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John Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster have been quality wide receivers this season and have rewarded their fantasy owners more often than not. However, if you have to pick one player to start between the two, the better option just may surprise you. 


While JuJu may be the better receiver, Brown may be the better fantasy start this upcoming weekend. It's odd to say, I know, but it's really hard to like Smith-Schuster's chances against a Ravens defense that already victimized him earlier this year. 


The third-best fantasy defense against wide receivers this season, Baltimore's stop unit limited the Steelers receiver to just four receptions for 60 yards on 11 targets in their first meeting this year in Pittsburgh.

Brown, on the other hand, has an incredibly juicy matchup against a Steelers secondary that couldn't stop him the first time around. In his first taste of action against the Steelers this year, Brown absolutely dominated the Pittsburgh secondary to the tune of 116 yards receiving and a touchdown. 


There are no guarantees when it comes to fantasy football, but Pittsburgh's secondary seems incapable of stopping anyone. Based on the matchup and recent target share he's seen, Brown just might be the way to go in this one.


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