WR - PIT
Though it was better than his 2019 season, there were plenty of ups and downs from Smith-Schuster in 2020. Part of the reason for inconsistency is due to Ben Roethlisberger's volatile performance, but even if he rights the ship in 2021, the bigger part of the problem for Smith-Schuster is the competition he has for targets. Chase Claypool will be entering his sophomore season, Diontae Johnson seemed to figure out his drops as the year went on, and they added Najee Harris and Pat Freiermuth in the first two rounds of the draft. Suddenly, Smith-Schuster might be third in line for targets in this offense. He'll probably finish as a WR3, but I just don't see the upside to drafting him as anything more than a low-end WR3.
Unideal spot returning home in crowded WRs corps
I was pretty surprised to see him re-sign with the Steelers, but because of that I need to move him back up my rankings a bit.
One of the big free agents in 2021, JuJu Smith-Schuster's new team will have a massive effect on his value. While he may remain in Pittsburgh, that's looking increasingly unlikely with the Steelers in massive cap trouble and unable to afford $15 million-odd with a pair of young wide receivers making JuJu less of a priority. There are plenty of viable landing spots for the 24-year-old, from the playoff-competitors in Miami, Baltimore and Indy to the exciting teams on the up in Jacksonville, LA and Washington to the hot messes in New England and New York. In most of these he'd be a clear WR1 but he'd also be valuable for fantasy as a WR2 with the Chargers or Steelers. Regardless, JuJu still has a bright future and he's a sneaky dynasty buy-low.
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