Who Should I Start? JuJu Smith-Schuster or Rashod Bateman

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
16.5 0.0 0.0 6.4 70.6 0.5

JuJu Smith-Schuster News

Juju Smith-Schuster Lands On Injured Reserve

Saturday, December 30, 6:58 PM

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.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
7.9 0.0 0.0 3.0 34.1 0.3

Rashod Bateman News

Rashod Bateman To Get The Ball "A Lot More"

Tuesday, February 27, 3:21 PM

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that wide receiver Rashod Bateman is going to get the ball "a lot more" next season and said that he expects the wideout to take a big step forward in 2024. Odell Beckham Jr. may not return in free agency, which would help, but most fantasy managers will likely want to see it before believing Harbaugh's words. The 24-year-old disappeared more often than not in his third NFL season in 2023, finishing with just 32 receptions for 367 yards and one touchdown on 56 targets in 16 regular-season games. A lot more would have been expected of the former first-rounder had we known he was going to stay healthy all year. Unless Zay Flowers or tight end Mark Andrews miss time with injury in 2024, Bateman will have an uphill battle to climb again for consistent fantasy value.

JuJu Smith-Schuster vs. Rashod Bateman

Still trying to decide between Smith-Schuster and Bateman? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that JuJu Smith-Schuster is projected to score 16.5 points this week while Rashod Bateman is projected to score 7.9 points.