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JuJu Smith-Schuster

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185 FPTS

RANK: 27


193 FPTS

RANK: 35


26 yrs


6'1'' / 215 lbs



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Held to one catch Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-25

Smith-Schuster was on the field for 53 of a possible 72 snaps on offense in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets, Mike Reiss of reports.

Though Smith-Schuster started and was second to DeVante Parker (55 snaps) among the Patriots' WR in terms of playing time, he was limited to one catch on three targets for five yards. Three games into his first season with New England, Smith-Schuster has combined for 10 catches on 16 targets for 66 yards, numbers that have limited his fantasy utility thus far. With that in mind, Smith-Schuster profiles as a speculative lineup option this coming Sunday against the Cowboys.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @ARZ Dome 99° 11.9 37th 1.98-6.053.58679013.29425%31021%39%0%61%
2 LAC Outdoor 82° 4.0 82nd 1.33-4.052.5331003.3120%0009%50%0%50%
3 @IND Dome 66° 13.9 35th 2.78-4.550.58589017.87110%31124%35%0%65%
4 @TB Outdoor 75° 9.6 38th 1.922.544.5854609.2270%20024%64%0%36%
5 LV Outdoor 77° 6.3 66th 2.10-7.051.58333011.07425%20019%46%0%54%
6 BUF Outdoor 64° 22.3 7th 4.463.053.555113122.67160%32014%31%0%70%
7 @SF Outdoor 66° 25.4 4th 3.63-0.547.587124117.7990%52024%43%0%57%
10 JAC Outdoor 33° 5.3 70th 2.65-9.050.54233016.515233%11011%29%0%71%
12 LA Outdoor 44° 6.8 69th 2.27-15.543.53338012.7850%2008%69%0%31%
13 @CIN Outdoor 57° 6.5 56th 2.17-2.551.54335011.72100%20017%36%0%64%
14 @DEN Outdoor 55° 22.4 7th 2.49-9.043.51197418.2440%41026%26%0%75%
15 @HOU Dome 50° 16.8 18th 1.68-14.049.510108808.8630%30024%36%0%64%
16 SEA Outdoor 12° 5.7 57th 1.90-10.549.5432709.02725%10015%44%0%56%
17 DEN Outdoor 47° 4.1 65th 2.05-12.543.53221010.5380%2007%44%0%56%
18 @LV Dome 55° 5.5 65th 2.75-8.051.52235017.51260%1108%42%0%58%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 19 160.61.6589th6.44.7420.
Away Outdoor 13 121.11.7558th7.85.5550.510.14.95.30%
Away Dome 1 15.52.7552nd2.02.0350.017.512.05.50%
Away Retractable Dome 4 44.01.9458th8.36.8870.312.97.45.57%

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2017 21 PIT 14 7 198 20th7958917715.8977%3512214%50%3%46%
2018 22 PIT 16 13 297 8th1661111,426712.8765%4717325%59%0%41%
2019 23 PIT 12 12 113 63rd7042552313.18511%207114%63%1%36%
2020 24 PIT 16 14 234 32nd1289783198.6543%2913020%78%0%22%
2021 25 PIT 5 5 35 134th281512908.6450%5104%74%3%23%
2022 26 KC 16 14 185 27th10178933312.0667%389116%41%0%59%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Catches five passes Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Smith-Schuster logged 44 of a possible 74 snaps on offense in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Dolphins, while catching five of his six targets in the contest for 28 yards, Mike Reiss of reports.

In his season debut after missing Week 1 action, DeVante Parkerled the Patriots' WRs with 74 snaps (en route to recording eight targets) followed by Smith-Schuster and Kendrick Bourne (38 snaps, nine targets). Two weeks into the 2023 season, Smith-Schuster has combined for nine catches (on 13 targets) for 61 yards, numbers that have given him modest fantasy value in PPR formats thus far.

Believes knee is 100 percent

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-15

When asked about the health of his surgically-repaired knee Friday, Smith-Schuster indicated that he thinks it's 100 percent, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.

