got into the end zone on a well-executed end around late in the game but was tackled yards shy. With Carolina trying to seal the game on a late third down play, Allen tossed a looping deep ball up to Samuel deep down the right sideline. The defender had excellent position and appeared to intercept the effort, but it was ruled incomplete after review.

2019 Week 4 vs HOU (7 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)

Curtis Samuel popped off the screen multiple times in this game as he continued his strong progression. He and Kyle Allen have a strong connection and it was on display from early on in this game. Allen fired a deep ball in Samuel's direction down the left sideline, with a defensive pass interference flag gaining the offense 40 yards or so as Samuel was bumped. Allen went back to Samuel on another deep target not long after, but it was laid out just a few inches out of his reach. Samuel excelled on timing patterns where the defensive back's cushion allowed him room to work. He made a spectacular toe-tapping catch on the sideline, hauling in the pass as he was already bent over and falling to the turf. Allen continued to pepper him with deep targets, but the two were unable to connect.

2019 Week 3 vs ARI (7 / 5 / 53 / 1 rec)

The Arizona defensive backs afforded speedster Curtis Samuel a generous cushion in the early stages, allowing the receiver to get open on quick slants and hitches - and giving Kyle Allen some easy throws to settle him down. Samuel showed dynamism throughout the game and bailed his quarterback out on his first touchdown pass, sprinting to the back-right pylon as Allen rolled out that direction, throwing Samuel a perfect pass. Samuel could have hit pay dirt a second time, but Allen's attempted pass was batted down at the line of scrimmage, with the receiver ready to accept the ball into his hands at the back of the end zone. Samuel had a concentration drop at the end of the game as the Panthers ran a jailbreak screen off to the trips receiver set on the right side. Had he caught the football, he would have had nothing but green grass ahead of him - and likely another touchdown - as the Cardinals had sent a house blitz.

2019 Week 2 vs TB (13 / 5 / 91 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

Curtis Samuel announced himself in this game with a deep 44-yard reception against man coverage, executing a beautiful double move to beat the defensive back. Samuel had plenty of room to work with, but with the ball thrown a little shy of where it needed to be, he had to wait on it and got tackled. A subsequent deep target right sailed out of bounds. In the short game, Samuel had less success than his counterpart D.J. Moore, but he showed more variation in his routes. Samuel showed good understanding on a hitch route, running just past the sticks before planting his foot and turning back to Cam Newton. Samuel was unable to haul in a pass on a shallow crossing route from Newton on third down, with the ball thrown behind him. With the Bucs blitzing on the play, it appeared Samuel would have had room to work with. Samuel stayed involved as the game reached its climax, managing to catch a pass even as his facemask was being yanked.

2019 Week 1 vs LAR (4 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

Curtis Samuel was unable to carry forward his momentum from the preseason into the first live game action. He slipped and fell on his first catch, preventing him from turning up the field. After that Samuel came alive, adjusting well on a comeback route near the sideline and showing off his trademark speed on a shallow crossing route catch and run. Samuel put on a move Neo from the Matrix would have been proud of later, securing a pass before ducking under a would-be tackler and scooting up the field for bonus yardage. Samuel was wide open on a streak pattern down the right sideline on a crucial third down in the second half, but Cam Newton's pass was too far in front to be hauled in.


Latest News

Panthers | Curtis Samuel not on injury report (Fri Nov 8, 03:12 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.

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Panthers | Curtis Samuel fully practices (Thu Nov 7, 03:10 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

Our View: A good sign for the young weapon here. He's a multi-purpose player who can attack a defense as a runner or receiver. Samuel always has flex appeal, especially in PPR leagues.
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Panthers | Thursday's practice report for Carolina (Thu Nov 7, 02:42 PM) - Carolina Panthers DT Vernon Butler (back), OT Greg Little (concussion) and CB James Bradberry (groin) did not practice for a second straight day on Thursday, Nov. 7. DT Gerald McCoy (knee) and RB Christian McCaffrey (knee) were upgraded to a limited practice. S Eric Reid (ankle), Curtis Samuel (hamstring), LB/DE Christian Miller (ankle), LB/DE Brian Burns (wrist), LB/DE Mario Addison (non-injury), QB Kyle Allen (shoulder) and LB Shaq Thompson (ankle) practiced in full.

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Panthers | No practice for Curtis Samuel (Wed Nov 6, 03:00 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Our View: Hamstring injuries can bother speedy guys like Samuel. Just check back to see if he can practice later in the week.
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Panthers | Curtis Samuel totals 74 yards, TD (Sun Nov 3, 09:39 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel finished with three grabs for 64 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans while adding one catch for 10 yards.

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