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Samuel joined the Bills this offseason and he'll battle Keon Coleman, Khalil Shakir, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and others for targets in a wide-open wide receiver room. We're hoping the young guys win out, but Samuel has a fighter's chance and is worth a dart throw in the double-digit rounds. He earned 90-plus targets the past two seasons playing alongside Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson and earned even more playing next to D.J. Moore in Carolina. If no true No. 1 emerges, Samuel could see a career-high in targets from the best quarterback he's ever played with. When Samuel has been Fantasy relevant in the past he's been a part of the running game, with at least 130 rushing yards and a score in 2019, 2020 and 2022. Sean McDermott and Joe Brady trended towards the run in the second half last year, so Samuel could contribute there as well.

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2024
2023 62 613 9.89 4 39 5.57 875.4
2022 64 656 10.25 4 187 4.92 1015.9
3y Avg. 44 432 9.82 3 79 4.94 604.6
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Fantasy News

  • Bills' Curtis Samuel: Gets competition via draft

    Samuel has a new teammate in the receiving room after the Bills took Keon Coleman out of Florida State with the first pick of the second round Friday. Samuel, signed as a free agent in March, was never going to be a No. 1 or even a No. 2 in Buffalo, but now we at least know who's been brought in ahead of him on the depth chart. It's a mild surprise the Bills chose only one receiver with their 10 draft picks, so for now the versatile Samuel likely sits No. 3 in the pecking order behind Khalil Shakir and Coleman. That said, this is a perfect offense for Samuel's skill set, and he'll be a weapon of some sort once things get going, just not the primary receiving option.
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  • Bills' Curtis Samuel: Inks three-year deal with Buffalo

    The Bills and Samuel agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Over the last two seasons in Washington, Samuel combined for 126 catches (on 183 targets), 1,269 yards and eight touchdowns in 33 regular-season games. He also boasts an average of 5.9 yards on 121 carries across seven years as a pro. With Buffalo, Samuel will bring a versatile aspect to a passing game headlined by QB Josh Allen, WRs Stefon Diggs and Khalil Shakir and TE Dalton Kincaid.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Scores five TDs in contract season

    Samuel finished 2023 with 62 catches for 613 yards and four touchdowns on 91 targets and seven carries for 39 yards and a touchdown. Samuel was one of five Commanders to catch four TD passes and otherwise finished second to Terry McLaurin in the major receiving categories. Second-year pro Jahan Dotson was a disappointment as the No. 2 receiver and took a step back from his rookie season, whereas Samuel's 2023 receiving numbers were nearly identical to those from 2022 (62-613-4 receiving line). A lack of rushing opportunities was the biggest change for the 27-year-old, as he got just seven carries under new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy after taking 37 the previous season. Bieniemy wasn't fired along with head coach Ron Rivera, but it's nonetheless possible Samuel ends up in a new offense for 2024 given that he's reached the end of his three-year contract. Groin and hamstring injuries limited him to 84 snaps in the first season of the deal, but he then missed just one game the past two years while handling snap shares of 71.4 percent (2022) and 55.5 percent (2023). Samuel shouldn't have too much trouble finding teams that are interested in signing him as a No. 3 receiver
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Cleared to play Week 18

    Samuel (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Dallas, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Samuel was a full practice participant Wednesday, sat out Thursday and then came back Friday. He'll face a tough Dallas secondary to finish out the season, catching passes from QB Sam Howell.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Sitting out Thursday's practice

    Samuel isn't participating in Thursday's practice due to a hamstring injury, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Samuel appeared Wednesday on the Commanders' initial Week 18 injury report with the same hamstring issue, but he was a full participant in practice that day. The Commanders haven't relayed that Samuel experienced any setbacks in Wednesday's practice, so his absence one day later could well be maintenance-related. Either way, Samuel's status for Sunday's season finale against the Cowboys will gain some clarity by his participation -- or lack thereof -- in the Commanders' final practice session Friday.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Modest production in Week 17

    Samuel secured three of four targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the 49ers. Samuel played just 50 percent of the Commanders' offensive snaps Sunday, his lowest snap share since Week 11, when he was ejected for his role in a fight in the second quarter of that contest. As the veteran wideout continues to produce inconsistently this season, he remains a sub-optimal fantasy option heading into a matchup with the Cowboys in Week 18.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Contrarian DFS Play (WR Preview)

    Samuel is coming off of back-to-back duds which is reflected in his price and I would expect it will also be reflected in his roster rate. He's also shown big upside this season, including nine catches for 100 yards the last time he faced the Cowboys. He saw a season-high 12 targets in that game.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: One catch in loss

    Samuel caught one of six targets for 16 yards and handled two carries for four yards in Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Jets. Samuel's six targets tied for a team-high Sunday, but the wideout was unable to take advantage of his opportunities. The Washington offense could bounce back Week 17 against the 49ers if the team elects to bench struggling starting quarterback Sam Howell in favor of Jacoby Brissett, but Samuel would still be difficult to rely upon as anything more than a flex plays in lineups for those in deeper leagues.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Week 17 Adds (WR Preview)

    Samuel has more upside than Douglas but his floor, as shown last week, is frighteningly low. Still, he's scored 19 or more PPR points in two of his last three games and a chance that Jacoby Brissett could spark the Commanders passing game.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Week 16 Adds (WR Preview)

