The Washington Commanders picked up a big road win on Sunday as they knocked off the Atlanta Falcons, 24-16.
Quarterback Sam Howell only threw for 151 yards, but he still had a big day throwing for three touchdowns. Terry McLaurin led the way with six catches for 81 yards, while Curtis Samuel had four catches for 42 yards and one touchdown.
Samuel has put together three consecutive weeks of at least 12.1 PPR points, so is it about time for fantasy football managers to consider him on the waiver wire?
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Should Curtis Samuel Be a Fantasy Waiver Wire Add in Week 7?
In the first three weeks, Samuel had only 10 catches for 127 yards. He started the year very slowly, and a waiver wire addition wouldn’t have even been in the conversation.
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In the last three weeks, though, Samuel has had 17 catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns. In a PPR league, that comes out to an average of 14.9 points. If he is able to put up those types of numbers consistently, then he absolutely would be a perfect waiver wire candidate.
What works against him is the way Howell distributes the ball. The Commanders haven’t had a receiver lead the team in yards in consecutive weeks all year. It wouldn’t be completely shocking to see Samuel go relatively quiet over the next couple of weeks. They play division rivals such as the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles.
After the game against Sunday, Samuel currently has the second most catches on the team with 23. Terry McLaurin leads the way with 25 catches, but Logan Thomas (18) and Jahan Dotson (17) are also two guys who are capable of having big games.
Is it time to go get Samuel on the waiver wire? No, not quite just yet. It is tempting to put a claim in because of his consecutive weeks with touchdowns, but his recent season numbers show he may not get into the end zone much more this year.
He is still at the point where if he doesn’t score a touchdown then he isn’t worth being in your lineup. He has not had more than four touchdowns in a season since 2019 with the Carolina Panthers.
There are still guys who have higher ceilings than Samuel. As good as he has been, if he hadn’t scored a touchdown against the Falcons, he would have scored only 8.2 PPR points.
Resist the urge after seeing two consecutive weeks with touchdowns. There are still plenty of receivers on the waiver wire who have higher upside. Also, the NFL trade deadline is approaching, so maybe a receiver or two will end up on a team or in a situation where they fit better.
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