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|Samuel only played in eight games in 2017 and never cracked 5 fantasy points in a week, but he's a former 2nd round draft selection so the team isn't likely to give up on him yet. Samuel is a versatile player who could see time lined up on the outside, in the slot, or potentially coming out of the backfield. After breaking a bone in his ankle last season, Samuel is progressing towards being 100 percent by training camp. However, he's at best fifth in line for targets making him a waiver player to keep an eye on in 2018. If he can earn consistent playing time, his athletic profile aligns well with a Tavon Austin-type player who could find creative ways to touch the ball.
| Funchess expected to play on limited basis|
Returning from back injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 2, 7:00 am
|Panthers WR Devin Funchess, listed as questionable with a back injury, is expected to play today but on a limited basis, source said. The team will work him back slowly. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel should operate as Carolina's top wide receivers in a tasty matchup against the Buccaneers however the return of Funchess, even in a limited capacity lowers the ceiling on both starting wideouts. Moore remains a solid WR2 play in Week 13.
| Funchess Doubtful, Torrey Smith likely to return|
Moore, Samuel in the WR mix for Week 12
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 23, 3:15 pm
|Devin Funchess is doubtful for Sunday; Torrey Smith is questionable. Rivera said there's a "little glimmer" of hope that Funchess plays Sunday. (Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Funchess missed practice this week with a back injury and it's likley he'll be on the inactive list Sunday against the Seahawks. The return of Torrey Smith puts a little bit of cold water on the fantasy value of D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel but both are decent options in Week 12 with Moore carrying the most upside.