    Samuel was the top waiver wire add at wide receiver last week as well, but he still sits at just 57% rostered. He has three straight games with double-digit Fantasy points and he's topped 19 in two of those games. The matchup isn't great but it's easier for him than it is for Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Scores twice in loss

    Samuel recorded five receptions on nine targets for 41 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Rams. Samuel was overshadowed from a yardage perspective by teammate Terry McLaurin, though he keyed a second-half comeback for the Commanders. He doubled his touchdown total for the season with his two scores, which came from 19 and three yards away. While Samuel isn't likely to replicate this type of performance moving forward, he now has at least five targets in four of his last five games, either finding the end zone or topping 50 receiving yards three times in that span.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Week 15 Adds (WR Preview)

    Samuel is my highest projected wide receiver for Week 15 who is available on the waiver wire. He has been targeted on more than 30% of his routed over the last month and he plays on one of the most pass-heavy offenses in the league. He doesn't have quite the upside of Beckham or Robinson, but he may be a better one-week starter.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Week 15 Waiver Priority List

    Hopefully, Samuel continues to be productive for the Commanders coming off Washington's bye in Week 14, and he's worth using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in Week 15 at the Rams. Prior to the bye, Samuel had 17 targets in his past two outings against Dallas and Miami, and he finished those games with 13 catches for 165 yards. He's been more consistent than Terry McLaurin or Jahan Dotson of late, and Sam Howell will continue to throw a lot, which should help Samuel's chances to produce.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Week 14 Waiver Priority List

    Samuel might be the most consistent Commanders receiver right now, and he has 17 targets in his past two outings against Dallas and Miami. He finished those games with 13 catches for 165 yards, and he nearly caught a touchdown against the Dolphins. It's not a bad idea to stash Samuel during Washington's bye, even with a tough schedule coming up at the Rams in Week 15, at the Jets in Week 16 and against the 49ers in Week 17. Still, Samuel is worth adding for up to 5 percent of your FAB.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Week 14 Early Waiver Targets (Add/Drop)

    The Commanders offense has struggled of late, scoring just 25 points over the past two weeks – and they only had 19 against the Giants three weeks ago – but Samuel has been a bit of a bright spot lately, and that continued Sunday. With Terry McLaurin held without a catch, Samuel led the team in receiving for the second straight game. Samuel's role has fluctuated throughout the season, and that's natural in an offense that spreads the ball as much as this one, but he's long been a talented playmaker, and he isn't buried in the hierarchy for the Commanders. The Week 14 bye hurts Samuel's appeal as a waiver-wire target, but if you have a spot for him, he looks useful these days.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Four catches in lopsided loss

    Samuel secured four of five targets for 65 yards in the Commanders' 45-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. Samuel led the Commanders in receiving yards on the afternoon, with the versatile veteran accounting for more than half of Sam Howell's 127 passing yards. Samuel also tied with Antonio Gibson and Jahan Dotson for the team lead in targets, and his yardage tally tied for his second highest of the season. Samuel takes a 13-165 line on 17 targets over his last two games into a Week 15 road matchup against the Rams following a Week 14 bye.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Sleeper WRs

    I'm expecting a lot of passing from the Commanders in Week 13 against Miami, which is pretty much the norm anyway. Sam Howell has six games in a row with at least 42 pass attempts, and he tends to spread the ball around to most of his guys. But Samuel is coming off his best game of the season in Week 12 at Dallas with nine catches for 100 yards on 12 targets for 19 PPR points, and he should continue to be a reliable target for Howell against the Dolphins. I like him as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in this matchup, with Terry McLaurin as a No. 2 option, but Samuel should perform better than Jahan Dotson. At least one receiver has scored at least 12.6 PPR points against the Dolphins in three of the past four games.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    I'm expecting a lot of passing from the Commanders in Week 13 against Miami, which is pretty much the norm anyway. Sam Howell has six games in a row with at least 42 pass attempts, and he tends to spread the ball around to most of his guys. But Samuel is coming off his best game of the season in Week 12 at Dallas with nine catches for 100 yards on 12 targets for 19 PPR points, and he should continue to be a reliable target for Howell against the Dolphins. I like him as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in this matchup, with Terry McLaurin as a No. 2 option, but Samuel should perform better than Jahan Dotson. At least one receiver has scored at least 12.6 PPR points against the Dolphins in three of the past four games.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Week 13 Adds (WR Preview)

    There is no clear pecking order for the Commanders, but with a matchup against the high-flying Dolphins there may be enough targets for everyone to eat. Samuel has five games this season with at least six targets. He's scored at least 12 PPR Fantasy points in three of them and just hung 25 on the Cowboys.
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  • Commanders' Curtis Samuel: Week 13 Waiver Priority List

    Samuel is coming off his best game of the season in Week 12 at Dallas with nine catches for 100 yards on 12 targets for 19 PPR points, and he should continue to be a reliable target for Sam Howell. The Commanders have a crowded receiving corps with Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, Samuel, Logan Thomas and Antonio Gibson, but Howell has six games in a row with at least 42 pass attempts, so there's room for everyone to be involved. This is now four games this season where Samuel has at least seven targets, and he scored at least 18.2 PPR points in three of them. Given the matchup against Miami in Week 13 where Washington is likely chasing points, expect Samuel's targets to be high once again. He's worth adding in all leagues for 5-10 percent of your FAB.
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