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JuJu Smith-Schuster Fantasy Outlook: Steelers Wide Receiver Expected to Play in Week 10 Against Rams

Dan Israeli
Indianapolis Colts v Pittsburgh Steelers
Indianapolis Colts v Pittsburgh Steelers / Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 10, a game where they are 3.5-point home underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The Steelers should have their top wide receiver ready to go, as JuJu Smith-Schuster is expected to play despite dealing with a toe injury.

It's been an up-and-down season for Smith-Schuster, who has been catching passes from Mason Rudolph following Ben Roethlisberger's season-ending injury back in Week 2. Smith-Schuster has caught 33 passes for 459 yards and three touchdowns through eight games, and is currently WR34 in standard scoring leagues.

Smith-Schuster is coming off a dud in Week 9, when he managed just three catches (five targets) for 16 yards in a home win against the Indianapolis Colts. In the prior week, JuJu had a season-high 103 yards against the Miami Dolphins.

While Smith-Schuster has been decent in some difficult matchups this season, posting respectable fantasy weeks against the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, he will draw another stiff test in Week 10. JuJu is expected to see a lot of Jalen Ramsey, who will be playing in his third game for the Rams after a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars prior to Week 7.

Smith-Schuster will need all the volume he can get going against a shutdown corner in Ramsey. Unfortunately, the state of Pittsburgh's offense has prevented JuJu from seeing a lot of targets, as he has yet to eclipse nine looks in any game this season. Due to the difficulty of the matchup and the limitations of his quarterback, Smith-Schuster is the 34th ranked WR in our Week 10 PPR rankings.


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