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Posted: 3/27/2018 9:04am ET
Huddle Up: Rivera said adding Torrey Smith and Jarius Wright earlier this month were done in part to give Samuel an opportunity to work back into the rotation at a pace 'not detrimental to his physical recovery,' so his status for Week 1 cannot be taken for granted. The second-year pro can probably be avoided in most fantasy drafts this summer.
Posted: 11/24/2017 10:15am ET
Huddle Up: Head coach Ron Rivera told Panthers.com the plan is ease Olsen back in 'judiciously,' so owners would be advised to sit him this week in fantasy. Regardless, it appears he will have at least one or two full games under his belt before most owners have to decide if he will be a critical part of their fantasy playoff run or not.
Posted: 11/14/2017 12:54pm ET
Huddle Up: With Kelvin Benjamin gone and now Samuel out for Carolina, Devin Funchess and Russell Shepard comprise the Panthers' top two wide receivers. Christian McCaffrey will continue to play an integral role in the passing game, but Shepard is worth a pickup if available.
Posted: 11/14/2017 8:44am ET
Huddle Up: It sounds like Samuel's season could be over. Russell Shepard will likely see a boost and is worth snagging off waivers.
Posted: 11/13/2017 9:02pm ET
Huddle Up: Both marks were career highs for the rookie, who has flashed some unique potential since Kelvin Benjamin was dealt away leading up to the trade deadline. Unfortunately, with Samuel having to be helped to the locker room, it's possible that he misses some time, in which case Russell Shepard would get a notable boost.
Posted: 11/13/2017 8:03pm ET
Huddle Up: Tough break for the rookie out of Ohio State, as Samuel had registered career highs in receptions (five) and receiving yards (45) in this one before having to depart. If he ends up missing time, Devin Funchess and Russell Shepard would benefit considerably.
Posted: 11/11/2017 12:59pm ET
Huddle Up: Samuel should be receiving more playing time during the second half of the season, but owners should avoid him in all leagues until he posts more productive numbers.
Posted: 11/10/2017 3:37pm ET
Huddle Up: Samuel is in line for increased targets since Kelvin Benjamin was jettisoned, and he has WR4 or flex potential down the stretch working as the No. 2 receiver opposite Devin Funchess.
Posted: 11/9/2017 11:48am ET
Huddle Up: Samuel was targeted five times in Week 9 and will be more involved in the passing game with the trade of Kelvin Benjamin. He has not posted more than 23 yards in any game this season and should be avoided in fantasy leagues until he posts better numbers.
Posted: 11/5/2017 2:21pm ET
Huddle Up: Samuel, and all other Carolina receivers, bumped up a spot on the depth chart when Kelvin Benjamin was shipped to Buffalo earlier in the week. The rookie out of Ohio State is worth watching in the coming weeks, but he should only be trusted as a WR5 in deeper fantasy leagues right now.
Posted: 9/17/2017 3:52pm ET
Huddle Up: Samuel hasn't been much of the plan so far during his early days in Charlotte, but he could see more responsibilities as everyone is asked to do more with Greg Olsen (foot) going down. Still, Samuel is battling Russell Shepard and Damiere Byrd for scraps and is only worth rostering in long-term fantasy formats at this time.
Posted: 9/10/2017 6:57am ET
Huddle Up: Samuel was a full participant in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He is expected to be used primarily as a slot receiver and is worth keeping tabs on in dynasty leagues.
Posted: 9/7/2017 2:44pm ET
Huddle Up: Samuel likely will receive most of his playing time as a slot receiver and will be asked to use his quickness to make plays. He is probably not a starting option at this point but could be used later in the season depending on his role in the offense.
Posted: 9/6/2017 2:12pm ET
Huddle Up: The rookie out of Ohio State has work to do, as he is listed as the fifth receiver behind Damiere Byrd and Russell Shepard. If he is able to vault Byrd and Shepard to work into a third receiver job behind starters Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess, he might be worth a look in fantasy down the road.
Posted: 8/31/2017 6:38pm ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Samuel is dealing with a significant injury. Samuel is expected to be a slot receiver for the Panthers this season but probably can be avoided in most fantasy drafts.
Posted: 8/21/2017 3:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Samuel may be held out until the regular season opener so he can have more time to heal his injured hamstring. He is expected to be a slot receiver for the Panthers, and the team may look to get the ball in his hands in space. Samuel probably can be avoided in most standard leagues but could be a waiver wire option during the season.
Posted: 8/6/2017 7:30pm ET
Huddle Up: Samuel can be electric with the ball in his hands, but it remains to be seen how he will be used in Carolina's offense. He is a late-round lottery ticket in redraft leagues but a worthwhile stash candidate in keeper formats.
Posted: 8/3/2017 5:37pm ET
Huddle Up: Samuel probably will be sidelined until his injured hamstring is completely healed. He is expected to be a slot receiver for the Panthers this season, and team will look to use his quickness in the open field. Owners could consider Samuel as a No. 5 receiver if he is healthy.
Posted: 7/30/2017 3:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Samuel probably will be able to return to practice in the next few days and should receive a solid amount of practice time during camp. The Panthers likely will try to get the ball into Samuel's quickly because of his ability to run after the catch. He should be a slot receiver as a rookie and can be a No. 5 receiver in some fantasy leagues.
Posted: 6/9/2017 6:51pm ET
Huddle Up: If Carolina takes advantage of Samuel's versatility, he could be a dangerous weapon. He is worth taking a chance on as a WR4.
Posted: 5/30/2017 9:00am ET
Huddle Up: Samuel is expected to take over the slot role previously occupied by Ted Ginn Jr. and figures to be used in a host of other ways all over the formation. The Ohio State rookie should be considered a potential fantasy WR4 with upside for more if Kelvin Benjamin doesn't get his weight under control.
Posted: 4/28/2017 4:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Samuel likely will be used as a slot receiver and will take over the role that Ted Ginn Jr. used to handle. He will have some value in standard leagues this season but will not be a weekly starting option. Owners in keeper leagues should consider him a No. 3 receiver or flex option in the future.
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