Smith-Schuster isn't on the Patriots' injury report ahead of Sunday night's game against the Dolphins, but Callahan previously suggested that the wideout's knee could still be an issue at this stage. While Smith-Schuster, who was on the field for 43 snaps in the team's season opener en route to logging four catches on seven targets for 33 yards, indicates that he's fine on the injury front, it's worth noting that he was out-snapped by both Kendrick Bourne (73 snaps) and Kayshon Boutte (55 snaps) versus the Eagles last weekend. Looking ahead, Smith-Schuster's playing time and target share is worth tracking in Week 2, especially with DeVante Parker (knee) potentially returning to New England's lineup and promising rookie Demario Douglas (33 snaps and seven targets against Philadelphia) also in the team's WR mix. The Patriots inked Smith-Schuster to a three-year, $25.5 million deal in March, essentially to replace Jakobi Meyers, who signed with the Raiders in free agency.

Mediocre Patriots debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Smith-Schuster recorded four catches on seven targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Eagles.

Smith-Schuster's seven targets appear to be a solid mark, however, Mac Jones took to the air 54 times and DeVante Parker (knee) was also sidelined. Aside from volume, Smith-Schuster's performance was uninspiring, as only one of his four catches went for more than 10 yards. Assuming New England isn't playing from behind on a weekly basis, he'll have a harder time carving out a significant workload, especially considering the emergence of Demario Douglas.

Debuts with new club

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-19

Smith-Schuster made his preseason debut with the Patriots on Saturday, catching his lone target for one yard in a preseason tilt against the Packers.

Smith-Schuster's poor stat line shouldn't concern fantasy managers, as he is expected to start for New England after reviving his career with Kansas City last season. The veteran wideout missed some time during training camp with a minor knee injury, but he should be good to go for Week 1 after suiting up Saturday. The Patriots didn't make any other big additions at wideout, so expect Smith-Schuster to garner enough targets to provide consistent value in PPR and deeper formats.

Ready for camp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-25

Coach Bill Belichick indicated that Smith-Schuster (knee) is ready to go for training camp, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

Smith-Schuster, who missed practice this spring as he bounced back from a knee issue, will now have an opportunity to solidify his key role in the Patriots' wide receiver corps this coming season. In 16 games in 2022, his lone campaign with the Chiefs, the 2017 second-rounder recorded 78 catches (on 101 targets) for 933 yards and three TDs. As long as he can stay healthy in 2023, the 26-year-old should see enough targets from presumed starting QB Mac Jones to maintain weekly fantasy utility, particularly in PPR formats.

Continues to miss practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-14

Smith-Schuster (undisclosed) remained sidelined during Tuesday's minicamp practice, Paul Perillo of the Patriots' official site reports.

Smith-Schuster, who dealt with a knee issue at the end of last season while with the Chiefs, has yet to practice in front of reporters since signing with the Patriots in March due to an unspecified injury, Zack Cox of notes. While the team could simply be playing it safe with the veteran wide receiver with an eye toward having him ready for training camp, Smith-Schuster's absence this spring cost him a chance to build valuable chemistry with QB Mac Jones. As things stand, when healthy the 26-year-old has a chance to head a wide receiver corps that also includes DeVante Parker, Tyquan Thornton and Kendrick Bourne, but it's worth noting that free agent DeAndre Hopkins is set to visit New England this week.

Dealing with injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-12

Smith-Schuster (undisclosed) is not expected to practice Monday at the opener of New England's minicamp, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Smith-Schuster has missed a substantial amount of offseason activities due to an undisclosed injury, Zack Cox of reports, meaning Mac Jones hasn't had ample opportunities to build chemistry with his projected top wideout. That's certainly not ideal for a passing attack already being revamped under new offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, but Smith-Schuster still has plenty of time left to get healthy and resume participating in offseason practices. DeVante Parker, Tyquan Thornton and Kendrick Bourne headline the Patriots' wideout room behind Smith-Schuster, in addition to tight ends Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki.

Signs on with New England

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-15

The Patriots and Smith-Schuster agreed to terms Wednesday on a three-year, $33 million contract, Taylor Bisciotti of NFL Network reports.

Smith-Schuster took a one-year prove-it deal with Kansas City last offseason with the hope of kickstarting his career, but he turned in a somewhat underwhelming campaign despite having Patrick Mahomes as his quarterback. Despite being the Chiefs' de facto No. 1 wideout, Smith-Schuster finished 78 catches for 933 yards and three touchdowns over 16 regular-season outings, and he largely disappeared over the final month of the season and into the playoffs. He'll now head to Foxboro to replace slot man Jakobi Meyers as Mac Jones' current top wideout.

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