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 Stats > JuJu Smith-Schuster  
 
Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Draft: 2017 Round 2 (30)
College: Southern California
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 215 DOB: 1996-11-22 Age: 24

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 PIT 13 79 58 917 15.8 7 0 0 - 0 133.7 10.3
2018 PIT 16 166 111 1,426 12.8 7 1 13 13.0 0 185.9 11.6
2019 PIT 12 70 42 552 13.1 3 0 0 - 0 73.2 6.1
2020 PIT 16 128 97 831 8.6 9 0 0 - 0 137.1 8.6
2021 PIT 5 28 15 129 8.6 0 3 9 3.0 1 19.8 4.0
2021 (Projected) PIT     80 918 11.5 7 0 0 - 0 133.8  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
2020 was a strange season in many ways for the mercurial JuJu. Though he rebounded from a disastrous 2019 season with 97 receptions and a career high 9 touchdowns, his 8.6 yards-per-reception average was not only a career low, but also ranked 126th in the NFL behind guys like Jimmy Graham and Drew Sample! Partly a product of rising stars Diontae Johnson, and Chase Claypool, and the passing scheme change to quicker, shorter completions, Smith-Schuster played much closer to the line of scrimmage last year. After a mediocre season in a contract year in which he put his foot in his mouth during the playoff collapse to the Browns, it seemed all too likely that both he and the Steelers would part this offseason. But because of "loyalty" and not the reduced cap situation limiting funds around the league, JuJu spurned offers from KC and Baltimore to return to the Steelers on a one-year deal. So what does that mean for his 2021 prospects?

For all intents and purposes Pittsburgh is clearly trying to run things back one final time before the roster gets nuked. Once considered the heir apparent to the passing game throne for the Steelers, the former Trojan has demonstrated he's not an elite WR1 in the NFL, and is rather a solid complementary WR2 like he showed early in his career. And that's exactly what he's going to be on this offense. With Johnson, and the explosive Claypool ready to ascend into a more consistent role, Smith-Schuster's upside is severely capped. With the improved running game surely to slash the Steelers NFL leading 656 pass attempts from a year ago, I can't see a repeat of the 97 receptions he had last year. Hovering in WR3 territory, squeezing into the top 30 is likely on the high end of projections for 5th year receiver.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Diontae Johnson
WR2WR2 Chase Claypool
WR3WR3 James Washington
WR4WR4 Ray-Ray McCloud
WR5WR5 Cody White
WR6WR6 JuJu Smith-Schuster
Steelers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury JuJu Smith-Schuster expected to land on IR
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 11, 7:31 am

Pittburgh Steelers
Steelers expected to put JuJu Smith-Schuster on injured reserve and are fearful he will miss rest of the season after injuring his shoulder vs Broncos, per sources. (Gerry Dulac on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: JuJu returned to Pittsburgh this season on a one-year deal and will be a free agent at the end of the season. James Washington missed Week 5 with a groin injury. Expect Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool to be the main targets for Ben Roethlisberger moving forward.


Injury Diontae Johnson back at practice, Claypool & JuJu limited
Steelers at Packers in Week 4
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 30, 4:17 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
New injury for the Steelers popped up today: WR Chase Claypool was limited with a hamstring injury. JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) was also limited. WR Diontae Johnson (knee) was upgraded to full participant, as was TJ Watt (groin). (Brooke Pryor on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Johnson missed last week with a knee injury but appears to be on track for Week 4 against the Packers. There's no indication at this time that Claypool or JuJu will miss but we'll m monitor their injury status as the week goes on.


Injury Big Ben in, Diontae Johnson Out
Knee injury for Diontae
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 24, 3:06 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger, as expected, will play vs. the Bengals. Diontae Johnson (knee), Alex Highsmith (groin) and Carlos Davis (knee) will not. (Adam Beasley on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Johnson was hurt on the last play of the game in Week 2 and will now miss the Steelers Week 3 game against the Bengals. That means more work JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool and James Washington. Roethlisberger has looked old in the first two games of the season finishing as the QB28 and QB23 respectively.


WR James Washington seeking trade from PIT
Limited playtime last season and so far this preseason
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 6, 12:33 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Steelers’ WR James Washington, a former 2018 second-round pick, has approached the Steelers and requested a trade based on his limited playtime last season and so far this preseason, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool in the mix, Washington slipped to a 30-392-5 line in 2020 after receiving 735 yards in 2019 as the fourth option in the passing game. He's looking at a similar workload in Pittsburgh in 2021 given the re-signing of JuJu Smith-Schuster. It's would be difficult to see the Steelers giving up WR depth unless the return is substantial.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at BUF W 23-16 8 4 52 13.0 0 0 0 - 0 5.2
2 LV L 17-26 7 6 41 6.8 0 1 3 3.0 1 10.4
3 CIN L 10-24 4 3 25 8.3 0 0 0 - 0 2.5
4 at GB L 17-27 8 2 11 5.5 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
5 DEN W 27-19 1 0 0 - 0 2 6 3.0 0 0.6

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NYG W 26-16 6 6 69 11.5 2 0 0 - 0 18.9
2 DEN W 26-21 8 7 48 6.9 0 0 0 - 0 4.8
3 HOU W 28-21 5 4 43 10.8 1 0 0 - 0 10.3
5 PHI W 38-29 5 4 28 7.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.8
6 CLE W 38-7 4 2 6 3.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
7 at TEN W 27-24 14 9 85 9.4 0 0 0 - 0 8.5
8 at BAL W 28-24 8 7 67 9.6 0 0 0 - 0 6.7
9 at DAL W 24-19 7 6 93 15.5 1 0 0 - 0 15.3
10 CIN W 36-10 13 9 77 8.6 1 0 0 - 0 13.7
11 at JAC W 27-3 5 4 19 4.8 0 0 0 - 0 1.9
12 BAL W 19-14 9 8 37 4.6 1 0 0 - 0 9.7
13 WAS L 17-23 10 7 28 4.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.8
14 at BUF L 15-26 7 6 55 9.2 1 0 0 - 0 11.5
15 at CIN L 17-27 6 3 15 5.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.5
16 IND W 28-24 13 9 96 10.7 1 0 0 - 0 15.6
17 at CLE L 22-24 8 6 65 10.8 1 0 0 - 0 12.5
WC CLE L 37-48 19 13 157 12.1 1 0 0 - 0 21.7
WC = Wild-Card

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NE L 3-33 8 6 78 13.0 0 0 0 - 0 7.8
2 SEA L 26-28 8 5 84 16.8 0 0 0 - 0 8.4
3 at SF L 20-24 7 3 81 27.0 1 0 0 - 0 14.1
4 CIN W 27-3 4 3 15 5.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.5
5 BAL L 23-26 7 7 75 10.7 1 0 0 - 0 13.5
6 at LAC W 24-17 3 1 7 7.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.7
8 MIA W 27-14 9 5 103 20.6 1 0 0 - 0 16.3
9 IND W 26-24 5 3 16 5.3 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
10 LAR W 17-12 5 3 44 14.7 0 0 0 - 0 4.4
11 at CLE L 7-21 4 2 21 10.5 0 0 0 - 0 2.1
16 at NYJ L 10-16 4 2 22 11.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.2
17 at BAL L 10-28 6 2 6 3.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6

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