Smith-Schuster snagged 13 of 19 targets for 121 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 42-37 loss to Kansas City.
Smith-Schuster toe-tapped for a two-yard score midway through the second quarter, the team's second of three in the quarter. After being a deep threat in Week 1, Smith-Schuster found more success underneath in Week 2. Meanwhile, the sophomore receiver has as many catches and two more 100-yard games than Antonio Brown through the season's first two weeks. Buy what Smith-Schuster is selling.
Smith-Schuster caught six of eight targets for 46 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.
Smith-Schuster seemed to be the focal point of the passing game on a day the Steelers offense was without both Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. While the youngster's encouraging day was dampened a bit by two drops he had, Smith-Schuster nonetheless looks like even more of a threat than he was his rookie season, which is an encouraging development for those with fantasy investments in the up-and-coming 21-year-old.
Smith-Schuster (knee) has resumed practicing, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Smith-Schuster didn't practicing Monday, but his subsequent return to the field sets the stage for the wideout to be available for Thursday's preseason game against the Packers. That said, with the Steelers inclined to rest key cogs on offense such as Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown, it's unclear how much action, if any, Smith-Schuster might see in the team's second exhibition game.
Smith-Schuster isn't practicing Monday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
The second-year wideout has been bothered by a sore knee on-and-off dating back to at least June minicamp, but it didn't stop him from scoring a 71-yard touchdown in last week's preseason win over the Eagles. With no report of a setback or a new injury, the Steelers likely are just trying to keep Smith-Schuster fresh ahead of Thursday's exhibition in Green Bay. His availability for the game will come into serious question if he's also held out of practice Tuesday.
Smith-Schuster (knee) caught his lone target for a 71-yard touchdown in Thursday's 31-14 preseason win over the Eagles.
Smith-Schuster took advantage of a free play when the Eagles went offside, beating CB Rasul Douglas for a jump ball and outracing S Tre Sullivan to the end zone. The second-year wideout seems to have made a full recovery from the minor knee injury that held him out of Sunday's practice.
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|6||10/14/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|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|