JuJu Smith-Schuster is Projected to Be the #34 WR the Rest of the 2019 Season...Behind Emmanuel Sanders and Ahead of Brandin Cooks

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect JuJu Smith-Schuster to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 71 projected fantasy points puts him at #34 behind Emmanuel Sanders and ahead of Brandin Cooks. He has averaged 6.31 fantasy points in his past 30 games, which is less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 7.9 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#42) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #29 ranked wide receiver. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #20 most highly owned wide receiver. JuJu Smith-Schuster is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #53 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON WR RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#32 Darius Slayton (87% OWN)73 FP, 9.2 per game122 FP, 14 gp, 8.7 per game (#34)
#33 Emmanuel Sanders (73% OWN)73 FP, 8.1 per game126 FP, 17 gp, 7.4 per game (#48)
#34 JuJu Smith-Schuster (99% OWN)71 FP, 7.9 per game71 FP, 12 gp, 5.9 per game (#65)
#35 Brandin Cooks (87% OWN)71 FP, 7.9 per game76 FP, 14 gp, 5.4 per game (#68)
#36 Travis Fulgham (96% OWN)71 FP, 8.8 per game76 FP, 14 gp, 5.4 per game (#68)

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START EM ALERT: JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER PROJECTED TO FINISH AHEAD OF JAMISON CROWDER IN WEEK 9

JuJu Smith-Schuster is projected for 8.3 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #25 ranked wide receiver and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Jamison Crowder but behind Marvin Jones. Week 10 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#28). He is projected for 8.8 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#23 Brandin Cooks (87% OWN)8.8 FP (32% ST)7.9 FP
#24 Marvin Jones (64% OWN)8.7 FP (28% ST)7.5 FP
#25 JuJu Smith-Schuster (99% OWN)8.3 FP (69% ST)7.9 FP
#26 Jamison Crowder (89% OWN)8.2 FP (17% ST)8.5 FP
#27 Corey Davis (71% OWN)8.1 FP (44% ST)9 FP
WEEK 10 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#26 Tee Higgins (92% OWN)9 FP (29% ST)10.1 FP
#27 Corey Davis (71% OWN)8.9 FP (44% ST)9 FP
#28 JuJu Smith-Schuster (99% OWN)8.8 FP (69% ST)7.9 FP
#29 Christian Kirk (85% OWN)8.6 FP (36% ST)9.3 FP
#30 Diontae Johnson (89% OWN)8.5 FP (52% ST)7.4 FP

JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $6.5K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $6.2K

He is projected for 10.8 FanDuel points and 14.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$136 short of $6.5K on FanDuel and -$512 short of $6.2K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (WR) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#23 Darius Slayton11 FD Points$5900
#24 Marvin Jones11 FD Points$6100
#25 JuJu Smith-Schuster10.8 FD Points$6500
#26 Emmanuel Sanders10.7 FD Points$6100
#27 Jamison Crowder10.6 FD Points$6300
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (WR) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#18 Brandin Cooks14.6 DK Points$5500
#19 Chase Claypool14.4 DK Points$5700
#20 JuJu Smith-Schuster14.1 DK Points$6200
#21 Marvin Jones13.9 DK Points$5100
#22 Darius Slayton13.8 DK Points$5000

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTERFPPPRTARRECYDTDRUSHYD
Rest of 20207111764.346.05053.41.8
-- Per Game (9 Proj)7.9137.15.156.10.380.20
Week 9 @DAL8.313.47.15.1570.420.22
Week 10 vs CIN8.813.97.15.1620.440.21
2020 Season1181931147582060
-- Per Game (18 GP)6.610.76.34.245.60.330.00
2019 to 20201262071228189860
-- Per Game (19 GP)6.610.96.44.347.30.320.00