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JuJu Smith-Schuster

WR NE

College: USC | 7 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 1996-11-22
2024 Bye Week: 14

Total Pts: 61
Avg Pts: 3.59
Rank: 96 WR

Free Agent

2024 RTSports Outlook

Smith-Schuster was a big disappointment his first season with the Patriots. He had just 29 receptions for 260 yard and a touchdown in 11 games. He averaged just nine yards per reception. He had double-digit fantasy points two games. Smith-Schuster had fewer than 300 yards two of three seasons. He is young enough to get it going again but nothing is certain after his last few seasons. Smith-Schuster has one 1,000-yard season for his career but topped 90 catches two times. He can help as a possession receiver, a role he will try to earn this season. Smith-Schuster is a big, strong receiver that isn't afraid to make the tough catch. He does lack a little top speed, but still makes some big plays. He will drop some passes, but has improved in that area since earlier in his career.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Smith-Schuster is a big risk. You just never know what you will get from him. He might get some catches but look for his yardage and touchdown totals to be pretty mediocre. Smith-Schuster might get 50 receptions for 500 yards and a few scores.

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Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 17.30JuJu Smith-Schuster 33 receiving yds (3.30 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 27.80JuJu Smith-Schuster 28 receiving yds (2.80 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 3
Week 42.40JuJu Smith-Schuster 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 53.60JuJu Smith-Schuster 6 receiving yds (0.60 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 60.00
Week 70.00
Week 87.30JuJu Smith-Schuster 3 receiving yds (0.30 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 reception (1.00 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . JuJu Smith-Schuster 3 yd TD pass from Mac Jones
Week 911.10JuJu Smith-Schuster 51 receiving yds (5.10 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Week 101.90JuJu Smith-Schuster 9 receiving yds (0.90 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 11
Week 123.00JuJu Smith-Schuster 10 receiving yds (1.00 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 132.10JuJu Smith-Schuster 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 1413.00JuJu Smith-Schuster 90 receiving yds (9.00 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 150.00
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Player Notes
Jun 9 11:33am ET

New England Patriots WRs Javon Baker, Kendrick Bourne, Demario Douglas, K.J. Osborn and Ja'Lynn Polk appear to be locks to make the team's 53-man roster at the beginning of the regular season, according to Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald. A handful of other receivers, such as Kayshon Boutte, Jalen Reagor, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Tyquan Thornton are battling for one or two roster spots.

Fantasy Spin: Another roster spot could open up for a wide receiver if Bourne, who is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, begins the 2024 season on the Physically Unable to Perform List. Douglas, Osborn and Baker are worthy of consideration as late-round fliers in fantasy drafts but none should be viewed as a weekly starting option.

From TheHuddle

May 26 9:43pm ET

New England Patriots WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) said he feels 100% heading into his second season with the team. 'Last year at this time, I was probably at 60%, so it's a big difference,' Smith-Schuster said. 'It's not easy coming off a knee injury having a long season and coming back with a quick turnaround the next year. I feel great. I've never felt better.'

Fantasy Spin: Smith-Schuster's first season in New England was a forgettable one, and now the Patriots are hitting the reset button at quarterback with Drake Maye. Smith-Schuster could be an afterthought if the Patriots decide to turn to their young receivers.

From TheHuddle

May 20 3:00pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle, knee) said he was around 60 percent healthy this time last year from his knee injury and was never fully healthy in 2023. However, he said he's at 100 percent now after resting this offseason. It's nice to hear that the 27-year-old is feeling better this offseason, but his role is a bit up in the air in 2024 after the Patriots added Ja'Lynn Polk in the second round and Javon Baker in the fourth round of this year's NFL draft. New England also signed K.J. Osborn in free agency, giving Smith-Schuster much more competition in the first year without Bill Belichick in Boston. Smith-Schuster had only 29 receptions for 260 yards and one touchdown in 11 games in his first year with the team in 2023. With Kendrick Bourne (knee) coming back from a torn ACL this year, Smith-Schuster's role is in question.

From RotoBaller

May 2 2:40pm ET

Starting next month, the New England Patriots could cut wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster at a cost of $9.6 million in dead money and no salary cap relief, per Over the Cap, while releasing him before then would incur $2.6 million more in dead money and take a small chunk out of their league-leading $54 million cap room. If the Pats traded Smith-Schuster after June 1, they'd save almost $7 million in cap space and clear room for their young receivers to see more playing time. New England could prioritize playing time for rookies Ja'Lynn Polk and Javon Baker, plus 2023 sixth-rounder Demario Douglas. It all means that Smith-Schuster may no longer be the team's No. 2 receiver, especially with Kendrick Bourne and K.J. Osborn also on the roster.

