News: 3 days agoSmith-Schuster secured five of eight targets for 89 yards in the Chiefs' 20-17 loss to the Colts on Sunday.
Spin: Smith-Schuster led the Chiefs in receptions and receiving yards while tying for the team lead in targets. The veteran's yardage tally was also his best of his first three games in Kansas City, and he now has a pair of eight-target tallies during that span as well. Smith-Schuster's 53-yard reception was a game-long grab as well, making it a solid all-around day for the ex-Steeler. Smith-Schuster appears to have solid rapport with Patrick Mahomes early, giving him a positive fantasy outlook despite a tough Week 4 road matchup against the Buccaneers.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Smith-Schuster signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs after five roller coaster seasons in Pittsburgh. Smith-Schuster has put together three very good pro seasons, the best of which included a 111-1,426-7 receiving line and eighth-place fantasy finish as a 21-year-old in 2018, but he's also had a pair of duds (which included 16 missed games) over the last three seasons. It's fair to wonder if late-career Ben Roethlisberger has been a major culprit for the fall-off, as Smith-Schuster has seen his average depth of target and yards per target plummet the last two seasons. JuJu is still very young (25) and has a path to No. 1 WR duties in the Chiefs' high-scoring, Patrick Mahomes-led offense. He's safest as a WR3/flex, but there's tremendous upside.