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JuJu Smith-Schuster misses second straight day of practice

RB James Conner returned in a limited fashion for the Steelers on Thursday.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster kneels on the field from an injury during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.  Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

While Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster shook off his concussion, he’s still dealing with a knee injury heading into Week 13 vs. the Browns. This held the wide receiver out of practice on Thursday. RB James Conner returned in a limited fashion, dealing with a shoulder injury he sustained a few weeks ago against the Browns.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and RB James Conner

The two straight missed practices aren’t a good sign for Smith-Schuster’s prospects of getting back on the field in Week 13. Chances are JuJu will head into Sunday with a questionable tag, but we’ll see what happens Friday. As for Conner, he’ll have a shot at returning to action and leading the backfield for Pittsburgh. This would impact the value of Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell Jr. I imagine Samuels will continue to get usage in the passing game, which could be lackluster again with Devlin Hodges set to start at QB.