Deebo Samuel

WR, San Francisco 49ers

Height 6'0" Weight 215
DOB 1996-01-15 Age 26.5
College South Carolina

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 15 · WR # 10 (Tier 2)
ADP (12-team PPR): 2.05, 18th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 2
8Keenan Allen, LAC830.33.0316.0

Remarkably consistent for five straight seasons, can he do it for a sixth season at the age of 30? He should with one of the best young quarterbacks in the league. Could come at a slight discount in drafts as fantasy players continue to search for the "league winner" types with double-digit TD potential. Allen's scored 8 TD twice in his career, and otherwise 6 or less.

9A.J. Brown, PHI725.13.0513.8
10Deebo Samuel, SF926.52.0515.8

Deebo had a really nice season last year, but gets the warning / risk symbol for now. He wants a new contract, and I don't think the 49ers are going to give it to him. This could get ugly. Putting the contract aside, Deebo grumbled about his rushing role, and he is in danger of getting beat up the more rushing he does. Seems like a high risk pick unlikely to match what he did last year. Pass.

Tier 3
11DJ Moore, CAR1325.34.0913.7
12Tyreek Hill, MIA1128.42.1017.0

I still believe in the talent of Tyreek Hill, and while Tua is no doubt a downgrade from Patrick Mahomes, I'm not down on Tua. Hill seems a bit over the top in his newfound love for Tua (receivers, am I right?), but the new head coach seems like a smart guy. Get Hill in space and let him do his thing.

1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • 49ers' Depth Could Push Deebo Samuel Back To Old Role

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel should return to his old role as a full-time wide receiver now that the team has plenty of impressive depth at the running back position. Albert Breer of MMQB observes that incumbent starter Elijah Mitchell remains a stud while "rookie Tyrion Davis-Price has impressed in pads [and] Trey Sermon has taken a step." With so much depth in the backfield, Samuel won't be needed to run the ball as much. He was the WR2 last season, racking up 77 receptions, 1,405 receiving yards, 59 carries, 365 rushing yards, and 14 total touchdowns through 16 games. He owns an ADP of 17 heading into 2022 fantasy drafts.

    Aug 6 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Deebo Samuel Not Concerned About Rushing Role

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel said his "wide back" role as a running back in 2021 was not a factor in his offseason discontent with the team when he requested a trade. He also said he's will to do "whatever it takes" to win moving forward after recently signing a three-year, $71.55 million extension to remain in San Francisco. Samuel finished last year as the WR2 in fantasy with 77 receptions, 1,405 yards, a league-leading 18.2 yards per catch and six touchdowns, adding 59 carries for 365 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in 16 regular season games. The Niners backfield was pretty beat up last year, so it's possible they won't need to use Samuel as much in a rushing role in 2022, but fantasy managers certainly weren't complaining. Either way, the 26-year-old will be a surefire top-10 fantasy pass-catcher this year.

    Aug 2 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Deebo Samuel Has Incentives For Rushing Milestones

    In case the San Francisco 49ers continue to use wide receiver Deebo Samuel as a running back this year, he has incentives in his new contract that could pay him an extra $1.95 million over the life of the contract for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, according to sources. Samuel and the Niners agreed on a three-year, $71.55 million contract extension on Sunday, and he'll be eased back into training camp practices after holding out to begin camp. The 26-year-old finished last year as the WR2 in fantasy, mainly because of his 59 rushing attempts for an extra 365 yards and eight touchdowns, but he also secured 77 of his 120 targets for 1,405 yards and six TDs through the air. Even if Samuel isn't used quite as much out of the backfield in 2022, he'll be firmly in the mix as a top-10 fantasy receiver.

    Aug 1 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Deebo Samuel Agrees To Extension With 49ers

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel agreed to a three-year, $73.5 million extension, including $58.1 million in guarantees. The 26-year-old was a top fantasy producer last season, accumulating 1,405 yards and six touchdowns off 77 catches (121 targets). He also got some work out of the backfield, rushing for 365 yards off 59 attempts while adding eight more trips to the end zone. It was a roller coaster offseason for Samuel, who was expected to be moved after requesting a trade. However, he will stay with the Niners, which is good news for the developing Trey Lance. Nonetheless, although Samuel will remain a sought-after fantasy option heading into the 2022-23 campaign, he reportedly expressed a desire to see less work as a running back. As a result, the former Gamecock may see a dip in production, especially if Lance doesn't significantly improve upon his 57.7% completion percentage from his rookie year.

