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JuJu Smith-Schuster downgraded to limited on Thursday of Week 15

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster was downgraded after a full Wednesday practice. We break down the fantasy football implications for Week 15.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster leaps and pushes off against Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson (during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is recovering from a knee injury, and appears to have had a modest setback. He was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. but was downgraded to limited on Thursday. He left practice early, according to NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala.

The Steelers have one more day of practice on Friday, so that final practice report and the final injury report will be critical to getting a handle on Smith-Schuster’s status.

Fantasy football analysis: Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

The Steelers face the Bills on Sunday Night Football in Week 15, so a questionable tag would make for a dicey situation. If you also have James Washington (or Diontae Johnson to a lesser extent) or a Bills, Colts or Saints player for SNF and MNF, you at least have some options. It’s not ideal, but it’s something.

If you don’t have another later option and Smith-Schuster’s status is unclear at 1:00 p.m. and 4:05/4:25 p.m. kickoffs, you would be better sitting him.