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How to handle JuJu Smith-Schuster’s injury in Week 5 fantasy football

The Steelers receiver is questionable for a tough matchup against the Ravens. What does that mean for fantasy?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers listed JuJu Smith-Schuster as questionable on the injury report this week. He spent the week dealing with a toe injury he re-aggravated in last Monday’s game against the Bengals.

Smith-Schuster did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday this week. However, he was back on the field with his team on Friday, practicing in full. That’s a good sign that the Steelers will have him in uniform and on the field against the Ravens.

Quarterback Mason Rudolph made it clear that he wants to get the receiver more involved in the offense after only targeting him four times last week. Despite the paucity of throws his way in Week 4, Smith-Schuster has a sizable lead among all Steelers receivers with 258 yards. He’ll definitely get more work going forward.

Fantasy football analysis, Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

You don’t have to worry about him playing this week. However, the matchup against the Ravens is going to be a tough one. In three career games against Baltimore, Smith-Schuster has an average of 61 yards in each outing. He’s a risky play this week.