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News: 14 hours agoSamuel brought in six of seven targets for 63 yards and rushed three times for 23 yards in the Commanders' 20-20 tie with the Giants on Sunday.
Spin: Samuel checked in second in receptions and receiving yards on the afternoon while logging the third-most targets. The versatile wideout's afternoon was his busiest in terms of total touches since Week 7, while his receiving yardage total was his third-highest of the campaign. Samuel gets another crack at the Giants defense in Week 15 following Washington's Week 14 bye.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Samuel is back for his second season in Washington after injuries limited him to 78 snaps in 2021. It was a tough break for Samuel after he progressively improved from 126th to 49th to 36th to 25th in fantasy points during his first four NFL seasons in Carolina, the latter of which included 848 yards on 76 receptions and 200 yards on 41 carries. Granted, he was oft-targeted near the line of scrimmage (7.4 aDOT), but Samuel's 79% catch rate paced all wide receivers in 2020. His durability is a concern (he's missed 23 games in five seasons) and Terry McLaurin and perhaps first-round pick Jahan Dotson will be ahead of him for targets, but he's entering his age-26 season and certainly could return to the flex discussion. Samuel deserves some late-round consideration.