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WR PIT

College: USC | 2 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 11/22/1996
2019 Bye Week: 7

Total Pts: 126
Avg Pts: 7.88
Rank: 10 WR

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

Smith-Schuster was one of the best receivers in the game last year, taking a huge step forward from year one. He was eighth overall in fantasy receiver scoring. He topped 100 receptions and 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. Smith-Schuster had double-digit fantasy points all but two games. He had eight 100-yard games and three games with double-digit receptions. And with Antonio Brown gone this year, Smith-Schuster could have an even bigger role in the Steelers pass-first offense. 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 many of big plays. He will drop some passes, but really improved in that area last year.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: The touchdown totals were the only thing holding Smith-Schuster back from top-five fantasy receiver last year. Expect that to change this year, getting more red-zone looks with Brown gone. He should be a top-five fantasy receiver. Look for around 115 catches for 1,500 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster stole some of the spotlight in the Steel City in 2018, and has quickly jumped to star status in the NFL. Seeing 166 targets, Smith-Schuster hauled in 111 passes for 1,426 yards and seven scores. While he still had Antonio Brown hogging a lot of targets, the second-year receiver proved to be a reliable safety net for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. An average of 8.6 air yards per target was less than the 11.6 from his rookie year in 2017, but the USC product was in Roethlisbergers sights often. Now that Brown is on the West coast, Smith-Schuster has little competition for targets. Roethlisberger has a history of force feeding his top target (aka Brown) regardless of coverage, so the 22-year-old will have no problem maintaining a high target total. His 15th overall ADP in PPR formats is right in line with his prime opportunity this year. He would only take a slight hit in standard leagues, due to not scoring more than seven touchdowns in either of his two pro seasons, but Smith-Schuster should still be considered a top eight option at wide receiver.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 16JuJu Smith-Schuster 119 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 119 receiving yds (5 pts)
Week 213JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . JuJu Smith-Schuster 2 yd TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger
JuJu Smith-Schuster 121 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 121 receiving yds (6 pts)
Week 36JuJu Smith-Schuster 116 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 116 receiving yds (5 pts)
Week 44JuJu Smith-Schuster 60 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 60 receiving yds (3 pts)
Week 58JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . JuJu Smith-Schuster 18 yd TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger
JuJu Smith-Schuster 34 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 34 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 68JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 receiving 2XP (2 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 111 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 111 receiving yds (5 pts)
Week 7
Week 82JuJu Smith-Schuster 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 94JuJu Smith-Schuster 78 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 78 receiving yds (3 pts)
Week 1013JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . JuJu Smith-Schuster 75 yd TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger
JuJu Smith-Schuster 90 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 90 receiving yds (4 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 13 rushing yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 75 yd TD reception (1 pts)
Week 116JuJu Smith-Schuster 104 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 104 receiving yds (5 pts)
Week 1217JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . JuJu Smith-Schuster 97 yd TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger
JuJu Smith-Schuster 189 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 189 receiving yds (9 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 97 yd TD reception (1 pts)
Week 133JuJu Smith-Schuster 49 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 49 receiving yds (2 pts)
Playoff Week 119JuJu Smith-Schuster 2 receiving TDs (12 pts)
. . . JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 yd TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger
. . . JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 yd TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger
JuJu Smith-Schuster 130 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 130 receiving yds (6 pts)
Playoff Week 23JuJu Smith-Schuster 40 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 40 receiving yds (2 pts)
Playoff Week 36JuJu Smith-Schuster 115 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 115 receiving yds (5 pts)
Playoff Week 48JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . JuJu Smith-Schuster 11 yd TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger
JuJu Smith-Schuster 37 receiving yds (1 pts)
JuJu Smith-Schuster 37 receiving yds (1 pts)
No Playoff Match Up
Player Notes
Jul 18 11:40pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is now the top receiver on his team but still has to prove to some that he belongs among the league's elite. After finishing top six in the NFL last year in both receptions (111) and receiving yards (1,426), the third-year pass catcher is in a position to repeat his breakout season. Without Antonio Brown in town, Smith-Schuster will be Ben Roethlisberger's first look. In half-PPR mocks, he's been going in the early-to-middle of the second round. The talent and opportunity are certainly there for the 22-year-old to be considered a top eight receiver in fantasy drafts.

From RotoBaller

Jun 3 2:33pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is the 'obvious primary option' in the passing game, but the team believes it will have at least nine viable pass-catching options, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. TE Vance McDonald is 'poised for an expanded role,' while WR Donte Moncrief is being asked to learn all three receiver positions.

From TheHuddle

May 12 2:33am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster ranked second in the league with 63 receptions out of the slot last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Fantasy Spin: Smith-Schuster firmly established himself in 2018, joining Isaac Bruce (1995) and Larry Fitzgerald (2005) as the only receivers in league history with more than 100 catches and 1,400 receiving yards in either of their first two seasons. With the Steelers trading away Antonio Brown and adding mostly perimeter receivers in the offseason, it appears Smith-Schuster will continue spending significant time in the slot for the foreseeable future. He has emerged as an elite fantasy receiving option to say the least.

From TheHuddle

Mar 10 12:53pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster tweeted 'I'm ready' Sunday, March 10, the morning following teammate Antonio Brown's trade to the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Spin: Smith-Schuster proved as much last season, leading the Steelers in receptions (111) and yards (1,426) despite drawing two fewer targets than Brown, and earning team-MVP honors in only his second season. As long as the aging Ben Roethlisberger suddenly doesn't fall off a cliff, look for similar numbers from JJSS and more TDs after he's posted seven in each of his first two seasons.

From TheHuddle

Feb 12 6:03pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster has fared exceptionally well in three games without WR Antonio Brown. In those three contests he has averaged nine targets, 6.6 catches, 85 yards and one touchdown.

Fantasy Spin: Smith-Schuster will be one of the most coveted wide receivers in the fantasy realm if/when Brown is traded. One could easily argue that JSS would deserve to be drafted ahead of Brown depending on where Brown would land.

From TheHuddle

Feb 1 11:43pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster's 617 yards after catch were the sixth most in the NFL in 2018, and he was the only wide receiver ranked in the top 10 in the category.

Fantasy Spin: Dangerous as a deep threat and as an underneath option, Smith-Schuster also finished tied for sixth in the league with 111 receptions and ranked fifth in receiving yards. He's already shown he can be a WR1, and his ceiling would only grow if Antonio Brown ends up elsewhere this offseason.

From TheHuddle

Jan 28 6:33pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is fine after suffering a knee injury during the Pro Bowl.

Fantasy Spin: The Steelers can breathe a sigh of relief. Smith-Schuster is primed to be Pittsburgh's No. 1 receiving option if/when Antonio Brown is traded. The third-year receiver is a WR1 candidate either way, but his value is obviously higher if Brown is gone.

From TheHuddle

Jan 27 4:23pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) suffered a knee contusion during the 2019 Pro Bowl and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Spin: Smith-Schuster probably will be fine for offseason workouts and could be the Steelers main option in passing game next year if Antonio Brown is traded. He posted 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns this season and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver in 2019.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 11-Dec-2017: PIT - Suspension Lifted
  • 05-Dec-2017: PIT - Suspended - 1 game (NFL Player Rules)
  • 17-May-2017: PIT - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2020)
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