JuJu Smith-Schuster
JuJu Smith-Schuster
21-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
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.
Strikes early in Week 10 blowout
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 8, 2018
Smith-Schuster corralled three of five targets for 90 yards and a touchdown and added one rush for 13 yards in the Steelers' 52-21 win over the Panthers on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
It didn't take long for the dynamic second-year wideout to make his presence felt, as he helped the Steelers answer a Christian McCaffrey touchdown with a grab of a perfectly-thrown Ben Roethlisberger pass down the left sideline that he took 75 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Smith-Schuster was quiet the rest of the night, but his initial splash play was enough to vault him to his best yardage total since Week 6 against the Bengals. The 21-year-old is serving as an ideal complement to Antonio Brown as anticipated, and he'll look to continue building on his stellar sophomore campaign against the Jaguars in a Week 11 matchup on Nov. 18.
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Advanced NFL Stats
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
80.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.37
 
% Team Air Yards
27.3%
 
% Team Targets
22.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
67.5%
 
Drop Rate
3.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.2
 
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Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers 2018 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

604
202
529
175
331
116
105
38
93
40
32
16
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Jaguars pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Nov 18th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
72.3
 
Cornerbacks
75.8
 
Safeties
61.4
 
Linebackers
75.8
 
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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
 
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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Seven catches in Week 9 win
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 4, 2018
Smith-Schuster caught seven of nine targets for a team-high 78 receiving yards in Sunday's 23-16 win over Baltimore.
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Season low 33 yards in blowout win
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October 28, 2018
Smith-Schuster caught four of his six targets for 33 yards during Sunday's 33-18 win over Cleveland.
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Over 100 yards in win
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October 14, 2018
Smith-Schuster caught seven of 10 targets for 111 yards and converted a two-point conversion in Sunday's 28-21 win over the Bengals.
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Gets into end zone in win
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October 7, 2018
Smith-Schuster brought in all four of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' 41-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
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Production falters against Ravens
WRPittsburgh Steelers
September 30, 2018
Smith-Schuster caught four of 11 targets for 60 yards during Sunday's 26-14 loss to the Ravens.
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