Let’s do a fast experiment: I would really like you to say a reputation out loud. Are you prepared? OK, right here is the identify, and keep in mind to enunciate: JuJu.
Did you smile once you stated it? I guess you probably did. It’s arduous to not. It’s a enjoyable identify: JuJu. You realize what else goes to be enjoyable? Having that identify in your fantasy roster the remainder of the season.
Martavis Bryant’s antics left a gap for JuJu Smith-Schuster, and he seized it Sunday night time, hauling in seven passes for 193 yards and a landing — which got here on a ninety seven-yard catch-and-run. He had achieved a very good job of discovering the top zone on restricted touches earlier than this week — three scores on simply 17 catches earlier than Sunday. His efficiency in Detroit will give coach Mike Tomlin little purpose to show again to Bryant when he presumably returns to motion this week.
Bryant was enjoying his means out of enjoying time earlier than complaining about his position and incomes a one-recreation benching by the coach. Now, with JuJu (smile) acting at such a excessive degree, we now have confidence his position is safe even upon Bryant’s return.
However we’re not simply grinning as a result of we like saying the identify JuJu (smile). Once we take a look at the Steelers’ schedule, it’s like a “say cheese” second.
After a Week 9 bye, up subsequent are the Colts, who ranked within the backside 10 in fantasy factors allowed to opposing large receivers headed into Week eight. They usually have proven a weak spot in giving up massive performs. Sunday, they let Bengals operating again Joe Mixon slash and sprint for 60-plus yards. The week earlier than, the Jaguars had three performs of forty-plus yards. The Colts have yielded 9 performs of forty-plus yards this season — tied with the Chiefs for probably the most within the league.
After the Colts come the Titans. That they had the worst fantasy protection vs. vast receivers till just lately. The previous three video games, they’ve corrected some statistical flaws by attending to play Jay Cutler and the Dolphins, Jacoby Brissett and the Colts, and the dynamic Browns duo of DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler. So, name us unconvinced in a resurgent Titans cross protection.
After that, the Packers present one other delicate touchdown. The roughest matchups forward for JuJu (smile) are towards the Bengals and Ravens in Weeks thirteen and 14, and he scored towards each of their earlier conferences this season.
There are also dates with the Patriots, who’ve been carved up by fantasy WRs a lot of the season, and Texans, who have been simply shredded by Russell Wilson.
Oh, and keep in mind that bye week we talked about? Don’t placed on a frowny…