Smith-Schuster caught seven of 10 targets for 111 yards and converted a two-point conversion in Sunday's 28-21 win over the Bengals.
Smith-Schuster made a brilliant catch with the game tied 7-7 in the second quarter, turning what should have been an interception into a 29-yard gain down to the one-yard line. He led the Steelers in targets and receiving yards while tying tight end Vance McDonald for the team lead in catches. Antonio Brown scored the team's lone touchdown, however. Smith-Schuster and the rest of the Steelers will be on bye in Week 7.
The second-year receiver put up a single-digit YPC figure for the second second time this season, but he also found the end zone for the first time since Week 2. Smith-Schuster's target total was his lowest of the season, however, as Ben Roethlisberger stuck with the tried-and-true formula of peppering Antonio Brown with double-digit pass attempts with considerable success. Despite the overall statistical downturn Sunday, Smith-Schuster retains an undeniably pivotal role in the offense and shapes up as an excellent fantasy prospect in all formats again for a Week 6 divisional clash against the Bengals.
Smith-Schuster caught four of 11 targets for 60 yards during Sunday's 26-14 loss to the Ravens.
Smith-Schuster entered the day riding a four-game streak of consecutive 100-yard performances dating back to Week 17 of last season, but the up-and-coming receiver fell victim to a stout Ravens defense that limited the Steelers to just 50 passing yards in the second half. This Baltimore secondary entered the game allowing a league-low 5.1 yards per pass attempt, though, so it's wise not to get overly discouraged by Smith-Schuster's low production from Sunday. As long as his heavy workload keeps up -- Smith-Schuster is averaging a whopping 12.3 targets per outing in 2018 -- Antonio Brown's sidekick should continue to operate as a high-floor, high-upside fantasy option.
Smith-Schuster (abdomen) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.
Smith-Schuster is easy to push play on Week 4, considering that through the first three weeks of the season, he leads the Steelers with 27 catches (on 38 targets) for 356 yards (good for fifth in the NFL) and a TD.
Smith-Schuster (abdomen) returned to a limited practice Thursday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Smith-Schuster is thus trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Ravens approaches. We'll circle back on his status Friday to see if the wideout heads into the weekend listed as questionable, or is removed from the Steelers' Week 4 injury report altogether. Through the first three weeks of the season, Smith-Schuster leads the Steelers with 27 catches (on 38 targets) for 356 yards and a TD. Meanwhile, established star Antonio Brown has hauled in 24 of his 42 targets for 210 yards and two TDs.
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/4/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ JAC||8:20 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ OAK||8:20 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|
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