Smith-Schuster caught two passes for 29 yards in Pittsburgh's 23-17 overtime loss to Chicago on Sunday. The rookie was targeted six times, and appears to have surpassed Eli Rogers on the depth chart, but still isn't performing at a level to warrant insertion in fantasy lineups.
Smith-Schuster caught three passes for 16 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over Minnesota on Sunday. The score came on a 4-yard flip from Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter to put the Steelers up 14-0. Smith-Schuster went without being targeted last week, so his four targets are an encouraging sign, and the Steelers hope to see much more from their second-round draft pick in the weeks to come.
Smith-Schuster failed to record a reception in Pittsburgh's 21-18 win over Cleveland on Sunday. The good news is that he was on the field for 25 offense snaps. The bad news is he was not targeted once by Ben Roethlisberger. It may take some time for the second-round draft pick to establish a rapport with his quarterback, but Smith-Schuster could be worth stashing on fantasy rosters in dynasty leagues.
Smith-Schuster (knee) hauled in three of five targets for 31 yards in Saturday's 19-15 preseason loss to the Colts. The rookie has been battling injuries throughout the summer, but he's reportedly been impressive when he's been able to stay on the practice field. Smith-Schuster has been pushing Eli Rogers for the third receiver role, but Rogers' five-reception, 58-yard tally Saturday may have given him an insurmountable leg up in the battle. Nevertheless, Smith-Schuster should see a fair amount of run if he's ultimately slotted as the No. 4 option, although he'll look to make one final push for the No. 3 role against the Panthers next Thursday in the exhibition finale.
Smith-Schuster (knee) is close to returning, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports. Smith-Schuster is recovering from a bone bruise he suffered last week in practice, and while the wideout says he feels healthy enough, he's still waiting on team doctors to clear him. The rookie wideout said icing and resting the injury are all he's doing for treatment right now, so it looks like he could return to the field within the next week or so.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/15||@Kansas City Chiefs||19||23.00|
|12||11/27||Green Bay Packers||8||18.00|
|15||12/17||New England Patriots||27||25.00|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|