Sammie Coates
Sammie Coates
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Sammie Coates in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Chiefs in May of 2019.
Cut loose by Kansas City
WRFree Agent
May 10, 2019
Coates was released by the Chiefs on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Coates' time with the team didn't last very long, as he just signed with the Chiefs back in February. He was always going to be hard-pressed to make Kansas City's final roster, as the team boasted plenty of talented pass catchers before his arrival.
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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.
6' 1"
210 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
Shuttle Time
4.06 sec
Cone Drill
6.98 sec
Vertical Jump
41.0 in
Broad Jump
131 in
Bench Press
23 reps
Hand Length
9.38 in
Arm Length
33.38 in
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Sammie Coates
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353 days ago
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NFL Game Previews: Redskins-Saints Matchup
October 4, 2018
Erik Siegrist analyzes the Monday night matchup as Drew Brees and the Saints look to keep rolling at home against the Redskins.
Gameday Injuries: Week 1
Gameday Injuries: Week 1
September 9, 2018
September 9, 2018
Juan Carlos Blanco helps you wade through the Week 1 injury report, which also includes several prominent absences due to suspensions and one very publicized holdout.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
By hooking on with the Texans during the offseason, Coates joined his third team in three seasons. He caught just six passes for 70 yards while with the Browns in 2017 and has a total of 28 catches over 32 NFL games, a career marred by injuries. Coates said he's healthy for the first time in two years entering training camp. There are a couple of schools of thought with respect to Coates. He's a field-stretching wideout, but that skill duplicates starter Will Fuller, suggesting a very minor role. The flipside of that is that the Texans had several injuries to targets last season and only one receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, caught more than 29 passes. There's potential for Coates to work his way into a regular gig as a third/fourth receiver and more if injuries strike again.
Coates ultimately disappointed in 2016, when he was supposed to step in and replace the field-stretching Martavis Bryant. The two profile similarly, so the idea had merit and through Week 5 Coates certainly looked the part, averaging 84.2 yards per game on 22.2 yards per catch. However, the rest of his season was characterized by injuries and a horrendous case of the drops that caused him to tumble down the depth chart. He's behind Antonio Brown, Bryant and Eli Rogers for now, with Juju Smith-Schuster the odds-on favorite to secure the No. 4 job. After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in mid-July, Coates' cause has been hindered further. When healthy, he'll compete with Darrius Heyward-Bey, Justin Hunter and Cobi Hamilton, among others, for what will likely be one or two roster spots come final cuts.
With Martavis Bryant suspended for the year, Coates has a chance to slot in as the team's No. 3 receiver. At 6-1, 212, last year's third-round pick has decent size and 4.43 40 speed. He had problems with drops in college, but his reviews in practice as a rookie were glowing, and he had two catches for 61 yards in the Steelers' playoff loss to the Broncos. Veteran Darrius Heyward-Bey is still around, but he's been a bit player for most of his career, so Coates could win the job with a strong camp. While Antonio Brown will dominate the targets, Coates could even push No. 2 Markus Wheaton if he plays well. And when Ben Roethlisberger is healthy, this is one of the league's elite passing offenses.
Enamored by his explosive speed, the Steelers selected Coates in the third round of the draft to compete with Markus Wheaton behind starting receivers Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. The knock on Coates is his hands, dropping one of every nine balls thrown his way for Auburn in 2014. On a more positive note, his ability to outrun coverage gives Ben Roethlisberger another deep downfield threat, making Coates a boom-or-bust fantasy player.
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Signs with Chiefs
WRKansas City Chiefs
February 22, 2019
The Chiefs signed Sammie Coates on Friday, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Works out for Cowboys
WRFree Agent
December 21, 2018
Coates worked out for the Cowboys on Friday, Todd Archer of reports.
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Released by Houston
WRFree Agent
December 18, 2018
Coates was released by the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Clear for Monday's game
WRHouston Texans
November 26, 2018
Coates (illness) is active for Monday's game against the Titans.
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Dealing with illness
WRHouston Texans
November 24, 2018
Coates is questionable for Monday's game against the Titans due to an illness.
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