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Report: JuJu Smith-Schuster running in straight line, no cuts

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster remains sidelined with a knee injury. We break down the fantasy football implications for James Washington in Week 14.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster walks the field before the Cleveland Browns game at Heinz Field. Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers are unlikely to have wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster back in Week 14 when they travel to face the Arizona Cardinals. He told the media on Wednesday that his knee is improving, but he has not moved out of straight-line running into making cuts, according to beat writer Brooke Pryor.

Smith-Schuster declared himself week-to-week, which suggests he won’t play on Sunday. If he does not go, James Washington and Diontae Johnson will be the Steelers top two receivers once again.

Fantasy football analysis: Steelers WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington

The Cardinals have given up the fifth most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Even with questions at the quarterback position, Washington is worth a start this weekend. He has scored a touchdown and at least 90 receiving yards in three of the past four weeks.

Smith-Schuster is worth keeping on your roster for the time being. He seems unlikely to play in Week 14, and Week 15 seems a bit in question as well. But if he returns for Week 16, he could be a big decision for fantasy players.