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at NYG, Mon 7pm EDT
vs. PIT, Mon 7pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 46-
Best Rank# 4# 23-
Worst Rank# 40# 64-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at NYG vs. PIT-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs NYGThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs PIT-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec24.318.6
Rec Yds258.1218.4
Rec TD1.41.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total137.191.0-
Avg Game8.65.7-
2019 Average8.65.7-
    
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JuJu Smith-SchusterDarius SlaytonAdd Player
    
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/10
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09/10
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09/10
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09/13
#10#44-
    
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/09
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09/13
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09/10
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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The Fantasy Scout
09/13
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09/10
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/10
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Legion Report
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09/12
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The Fantasy Footballers
09/10
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/11
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09/13
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09/09
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The Undroppables
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#10#46-
    
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The Fantasy Headliners
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#9#44-
    
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09/10
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09/07
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09/13
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09/12
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09/13
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
09/10
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BRoto Fantasy
09/09
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Draft Sharks
09/13
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09/10
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Fantasy Six Pack
09/12
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FantasyPros
09/09
#10#37-
    
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RotoBaller
09/13
#9#43-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
09/10
#5#36-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
09/13
#14#45-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
09/13
#25#37-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
09/13
#10#49-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
09/10
#10#54-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
09/13
#9#45-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
09/13
#13#46-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#9#37-
    
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09/08
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Punch Drunk Wonderland
09/13
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Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#17#45-
    
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Fantasy Football Smackdown
09/13
#19#38-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
09/13
#7#45-
    
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The Washington Post
09/13
#10#44-
    
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Estadio Fantasy
09/13
#10#45-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
09/13
#16#45-
    
09/10
#16#44-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
09/12
#21#42-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#17#64-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#9#47-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
09/13
#9#52-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
09/09
#16#49-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#10#44-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
09/07
#17#53-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
09/13
#11-
    
09/13
#15#45-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
09/13
#9#47-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
09/13
#9#50-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
09/09
#16#37-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
09/13
#16#53-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
09/11
#8-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
09/12
#10#45-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
09/13
#15#46-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
09/12
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BallBlast
09/10
#10#55-
    
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The Fantasy First Down
09/13
#11#49-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
09/10
#13#44-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
09/12
#15-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
09/12
#4#45-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
09/13
#9#30-
    
Aaron LarsonA. Larson
FantasyPros
09/09
#8#45-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/04
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numberFire
09/13
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Packer Report
09/13
#11#51-
    
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09/13
#10#44-
    
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Fantasy Couch
09/13
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Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
09/10
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09/09
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WalterFootball
09/01
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
09/09
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Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
09/10
#10#46-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
09/13
#13#42-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#10#42-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
09/12
#8#36-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
09/08
#15#45-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/12
#17#43-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
09/11
#10#46-
    
Nicholas YouN. You
The Undroppables
09/11
#22#55-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
09/13
#13#49-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
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09/10
#10#51-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
09/10
#13#45-
    
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09/10
#13#46-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
09/10
#40#48-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
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09/10
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09/10
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09/09
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The Fantasy Champions
09/08
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SmittyS.
SleeperU
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG vs. PIT
Week 2 vs. DEN at CHI
Week 3 vs. HOU vs. SF
Week 4BYE WEEK at LAR
Week 5 vs. PHI at DAL
Week 6 vs. CLE vs. WAS
Week 7 at TEN at PHI
Week 8 at BAL vs. TB
Week 9 at DAL at WAS
Week 10 vs. CIN vs. PHI
Week 11 at JACBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. BAL at CIN
Week 13 vs. WAS at SEA
Week 14 at BUF vs. ARI
Week 15 at CIN vs. CLE
Week 16 vs. IND at BAL
Week 17 at CLE vs. DAL
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 118.922.2
Week 24.83.3
Week 312.33.3
Week 44.8
Week 52.812.9
Week 60.69.8
Week 78.52.3
Week 86.75.6
Week 915.30.8
Week 1013.79.3
Week 111.9
Week 129.70.0
Week 132.81.4
Week 1411.53.1
Week 15-0.57.4
Week 1615.62.6
Week 1712.52.2
Total137.191.0
Average8.65.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 169
Week 286
Week 357
Week 47
Week 5511
Week 644
Week 7143
Week 889
Week 971
Week 10137
Week 115
Week 1292
Week 13101
Week 1478
Week 1569
Week 16138
Week 1784
Notes for Player Combination
 
at NYG, Mon 7pm EDT
vs. PIT, Mon 7pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Pittsburgh offense was often hard to watch last season and it's resulted in JuJu becoming a massive value in drafts. The Steelers are moving him back to the slot this year, a spot he dominates at, and he should be in for a massive Week 1 against a Giants' defense that allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to WRs last year. The only thing that could hold JuJu back from being a WR1 this week is the game script, but I expect the Giants to hang in it at least enough for Big Ben to need to pass the ball a decent amount. JuJu should be treated as a solid WR2 with WR1 upside this week. 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Smith-Schuster finally has a real quarterback again! Although it doesn't sound like he has a lot of time left in Pittsburgh, he's still the receiver that Ben Roethlisberger has the best chemistry with heading into Week 1. The Steelers draw the Giants' unimpressive secondary this week (their signing of James Bradberry in the offseason won't help -- he isn't an upgrade for them), and I expect big things out of the former second-round pick. JuJu is a good bet for a WR2 performance on Monday night. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 When all of the New York Giants WRs are healthy, it's going to be very difficult to determine which ones to start. Slayton should draw coverage from Joe Haden this game, which doesn't bode well for his fantasy outlook. Slayton's a boom/bust WR4.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was a down year for the now-23-year-old in 2019 as he battled through injuries and incompetent quarterback play. All that changes in 2020 as he's healthy and has Ben Roethlisberger under center. Not just that, either. They're moving him back to the slot almost full time, which will help his efficiency. The Giants secondary might be the worst in the league, even though they did acquire James Bradberry as a free agent. Outside of him, their cornerback depth chart goes Corey Ballentine, Brandon Williams, Darnay Holmes, and Isaac Yiadom. They recently added Logan Ryan, who can cover the slot, but might be listed at safety due to the recent injury to Xavier McKinney. Even if he were to come down into the slot, it's not as if it's a matchup you'd avoid. Ryan allowed 69-of-97 passing last year for 766 yards and five touchdowns in his coverage. He was the slot cornerback who was most targeted in the NFL with the closest seeing 85 targets. It's Roethlisberger's first game back, so we have to be a little cautious, but the matchup is too good to pass up playing Smith-Schuster as at least a WR2 with true WR1 upside.He was a lot like Daniel Jones last year, where he'd explode one week and then disappear the next. A lot of it came down to not seeing consistent targets, as there were five games where he saw fewer than five targets. With so many viable pass catchers in the offense, that's going to happen. The Steelers are not a team to rely on big plays against. They allowed just six plays of 40-plus yards in 2019, and half of those came in the first couple weeks before they traded for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. As a team, they allowed just 7.58 yards per target to wide receivers, which ranked as the seventh fewest in the league. Slayton will see a lot of Joe Haden and Steven Nelson, two cornerbacks who were lights out in coverage last year. They combined to allow just a 71.5 QB Rating in their coverage, including just 6.46 yards per target. As mentioned in the Shepard/Tate notes, the Steelers biggest weakness is in the slot, an area that Slayton doesn't go very often. He has one-play upside that Shepard and Tate don't, but I wouldn't bank on it against this defense. He's just a boom-or-bust WR5.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Giants were just 28th against fantasy wide receivers last year, Smith-Schuster should have a great matchup to open the season.