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ECR# 28# 29-
Best Rank# 15# 18-
Worst Rank# 46# 45-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total152.9133.8-
Avg Game9.68.9-
Avg Projection138.1137.1-
    
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SOS Rank1616-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at BUF at BUF
Week 2 vs. LV vs. LV
Week 3 vs. CIN vs. CIN
Week 4 at GB at GB
Week 5 vs. DEN vs. DEN
Week 6 vs. SEA vs. SEA
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 at CLE at CLE
Week 9 vs. CHI vs. CHI
Week 10 vs. DET vs. DET
Week 11 at LAC at LAC
Week 12 at CIN at CIN
Week 13 vs. BAL vs. BAL
Week 14 at MIN at MIN
Week 15 vs. TEN vs. TEN
Week 16 at KC at KC
Week 17 vs. CLE vs. CLE
Week 18 at BAL at BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
Receiving
   
Receptions70.294.5
Rec Yards900.2985.5
Rec TDs7.06.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts8.34.4
Rush Yards44.027.2
Rush TDs0.60.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points138.1137.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 14.73.7
Week 214.815.2
Week 32.40.9
Week 4
Week 535.6-0.2
Week 614.1
Week 7-0.220.0
Week 88.20.6
Week 97.38.1
Week 1017.317.6
Week 1111.911.1
Week 125.24.6
Week 133.813.1
Week 141.54.0
Week 154.811.9
Week 165.413.6
Week 1716.19.6
Week 18
Total152.9133.8
Average9.68.9
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 1210
Week 2313
Week 342
Week 4
Week 5111
Week 64
Week 7115
Week 893
Week 91310
Week 101011
Week 11816
Week 12913
Week 13412
Week 1467
Week 15813
Week 16614
Week 17114
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Claypool may have finished as the WR19 on the season, but his year was littered with lackluster performances. He posted WR3 or better type numbers in just 50 percent of the games last year, which was tied with Jamison Crowder and DeVante Parker for 34th among wide receivers. His four-touchdown game in Week 5 really catapulted his numbers at season's end, as he failed to top 59 yards in 11-of-16 games, making him a touchdown-or-bust option most weeks. With Ben Roethlisberger's arm strength seemingly deteriorating by the day, it's tough to see Claypool having a true breakout season in 2021, as he relies on those high value targets more than JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson do. Claypool is an upside pick for sure, but not one I'd bet heavily on.Despite missing one full game and a large portion of another, Johnson finished with 144 targets in 2020, which ranked sixth among wide receivers. Unfortunately, he was not particularly efficient with them, averaging just 6.4 yards per target. Part of his issues were drops, but Ben Roethlisberger's drop-down mentality certainly didn't help, either. Still, chasing targets at wide receiver is never a bad thing. If Johnson would've averaged just 7.4 yards per target (easily attainable), he would've finished as the WR14. He should be a safe high-floor WR2 with upside for top-12 numbers.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Claypool is a good young player in a terrible situation. If he was on another team I'd be more bullish on his 2021 outlook. Instead I'm fading all Steelers. If they beat me they beat me, but the line and Big Ben scare me. Not much upside imo. For that reason I'm passing on him.See Juju Smith Schuster. The Steelers offense is in trouble this year. Pick Pittsburgh players at your own peril. Maybe they score a TD here and there, but there won't be too many offensive shootouts. Big Ben is washed and he's still the best QB they have- ugh!
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
As college offenses progress and the coaching gets better, we're starting to see more and more receivers come into the NFL and make an impact immediately. No receiver better exemplifies this from last season than Chase Claypool, who was not high on consensus draft boards, but came in and absolutely shattered expectations. He ran hot and cold throughout the season due to the offense's struggles, but the talent is absolutely there. While Diontae Johnson should be Big Ben's favorite target yet again this season, Claypool's big play ability is going to lead to some fantastic fantasy performances. When it's all said and done, it would not shock me to see Claypool end the season with the highest fantasy finish among the Steelers WRs. My Very Early Projection: 63-948-8 receiving. 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
JuJu's return sucks some upside, but not all. Still, expect this to resemble an unpredictable 2020 tgt shareStill the top-dog here, but JuJu's return takes a huge hit out of Johnson's ceiling.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Claypool had a fantastic rookie year and he will look to build on the 183.9 fantasy points he scored as a rookie.Big Ben's status and Johnson's drops problems are the biggest question marks for Johnson headed into the 2021 season. There is no denying the talent, but Johnson needs to be more consistent to be better than a WR3.