    Jul 31 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Deebo Samuel Conditions "On The Side" During Camp

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is at training camp. However, the wideout has been conditioning "on the side," according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. The 26-year-old continues his quest for a new deal. Fortunately, with both sides seemingly working on the particulars, Samuel could be suiting up for the Niners this season, after all. Nonetheless, fantasy managers may want to look in another direction unless this situation is resolved. Considering that Samuel isn't looking to spend as much time as a running back this year hurts his fantasy outlook even more.

    Jul 28 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Deebo Samuel Reports To Training Camp

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel reported to training camp on Tuesday. "We've had productive and substantive talks. Don't want to get people excited that we're imminent because we're not there yet. Deebo's here today and we're excited to move forward with him on this team. We're focused on getting something done," general manager John Lynch said. It wouldn't be a surprise if Samuel doesn't practice this summer until he has a new contract extension, but the mere fact that he's in attendance is a good sign. The 49ers are unlikely to use him in the backfield like they did in 2021, but Samuel is still a no-brainer top-10 fantasy wideout after he finished as the WR2 last season.

    Jul 26 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • No Extension Imminent Between 49ers, Deebo Samuel

    While there was an important update on one 49er who has been in the headlines all offseason yesterday, the situation regarding another of the team’s key priorities is murkier. With training camp approaching, much remains to be determined as it pertains to Deebo Samuel.  An NFL.com report details that there is “nothing imminent” with respect to […]

    Jul 21 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Deebo Samuel Uncertain For Training Camp

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is uncertain for training camp, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Both sides have discussed a long-term contract, although Pelissero added that a deal isn't imminent. Samuel, who still hasn't rescinded his trade request, has a shot to be at camp. However, there's also a chance he won't be suiting up for the team until he puts pen to paper, which may not be anytime soon. If he isn't in uniform come September, it should mean more targets for Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle, and Jauan Jennings during the regular season.

    Jul 20 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Deebo Samuel Hasn't Rescinded Trade Request

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel hasn't officially rescinded his trade request from earlier this offseason, but he did show up for the team's mandatory minicamp, which is a positive. There's also not a lot of league-wide chatter about the potential for a trade right now. Of course, San Francisco continues to say that they have no interest in trading Samuel, who finished as the WR2 in fantasy last year, behind only Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp. The 26-year-old Samuel apparently didn't care for being used as a running back in 2021, but that was mostly out of necessity due to all of the team's RB injuries. It remains to be seen if the two sides can work out a long-term contract extension, but as of right now, Samuel remains a strong WR1 target that will most likely remain with the team.

    Jun 26 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Deebo Samuel Doesn't Practice Tuesday

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel was on hand for mandatory minicamp practice on Tuesday, but he wasn't in uniform and was running on a side field. Samuel requested a trade this offseason, but the 49ers remain adamant that they have no intentions of sending the star receiver packing. It's good to see the 26-year-old present at mandatory minicamp, but he and the team likely still aren't on great terms just yet. Samuel finished as the WR2 behind Cooper Kupp last year with 77 catches for 1,405 yards, a league-leading 18.2 yards per catch and six touchdowns, adding 59 carries for 365 yards and another eight TDs on the ground. His ceiling may fall if he's not used as a runner as much in 2022, but regardless, he's a strong WR1 target.

