Drew Sample

Drew Sample

25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Cincinnati Bengals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Sample was pressed into more action for the Bengals in 2020 than was initially expected following the Week 2 injury to C.J. Uzomah. Sample, a second-round pick in 2019, ended up with 40 catches for 349 yards and his first NFL touchdown in Week 16 against the Texans. With Uzomah returning, he may end up being the backup again in 2021. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $5.51 million contract with the Bengals in May of 2019.
Offensive role dries up
TECincinnati Bengals
January 17, 2022
Sample secured 11 of 15 targets for 81 yards across 17 appearances in 2021.
ANALYSIS
Sample was targeted 53 times across 16 regular-season appearances in 2020, but the third year of his NFL career has seen him take a clear back seat to C.J. Uzomah. The 2019 second-round pick has one more year on his rookie deal with Cincinnati, but his opportunities on offense could be slim again in the 2022 campaign.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Drew Sample's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
2.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.08
 
% Team Air Yards
0.8%
 
% Team Targets
2.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.3%
 
Drop Rate
6.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.3
 
% Targeted On Route
0.2%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.01
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Cincinnati BengalsBengals 2021 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

81570%
14378%
45939%
6535%
827%
53%
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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
97 routes   15 targets
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% Routes Run
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22%
431 routes   63 targets
56%
39 routes   5 targets
48%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Raiders pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
89.3
 
Cornerbacks
85.4
 
Safeties
76.7
 
Linebackers
102.9
 
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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' 4"
 
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
 
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19 days ago
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Target Breakdown: Week 13 WR/TE Recap & Week 14 Sleepers
41 days ago
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Target Breakdown: Week 11 WR/TE Recap & Week 12 Sleepers
55 days ago
The QB carousel in New York may complicate things, but Elijah Moore appears to have locked down a full-time role for the final month and a half of the season.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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.
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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Good to go Sunday
TECincinnati Bengals
December 24, 2021
Sample (foot) does not have an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against Baltimore, per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.
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Doesn't participate in practice
TECincinnati Bengals
Foot
December 22, 2021
Sample didn't participate in Wednesday's practice session due to a foot injury, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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Catches only target in loss
TECincinnati Bengals
December 14, 2021
Sample caught his only target for 14 yards during Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the 49ers.
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Not targeted in loss
TECincinnati Bengals
December 8, 2021
Sample failed to draw a single target in Sunday's 41-22 loss to the Chargers.
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Not targeted in win
TECincinnati Bengals
December 1, 2021
Sample failed to draw a target in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Steelers.
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