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Posted: 12/5/2017 5:18pm ET
Huddle Up: Considering the suspension came earlier in the day and the illegal peel-back block on and subsequent taunt of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict resulted in an injury, Smith-Schuster had little chance of winning his appeal. Martavis Bryant will get one more shot at being a fantasy WR3 against a Baltimore Ravens' secondary that will be missing stud cornerback Jimmy Smith in Week 14.
Posted: 12/5/2017 10:45am ET
Huddle Up: This was that the expected outcome for Smith-Schuster, who returned from a one-week absence due to a hamstring injury and will miss his second contest in three weeks as a result of his illegal hit. Martavis Bryant figures to see an increase in his role and playing time against Baltimore.
Posted: 12/4/2017 10:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Interestingly, it was Smith-Schuster's lowest receiving total since his second career game back in Week 2, and it's also worth noting that he was outperformed by teammate Martavis Bryant, who recorded more than twice as many yards through the air. Still, Smith-Schuster has been a gift for those who scooped him up, and given Pittsburgh's penchant for scoring, owners can continue relying on him as a WR3.
Posted: 12/2/2017 11:21am ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster should have a solid role in the offense and could be a big part of the passing game if Antonio Brown is ruled out. He has recorded three touchdowns in the last four games and can be a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/1/2017 1:06pm ET
Huddle Up: It appears Smith-Schuster is on track to play in Week 13 and should serve as the team's No. 2 receiver. He has played well over the last several weeks and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in most leagues.
Posted: 11/30/2017 1:45pm ET
Huddle Up: The return of Smith-Schuster to the gridiron essentially means the return of Martavis Bryant to fantasy irrelevance, but we shall see. In JuJu's last three games he has averaged 5.3 catches for 112.3 yards and has scored twice. However, he faces off against one of the best pass defenses in the NFL in the Cincinnati Bengals and should be considered a WR3.
Posted: 11/27/2017 3:28pm ET
Huddle Up: The Steelers are being cautious with Smith-Schuster, so there is a chance that he misses another game. Owners in all leagues probably should look for other options to use. Martavis Bryant likely will see a solid amount of targets against the Cincinnati Bengals and can be a flex option in some deeper leagues.
Posted: 11/24/2017 10:28am ET
Huddle Up: This news pretty much locks Antonio Brown into a double-digit target game - he was probably headed there already - and should leave a bit more work for Le'Veon Bell as both a runner and a receiver. The news probably affects Martavis Bryant the most, as he will get one more shot to be relevant in fantasy this year in a plus-matchup. Given his inconsistency to this point, however, owners can be forgiven if they don't want to go down that road.
Posted: 11/23/2017 11:26am ET
Huddle Up: We're heading into crunch time for Smith-Schuster. If he practices tomorrow then his status for playing will be brighter, but he could still be limited in that case. If JuJu is inactive then Martavis Bryant becomes an intriguing flex play in a favorable matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
Posted: 11/22/2017 2:48pm ET
Huddle Up: We knew Smith-Schuster was going to be closely monitored this week. If he continues to be sidelined then Martavis Bryant could finally be a logical play in a great matchup with the Green Bay Packers. Smith-Schuster's status will obviously need to be monitored, but have Bryant ready as a flex.
Posted: 11/16/2017 9:37pm ET
Huddle Up: Coming on the heels of two big games Smith-Schuster faded into the background as Antonio Brown put up huge numbers Thursday night. It's disappointing for Smith-Schuster owners, but those are the realities of the position, and the rookie remains an intriguing WR3 moving forward.
Posted: 10/29/2017 8:50pm ET
Huddle Up: With Martavis Bryant inactive, Smith-Schuster more than seized the opportunity. The rookie should have a decent role in the passing attack going forward, but after such a monster performance, it could be a good time to shop him for a more proven option.
Posted: 10/27/2017 12:28pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster appears to be the No. 2 receiver for the Steelers but has been targeted only six times over the last two games. He can be a flex option in some deeper leagues, but owners can bench him if they have better options available.
Posted: 10/26/2017 2:17pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster has a great opportunity this week to prove to the Steelers that he deserves to be their permanent No. 2 wide receiver. Martavis Bryant will be sidelined which gives Smith-Schuster a chance to really break out. He hasn't seen a ton of volume this year, but he deserves a look as at least a flex.
