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What to do with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool in Week 17 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and Chase Claypool ahead of the Steelers Week 17 matchup against the Browns.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have much to play for in Week 17, and that always makes it a little trickier as fantasy football players are looking to set their lineup. If you have any of Pittsburgh wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson or Chase Claypool, here’s an overview of this weekend’s situation.

Fantasy Football analysis: Steelers WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool

In the Steelers’ last game, they put the ball in the air 49 times in a 28-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Smith-Schuster caught nine of 13 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown, while Johnson caught eight of 14 targets with 74 yards with a score. Claypool hauled in four of six targets for 54 yards.

Ben Roethlisberger is not expected to play in this game, as the Steelers will go with Mason Rudolph. Pittsburgh wants nothing more than to come out of this game healthy, making it a tricky situation for fantasy owners. Pittsburgh is going up against the Cleveland Browns, which would clinch a playoff spot with a victory.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Johnson is the best start of the three wideouts as a mid-tier No. 3 option. Schuster is more of a No. 4 receiver, while Claypool is slightly below Schuster.