Deebo Samuel

  • Height
    5' 11"
  • Weight
    214 lbs
  • Arm Length
    31 3/8" (39th)
Deebo Samuel headshot
  • Draft Pick
    2.04 2019
  • College
    South Carolina
  • Age
    26.4

Deebo Samuel Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 16 120 77 1405 18.2 971 6 21.2 (#3)
2020 7 44 33 391 11.8 116 1 11.5
2019 15 81 57 803 14.1 640 3 12.5 (#34)
  • College Dominator
    41.3% (84th)
  • College YPR
    15.4 (60th)
  • College Target Share
    23.9% (68th)
  • Breakout Age
    20.6 (45th)

Deebo Samuel Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+7.2
(#7)

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

Deebo Samuel ADP

18.20
(-0.49)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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2.06 Pick
WR8 Rank

Popularity Index

#94

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Deebo Samuel Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Hamstring strain
Week 7 (2020)
6
7
Foot fracture
Preseason (2020)
3
3
Shoulder sprain
Week 11 (2019)
0
1
Groin strain
Week 6 (2019)
1
2
Groin strain
Week 12 (2021)
1
2

Deebo Samuel College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Special Teams Age School
2015 5 (WR) 12 (21 tgts) 161 (13.4 ypr) 6.0% 57.1% 24 19 South Carolina
2016 10 (WR) 59 (83 tgts) 783 (13.3 ypr) 20.7% 71.1% 439 (1 tds) 20 South Carolina
2017 3 (WR) 15 (22 tgts) 250 (16.7 ypr) 5.5% 68.2% 194 (2 tds) 21 South Carolina
2018 12 (WR) 62 (101 tgts) 882 (14.2 ypr) 22.8% 61.4% 570 (1 tds) 22 South Carolina

Who is Deebo Samuel

After redshirting in 2014, Deebo Samuel played little in 2015, struggling with injuries. In 2016, he led the team in receptions and receiving yards. With just 15 rushing attempts on the season, he posted six scores on the ground. His 2017 season was again marred by injuries, a broken fibula in Week 3 costing him the rest of the season. Returning to Columbia in 2018, Samuel exploded onto the national stage, posting 11 receiving touchdowns, including a 10-catch, 210-yard, three score effort against eventual National Champion Clemson.

Built like a running back at 5-11 and 214 pounds, Samuel blew up the 2019 Combine, posting top-tier measurables across the board, showing speed, burst & agility. Despite modest college stats, the 49ers selected Deebo in Round 2.

Samuel wasted no time in demonstrating his receiving chops as a rookie, posting a WR1 finish in only his second career game with 5 catches for 87 yards and a score on just 12 routes run. Posting three more WR1 performances in his rookie season, he immediately established himself as a red zone favorite and YAC monster, with 461 of his 803 yards coming after the catch. He was San Francisco’s leading receiver as a rookie and played 71-percent of the snaps.

Injuries & COVID wreaked havoc on Samuel’s second season, 2020, limiting him to seven games. When on the field, though, he again showed his elite YAC skills, turning his 2 completed air yards (No. 208 in the league) into 391 receiving yards, over 55 per game.

Returning to health in 2021, as Samuel’s opportunity grew, he took his game to a whole new level. He led the team in targets & his 27.8-percent target share finished No. 6 in the league. As always, Deebo had to do much of the work on his own, seeing just 14 deep balls on the season & earning most of his 1,405 receiving yards (No. 5) on his own. His 777 yards after catch ranked No. 2 in the league and, according to Next Gen Stats, he led the league in YAC per reception by a wide margin.

As if the Niners weren’t getting enough from Deebo the receiver, starting in Week 10, Kyle Shanahan decided to break out Deebo the running back. In the remaining regular season & playoff games, Samuel averaged 7.2 carries for 44 rushing yards & posted 8 scores on the ground. All that productivity added up to the No. 3 WR fantasy ranking with 21.2 Points per Game.