Posted: 4/05/2020 1:21 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel ranked second among rookies with 961 yards from scrimmage in 2019 despite tying for second in the NFL with seven drops, and Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com believes Samuel's role 'will only continue to expand' in his second season.
Huddle Up: Samuel became a Swiss Army knife-type weapon for the San Francisco offense, adding 159 yards and three scores on the ground to his receiving totals. If he can cut down on the drops, 1,000-plus yards from scrimmage and WR3 production should be on tap.
Posted: 1/30/2020 7:28 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel has had more receptions (62) in his rookie season (including playoffs) than former 49ers WRs Jerry Rice (53) and Terrell Owens (36) did in their first pro seasons and has as many 100-yard games (3) as Rice and Owens had as rookies combined.
Huddle Up: Samuel, a second-round pick, has especially come on strong late this season, totaling 331 total yards, including 110 rushing, and two touchdowns over the Niners' last four games, including a pair of postseason contests, and that's despite the team's notorious lack of passing in the playoffs. Even when not catching passes, though, Samuel has had at least one rushing attempt in 10 of 18 games (17 rushes total) this season, including three carries for 49 yards in the postseason so far.
Posted: 12/28/2019 1:03 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been held to 50 yards or less in four of the last five games but has been targeted 17 times over the last three games. He could be a flex option in some leagues.
Posted: 12/26/2019 11:04 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) was limited at practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Samuel hasn't found the end zone since Week 13, and he hasn't topped 100 receiving yards since Week 11. Still, he remains a big piece of the San Francisco passing game alongside TE George Kittle and WR Emmanuel Sanders. He'd be a strong flex against the Seattle Seahawks this week if he's able to return.
Posted: 12/25/2019 9:53 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. The 49ers did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Samuel has cooled off during the last few weeks with 45 yards or less in three of the last four games. He could be a flex option in some deeper leagues but is not a must-start option.
Posted: 12/22/2019 4:57 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel caught four of his six targets for 31 yards and rushed three times for 28 yards and a touchdown in a 34-31 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Samuel's share of the passing targets has dipped since the addition of Emmanuel Sanders, but the 49ers have been using him in the run game more often. His big-play ability gives him potential as a boom-or-bust flex play.
Posted: 12/16/2019 5:52 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel caught one of his three targets for 29 yards and added eight yards on his only carry in Week 15 versus the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: It's hard to blame Samuel for this dud as the only pass-catcher Jimmy Garoppolo seemed interested in targeting for most of the day was George Kittle. There will be better days ahead for the rookie, who had scored at least 12 fantasy points in PPR formats for five straight contests before this one. Samuel should be considered a high-upside WR3 in Week 16 versus the Los Angeles Rams.
Posted: 12/09/2019 1:42 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel landed five of his eight targets for 76 yards at the New Orleans Saints in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8. He added three rushes for 33 yards.
Huddle Up: Samuel has worked his way into being a fantasy mainstay in the second half of 2019. The rookie draws a mostly favorable matchup with Atlanta in Week 15, and the way Jimmy Garoppolo is slinging it of late makes Samuel all that much more attractive. His versatility doesn't hurt, either.
Posted: 12/06/2019 9:41 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Samuel has found the end zone in back-to-back games but has been targeted only six times in those two games. He will have a tough matchup this week but could still be a flex option in some leagues.
Posted: 12/05/2019 10:18 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: The rookie seems good to go for the Week 14 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. He has touchdowns in back-to-back games and has a great opportunity to find the end zone once again. He's a high-ceiling flex play.