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Juju Smith-Schuster Lands On Injured Reserve

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) has been placed on the injured reserve on Saturday. This move will end the veteran's disappointing 2023 campaign. It was an awful year for Smith-Schuster who finished with 260 yards and one touchdown this season. His absence isn't going to mean too much for the Patriots offense over the next two games. Demario Douglas is basically the only viable streaming on at wide receiver on this Pats offense heading into Week 17.

Dec 30, 2023 6:58 PM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Ruled Out For Week 17

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17 versus the Buffalo Bills. He'll miss fourth game of the season, including his second in a row. The 27-year-old was the Patriots' prized offseason signing at the wide receiver position but has been a massive disappointment, catching just 29 passes for 260 yards and one touchdown. Look for Demario Douglas and DeVante Parker to continue operating as the Patriots' top receivers this Sunday. Both pass-catchers are fine FLEX options in deeper formats.

Dec 29, 2023 4:15 PM EST



JuJu Smith-Schuster Downgraded To Non-Participant

After putting in a limited practice on Wednesday, New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) was listed as a non-participant in Thursday's practice session. Smith-Schuster has been inactive for each of the team's last two games and is now in jeopardy of missing his third straight game this weekend against the Buffalo Bills after this midweek downgrade. He put up his best performance of the year with four catches on six targets for 90 yards in the Week 1 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he followed that with two straight missed games. Even if Smith-Schuster returns to play in Week 17, fantasy managers should steer clear of him now that rookie Demario Douglas and DeVante Parker look like quarterback Bailey Zappe's favorite two targets in the passing game. The27-year-old Smith-Schuster has only 29 receptions on 47 targets for 260 yards and one touchdown in 11 games.

Dec 28, 2023 5:21 PM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Limited On Wednesday

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) got in a limited practice on Wednesday ahead of his team's Week 17 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Smith-Schuster missed his team's Week 16 game against the Denver Broncos but his ability to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday is a positive sign for the veteran receiver. Stay tuned to practice reports on Thursday and Friday. If Smith-Schuster misses another game, look for Demario Douglas to lead the Patriots receiving corps again.

Dec 27, 2023 9:09 PM EST


Juju Smith-Schuster Ruled Out For Week 16

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) has been ruled out for the Week 16 matchup against the Denver Broncos. The veteran wideout missed last week's game as well due to the same ankle issue. Smith-Schuster is putting together a disappointing campaign, so his absence isn't going to mean too much. Demario Douglas should be the full-time slot receiver and be a possible WR4 in fantasy formats for this upcoming matchup. Smith-Schuster isn't worth rostering in most formats right now.

Dec 22, 2023 6:31 PM EST



Juju Smith-Schuster Limited On Thursday

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) remained a limited participant during Thursday's practice session. The veteran wideout was questionable due to the same ankle issue last week and ultimately ended up sitting out of the game. The Pats have nothing to play for at this point, so it's unlikely that Smith-Schuster gets cleared to play. If active, Smith-Schuster is barely a fantasy option anyway with the way he has been playing this season. Demario Douglas is basically the only receiver in New England with fantasy value right now. He's a possible WR3 in PPR formats for the upcoming Week 16 matchup against the Denver Broncos.

Dec 21, 2023 9:49 PM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kayshon Boutte Won't Play In Week 15

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) is inactive for Week 15 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He had been listed as questionable coming off a big four-catch, 90-yard performance against the Steelers last week. DeVante Parker and Tyquan Thornton should earn more snaps in his absence. However, Demario Douglas will operate as the Patriots' top receiver and is the only Patriots wide receiver worth starting in fantasy football. Joining Smith-Schuster on the sideline will be rookie wide receiver Kayshon Boutte, who is a healthy scratch once again.

Dec 17, 2023 11:56 AM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Likely To Miss Week 15

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) had been listed as questionable and appears unlikely to play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Specifically, Rapoport notes that Smith-Schuster is "far less likely" to suit up than teammate DeVante Parker (knee). From a fantasy football perspective, Demario Douglas is the only pass-catcher that managers can trust this week. Parker and Hunter Henry could also sneak onto the fantasy radar in deep leagues, but both players have low floors.

Dec 17, 2023 8:28 AM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Totals 90 Yards Against Steelers

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster caught four of six targets for 90 yards during Thursday's upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was a revenge game for Smith-Schuster, who played in Pittsburgh from 2017 through 2021. He accumulated a large portion of his yardage on the opening drive with a spectacular 37-yard grab down the sideline. There's no denying that the 27-year-old benefitted from being the top wide receiver with Demario Douglas (concussion) and DeVante Parker (knee) out. Despite his big game, he'll be tough to trust in fantasy football against another one of his old teams, the Chiefs, next week. By then, Douglas or Parker (or both) could be back, taking Smith-Schuster off the fantasy radar.

Dec 7, 2023 11:21 PM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Sees Only Four Targets In Latest Loss

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster caught two of his four targets for a measly 10 yards in the 10-7 loss to the New York Giants in Week 12 on Sunday. Smith-Schuster played a season-high 99 percent of the offensive snaps before the bye in Week 10, but that number dropped to 65 percent with the return of DeVante Parker this Sunday. Smith-Schuster has fewer targets than rookie Demario Douglas, Parker, Tyquan Thornton and running back Rhamondre Stevenson in the loss to New York. Douglas suffered a head injury in Week 12, though, so Smith-Schuster could see more involvement in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers if Douglas isn't cleared to play. Still, the 27-year-old Smith-Schuster will be hard to trust in this inept offense. He has just one touchdown in nine games and has eclipsed 50 receiving yards just once.

