- Is JuJu the key to Big Ben's success?
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News: 1 day agoSmith-Schuster (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.
Spin: Smith-Schuster has regularly received Wednesday practices off this season, so it's safe to assume he's once again simply resting his lingering knee injury. Diontae Johnson (back) returned to practice as a full participant Wednesday, so as long as Smith-Schuster is able to resume handling unrestricted reps as usual Thursday, Pittsburgh's lethal receiving corps will be on track to enter Sunday's contest against the undefeated Titans at full strength.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Smith-Schuster enters 2020 looking to bounce back after a rough 2019 season marred by Ben Roethlisberger's season-ending injury in Week 2, as well as various injuries of his own. After pacing all wide receivers in routes run and finishing top 10 in targets, receptions, receiving yards, end-zone targets and fantasy points during a breakout 2018 campaign, Smith-Schuster was held to a 41-542-3 line in 12 games of "QB purgatory" last season. Smith-Schuster is still only 23 years old and a strong bet for a rebound season with Roethlisberger back in action. Consider him to be a WR2 with upside.