JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster

  • WR
  • , New England Patriots
  • 28
  • 215 lbs
  • 6' 1"
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Scouting report

by Bill Riccette

NE WR JuJu Smith-Schuster - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Kansas City Chiefs

JuJu Smith had a nice day against one of his former teams and now gets a chance to face his other former team. After reaching 90 yards against the Steelers, Smith-Schuster now gets the Chiefs. However, he is a little banged up and the wide receiver is getting very crowded again — not that they are all exciting anyway. Maybe JuJu finds lightning in a bottle twice in a row, but do you want to risk your fantasy playoffs on that chance?

by Bill Riccette

NE WR JuJu Smith-Schuster - Week 10Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 vs. Indianapolis Colts (Germany)

JuJu Smith-Schuster looks healthy again. He saw seven targets last week against Washington and had six catches for 51 yards, his best performance of the season and his first double-digit fantasy output. The quarterback play is certainly limiting the offense, so Smith-Schuster has a limited fantasy ceiling. He's a deep flex option this week in an okay matchup against the Colts in Germany.

by Bill Riccette

NE WR JuJu Smith-Schrager - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

After one season in Kansas City, JuJu Smith-Schuster now brings his talents to the northeast and will try to be a reliable pass-catcher for Mac Jones as the Patriots try to do something in the passing game and make something of their quarterback. This is still a run-heavy team so opportunities won’t be as present for the group of receivers New England has, but Smith-Schuster is arguably the best of the bunch. Either him or DeVante Parker will get the call. Either way, it’s a bit of dice roll early on until we see what this offense can do. Oh, and they face Darius Slay and James Bradberry Week 1. Quite the challenge.

by Bill Riccette

NE WR JuJu Smith-Schuster - 2023 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
JuJu Smith-Schuster got a deal worth $11 million and is now at least among the top options in the passing game for the Patriots alongside DeVante Parker, who got a similar deal to stay in New England. Smith-Schuster should be a serviceable wide receiver for the Patriots and take over the role once held by Jakobi Meyers, who is now a Raider.

Fantasy Downside
Smith-Schuster isn't a wide receiver that's going to boast huge numbers. He'll be a flex option at best. He didn't post great numbers last season and that was in Kansas City with Patrick Mahomes throwing him the football. Now, it's Mac Jones. Needless to say, there's a major gap in talent there. New England also will focus on the running backs on offense, so Smith-Schuster's ceiling is capped.

2023 Bottom Line
Smith-Schuster could be a fine WR3/Flex option, but that's about as good as it's going to get with him. If he does get the Jakobi Meyers role, at least he'll have a chance to catch some passes -- Meyers caught 67 passes on 96 targets for 804 yards and six touchdowns last season.

by Jordan Heck

KC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Denver Broncos

JuJu Smith-Schuster had a nice stretch of games, but he didn't show up last week. Smith-Schuster finished with just three receptions for 27 yards on four targets. He was still the Chiefs' most productive wide receiver in the game, though, but Patrick Mahomes simply favored Travis Kelce and his running backs more in Week 16. We'll see if Smith-Schuster can bounce back in Week 17 against the Broncos. When Smith-Schuster faced Denver a few weeks ago, he finished 9-74-1 on 11 targets. It's hard to trust Smith-Schuster given last week's production, plus on paper this should be a tough matchup. But he's still a mid-tier WR2 option for Week 17.

by Jordan Heck

KC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. Seattle Seahawks

JuJu Smith-Schuster tied Travis Kelce last week for the team lead in targets (10) and finished with a solid game of 10 receptions for 88 yards (although he did lose a fumble). Smith-Schuster had a minor slump as he recovered from an injury, but he's started to produce again with 19 total receptions in his last two games. Although he could struggle a bit this week as he draws a tough matchup against a Seahawks defense allowed the third-fewest average fantasy points to wide receivers this season. We're not too worried with the matchup considering Patrick Mahomes' ability, but it is a bit concerning. Smith-Schuster can be viewed as a mid-tier WR2 option for Week 16.

by Jordan Heck

KC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 at Houston Texans

JuJu Smith-Schuster certainly got his groove back last week as he led the team with 11 targets, finishing 9-74-1. It was a nice game considering Smith-Schuster had struggled recently after suffering an injury in Week 10. He had three straight games where he finished between 30-40 receiving yards, which was a far cry from the production he was putting up before. We'll see if Smith-Schuster can continue his production in another tough matchup this week against the Texans (2nd aFPA). Smith-Schuster should be viewed as a mid-tier WR2 option for Week 15.