Let’s face it, Juju Smith-Schuster had such a disappointing season last year. Not that it was really his fault. His starting QB in Ben Roethlisberger got injured in the 2nd game and his fantasy value plummeted. He also missed 4 games last season. All around, it was just a forgetful year for JuJu Smith-Schuster. Luckily, there is no need to worry about that this year.
JuJu Smith-Schuster in 2019
As mentioned, JuJu wasn’t as valuable when Big Ben went down. In the 12 games that he did play, he only had 5 games over 13 points, and 1 game over 20 points. The rest of the games he played were all under 8 points. YIKES. JuJu only had 3 receiving TDs as well, and TDs are everything in Fantasy leagues. If you play in a fantasy PPR league, he only had 42 receptions as the number 1 receiver. It just wasn’t good for JuJu mostly because of injuries and the QB situation. That’s the problem with fantasy WRs, they are directly related to the who their QB is. A WR is more likely to have a great fantasy year if his QB is good. If his QB is not good, they’re subject to a bad season.
JuJu is due for a rebound this season for fantasy. Some might be skeptical if Big Ben still has anything left in the tank at 38 years old AND coming off elbow surgery. However, he might not be THE Big Ben we knew but all he has to do is be better than Mason Rudolph and Devin Hodges. That isn’t too hard of a task. Ben has a better grasp at the game and that’ll help JuJu tremendously. The addition of Eric Ebron will be nice to take the pressure off JuJu Smith-Schuster as well. I wouldn’t take JuJu until the later rounds. His fantasy value might be the lowest it will ever be, but you can use that to find a gem in the late rounds. He can be late-round find that could help win your fantasy league. If you have two solid WRs on your team, JuJu could be the best WR3 you can find.