Curtis Samuel

  • Height
    5' 11"
  • Weight
    196 lbs
  • Arm Length
    31 1/4" (35th)
Curtis Samuel headshot
  • Draft Pick
    2.08 2017
  • College
    Ohio State
  • Age
    25.9

Curtis Samuel Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 5 9 6 27 4.5 14 0 2.0
2020 15 97 77 851 11.1 694 3 14.1 (#27)
2019 16 107 54 627 11.6 1542 6 10.7 (#48)
2018 13 65 39 494 12.7 804 5 10.5 (#43)
2017 8 26 15 115 7.7 249 0 4.1 (#110)
  • College Dominator
    29.0% (49th)
  • College YPR
    11.7 (13th)
  • College Target Share
    23.7% (67th)
  • Breakout Age
    20.1 (60th)

Curtis Samuel Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

-4.4
(#468)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2021

Snap Share

2021

Target Share

2021

Fantasy Points

Curtis Samuel ADP

183.40
(-5)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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16.03 Pick
WR81 Rank

Popularity Index

#232

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Curtis Samuel Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Hamstring strain
Week 15 (2021)
3
3
Groin strain
Week 5 (2021)
6
9
Groin strain
Preseason (2021)
3
4
Hamstring strain
Week 15 (2020)
0
1
Knee sprain
Week 5 (2020)
1
2
Hamstring strain
Preseason (2020)
0
0
Knee sprain
Week 16 (2019)
0
1
Hamstring strain
Week 10 (2019)
0
1
Shoulder sprain
Week 9 (2019)
0
1
Ankle sprain
Week 10 (2017)
5
5
Back strain
Week 3 (2017)
1
1
Ankle sprain
Preseason (2017)
0
0

Curtis Samuel College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Special Teams Age School
2014 14 (RB) 11 (14 tgts) 95 (8.6 ypr) 3.4% 78.6% 246 18 Ohio State
2015 13 (RB) 22 (35 tgts) 289 (13.1 ypr) 10.8% 62.9% 207 19 Ohio State
2016 13 (RB) 74 (97 tgts) 865 (11.7 ypr) 23.7% 76.3% 19 20 Ohio State

Who is Curtis Samuel

Samuel signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract with the Commanders during the 2021 free agency period, reuniting with head coach Ron Rivera, who drafted and coached Samuel during their time with the Panthers from 2017 to 2019. Rivera was fired by Carolina at the end of the 2019 season and soon joined Washington for the 2020 season. It was during that season, under new head coach Matt Rhule, that Samuel enjoyed his best season with the Panthers.

In 2020, Samuel posted a receiving line of 77-851-3, and also rushed 41 times for 200 yards and another two touchdowns. Samuel’s 2020 season was easily the best of his career from a real-life standpoint, and it was reflected in fantasy as well, as he averaged 14.1 points per game good for a fantasy ranking of WR27, which was also a career-high as he ended the year as a high-end WR3 who just so happened to turn in seven games of 16.0 points or more.

Samuel dealt with both groin and hamstring injuries in 2021, with his groin injury dating back to the preseason. He appeared in just five games for Washington, saw nine targets and caught six passes for 27 yards. He also rushed four times for 11 yards.

When it comes to athleticism, we know Samuel has it. His 4.31 40 time (99th-percentile) and 110.5 speed score (92nd-percentile) suggest he has speed to burn in the open field. During his 2020 season, Samuel saw the 19th most snaps from the slot (340) and was No. 19 in target premium (+31.0%) and 40th in target share (19.7%. He totaled five drops in his last season with the Panthers and also ranked 22nd in YAC (337). His 433 routes run ranked 47th in the league, while his 694 air yards were the 66th most.

In 2019, which was Samuel’s most successful year under Rivera, Samuel saw career-highs in slot snaps (202), while also posting then career highs in receiving, with a line of 54-627-6.

Samuel isn’t the most imposing player on the field when it comes to size. But he’s a dangerous playmaker with elite speed who we’ve seen succeed in the slot in each of his last two healthy seasons. Step one for Samuel heading into the 2022 season will be getting healthy. Step two will be getting acclimated to an offense he didn’t get to play much in last season, along with (likely) a new quarterback. If he’s able to stay on the field, and returns to the slot role he has seen some success in, then the soon-to-be 26-year old wide receiver could be in line for a rebound in 2022. His ADP will be that of an affordable low-end receiver who we know still has plenty of upside when healthy.