News: 17 hours agoSmith-Schuster (ribs) is considered day-to-day after X-rays on the injury that knocked him out against the Bengals in Week 3 came back negative, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Spin: Smith-Schuster's bruised ribs likely will impact his practice participation this week, but it sounds like he has a real chance to suit up Sunday in Green Bay without missing additional game action. With the Steelers at 1-2 and fellow wide receiver Diontae Johnson's (knee) Week 4 status uncertain, Smith-Schuster should tough it out on game day if his status comes down to pain management.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Smith-Schuster is entering his fifth NFL season and has already posted three top-20 fantasy campaigns. Oh, and he's only 24 years old. Smith-Schuster peaked with a 111-1,426-7 receiving line and WR8 fantasy finish in 2018 before struggling with injuries and a Ben Roethlisberger-less offense in 2019. He bounced back to an extent last season, but it was a season only PPR's mother could love, as he caught 97 balls (seventh most) for 831 yards (36th). Smith-Schuster's 5.7 aDOT was second lowest among WRs, which led to a lowly 6.4 YPT (eighth lowest). He scored a career-high nine TDs, but his 5.8 OTD suggests he was way over his head. Smith-Schuster has a high PPR floor, but his targets could fall with Chase Claypool on the rise and Diontae Johnson in the mix. Consider him a WR3 and downgrade him in non-PPR.