Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel caught four of five targets for 65 yards during Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Among the wreckage of a demoralizing loss to the Dolphins, one of the few bright spots was the play of Samuel. It looked like the seventh-year receiver was on his way to a big outing with 65 yards at halftime. Unfortunately, that was all he could muster, as he recorded no statistics in the second half. Samuel has looked like the go-to guy for quarterback Sam Howell lately, and that could continue as we enter the late season. With a Week 14 bye, Samuel will aim to pick up where he left off against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 15.
Dec 3, 2023 5:28 PM EST
Coming off a 100-yard performance, Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel offers some upside against the Miami Dolphins in Week 13. When he's played, the seventh-year wide receiver has been one of quarterback Sam Howell's go-to weapons, and that showed with his 12 targets in Week 12. The Commanders will likely play from behind during their Week 13 matchup. With that in mind, Samuel could receive many targets while Washington favors a pass-heavy offense to keep up. In a week with six teams on bye, he could be a solid play for teams in a pinch. Consider him a flex option with upside against Miami.
Dec 1, 2023 5:51 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel turned 12 targets into nine catches for 100 yards during a loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. The 27-year-old made a big statement in his return from last week's ejection, posting his highest yardage total since Week 17 of the 2020 season. While the big showing doesn't guarantee Samuel will be a fantasy-relevant option going forward, the fact that he now has five games with double-digit fantasy points (PPR) this season is certainly appealing. For now, he ranks as a low-end WR3/FLEX play heading into Week 13 versus the Miami Dolphins.
Nov 23, 2023 9:34 PM EST
After getting ejected in Week 11, Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel will aim to rebound on Thanksgiving in Week 12. Unfortunately for him, that rebound is easier said than done as the Commanders are taking on a red-hot Dallas Cowboys team with a threatening defense. This season, the Cowboys are allowing the second-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. With that in mind, the seventh-year receiver may have a tough time putting together a solid outing without some heavy target volume. Considering the tough matchup and lack of recent success, Samuel is a low-end flex play in Week 12.
Nov 22, 2023 2:54 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel was ejected from Sunday's game against the New York Giants. The veteran pass-catcher was involved in a scuffle with several Commanders and Giants players following a physical Sam Howell touchdown run. On the Giants' side, second-year cornerback Cor'Dale Flott was also disqualified. Samuel had just one catch for five yards at the time of his departure. In his absence, Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson will operate as Washington's top two receivers. Look for Dyami Brown and Jamison Crowder to see increased snaps, too.
Nov 19, 2023 2:30 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) has a chance at returning to form this week. The seventh-year receiver was limited throughout the week with a toe injury, but after a full practice on Friday, he appears to be good to go for Week 11. The Commanders have the privilege of taking on the New York Giants, a team that got carved up by the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10. While being hampered by injury, Samuel has disappointed over the past few weeks. However, now that the Commanders have drawn one of the best matchups for wide receivers, he could turn things around. He's not a slam dunk play, but if managers are looking for options, Samuel could suffice. Consider him a flex option in Week 11.
Nov 17, 2023 6:09 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) was limited in practice for the second straight day this week on Thursday. The fact that Samuel was able to play through his toe injury in the Week 10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks probably means that he'll be good to go this Sunday against the New York Giants, even if he's ultimately given a questionable tag on the final Week 11 injury report. After sitting out Week 9, Samuel caught just two of six targets for six yards last Sunday. The 27-year-old will have a great matchup this weekend if he plays, but he's been a low-ceiling flex option in deeper fantasy leagues in 2023. Samuel has just two touchdowns and hasn't gone over 65 yards in any single game. He hasn't cleared 50 yards since Week 5.
Nov 16, 2023 10:53 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) was once again limited in Wednesday's practice with a toe injury that has been bothering him for several weeks. Samuel's toe injury caused him to miss Week 9. The 27-year-old was questionable heading into the Week 10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but he suited up and played 51 percent of the offensive snaps on his way to just two catches for six yards on six targets. While Samuel should play again this Sunday against the New York Giants, he may be at less than 100 percent and should be considered a shaky WR4/5 option in deeper fantasy leagues. Samuel has been outside the top 50 in average half-PPR points per game in 2023.
Nov 15, 2023 10:21 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. He had been listed as questionable after practicing in a limited capacity, though the expectation was that he would be able to play. Samuel has formed a solid rapport with quarterback Sam Howell, putting him in the WR4 tier for Week 10 fantasy football.
Nov 12, 2023 3:08 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) is expected to play in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks. Samuel, who missed Week 9 with a toe injury, was able to practice on a limited basis all week so he sounds ready to go for Week 10. Samuel hauled in at least four passes in five straight games before missing last week so he makes for an interesting deep league FLEX play, especially in PPR formats, against Seattle. On the season, the 27-year-old has 35 catches (43 targets) for 332 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 20 rushing yards and another score on the ground.
