With Antonio Brown no longer in Pittsburgh, it is time for JuJu Smith-Schuster to not only perform as, but serve as the team’s top wide receiver. After being the team’s offensive MVP in 2018, Smith-Schuster has even larger expectations in 2019. Last season, he would have had the more productive fantasy season if Brown didn’t nearly double his touchdown output. Smith-Schuster caught 111 passes for 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games last season. He was a top 10 wide receiver in PPR formats last season, but fantasy owners everywhere have their eyes set on a top seven, or perhaps even a top 5 campaign for the alpha receiver in the Steel City.

Let’s not undermine just how statistically significant Smith-Schuster was in 2018. Check out his ranks amongst all wide receivers in the National Football League last season.


Even the most casual football fan could tell you that the loss of Brown opens the door for more production for the third-year receiver, but will it be...