JuJu Smith-Schuster Fantasy Football News 2018

The Steelers nabbed Oklahoma State WR James Washington with the 60th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Washington posted huge numbers in the Cowboys’ pass-friendly offense. He broke out for a 53-1,087-10 line as a sophomore and improved to 71-1,380-10 as a junior. This past year, Washington led the entire country with 1,549 receiving yards and tied for 4th with 13 TDs. He ranked 5th among all draft-eligible players with 3.47 yards per route run, per Pro Football Focus, and won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top WR. Washington goes just 5’11, 213 pounds but plays bigger thanks to hand size, arm length and wingspan all in the 62nd percentile or better among WRs. He also boasts some of our favorite tape in this WR class, flashing technique and craftiness that belies a 21-year-old. This isn’t a great landing spot for Washington, though. He’ll sit behind Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster on the target totem pole in the short term. In the long term, Pittsburgh needs to find a successor to QB Ben Roethlisberger.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He popped up on the injury report on Thursday and was limited again in Friday's practice. That adds some risk to the rookie’s fantasy profile, but he also carries plenty of upside in a likely shootout.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) is expected to play against the Patriots. The rookie popped up on the injury report on Thursday and was limited on Friday. The hammy adds some risk to his Week 15 outlook, but Smith-Schuster also brings plenty of upside in what should be a shootout.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Patriots. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and was limited again in Friday's practice. We'll look for an update on Smith-Schuster on Sunday morning. Steelers-Patriots doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a hamstring. Remember that he missed Week 12 with a hamstring injury -- although it's unclear if this is related. Check back tomorrow for another update on Smith-Schuster's status. He'll be a WR3 with upside if the hammy isn't an issue against the Patriots on Sunday.

The NFL has suspended Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 game for a violation of safety-related playing rules. He threw a crushing, blindside block on Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict on Monday night -- and then taunted him. Smith-Schuster is appealing the ban, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, but fantasy owners should prepare to be without him for Week 14. That'd leave Martavis Bryant as Pittsburgh's #2 WR vs. Baltimore. He's come on a bit lately with 13 catches, 152 yards and a score over his last 4 games.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll play against the Bengals on Monday night and will see an uptick in targets if WR Antonio Brown's toe injury keeps him out.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. He's on track to return for Monday night's game against the Bengals. The rookie was sitting 27th among WRs in PPR points before missing last week's game. He's a viable WR3 for Week 13, despite a tough matchup vs. Cincinnati's 3rd-ranked WR defense.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) is out for Sunday night's game against the Packers. While we haven't heard much concern about his injury, he didn't practice all week and can't be considered a lock to return for Week 13. Smith-Schuster's absence should mean a bigger role for WR Martavis Bryant in a plus matchup. But we simply haven't seen enough from him this year to be anything more than a risk/reward WR3 play.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Mike Tomlin called it a "small" hamstring injury on Tuesday and said that Smith-Schuster will be monitored throughout the week. We'll see if the rookie is able to get back on the practice field tomorrow.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) isn’t listed on the final Week 8 injury report. He’s cleared the protocol and will play against the Lions on Sunday night. The rookie had already been out-snapping Martavis Bryant but could see a few extra targets with Bryant expected to be a healthy scratch.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin announced on Tuesday that WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is in the concussion protocol. He didn't exit this past weekend's win over the Bengals but obviously experienced symptoms at some point afterward. We'll track his status over the next few days. Tomlin mentioned WR Eli Rogers (not Martavis Bryant) as a guy who could see more action this Sunday if Smith-Schuster is out.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster returned to practice on Monday -- just a few days after sustaining a concussion in the preseason opener. The head injury is worth filing away, but Smith-Schuster's 2017 outlook is unaffected for now. He's battling for snaps behind Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin announced after Friday's game that rookie WR JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a concussion. The wideout left early in the opener against the Giants for evaluation and will now need to pass through the league's protocol before returning to the field.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster left Friday night's preseason game against the Giants in the 2nd quarter for a concussion evaluation. It's not yet clear whether the concussion was confirmed, but the rookie did not return to the game. We'll watch for further info.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster missed most of the team's 1st training-camp practice Friday after suffering an apparently minor ankle injury on the 3rd play, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Smith-Schuster returned with the ankle taped for a few reps at the end of practice, so we'll see whether the issue persists. His absence allowed Justin Hunter to get a lot of field time, with Martavis Bryant still working through reinstatement and Sammie Coates (knee) on the PUP list.

The Steelers added USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster with the 62nd pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. JuJu looked like a surefire 1st-round pick a year ago, coming off a big 89-1,454-10 line as an 18-year-old true sophomore. He wasn’t as productive this past year with a QB change from Cody Kessler to Sam Darnold. But he still led USC in catches, receiving yards and TDs — while posting similar market-share numbers as Chargers 1st-rounder Mike Williams. Smith-Schuster is a physical 6’1, 215-pounder. He won’t blow you away with athleticism (he posted a 65th percentile SPARQ score) but flashes a nice combination of ball tracking, body control and hands. He looks like a possession-type receiver at the next level — with upside considering he doesn’t turn 21 until November. Smith-Schuster joins a loaded Steelers offense alongside Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Capable of serving as a big slot receiver, JuJu could take Eli Rogers’ job. He’ll struggle for volume — at least in the short term — but could be uber-efficient with TD upside in a high-scoring offense.


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