Nov 27, 2023 12:51 PM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Should Remain Heavily Involved In Week 10

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster should continue to operate as one of Mac Jones' top targets on Sunday versus the Indianapolis Colts. As the Patriots' offense looks to survive Kendrick Bourne's season-ending ACL tear, Smith-Schuster has emerged as a reliable replacement option. Charged with handling a bigger role last Sunday, the 26-year-old caught six of seven targets for 51 yards. If Smith-Schuster managed to post these numbers on a measly 36 percent snap share, one would imagine that he could approach double-digit targets if gets on the field more often in Week 10. Fantasy managers should view him as a high-end WR4 option for fantasy football.

Nov 10, 2023 11:20 AM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Catches Season-High Six Passes

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster caught six of seven targets for 51 yards during Sunday's loss to the Washington Commanders. He led the team in receptions and finished second to Demario Douglas in receiving yards. All eyes were on Smith-Schuster as he vied to become one of Mac Jones' new favorite targets after Kendrick Bourne tore his ACL. Although it will take more than one week to ensure that Smith-Schuster is going to be an offensive staple going forward, he's certainly trending in the right direction after posting his first double-digit fantasy performance (PPR) of the season. He'll rank as a low-end fantasy WR4 against the Colts in Week 10.

Nov 5, 2023 6:14 PM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Headed For Larger Role In Week 9

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster could see increased opportunities in Week 9 with Kendrick Bourne (ACL) done for the season and DeVante Parker (concussion) trending towards being ruled out. Speculation out of New England suggests that Demario Douglas and Tyquan Thornton could see their roles increase the most, but it's worth noting that those two players have a combined 22 games of NFL experience. Smith-Schuster, on the other hand, is in the midst of his seventh pro season. While 2023 has been one of his quietest years yet, he has the track record needed to carve out a stable veteran role in Bill O'Brien's offense. Smith-Schuster will rank as a fantasy WR6 this week versus the Washington Commanders, but his value will surely rise if Mac Jones looks his way often.

Nov 3, 2023 11:07 AM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Finds End Zone In Return

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster turned his lone target into a three-yard touchdown reception during Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. After missing two games, Smith-Schuster returned to action in Week 8. Although he didn't have a big game, he did find the end zone for the first time as a Patriot. The former Steeler and Chief could be more involved in Week 9 if Kendrick Bourne (knee) misses extended time, but he's still not on the fantasy radar.

Oct 29, 2023 4:39 PM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Active Over Tyquan Thornton

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) cleared protocol earlier this week and is officially active for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. His return has prompted the team to make fellow wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (coach's decision) inactive. While neither player is on the redraft radar, it's still news worth mentioning given the fact that New England signed Smith-Schuster to a significant deal during free agency and Thornton is a former second-round pick.

Oct 29, 2023 12:27 PM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Inactive Versus Bills

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. He had been listed as questionable after practicing in a limited capacity all week long. Ultimately, Smith-Schuster will miss his second consecutive game. Look for Kendrick Bourne to function as Mac Jones' top receiver while DeVante Parker, Demario Douglas, and Tyquan Thornton also get involved.

Oct 22, 2023 12:10 PM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Not Expected To Play In Week 7

New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) is expected to be inactive for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He had been listed as questionable but will ultimately miss his second consecutive game. Look for Kendrick Bourne to function as Mac Jones' top receiver while DeVante Parker, Demario Douglas, and Tyquan Thornton also get involved.

Oct 22, 2023 8:13 AM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster, Demario Douglas Questionable To Face Bills

New England Patriots wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Demario Douglas (concussion) are listed as questionable for Week 7 versus the Buffalo Bills. Both players were limited in practice on Friday. Even if the two pass-catchers manage to suit up Sunday, neither has been particularly appealing in fantasy football this year. They belong on waivers in most redraft leagues.

Oct 20, 2023 5:12 PM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Still Limited With Concussion

New England Patriots wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Demario Douglas (concussion) were both limited once more in Thursday's practice. Both wideouts missed Week 6's 21-17 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders due to concussions, but the limited sessions can only bode well for their statuses ahead of Week 7's divisional clash with the Buffalo Bills. Friday's injury report could be key in determining if one or both of Smith-Schuster and Douglas will gain clearance by Sunday's tilt, as it remains unclear if they've fully passed concussion protocol at this point. With that said, Kendrick Bourne is about the only Patriots WR in the deep-league flex conversation in a rough matchup with a great Bills defense. JuJu has a paltry 3.4 yards per target on 14 catches (25 targets) this season, while Douglas has brought in 10-of-17 passes for 143 scoreless yards in his rookie campaign.

Oct 20, 2023 1:10 AM EST


JuJu Smith-Schuster Returns To Practice

New England Patriots wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Demario Douglas (concussion) returned to the practice field on Wednesday and were limited participants. Smith-Schuster and Douglas suffered concussions in Week 5 and missed the Week 6 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. They both appear to be making progress, but it remains unclear if they have cleared the league's concussion protocol or whether they'll return to action this Sunday against the division-rival Buffalo Bills. Neither wideout is a realistic flex play in standard-sized fantasy leagues with the Patriots offense struggling so badly in 2023. Smith-Schuster has 14 receptions for 86 yards and no touchdowns in five games, while Douglas has 10 catches for 143 yards and no scores in five contests.

Oct 18, 2023 5:50 PM EST