Posted: 2/15/2021 2:04 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel averaged 7.4 targets over the final 10 games of 2020 after averaging 4.6 targets in the first six games.
Huddle Up: Samuel topped 50 receiving yards just once in his first seven games in 2020, but he had at least 68 yards in six of his final eight contests, including three 100-yard efforts. He is set to hit free agency this offseason, but if he enters 2021 with a prominent role in an offense, he will be a sleeper to target in the middle rounds of drafts.
Posted: 12/28/2020 3:43 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel posted seven runs for a team-high 52 yards and he added five receptions for a career-high 106 yards on five targets in Week 16 against the Washington Football.
Huddle Up: Samuel, who is playing for a contract this offseason, eclipsed his previous career high of 105 yards set in Kansas City back on Nov. 8. He'll look to finish up strong in Week 17 against the visiting New Orleans Saints.
Posted: 12/25/2020 12:59 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been targeted at least nine times in four of the last six games and should receive a similar workload this week. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver or flex options in leagues.
Posted: 12/23/2020 8:04 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been targeted at least nine times in four of the last six games and has posted at least 65 yards in four of those games. He will see a solid amount of targets this week and can be at least a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 12/20/2020 5:34 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) was targeted a team-high nine times but finished with four catches for 42 yards in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers. Samuel also added six yards rushing on two carries.
Huddle Up: Samuel put a scare into his fantasy owners after landing on the injury report Thursday, but his ability to run did not appear to be affected much if at all by the cold temperature at Lambeau Field. He did struggle to hang on to at least a couple of potential catches, however. Those missed opportunities led to only Samuel's second single-digit PPR effort since Week 4. Samuel should be considered a WR3 option in Week 16, but he will have his hands full trying to bounce back against the Washington Football Team that has defended the slot well for most of 2020.
Posted: 12/19/2020 11:55 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) is active for the Week 15 game Saturday, Dec. 19, against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Samuel will be a desperation FLEX play in what's expected to be a high-scoring game.
Posted: 12/18/2020 2:46 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 17, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Samuel may be a game-time decision, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He has posted at least 65 yards in three of the last four games and should see a solid amount of targets if he plays. He can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if available.
Posted: 12/13/2020 10:54 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel hauled in seven receptions for 68 yards on nine targets in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos and he ran twice for 22 yards.
Huddle Up: Samuel remains useful as a WR4 or flex fantasy option in PPR leagues of 12 or more teams, and his extra yards as a runner are nice. He and the Panthers travel to Green Bay on Saturday for their Week 15 game.
Posted: 12/12/2020 2:05 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Samuel is expected to be one main options in the passing game with D.J. Moore unlikely to be available. He has played very well over the last month and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/11/2020 5:35 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel on Friday, Dec. 11, was activated off the Reserve/COVID-19 list and was participating in practice.
Huddle Up: Good news for Samuel's fantasy owners as the Panthers' multi-use weapon will be needed with Carolina expected to be without Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore. He's a flex/WR3 play with upside.