Posted: 10/25/2017 3:15pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster was in the concussion protocol after the Week 7 game, but apparently he is good to go. He is working as the team's No. 2 receiver behind Antonio Brown and he has emerged as a useful WR4 or flex player across most fantasy formats.
Posted: 10/22/2017 8:47pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster had the best touchdown celebration of the season when he and Le'Veon Bell had an impromptu game of Hide and Seek after his score. It bested the rookie's game of craps in the end zone on a score earlier in the year. More importantly, that's three scores over the past six games and two or more catches in each of his past six outings. He has emerged as a bona fide WR4 or flex option in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 10/15/2017 7:38pm ET
Huddle Up: The rookie has managed at least three receptions in each of his past three games, but his yardage totals are rather middling. He remains useful as a WR4 or flex option only in deeper leagues heading into Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Posted: 10/8/2017 2:08pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster's yardage totals have increased in each of his past four games, and he has found the end zone two times - one more than Antonio Brown. He isn't an elite fantasy option just yet, but his role is increasing and Ben Roethlisberger is trusting him more and more. The rookie is worth grabbing in deeper fantasy leagues, especially if you need help during bye weeks.
Posted: 9/24/2017 5:08pm ET
Huddle Up: The rookie out of Southern California was targeted frequently and he appears to be the No. 3 receiver in the Steel City behind Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. He is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues and as a long-term prospect.
Posted: 8/17/2017 4:12pm ET
Huddle Up: It appears Smith-Schuster is dealing with a minor injury but may miss the second preseason game because of the injury. He is still an option for the No. 3 receiver job but needs to return to the field if he wants to win the job. He has a chance to be a late-round flier in deeper leagues if he receives a solid role in the passing game.
Posted: 8/16/2017 5:03pm ET
Huddle Up: Owners probably will know more about Smith-Schuster's injury in the next day or two and there is a chance he misses the second preseason game. He has been competing for the No. 3 receiver job during training camp but could lose the job if he misses time. He could be worth a late-round flier if he wins the No. 3 receiver job.
Posted: 8/13/2017 6:44pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster is in a battle for the No. 3 receiver role in Pittsburgh. If he breaks camp with the job, he is worth a late-round flier. If he has a smaller role, his value is limited to keeper formats.
Posted: 8/11/2017 5:23pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster will not return to the field until he is able to pass his concussion tests, so his chance to be the No. 3 receiver is in question. His fantasy value will depend on what his role will be in the Steelers offense.
Posted: 8/11/2017 4:28pm ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Smith-Schuster will miss time because of a concussion. He is competing for the slot receiver job but may be the No. 4 receiver if he misses extended time. He could be a No. 5 receiver in some leagues if he is the slot receiver for the Steelers.
Posted: 7/5/2017 11:17am ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster likely will enter camp as the No. 4 receiver but should have the chance to move up the depth chart with his play. He could be a late-round option in most fantasy leagues because he is part of one of the better offenses in the NFL.
Posted: 7/5/2017 7:19am ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster has a chance to start on the outside, but with Martavis Bryant back, the rookie might not see a lot of balls thrown his way initially. He's a speculative WR5 flyer.
Posted: 6/10/2017 9:08pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster could emerge as Pittsburgh's slot receiver this season, but don't expect a consistent impact just yet, especially if Martavis Bryant stays on the field. He should be reserved for keeper leagues for now.
Posted: 5/30/2017 11:40am ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster is a nice fit for the Steelers in the slot, but it will be difficult for him to demand targets away from Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. He's an early-round option in rookie drafts, but merely a flier in traditional drafts.
Posted: 5/18/2017 2:30pm ET
Huddle Up: The rookie will need to battle Eli Rogers and Darrius Heyward-Bey for playing time as Pittsburgh's No. 3 receiver behind Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. There is promise with Smith-Schuster in Pittsburgh, but it may take some time for him to reach his full potential. He's no more than a late-round flier.
Posted: 5/14/2017 7:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster is a physical receiver who could become a possession option alongside Antonio Brown sooner rather than later. He is a late-round flier in redraft leagues, but he is an attractive stash candidate in keeper formats.
Posted: 4/28/2017 6:39pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster is a polished, physical receiver, and he could eventually become a reliable possession option for the Steelers. He is no more than a late-round lottery ticket in redraft leagues, but his long-term upside makes him worth a late first- round pick in rookie drafts.
Posted: 3/23/2017 7:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster is billed as a sure-handed, polished receiver. If he lands with a solid offense, he is deserving of an early pick in rookie drafts.
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