JuJu Smith-Schuster
JuJu Smith-Schuster
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
Questionable
Injury Knee
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.2 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2017.
Readying for increased role
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Knee
March 10, 2019
Smith-Schuster is slated to become the Steelers' unquestioned No. 1 wide receiver following the trade of Antonio Brown to the Raiders, Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
ANALYSIS
Brown's disappearing act in Week 17 allowed Smith-Schuster to lead the Steelers in catches (111) and receiving yards (1,426), ending a streak of five years for the former. With Brown's saga coming to a close, Smith-Schuster undoubtedly will top the depth chart in 2019 in an offense that has ranked in the top 10 for both points and yards each of the past five campaigns. The biggest question mark will be how Smith-Schuster reacts to increased attention from opposing defensive coordinators. In three games without Brown in his two pro seasons -- the 2018 regular-season finale, plus Weeks 16 and 17 of 2017 -- Smith-Schuster totaled 20 receptions (on 27 targets) for 255 yards and three touchdowns.
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How do JuJu Smith-Schuster's 2018 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
90.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.51
 
% Team Air Yards
28.7%
 
% Team Targets
24.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.9%
 
Drop Rate
3.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.8
 
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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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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Seemingly avoids major injury
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Knee
January 28, 2019
Smith-Schuster (knee) isn't believed to be dealing with a serious injury, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Spotted limping after Pro Bowl
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Knee
January 28, 2019
Smith-Schuster limped to the bus and declined comment after suffering a knee injury during the Pro Bowl on Sunday, The Associated Press reports.
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Exits Pro Bowl
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Knee
January 27, 2019
Smith-Schuster sustained a knee bruise during the Pro Bowl on Sunday, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Score salvages otherwise poor game
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 30, 2018
Smith-Schuster caught five of 10 targets for 37 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
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Another 100-yard performance
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 23, 2018
Smith-Schuster hauled in 11 of 15 targets, amassing 115 receiving yards during Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Saints.
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