Drew Sample
Drew Sample
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Cincinnati Bengals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Rookie tight ends rarely produce much in the NFL, and that was certainly the case with Sample, who had only five catches for 30 yards on six targets in nine games before an ankle injury ended his season. A second-round pick in 2019 out of the University of Washington, Sample was selected more for his blocking than his receiving skills, topping out at 25 catches for 252 yards in his senior season there. So while there will be more opportunities for him to see the field following the departure of Tyler Eifert, it's unlikely to translate into fantasy production. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $5.51 million contract with the Bengals in May of 2019.
Permanent role
TECincinnati Bengals
September 21, 2020
With C.J. Uzomah out for the season, Sample is in line for a permanent role at tight end with the Bengals, sharing the snaps with Cethan Carter and Mason Schreck.
ANALYSIS
It was a bit of a surprise that the Bengals took Sample in the second round last season, especially as he had little in the way of receiving history at the University of Washington. Now with Uzomah out, Sample has been thrust into a prominent role as a check-down option for Joe Burrow beginning with a matchup against the Eagles, which just gave up three touchdowns to the Rams' Tyler Higbee last week.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Drew Sample's 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
19.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.49
 
% Team Air Yards
5.1%
 
% Team Targets
10.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.4
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does Drew Sample run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Drew Sample and the other tight ends for the Bengals are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Drew Sample
39 routes   10 targets
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% Routes Run
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87%
4 routes   0 targets
100%
62 routes   11 targets
93%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Eagles pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
106.6
 
Cornerbacks
97.0
 
Safeties
66.4
 
Linebackers
145.3
 
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2020 Drew Sample Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Drew Sample's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
258 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.71 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.31 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.15 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Drew Sample
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Yesterday
Kevin Payne offers his best plays from the DraftKings SportsBook for Week 4 of the NFL slate. The runway is clear for Devin Singletary to see the bulk of the backfield work, can he hit his yardage prop?
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 3 Picks
2 days ago
In week 3, Kevin Payne throws out the possibly of using Mitchell Trubisky, simply due to his matchup against the Falcons, who have a tendency to give up a lot of points.
DraftKings NFL: Week 3 Tournament Guide
2 days ago
While Russell Wilson, Dak Prescott and Kyler Murray are getting all the attention, a matchup between the Bengals and Eagles also offers shootout potential.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 3 Start/Sit
3 days ago
Jerick McKinnon may not come with assurances in terms of rushing workload, but his role in the passing game should make him a solid Week 3 start even if he get only 8-10 carries.
NFL Game Previews: Week 3 Matchups
3 days ago
Erik Siegrist previews Week 3 in the NFL as Aaron Rodgers and the Packers travel to New Orleans to face the Saints on Sunday night.
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Sample went in the second round of the draft as the 52nd overall pick after the Bengals traded down earlier in the round. He's well-regarded for his blocking skills and good hands, but is not a big-play receiver, with just average speed. Rookie tight ends usually take awhile to develop, and it's likely that Sample will be undergoing that developmental process as the third-stringer behind C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Eifert, who signed a one-year deal to remain with the Bengals this offseason.
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Co-team-high catch total in loss
TECincinnati Bengals
September 17, 2020
Sample secured seven of 10 targets for 45 yards in the Bengals' 35-30 loss to the Browns on Thursday.
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Clean bill of health
TECincinnati Bengals
June 23, 2020
Sample (ankle) is healthy and ready to go for 2020, James Rapien of Sports Illustrated reports.
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Ticketed for expanded role
TECincinnati Bengals
Ankle
April 8, 2020
The Bengals expect Sample (ankle) to handle a larger role in 2020, Paul Dehner of The Athletic reports.
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Lands on IR
TECincinnati Bengals
Ankle
December 7, 2019
Sample (ankle) was placed on injured reserve by the Bengals on Saturday, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Ruled out again
TECincinnati Bengals
Ankle
December 6, 2019
Sample (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Browns, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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