College: South Carolina | Rookie
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 1/15/1996
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2019 Bye Week: 4
Probable - Shoulder
Total Pts: 101
Avg Pts: 10.10
Rank: 4 WR
Samuel was a second-round pick for the 49ers in this year's draft. He gives the team some more depth at receiver and could challenge for the slot receiver job his rookie year. Samuel is a good route runner that can make plenty of plays after the catch. He also can be used all over the field as a running back, in the slot or on the outside. Speed is a bit of a concern for him, but that didn't seem to be much of an issue for him in college.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Samuel will get some touches his rookie year but likely be a little hit or miss for fantasy teams to trust. He might not have consistent fantasy production. Look for around 600 total yards and four or five scores.
The San Francisco 49ers invested a second-round pick in Deebo Samuel and want him as a staple of their offense going forward. Their wide receiver room is a cornucopia of talented pass-catchers who mostly do not exactly have set roles going into the 2019 season. Dante Pettis is probably the most talented of the bunch but has struggled in camp according to some reports, however, is likely to bounce-back and fill duties as the WR1. Marquise Goodwin is the group's elder but is not guaranteed a full-time role due to his skillset. Trent Taylor is mostly stuck in the slot and Jalen Hurd is coming off of an injury and unlikely to have a significant role throughout the year. Kendrick Bourne and Jordan Matthews are JAGs who should steal some play-time. Samuel is an extremely talented WR who can play all over the field and provide after-the-catch playmaking to match his versatility. If he can take a stranglehold on a job after preseason, banking a double-digit round draft pick on him (particularly in PPR leagues) would be wise. The situation is one to watch as these August games unfold.
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San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (ankle, knee) and wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) and Deebo Samuel (shoulder) were all limited in practice on Thursday. It's NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco's opinion that all three will play on Sunday night against the Packers. That'll especially ring true if all three get in at least another limited practice on Friday. If that's the case, Kittle will be a must-start TE1, with both Sanders and Samuel being acceptable WR3 cases with upside. The rookie Samuel has back-to-back 100-yard games and is closing the season out hot. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo would also be a more appealing QB2 if all of his receivers are active.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee) and rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) are taking part in practice on Thursday in non-contact jerseys. It's progress for both players, especially for Kittle, who has missed the last two games. The problem for both if they are game-time decisions is that they play on Sunday night against the Packers. San Fran's group of wideouts is in flux with Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) also questionable. Dante Pettis and Marquise Goodwin would be forced into more playing time, among others, if both Samuel and Sanders were inactive. Samuel has back-to-back 100-yard games and would be a solid WR3 if active. Kittle is a must-play if he's on the field, but Ross Dwelley is an acceptable replacement as a TE2 streamer if you take this to the wire Sunday night.
San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) and Deebo Samuel (shoulder) were both missing from practice on Wednesday. With tight end George Kittle (ankle, knee) also in danger of missing his third straight game, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could be missing his best aerial targets on Sunday night against the Packers. If both Sanders and Samuel end up playing, they'll both be WR3s in what could be a shootout. If one or both of them can't play on Sunday night, Marquise Goodwin, Dante Pettis, Kendrick Bourne and Richie James could all take on bigger roles. Trying to predict which of them will have a big game, though, is a fool's errand.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel was unleashed for 134 yards on eight catches in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Playing nearly every snap, Samuels 10 targets paced the team and his yardage more than doubled the second-closest pass-catcher. He exited briefly with a shoulder scare but returned to finish the contest. The second-round rookie was a chain-mover all game and made repeated plays to lead the Niners comeback victory. With wideout Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) seemingly aggravating his injury, Samuel could retain WR3 value heading into Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers.
The moment could be now for San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel. With tight end George Kittle (knee, ankle) and wideout Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) banged up in Week 10, Samuel drew a season-high 11 targets, converting them into eight grabs and 112 yards. With both Kittle and Sanders likely to miss Week 11s tilt against the Arizona Cardinals, Samuel is a plug-and-play WR3. Samuel possesses an intriguing speed and burst combination in the 80th percentile and ranks ninth in the NFL with an 86 percent catchable target rate. Although hes battled consistency this season, Samuel has a golden opportunity to embrace the lead dog role against a Cardinals pass defense ranked 26th in DVOA.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel cradled eight of 12 targets for 112 yards in Week 10s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Without tight end George Kittle (knee) and wideout Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) banged up, Samuel emerged as the premier aerial threat, hogging targets and repeatedly making clutch plays. His long went for 30 yards. Samuel has struggled to separate from the Niners crowded receiving corps this year, but he could be forced into a lead role if Sanders injury is serious. The talent is undeniable. Hell be a popular waiver wire add this week and is an upside WR4 against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11.
