Fantasy Impact: Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Hamstring) Out for Week 12

By Matt Johnson on Friday, November 24th 2017
Fantasy Impact: Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Hamstring) Out for Week 12

Even after 10 days of rest and work with trainers, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will miss Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers due to a hamstring strain. The team ruled out Smith-Schuster on Friday, meaning fantasy owners now may have to consider Smith-Schuster questionable for Week 13 for the time being.

Antonio Brown is locked in as the primary pass catcher in this offense, but Smith-Schuster's absence should open up the door for Martavis Bryant to take on a role he once held. Bryant, who battled issues with poor quarterback play, a team-imposed suspension and his own struggles, now will have the chance to be Pittsburgh's second weapon in the passing game.

While Bryant is still difficult to trust beyond a risk-reward WR3 in season-long leagues, he is a DFS option this week. Ben Roethlisberger is historically great at home in primetime games and a Sunday Night Football matchup against the Green Bay Packers secondary is perfect for Bryant as an upside play who just needs one deep ball to post a 12-plus point performance.

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