    Jun 8 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • 49ers Discussing Deebo Samuel Extension, Yet To Begin Nick Bosa Talks

    Neither Deebo Samuel nor Nick Bosa participated fully during the first day of 49ers minicamp. Samuel did not go through any on-field work with the team, while Bosa shut down his activity following individual drills. Neither had participated in the team’s OTA sessions. Samuel showing up represented a good sign for the 49ers, however, and […]

    Jun 8 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Nick Bosa Deebo Samuel
  • Deebo Samuel Expected To Attend Mandatory Minicamp

    San Francisco 49ers star wide receiver Deebo Samuel is expected to attend the team's mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, according to a source. Samuel skipped all of the team's voluntary organized team activities, but it was always the expectation that he'd show up for mandatory minicamp despite requesting a trade this offseason. The 49ers continue to say that they have no plans to actually trade Samuel. The 26-year-old was invaluable to fantasy managers last year, as he finished as the WR2 behind the Ram's Cooper Kupp. Samuel caught 77 of 120 targets for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns and added 59 rushing attempts for 365 yards and another eight touchdowns. It remains to be seen if the Niners will continue to use Samuel in the backfield if they don't trade him, but even if they don't, he'll be an elite WR1 in fantasy.

    Jun 7 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • 49ers GM Says Deebo Samuel Will Remain With Team

    San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch was asked about wide receiver Deebo Samuel's status during Wednesday night's "Dwight Clark Legacy Series" event. Lynch replied, "We haven't traded him, and I'd be a fool to trade him, so yes, Deebo will be part of the 49ers this season." While this certainly doesn't guarantee anything and Samuel could still hold out, Lynch's public sentiment on the matter is a good sign for Samuel suiting up in red and gold in Week 1. The 26-year-old Samuel was a fantasy league-winner last year, finishing as the WR3 in PPR formats while being drafted on average as the WR36. He recorded 77 receptions on 121 targets for 1,405 receiving yards and six touchdowns, while remarkably adding 365 rushing yards and eight scores on the ground. However, he may be a regression candidate due to possible decreased backfield usage as well as a likely transition to quarterback Trey Lance.

    Jun 2 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Elijah Mitchell To Share The Rushing Load In SF?

    San Francisco 49ers' second-year running back Elijah Mitchell emerged as the team's lead back last year, leapfrogging third-rounder Trey Sermon. However, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reported that fantasy managers might need to exercise caution with Mitchell due to the team featuring a different lead back in each of head coach Kyle Shanahan's five years leading the team. They drafted a running back in the third round, selecting Tyrion Davis-Price of LSU. Davis-Price will join Mitchell, Sermon, JaMycal Hasty, and Jeff Wilson Jr. in a once again crowded 49er backfield. Shanahan has spoken highly of Davis-Price, indicating he may see ample snaps to take the rushing burden off of wide receiver Deebo Samuel. "The more guys you can add the better, but kind of the physicality that he brings gives you a chance to have a very physical one-two punch," Shanahan said. "I thought Deebo helped us do that towards the end of last year bringing that in, but you don't want that to be just your one-two punch. You got to bring in some other backs to do that." Mitchell would likely have a much higher ADP if not for the risks of Shanahan pulling some surprise personnel moves.

    May 31 · Source via 49ers Tyrion Davis-Price JaMycal Hasty Elijah Mitchell Deebo Samuel Trey Sermon Jeff Wilson
  • Deebo Samuel Expected To Be At Mandatory OTAs

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is expected to be at mandatory OTAs, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. The organization is hopeful that the two sides can get back to normal. However, they've made little progress on an extension, which is somewhat concerning. The 49ers don't have a ton of cap space, but possibly a deal gets done after Jimmy Garoppolo gets traded. Fantasy managers will have to wait and see what happens with the season still months away.

    May 24 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Deebo Samuel Won't Attend OTAs

    San Francisco 49ers star wide receiver Deebo Samuel won't be in attendance for the start of organized team activities on Monday, according to a source. Samuel's situation remains unsettled, so his decision not to show up this week shouldn't come as a big surprise. The 26-year-old All-Pro wideout asked for a trade this offseason, but the Niners don't have any intentions to trade him. Samuel, who is heading into the final year of his rookie deal, will certainly be paid eventually, whether it's in San Francisco or elsewhere. He finished second in overall fantasy points in 2021, behind only the Rams' Cooper Kupp. Samuel finished with 77 receptions for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns, adding 59 carries for 365 yards and another eight TDs.

