Is JuJu Smith-Schuster playing Monday night? Fantasy injury update for Raiders-Chiefs Monday Night Football – Sporting News

  • October 11, 2022

Nothing is worse than a starting fantasy football player being “questionable” going into Monday Night Football, but that’s the situation with JuJu Smith-Schuster ahead of the Raiders-Chiefs AFC West showdown. Fortunately, there are plenty of widely available pivots if JuJu’s injury keeps him out, but fantasy owners will still need to check for the latest updates before making that final start ’em, sit ’em decision of Week 5.
We’ll continue to update this article with news on Smith-Schuster up until the official active/inactive report comes out on Monday around 6:45 p.m. ET.
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UPDATE: NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday afternoon that Smith-Schuster is expected to play against Las Vegas.
UPDATE 2: Smith-Schuster is officially ACTIVE.
Smith-Schuster (quad, hamstring) was a bit of a surprise “questionable” after getting in two full practices followed by a limited session on Saturday. Coach Andy Reid said Saturday that he thinks Smith-Schuster “will be fine.”
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JuJu has seen eight targets in three of four games this season, catching 19 passes for 224 yards. He’s yet to score, but clearly, he has a decent floor in PPR leagues. Against the Raiders, who entered Week 5 allowing the 11th-most fantasy points to WRs, Smith-Schuster is in a good spot to produce WR3 numbers.
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If you waited for Smith-Schuster, he should be in there in this favorable matchup, but it still doesn’t hurt to grab a potential pivot like Mack Hollins, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mecole Hardman, or even Skyy Moore, who would see a lot more snaps if Smith-Schuster is out. Any of those wide receivers have similar ceilings in what should be a high-scoring game. Their respective floors are all lower, especially in PPR leagues, but one big play is all it takes for them to pay off.

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