San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel continues emerging as the clear No. 2 wideout in the passing attack. Since the arrival of veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders, Samuels snap share has remained stable, with the biggest loser being Dante Pettis. Samuel saw seven looks in Week 9, missing out on a big day by allowing a wide-open touchdown pass clank off his hands. Despite the Niners low-volume aerial game, Samuel is an upside WR5 in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks. With Sanders and tight end George Kittle occupying Seattles primary attention, Samuel should continue drawing favorable matchups against a poor pass defense. In a crowded bye week, Samuels is a very playable option.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel cradled four of seven targets for 40 yards in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. Samuel made several clutch plays including a handful of grabs down the stretch, but hell probably dwell on one major missed opportunity. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo found Samuel wide open in the end zone during the first half but the ball clanked off the rookies hands. Rookie mistake. The second-round pick continues to work into the offensive mix but has yet to break out, with just 22 catches for 227 yards and a touchdown. Hell stay on the WR5 board in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel draws a favorable matchup against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9 and is an upside WR5. The second-round rookie has endured a frustrating season, breaching five-plus targets just twice. Samuel scored his second touchdown last week, taking a 20-yard carry to the house. Despite just eight rush yards prior to Week 8, Samuel is a perceived big-play dual threat and could figure more into the running game with backs Matt Breida (ankle) and Raheem Mostert (knee) questionable. Against a weak Cardinals Defense, Samuel could convert his projected 4-6 touches into a big play, making him a boom-or-bust flex option for managers thin with bye weeks.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel caught his three targets for 19 yards and added two rushes for 29 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. The Niners passing attack wasnt required much in a 51-13 blowout, but Samuel made his impact with a 20-yard touchdowns scamper in the third quarter. The rookie was touted as a dual threat coming into the season but had just eight rushing yards prior to Sunday. Samuel played a decent amount even with the arrival of Emmanuel Sanders but his usage is too sporadic to trust as anything more than an upside WR5. The Niners face a poor Arizona Cardinals Defense in Week 9.
San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel (groin) has been limited in practice this week and is expected to return to face the Panthers in Week 8 on Sunday. Samuel missed last week but should return after just a one-week absence to face Carolina. He shouldn't be trusted in the majority of leagues, though, especially since he's now fourth on the depth chart behind Emmanuel Sanders, Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis for targets in the passing game. Samuel is simply a dynasty stash right now.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (groin), rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel (groin) and running back Raheem Mostert (knee) were all limited in practice on Wednesday. Kittle has been battling through injury and is being rested during the week. He will play in Week 8 against the Panthers and could be the overall TE1 in fantasy. Samuel didn't play last week but has a chance to get back on the field against Carolina. With Emmanuel Sanders now ahead of him on the depth chart with Dante Pettis and Marquise Goodwin, Samuel is purely a dynasty league stash. Mostert will only become fantasy relevant again if one of Tevin Coleman or Matt Breida miss time with an injury.
The San Francisco 49ers expect wide receiver Deebo Samuel (groin) to return in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. Samuel missed Week 7 but appears ready to practice and play against a tough Panthers pass defense this Sunday. Despite showing exciting flashes this season, the rookie is averaging just 4.4 targets and 33.6 yards per game. His fantasy value will be further impaired with the acquisition of veteran wideout Emmanuel Sanders. With the Niners leaning heavily on their running game and tight end George Kittle dominating target share, Samuel is gradually fading from redraft relevance. Hell be a desperation WR5 if he suits on in Week 8.
San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel (groin) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Redskins. Samuel has been a little-used receiver in his rookie season in a run-first offense, so he belongs on the waiver wire in the majority of leagues. His absence is good news for both Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis, but the Niners probably won't have to rely on the passing game all that much against a poor Redskins team all around.
San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel (groin) and running back Raheem Mostert (knee) both missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Samuel and Mostert are on the wrong side of questionable to play in Week 7 against the Redskins. On a run-first team, Samuel just hasn't seen enough targets to be fantasy relevant in most redraft leagues in his rookie season. If he sits, it's good news for Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis. Mostert's fantasy value took a huge hit once Tevin Coleman came back from his injury two weeks ago. He belongs on the waiver wire unless you own one of Coleman or Matt Breida.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (quad) suffered a quad injury late in the Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Samuel had just three grabs on five targets for 18 yards prior to exiting. The rookie played in 60 percent of snaps on Sunday, which has been his normal range, so the severity of the ailment is unknown. With wideout Dante Pettis starting to dominate snap share and the Niners leaning heavily on their running game, Samuel is fading as a fantasy factor. Hell be a bye week WR5 filler in Week 7 against the Washington Redskins.
The San Francisco 49ers receiving corps has been a crapshoot all season and that should continue in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams. Wideouts Marquise Goodwin, Dante Pettis and Deebo Samuel have been interchangeable pieces in an offense that has leaned heavily on its elite running game. While Goodwin has held the most stable snap share, hes averaging just three targets per game. Pettis playing time has increased over the past few games but he has a measly six catches for just 6.3 YPR. Finally, while rookie Samuel is the most enticing of all the options, his game-to-game opportunities have been volatile. With tight end George Kittle and the backfield gobbling up opportunities, there just arent enough looks to share, making each player a dart-throw WR5.
San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Dante Pettis were bystanders in Week 5, combining for two catches and 14 yards on six total targets. Samuel and Pettis were each targeted thrice and hauled in a pass apiece for three and 11 yards, respectively. The Niners cruised to a 31-3 victory and needed just 181 pass yards to secure the victory. Outside of tight end George Kittle, no other pass-catcher made much noise. The Niners should have closer contests in the future so these outcomes arent the norm, but staring at an undefeated record, theres no urgency to press the aerial attack. In a run-first offense, Samuel and Pettis are nothing more than volatile WR5s for the time being.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel has emerged as the teams most fantasy-relevant receiver but a difficult start in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns. The second-round rookie has shown flashes this season with 11 grabs for 147 yards and a touchdown, but the Niners run-first offense caps opportunities for pass-catchers outside of tight end George Kittle. Maximizing his opportunities on just 59 percent snap share, Samuel should continue distancing himself from his peers but shouldnt be trusted against a difficult Browns pass defense. Hell be an upside WR5 on Monday night.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel collected three of four targets for 44 yards in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Samuel was contained all day but made a couple big plays in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory. The exciting second-round rookie has 14 grabs for 147 yards and a touchdown through his first three contests and has secured the trust of head coach Kyle Shanahan. Hell be an upside WR4 after the Niners emerge from their Week 4 bye.