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News: 4 days agoSamuel caught all four of his targets for 116 yards and two touchdowns while adding 22 rushing yards and another score off of three carries in Sunday's 42-19 win over the Eagles.
Spin: Samuel elevated his game for this benchmark matchup between NFC contenders by scoring rushing and receiving touchdowns in the same game for the first time this season. He even handled kickoff returns in place of Ray-Ray McCloud (ribs), gaining 60 yards on two returns. The dual-threat superstar has scored in four consecutive games since returning from San Francisco's Week 9 bye. Samuel's massive performance brings him up to 750 combined yards and seven touchdowns through 10 active games as San Francisco prepares to face Seattle for the second time in three weeks next Sunday.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Samuel had a bit of a setback last season, posting 864 yards and five TDs on 98 touches in 13 games. This after the versatile playmaker racked up 1,770 yards and 14 TDs on 136 touches in 2021. Samuel fell from third to 28th at wide receiver in fantasy PPG, and his season was horrifically inefficient; despite a position-low 4.0 aDOT, he caught only 61% of his targets and averaged 6.1 yards per target. Samuel's dual-threat role is not ideal for durability (he's yet to complete a full regular season in four years), but it is great for generating touches (7.75 per game last season). Even in a crowded offense, the heavy usage is enough to keep the 27 year old in the WR2 mix.