From RotoBaller

Dec 30 7:00pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) has been placed on the injured reserve on Saturday. This move will end the veteran's disappointing 2023 campaign. It was an awful year for Smith-Schuster who finished with 260 yards and one touchdown this season. His absence isn't going to mean too much for the Patriots offense over the next two games. Demario Douglas is basically the only viable streaming on at wide receiver on this Pats offense heading into Week 17.

From RotoBaller

Dec 30 5:23pm ET

New England Patriots WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 30.

Fantasy Spin: With Smith-Schuster out for the final two games, Demario Douglas is a solid flex option, but the rest of the wideouts aren't trustworthy options for fantasy managers to rely on.

From TheHuddle

Dec 29 4:23pm ET

New England Patriots WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 17.

Fantasy Spin: Demario Douglas and DeVante Parker likely will be the main receivers for the Patriots with Smith-Schuster unavailable. Douglas could be a flex option in some leagues, but Parker can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 29 4:20pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17 versus the Buffalo Bills. He'll miss fourth game of the season, including his second in a row. The 27-year-old was the Patriots' prized offseason signing at the wide receiver position but has been a massive disappointment, catching just 29 passes for 260 yards and one touchdown. Look for Demario Douglas and DeVante Parker to continue operating as the Patriots' top receivers this Sunday. Both pass-catchers are fine FLEX options in deeper formats.

From RotoBaller

Dec 28 5:30pm ET

After putting in a limited practice on Wednesday, New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) was listed as a non-participant in Thursday's practice session. Smith-Schuster has been inactive for each of the team's last two games and is now in jeopardy of missing his third straight game this weekend against the Buffalo Bills after this midweek downgrade. He put up his best performance of the year with four catches on six targets for 90 yards in the Week 1 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he followed that with two straight missed games. Even if Smith-Schuster returns to play in Week 17, fantasy managers should steer clear of him now that rookie Demario Douglas and DeVante Parker look like quarterback Bailey Zappe's favorite two targets in the passing game. The27-year-old Smith-Schuster has only 29 receptions on 47 targets for 260 yards and one touchdown in 11 games.

From RotoBaller

Dec 28 5:13pm ET

New England Patriots WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

Fantasy Spin: Smith-Schuster was a limited participant earlier in the week, but it is not known if he suffered a setback in his recovery. Fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation but may want to consider other options for their lineups.

From TheHuddle

Dec 28 4:13pm ET

New England Patriots OT Trent Brown (illness), C Jalen Mills (concussion), S Jabrill Peppers (hamstring), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) and RB Ezekiel Elliott (illness) did not practice on Thursday, Dec. 28. DT Christian Barmore (knee), LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (knee), CB Myles Bryant (chest), TE Hunter Henry (knee), LB Anfernee Jennings (knee), CB Jonathan Jones (knee), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) and CB Shaun Wade (hip) were limited. OT Tyrone Wheatley Jr. (knee) practiced in full.

From TheHuddle

Dec 27 9:10pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) got in a limited practice on Wednesday ahead of his team's Week 17 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Smith-Schuster missed his team's Week 16 game against the Denver Broncos but his ability to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday is a positive sign for the veteran receiver. Stay tuned to practice reports on Thursday and Friday. If Smith-Schuster misses another game, look for Demario Douglas to lead the Patriots receiving corps again.

From RotoBaller

Dec 27 5:43pm ET

New England Patriots WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Fantasy Spin: Schuster has been sidelined for several weeks, so his status for Week 17 is uncertain at this time. He will see a few targets if he is cleared to play but probably can be avoided in most leagues.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 30-Dec-2023: JuJu Smith-Schuster - IR - The New England Patriots placed WR JuJu Smith-Schuster on the IR.
  • 15-Mar-2023: JuJu Smith-Schuster - SGN - The New England Patriots signed WR JuJu Smith-Schuster.
  • 13-Mar-2023: JuJu Smith-Schuster - FA - WR JuJu Smith-Schuster declared free agency.
  • 21-Mar-2022: KC JuJu Smith-Schuster - Signed, Unrestricted FA - One-year contract (through 2022)
  • 18-Mar-2022: KC JuJu Smith-Schuster - Signed, Unrestricted FA - One-year contract (through 2022)
  • 16-Mar-2022: PIT JuJu Smith-Schuster - Declared Free Agent
  • 16-Oct-2021: PIT JuJu Smith-Schuster - On IR - shoulder surgery
  • 19-Mar-2021: PIT JuJu Smith-Schuster - Re-signed, Unrestricted FA - One-year contract (through 2021)
  • 17-Mar-2021: PIT JuJu Smith-Schuster - Declared Free Agent
  • 11-Dec-2017: PIT - Suspension Lifted
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