JuJu Smith-Schuster
JuJu Smith-Schuster
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The age-old fantasy question for wide receivers is whether you'd rather have the only game in town that attracts most of the defense's attention, or someone with a quality complement who cuts into his workload but also pulls away defenders. With Antonio Brown gone, Smith-Schuster's 2019 will provide a case study, as he is now the unquestioned No. 1 for Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. Smith-Schuster has been a star since entering the league in 2017, with a whopping 11.6 YPT on 79 looks as a rookie and a 166-111-1,426-7 line as a sophomore last year. While he couldn't match his 2017 efficiency, he finished with a respectable 8.6 YPT, almost a full yard better than Brown's. At 6-1, 215, Smith-Schuster is built like Hines Ward - far more stout than the quicker, thinner Brown. And while, like Brown, Smith-Schuster showed pedestrian speed at the combine - 4.54 40 - he's made big plays throughout his young career with 11 catches of 40-plus yards on 245 targets. The Steelers signed Donte Moncrief this offseason, and second-year man James Washington should have an increased role, but it's unlikely the two will replace Brown's 168 overall targets or his 24 looks in the red zone. Yes, defenses will key on Smith-Schuster as the team's top weapon in the passing game, but volume is almost always king, and we can probably view last year's 166 targets (4th) as his healthy floor. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.2 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2017.
Quiet in win over Rams
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 10, 2019
Smith-Schuster caught three of six targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 17-12 win over the Rams.
ANALYSIS
Twenty of his yards came on one catch, but otherwise, Smith-Schuster wasn't able to make much impact in a game where both offenses struggled. The third-year receiver has now failed to top 50 receiving yards in three of the last four games, and he could have trouble breaking out on the road in Week 11 against the Browns.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do JuJu Smith-Schuster's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
65.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.26
 
% Team Air Yards
27.9%
 
% Team Targets
19.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.1%
 
Drop Rate
5.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.8
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Browns pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Thursday, Nov 14th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
89.6
 
Cornerbacks
78.1
 
Safeties
108.9
 
Linebackers
102.8
 
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2019 JuJu Smith-Schuster Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do JuJu Smith-Schuster's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
10.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Smith-Schuster is a rising star. The only problem is he's playing opposite the league's best - and most targeted (on a per-game basis) - receiver, Antonio Brown. Still, it's hard to overstate Smith-Schuster's impact. He hauled in a whopping 59 of his 78 targets (73.4 percent) and averaged 11.6 YPT (1st among the league's 52 75-target receivers). He also had six catches of 40-plus yards (T-4th), ahead of everyone except Tyreek Hill, Brown and Brandin Cooks. And Smith-Schuster didn't turn 21 until November. At 6-1, 215, Smith-Schuster is stout and powerful in the Hines Ward mold, and he generated big plays despite below average timed speed - 4.54 40 at the combine. He's a fluid route runner, has excellent hands and has earned the trust of his quarterback to occupy the No. 2 role, so much so that the team dealt the massively talented but mercurial Martavis Bryant to Oakland on draft day. Smith-Schuster saw 15 red-zone looks (six of which were from inside the 10), and that number should increase in Year 2 as he gains market share in the offense, given his toughness and ability to make catches in traffic. The Steelers offense will likely revolve primarily around Brown and star tailback Le'Veon Bell, but there are worse things to be than the clear No. 3 option in a top offense with a narrow tree. And should Brown get hurt, the sky's the limit.
Selected in the second round at 62nd overall in this year's draft, Smith-Schuster was a three-year starter at USC, averaging over 70 receptions and 1,000 yards per season. Despite not possessing elite measurables, the former Trojan certainly passes the eye test as a fluid athlete and savvy route-runner. He enters the fold initially as the Steelers' No. 4 option at receiver behind Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Eli Rogers but could push for immediate playing time with a strong preseason showing.
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Suits up Sunday
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 10, 2019
Smith-Schuster (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Rams.
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Expected to play Sunday
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Foot
November 10, 2019
Smith-Schuster (foot) is expected to play Sunday against the Rams, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
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Listed as questionable
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Foot
November 8, 2019
Smith-Schuster was limited by a foot injury at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Held to 16 yards vs. Colts
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 3, 2019
Smith-Schuster caught three of five targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 26-24 win over the Colts.
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Breaks the century mark
WRPittsburgh Steelers
October 28, 2019
Smith-Schuster caught five passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 27-14 win over the Dolphins.
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