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Curtis Samuel | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/11/1996
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 2 (40) / CAR
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Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) has ligament damage and is done for the season.
An MRI confirmed what the Panthers feared on Monday. Samuel needs surgery on his left ankle. It's a big blow for an offense that just traded Kelvin Benjamin, and a crushing one for a rookie who was finally seeing increased snaps and targets. The lost development time is extra bad since Samuel has begun his career as a player who needs his touches manufactured. The 7-3 Panthers will move forward without any real vertical options. Samuel, despite the injury and slow development, is a hold in Dynasty leagues. Nov 14 - 3:42 PM

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Panthers coach Ron Rivera acknowledged that Curtis Samuel's left ankle/leg injury could be season-ending.

The injury occurred in Monday night's win over Miami. None of the news surrounding Samuel sounds promising. Cam Newton said the injury is "real bad" while Rivera said he's "not optimistic" about his status. We won't know for sure until Samuel gets his MRI results back, but it's fair to assume he won't be back anytime soon. Damiere Byrd (I.R., forearm) is eligible to return in Week 12 and could take Samuel's roster spot if he's placed on injured reserve.
Nov 14 - 1:38 PM

The Charlotte Observer reports the Panthers are concerned Curtis Samuel suffered a serious ankle injury Monday night.

Samuel was on crutches with his left leg "heavily bandaged" following the game. The Observer reports the initial diagnosis is a high-ankle sprain, but the team is concerned the injury could be worse. Even a serious sprain would knock the rookie out for several weeks. It is a tough break for a player who looked like he was on his way to breaking out.
Nov 14 - 9:40 AM

Curtis Samuel left Week 10 against Miami with an ankle injury.

Samuel was rolled up on by a cornerback after dropping a pass in the end zone. Prior to exiting the game, Samuel caught 5-of-7 targets for 45 yards.
Nov 13 - 10:30 PM

Curtis Samuel (ankle) was removed from the Week 10 injury report.

This was expected after Samuel practiced fully the last two days. Samuel played heavy snaps in his first game without Kelvin Benjamin, but was held to three catches. He'll start and should have close to an every-down role against Miami on Monday night.
Nov 11 - 5:16 PM

Curtis Samuel (ankle) practiced fully on Friday.

Samuel injured his ankle at Wednesday's practice. It's not serious enough to keep him out of Monday night's game. Samuel played 75 percent of snaps last week and should have close to an every-down role opposite Devin Funchess.
Nov 10 - 5:02 PM

Curtis Samuel was limited in Thursday's practice with an ankle issue.

Samuel apparently "came down on his ankle awkwardly in practice Wednesday." Playing on Monday Night Football, the Panthers were not required to issue an injury report until Thursday. The fact that Samuel was "limited" suggests he will end up suiting up against the Dolphins.
Nov 9 - 2:45 PM

Curtis Samuel played 49-of-65 offensive snaps (75 percent) Week 9 against the Falcons.

The snap share is notable in Carolina's first game without Kelvin Benjamin. Samuel only caught three passes for 23 yards while rushing once for 14, but he ended up playing one more snap on offense than Devin Funchess and 11 more than Russell Shepard. A talented rookie who looks likely to have a big role moving forward, Samuel is worth a look in deep leagues.
Nov 6 - 10:24 AM

Curtis Samuel caught 3-of-5 targets for 23 yards in the Panthers' Week 9 win over the Falcons.

Samuel got the start next to Devin Funchess in the first game without Kelvin Benjamin. Samuel also rushed for 14 yards on one carry. The catches and yards marked season-highs for the rookie, and he should play far more snaps moving forward. However, this is a run-centric offense that likely won't be able to support Samuel and other ancillary options once Greg Olsen is back.
Nov 5 - 4:51 PM

Curtis Samuel (back) wasn't listed on the Panthers' final injury report for Week 5 against the Lions.

Samuel is back after missing last week's game with a minor back injury. Through three games, he's managed just four catches for 12 yards. The 21-year-old isn't a fantasy consideration at this point.
Oct 6 - 1:14 PM

Curtis Samuel (back) is practicing Thursday.

He also got in a limited session Wednesday, putting him on track to return after sitting out last week against the Patriots. Even so, Samuel is just a Dynasty option at this point.
Oct 5 - 11:00 AM

Curtis Samuel (back) is out for Week 4 against the Patriots.

Ryan Kalil (neck) and Daryl Worley (shoulder) have also been ruled out. Samuel's absence is a relative surprise after putting in limited practices on both Wednesday and Thursday. Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess can expect more targets with Samuel on the shelf.
Sep 29 - 1:06 PM

Curtis Samuel was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices with a back issue.

As of Thursday, Samuel doesn't appear in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Patriots. The Panthers need the second-rounder for a bigger role, but he's shown little through three games. He still looks like a wideout who needs his touches manufactured.
Sep 28 - 2:52 PM

Curtis Samuel caught 2-of-5 targets for five yards in the Panthers' Week 3 loss to the Saints, adding a 31-yard rush.

Samuel's five targets nearly doubled his previous season total (three). With Kelvin Benjamin's (knee) health uncertain, Samuel is likely headed for a bigger Week 4 role, but will be hard to trust in fantasy. Samuel needs his touches manufactured, and Cam Newton is struggling mightily.
Sep 24 - 5:46 PM

Curtis Samuel was not targeted in the Panthers' Week 1 win over the 49ers.

Samuel did get in on at least a few plays, but he is clearly behind Devin Funchess and Russell Shepard on the depth chart.
Sep 10 - 7:54 PM

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