Nov 11, 2023 2:16 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) had a third straight "limited" practice on Friday and is officially questionable to play in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Samuel injured his toe in Week 8 and did not suit up in the Week 9 victory over the New England Patriots. The 27-year-old at least has a chance to play this weekend, but the fact that Washington's game is in the later slate on Sunday will make things more difficult for fantasy managers that were hoping to return him to a flex spot in Week 10. He could end up being a game-time decision. Jahan Dotson, who has had his best two games of the season the last two weeks with Samuel injured, will be the most affected by whether or not Samuel is able to get the green light.
Nov 10, 2023 1:02 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice. Samuel hit the sidelines for Week 9 against the New England Patriots due to a toe injury but returned for practice on a limited basis Wednesday, as well. The versatile 27-year-old looks to stay present at Friday's session and potentially return for Week 10's trip to Seattle to face the Seahawks. Tentatively looking on track to play, Samuel's return would pose a challenge to Jahan Dotson's recent two-game rise since Week 8 (12/177/2 receiving line). Samuel's 9.5 yards per catch on 35 receptions don't exactly offer tons of upside potential, but he would at least be high-floor/low-ceiling WR3/4 depending on fantasy format against a Seahawks defense allowing the 10th-most half-PPR fantasy points per game this season.
Nov 10, 2023 1:15 AM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) was listed as a limited participant in the first official practice of the week on Wednesday. This is notable because it's Samuel's first practice session since he injured his toe in Week 8. The 27-year-old sat out practice all of last week and didn't play in the Week 9 win over the New England Patriots. The fact that he's back at practice early this week means he'll have a chance to return to the field this weekend in Seattle against the Seahawks. Samuel's return would be bad news for second-year receiver Jahan Dotson, who has had the best two games of his season with two touchdowns the last two weeks with Samuel hurt. If Samuel is able to return in Week 10, he'll be on the fantasy radar as a WR4/flex in deeper leagues.
Nov 8, 2023 8:11 PM EST
The Washington Commanders officially have ruled out wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) for the Week 9 contest this Sunday against the New England Patriots. Samuel injured his toe in the Week 8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and will now miss this weekend's action. Both Jahan Dotson and veteran Jamison Crowder had big games in the 38-31 loss last week to the Eagles and will be in line for bigger roles once again behind Terry McLaurin this Sunday with Samuel officially out. Dotson was slow to get going in his second NFL season, but he's much more intriguing now and will have more fantasy upside than Crowder for those looking for streaming options at the position in Week 9. Crowder had 95 receiving yards and a touchdown last week against the Eagles.
Nov 3, 2023 1:12 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday. Unless Samuel is able to practice in some capacity on Friday, he's likely to be held out of the Week 9 contest versus the New England Patriots. The 27-year-old veteran was injured in the Week 8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Until further notice, fantasy managers should keep him stashed on their benches for this weekend. If Samuel is eventually ruled out, Jahan Dotson will have a good opportunity for an encore performance after breaking out to the tune of a season-high eight catches for 108 yards and his second touchdown of the year on a season-high 10 targets. Jamison Crowder and Dyami Brown would also be in line for more work behind Dotson and Terry McLaurin.
Nov 2, 2023 4:51 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) did not practice on Wednesday. Samuel left his team's Week 8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles with a toe/foot injury and did not return as he ultimately wound up playing on just 19% of the offensive snaps. Samuel's inability to take the field for practice on Wednesday is not a great sign for his Week 9 availability as the Commanders gear up for a matchup against the New England Patriots. Stay tuned to practice reports for the remainder of the week as Samuel will probably need to practice in some capacity by Friday in order to suit up in Week 9. If he doesn't take the field, Jamison Crowder will see an uptick in snaps as he did in Week 8.
Nov 1, 2023 9:23 PM EST
Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera didn't give a specific injury status for wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe, foot) on Monday, but he did say the veteran pass-catcher is dealing with soreness. The team will see how Samuel progresses during the week, and we'll have a better idea of his status for a Week 9 game against the New England Patriots. Samuel injured his toe/foot in the Week 8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but it doesn't seem to be a serious injury. We'll have a better idea of Samuel's status once the team resumes practicing on Wednesday. The 27-year-old left Sunday's game against Philly early and was also questionable for the same game due to a foot issue. If Samuel ends up missing time, Dyami Brown and Jamison Crowder would be competing for extra playing time behind Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson.
Oct 30, 2023 11:01 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) has been downgraded to out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He had initially been listed as questionable to return. The 27-year-old caught all four of his targets for 22 yards prior to exiting the contest. Look for Jahan Dotson and Antonio Gibson to get more attention for the remainder of Week 8.
Oct 29, 2023 3:43 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (toe) departed during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He is officially questionable to return. The 27-year-old had caught all four of his targets for 22 yards prior to exiting the contest. Look for Jahan Dotson and Antonio Gibson to get more attention in the passing game until Samuel returns.
Oct 29, 2023 3:21 PM EST
Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (foot) has been cleared to suit up for the Week 8 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Samuel was originally considered a game-time decision after missing some practice time this week while dealing with a foot issue. It appears he's fine and will resume his role as the third receiver in this Commanders' offense. Right now, it's hard to trust Samuel as anything more than a WR4 with the Commanders offense struggling right now.
Oct 29, 2023 11:50 AM EST