Why JuJu Smith-Schuster Is the No. 1 WR in Fantasy Football


Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19)

Aug 25, 2019, 07:50 PM EDT
  • Matthew Freedman makes his case for JuJu Smith-Schuster as the No. 1 wide receiver in fantasy football this season.

JuJu Smith-Schuster will end the 2019 NFL season as the No. 1 wide receiver in fantasy football. At least that’s what I think right now.

I’ve been vocal in this opinion. When we broke down the top-12 fantasy wide receivers with Matt Harmon on The Action Network Podcast, I noted that JuJu is my top player at the position.

In our roundtable on who should be the top fantasy wide receiver drafted, I threw JuJu’s hat into the ring.

On recent episodes of the RotoViz Radio and RotoExperts podcasts, I have continued to argue for JuJu.

I’m not arguing in bad faith.

In our Fantasy Football Draft Kit, I actually have him ranked him as the top receiver on the board. And I have fully invested in the overs for most of his season-long props.

And I’m putting my projections and money where my mouth is.

In this piece, I discuss how I think you should approach JuJu in your season-long drafts and what factors are driving his high projection.

How to Approach JuJu Smith-Schuster in Fantasy Football Drafts

To be clear: Just because I have JuJu ranked No. 1 at the position does not mean I think you should actually draft him as the first wide receiver.