Polarizing Players: In or Out on Juju Smith-Schuster? (2022 Fantasy Football)
Our own Scott Bogman and Pat Fitzmaurice recently reviewed a dozen polarizing dynasty fantasy football players on the FantasyPros Dynasty Football Podcast. These are players that have a high standard deviation in our Expert Consensus Rankings. Some managers can’t get enough of these players while others want nothing to do with them relative to their current average draft position (ADP) and dynasty trade value. Let’s take a look at one polarizing player on their list, Juju Smith-Schuster.
Fantasy Football Debate: Juju Smith-Schuster
Juju Smith-Schuster 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook
It always seemed more probable than not that JuJu Smith-Schuster would find his way to Kansas City in free agency. The Chiefs were interested in him last season, and the landing spot is perfect to revive Smith-Schuster’s fantasy football value. He’s just one year removed from a WR17 finish in PPR between two injury-plagued seasons.
Let’s not forget JuJu had an elite sophomore campaign – 1,400-plus receiving yards – and he is still just 25 years old. With the most vacated targets available in Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes his new quarterback, 2022 will be a return to form for Smith-Schuster.
He can operate from his natural position in the slot and benefit from the playmakers around him. After all, Smith-Schuster was at his best as a Pittsburgh Steeler during his first two seasons playing opposite of Antonio Brown.
– Andrew Erickson
2022 Consensus Dynasty Rankings
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