    May 23 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Teammate Expects Deebo Samuel To Stay

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel remains on the roster, weeks after it was reported he wanted out. Yet, despite being speculated he would be gone by the end of the 2022 NFL Draft, the hybrid wideout wasn't moved. General manager John Lynch remains confident he can get the 26-year-old to sign an extension. However, linebacker Fred Warner was the most recent member of the franchise to chime in by indicating to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero that he expects Samuel to receive a new contract and remain with the Niners going forward. Unquestionably, Samuel was one of the most potent fantasy options last season. But considering he is looking to get significantly fewer snaps out of the backfield, his fantasy production could decline significantly, especially if he isn't paired with a quality signal-caller.

    May 15 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Wide Receiver Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2019SF15126.88.572871.29.36.3815780314.131415911.3631
    2020SF761.68.830562.210.67.4443339111.818263.2500
    2021SF16214.213.482980.317.411.312077139718.16583586.1782

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@DETW 41-3329.44683.621.81212918921.0100-01
    2@PHIW 17-1112.34970.014.310869315.50284.0000
    3GBL 28-307.76390.017.1121055210.40200.0000
    4SEAL 21-2831.66889.517.11312815619.52111.0000
    5@ARIL 10-177.35686.215.410935819.3011313.0010
    7INDL 18-3019.54885.719.61111710014.3100-01
    8@CHIW 33-2220.14682.116.199617128.5000-00
    9ARIL 17-318.85491.515.39956312.6000-00
    10LARW 31-1018.24972.114.710559719.415367.2010
    11@JACW 30-102.05579.714.510211515.008799.8810
    12MINW 34-261.74665.714.310411212.0066611.0020
    14@CINW 26-232.75577.512.79112222.008374.6310
    15ATLW 31-138.04680.721.112546015.006294.8310
    16@TENL 17-2020.44576.325.41511915917.704256.2500
    17HOUW 23-713.85385.521.013636321.017192.7100
    18@LARW 27-2410.75071.421.415648721.808455.6310
    WC@DALW 23-175.34772.320.013333812.7010727.2010
    DP@GBW 13-105.93768.525.914434414.7010393.9000
    CC@LARL 17-2015.23976.527.514747218.017263.7100

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 24
    Rushing: 13, 8, 25, 20, 3, 27, 10, 16, 26
    Receiving: 79, 76, 8, 14, 40, 45, 44

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    4PHIL 20-255.02534.25.54333511.7011010.0000
    5MIAL 17-432.95789.114.1982199.50133.0000
    6LARW 24-1615.66082.29.67666611.011-6-6.0000
    7@NEW 33-69.04162.112.18556513.00372.3300
    12@LARW 23-2018.86387.518.113131113312.1000-00
    13BUFL 24-3410.35895.116.410967312.20133.0000
    14WASL 15-230.011.21.21000-0199.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 6

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@TBW 31-173.26088.24.4333175.7000-01
    2@CINW 41-1717.22940.312.59758717.41273.5000
    3PITW 24-205.94151.95.14434414.7000-00
    5CLEW 31-30.83546.13.933133.0000-00
    6@LARW 20-73.34760.37.7653186.00111.0000
    8CARW 51-133.44770.17.5533196.3022914.5010
    9@ARIW 28-256.04966.29.57744010.0000-00
    10SEAL 24-2715.27383.012.51111811214.0000-00
    11ARIW 36-2617.46179.213.01010813416.8000-00
    12GBW 37-812.03572.94.22225025.0100-00
    13@BALL 17-2011.15596.58.85424120.5112020.0000
    14@NOW 48-4610.15379.114.910857615.2023316.5000
    15ATLL 22-293.45789.16.34312929.00188.0000
    16LARW 34-315.14782.515.8964317.803289.3310
    17@SEAW 26-2112.73978.014.075510220.4023316.5010
    DPMINW 27-105.75678.99.97634214.00166.0000
    CCGBW 37-205.64480.09.15324623.0024321.5000
    SB@KCL 20-316.4-0.020.71295397.8035317.6700

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 20, 19, 30
    Receiving: 2, 42, 33

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