Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is being listed as questionable for the team's Week 16 matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
The Steelers can't afford to have him miss this game either, as other bad news also came out that
Smith-Schuster's absence would likely mean a lot more targets for wide receiver Antonio Brown and then scattered production between fellow wideouts James Washington, Ryan Switzer and the recently-returned Eli Rogers.
Big day for my man Jaylen Samuels. Not only did he show his ability to run downhill and really cut well, but his vision was great today. His contact balance was fantastic, and of course, the receiving ability was there too. Has to work on pass pro, but it'll come. #Steelers pic.twitter.com/nRVzPSsxyk— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) December 17, 2018
Conner's absence means that backup running back Jaylen Samuels will get the start once again, and he has done a fine job in relief. The matchup, however, is the toughest one in the NFL for running backs as the New Orleans Saints are allowing the fewest rushing yards (79.1) and FanDuel fantasy points (17.0) per game to opposing running backs.
Regardless, Samuels should be able to have a decent day because of his volume of touches, mainly via receptions. Luckily, Pittsburgh was able to defeat the New England Patriots last week and keep their seemingly-slim playoff chances alive.
If the Steelers can somehow get passed a very difficult New Orleans team, they'll look to be in a great spot heading into their regular-season finale at against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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