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Posted: 7/1/2018 8:55pm ET
Huddle Up: An ankle injury ended his rookie season prematurely, but Samuel is expected to be ready for training camp. He has the speed to turn any touch into a big play, but a lack of consistency limits his appeal to dynasty formats for the time being.
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.
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