JuJu Smith-Schuster Fantasy Football News 2020

Steelers WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) put in full practices on Thursday. It's confirmation that they'll both play against the Eagles this weekend and are safe to get into fantasy lineups.

Steelers WRs Diontae Johnson (toe) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) missed practice Wednesday. Each guy missed Wednesday practice back in Week 3 with the same issues but played through them that week. We'll keep an eye on both leading up to Sunday against the Eagles, but expect Johnson and Smith-Schuster to play.

The NFL announced on Thursday morning that the Steelers-Titans game will not be played this week after a 5th Titans player tested positive for COVID. We're still waiting to hear when the game will be played, but Week 4 now acts as a bye week for Steelers and Titans players. Get them out of your starting lineups.

The NFL is postponing this week's Steelers-Titans game after multiple Tennessee players tested positive for COVID earlier this week, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, meanwhile, hears that the game will be rescheduled for either Monday or Tuesday. That'd keep all Pittsburgh and Tennessee players available to use in Week 4 fantasy lineups. We're keeping those guys in the Week 4 Rankings for now -- but it'd still be wise to line up alternatives in case the situation changes.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) isn’t listed on the final Week 3 injury report. He was held out of Wednesday and Thursday’s practices but was a full-go on Friday. JuJu should be ready for his usual role against the Texans this weekend.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) missed practice again on Thursday. The Pittsburgh media doesn't seem concerned about his status for this weekend's game against the Texans, but JuJu clearly isn't at 100%. We'll see what he's able to do tomorrow.

Steelers WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) aren’t listed on the final Week 2 injury report. They took Wednesday off but put in full practices on Thursday and Friday. Both guys are safe to get into fantasy lineups in a nice matchup vs. Denver on Sunday.

Steelers WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) each returned to full practice participation Thursday. Each wideout missed Wednesday's practice, but that came just 2 days after the Monday night win at the Giants. Both should be ready for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster missed Wednesday's practice and was listed with a knee injury. We'll keep an eye on his status but aren't betting on this being anything significant. Pittsburgh also held WR Diontae Johnson, QB Ben Roethlisberger and most of the starting offensive line -- among others -- out of practice just 2 days after the team's win in New Jersey.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger told reporters on Tuesday that his arm feels "really good." He added that he'll be on a "pitch count" in training camp. Big Ben's return from last September's surgery on his throwing elbow is 1 of the bigger fantasy storylines of the summer. Unfortunately, we won't get to see him in preseason action -- and even his on-field camp time will be limited. It obviously adds risk to both Roethlisberger and his pass-catchers.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin is "extremely confident" QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) will be ready for Week 1. Big Ben is recovering from September surgery on his throwing elbow. “We like where we are," Tomlin said. "He’s throwing on a rehab schedule, and it’s going well, and we fully anticipate him being ready to go for that opener.” A healthy Roethlisberger is the key to a bounce-back season for WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and the rest of Pittsburgh's offense.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said Monday that he has "no hesitation" in believing QB Ben Roethlisberger will be under center come Week 1. Big Ben underwent surgery to repair 3 tendons in his throwing elbow in late September. We haven't heard much on his rehab, but he's reportedly scheduled for a checkup later this month. Pittsburgh's passing game went in the tank without Roethlisberger last year. His return would make WR JuJu Smith-Schuster an obvious bounce-back candidate -- and raise the ceilings on WRs Diontae Johnson and James Washington.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is active for today’s game against the Jets. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday but admitted that he’s still not at 100%. Despite the plus matchup, Smith-Schuster is a shaky Week 16 fantasy play.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) labeled himself a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Jets. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday but admitted that he's still not at 100%. We'll get JuJu's game status by noon ET on Sunday. But you should try to avoid him in fantasy lineups considering the injury and Pittsburgh's conservative offense under QB Devlin Hodges.

Update: Smith-Schuster isn't listed on the final injury report, so the Steelers evidently expect him to play.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice. That seems to put him on track to return for Sunday's game against the Jets, barring another setback. That's a plus matchup vs. the league's 23rd-ranked WR defense. But between the knee issue and QB Devlin Hodges, consider JuJu just a WR3.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. It's good to see him out there after he aggravated that knee injury last week, but his status for Sunday's game against the Jets remains uncertain. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is out for Sunday night’s game against the Bills. He reportedly aggravated his knee injury in practice this week. James Washington and Diontae Johnson will again serve as Pittsburgh’s top 2 WRs — but neither is a recommended fantasy play vs. Buffalo’s 5th-ranked WR defense.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster aggravated his knee injury in Thursday's practice and is now expected to miss Sunday night's game against the Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That would keep James Washington and Diontae Johnson as the top 2 WRs for what shapes up as the week's worst situation for offensive fantasy production.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice after being a full-go on Wednesday. NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that Smith-Schuster left practice early on Thursday -- although it's unclear if he suffered a setback or if Pittsburgh is just playing it safe. Check back tomorrow for another update.

 
 
 

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