Ben Roethlisberger will spread things around more and he won’t force passes into double coverage as often. JuJu Smith-Schuster will be the prime target, but then he was last season as well. Tight end Vance McDonald may very well be the second-most productive receiver.
With Antonio Brown in Oakland, Ben Roethlisberger's field opens up a bit more, making way for new playmakers. Vance McDonald was already third in targets among Pittsburgh pass catchers last season with 72 and could see more volume in Brown's absence. His 4for4 ranking is currently as TE8 with a projected PPR point total of 151 on the season.
PIT WR JuJu Smith-Schuster - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Cincinnati Bengals
JuJu Smith-Schuster was largely unaffected by a groin injury suffered last week during practice and caught 11 passes for 115 yards. He did lose a key fumble at the end of the game against the Saints that cost the Steelers a chance to win it, so he'll be motivated to bounce back this week. Look for another big game against a Cincinnati defense against which he caught seven passes for 111 yards earlier this season.