Posted: 8/15/2019 1:08 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel has been 'practically impossible to cover' in training camp, according to Brendan Marks of the Charlotte Observer. Head coach Ron Rivera said Samuel is 'light years ahead' of where he has been in past training camps.
Huddle Up: Samuel won't be everyone's favorite sleeper of 2019 fantasy drafts for much longer, as his draft stock has been climbing all summer. He's being drafted as a late WR3, but his upside remains much higher. Consider him a steal whenever available in the eighth round.
Posted: 8/12/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel 'might be the player who's taking the biggest step forward' and may be 'primed for a breakout third year in the league,' according to MMQB's Albert Breer.
Huddle Up: This is the latest glowing sentiment for Samuel, who has reportedly made a big jump in terms of his development - especially in his route-running - from last year. The Ohio State product has always been a spectacular athlete whose biggest drawback has been durability. Samuel has been a healthy all offseason, so it should not come as a surprise if he actually ends outperforming teammate D.J. Moore in 2019. Owners should be thrilled to land him as a WR3.
Posted: 6/15/2019 1:06 am UTC
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.'
Huddle Up: Samuel has battled injuries in his first two years in the league, but he averaged 12.3 yards per touch on 47 touches last season and scored seven times. Primed for a bigger role in the offense, Samuel has WR3 upside if he can stay healthy.
Posted: 12/30/2018 10:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel ended up with two grabs for 72 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints on four targets.
Huddle Up: Samuel finished up the season with 39 catches, 495 yards and five touchdowns through the air, with 84 rushing yards and two scores on the ground. He looks to have some big-play potential heading into 2019, making him a nice sleeper for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 12/24/2018 1:12 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel registered seven receptions for 41 yards on 13 targets in Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Samuel was a nice security blanket in the short game for Taylor Heinicke, making his first NFL start. He looks like he could be a quality PPR fantasy option heading into 2019 depending on what kind of personnel moves the team makes at the position in the offseason.
Posted: 12/18/2018 3:12 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel managed just one grab for 17 yards on four targets in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Samuel entered with 10 grabs for 168 yards over his past two games on 19 targets, but he was invisible in this one. Avoid him in Week 16 for fantasy purposes, although he could be someone to watch heading into the 2019 season.
Posted: 12/09/2018 8:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel posted four grabs for a team-high 80 yards on eight targets in Week 14 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Samuel, who played his college football at Ohio State, had a nice homecoming. He has 10 receptions for 168 yards on 19 targets in the past two outings to emerge as a solid WR4 or flex option. The Panthers host the Saints in Week 15 on Monday night.
Posted: 12/02/2018 8:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel registered six receptions for 88 yards on 11 targets in Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been carving out a larger role for himself lately and it culminated in a big game in a losing effort in this one. He should still be treated as WR4 or flex fantasy option going forward, but he might be ready to take another big step in fantasy heading into 2019. Dynasty leaguers might want to pay him some mind.
Posted: 11/30/2018 9:11 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) practiced in full on Friday, Nov. 30 and he is off the injury report ahead of the Week 13 game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Samuel hasn't put up huge numbers lately, but he is working on a streak of five straight games with two or more grabs while finding the end zone in three of the past four. He has emerged as a decent low-end WR4 or flex fantasy option in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/29/2018 6:11 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been more involved in the offense over the last month and has recorded three touchdowns in the last four games. He can be considered at least a flex option in most leagues and could even be a low-end No. 3 receiver in some deeper leagues.