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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 22 163 7.4 2 22

Top Drew Sample News

  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Lands three-year extension

    Sample has signed a three-year contract extension with the Bengals.

    Per Ben Baby of, the deal is worth $10.5 million. Sample is coming off a 2023 campaign in which he recorded 22 catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns in 17 regular-season games. While the 2019 second-rounder is back in the fold, Sample's potential workload and in turn fantasy upside in 2024 hinges on what other moves the Bengals make at the tight end position in free agency and the draft.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Plays in all 17 games

    Sample played in all 17 games for the Bengals in 2023, recording 22 catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns.

    The tight end finished the season second on the depth chart behind Tanner Hudson. Sample will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Cincinnati does not yet have any tight ends under contract for 2024.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Four targets in loss

    Sample caught three of four targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 25-17 loss to the Chiefs.

    Sample saw his highest snap share of the season Sunday, playing 72 percent of the Bengals' offensive snaps. The veteran tight end caught three passes for the second-straight week, but he continued his string of modest production this season. In 16 games, Sample has recorded just 20 receptions for 156 and two touchdowns. The 27-year-old will look to stay involved and finish the season on a high note when the Bengals host the Browns in Week 18.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Three catches against Steelers

    Sample caught all three of his targets for 38 yards in Saturday's 34-11 loss to the Steelers.

    Sample's three receptions tied a season-high for the veteran, while his 38 yards were the most he's gained in a single contest in 2023. The 27-year-old played 55 percent of the Bengals' offensive snaps, ahead of both Tanner Hudson (50) and Mitchell Wilcox (23). Despite his increased involvement against the Steelers, Sample should remain far off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 17 matchup against the Chiefs.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Blocking role

    Sample was targeted once on 40 offensive snaps in Saturday's overtime win over the Vikings.

    Frequently Sample lined up in the backfield to help pick up the numerous blitzes from the Vikings' Brian Flores-designed defense. He hasn't had more than two targets in a game since Week 10.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Set to face Vikings

    Sample (illness) is listed as active for Saturday's game against the Vikings.

    Sample was a late addition to the Bengals' Week 15 injury report, but he'll give it a go Saturday and will continue to log tight end reps along with Tanner Hudson, Mitchell Wilcox and Irv Smith. In 13 games this season, Sample has logged a 14/97/2 receiving line on 17 targets, a pace that limits his fantasy utility to deep formats.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Added to injury report

    The Bengals added Sample (illness) to the injury report Friday, listing him as questionable for Saturday's game against the Vikings, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    If Sample were to miss Saturday's game, the Bengals' four-man weave at tight end would be reduced to three, featuring Tanner Hudson, Mitchell Wilcox and Irv Smith. Sample paced the group in playing time last week against the Colts, seeing action on 19 snaps.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Finds end zone against Steelers

    Sample caught his lone target for an 11 yard touchdown in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Steelers.

    Sample played the most snaps (19) at tight end for the Bengals, ahead of Irv Smith (16), Tanner Hudson (13) and Mitchell Wilcox (12). The veteran's touchdown was just his second of the season, while his usage in the passing attack has been minimal throughout 2023. As part of a crowded tight end room splitting playing time, Sample is not a trustworthy fantasy option for consistent production. The Bengals are set to face off against the Jaguars in Week 13.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Decreasing snap share

    Sample had two catches for 19 yards while playing only 17 offensive snaps in Thursday's loss to the Ravens.

    Tanner Hudson's emergence has taken snaps away from both Sample and Irv Smith, and the 17 snaps on Thursday were Sample's lowest since Week 4.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Minimal production in loss

    Sample caught two of his three targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Texans.

    Sample played 23 of the Bengals' 64 offensive snaps Sunday, just ahead of Irv Smith (21) and Tanner Hudson (20). The near-even split in snaps amongst Cincinnati's tight ends will likely continue to limit Sample's potential for consistent production going forward. Sample is extremely difficult to trust for fantasy purposes heading into a Week 11 matchup with the Ravens on Thursday.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Target volume increasing

    Sample caught three passes for 30 yards and his first touchdown of the year against the Bills on Sunday night. He was targeted a season-high four times.

    All three Bengals tight ends -- Sample, Irv Smith and Tanner Hudson -- were targeted more than usual against the Bills. Prior to Sunday night, most of Sample's snaps required him to stay in and block, a tendency that the Bengals exploited on a clever play for his touchdown. The fifth-year TE could see an expanded pass-catching role again in Week 10 against a Texans defense that just gave up two TDs to the Bucs' Cade Otton.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Minimal involvement in loss

    Sample secured his only target for minus-one yard in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Titans.

    Sample was a nonfactor Sunday, seeing just one target for the second straight week. The veteran's 17 offensive snaps were the third-most among tight ends, with both Tanner Hudson and Mitchell Wilcox handling more snaps in the contest. Top tight end Irv Smith was ruled out for Week 4 with a hamstring injury, but Sample remained an afterthought in the Bengals' struggling offense. The 27-year-old should be left out of fantasy lineups going into a Week 5 matchup with the Cardinals.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 255 lbs
Birthplace: Bellevue, WA
Age: 28
School: Washington
Experience: 6