Pittsburgh Steelers stat predictions for the 2020 NFL season
96 catches, 140 targets, 1,203 receiving yards, 7 TD, 12.5 yards per catch, 68.5 percent catch rate
JuJu Smith-Schuster may have already seen the best statistical season that he will ever have in his career. After all, a 111/1,426/7 stat line is not easy to come by. Though he is still very young, he may not have quite the same opportunities moving forward.
Antonio Brown is out of the picture, but Ben has an arsenal of weapons at his disposal. While JuJu could still be one of the most targeted receivers in the league in 2020, players like Diontae Johnson James Washington, Eric Ebron, and Chase Claypool could cause Roethlisberger to spread the ball out more than he did in 2018.
Still, I have JuJu receiving 140 looks through the air and averaging a modest 12.5 yards per reception. With three receivers that can now play on the outside for the Steelers, it’s possible that JuJu could see an even higher percentage of snaps from the slot – likely capping his yards per reception this year.
This could be Smith-Schuster’s last season in Pittsburgh, but it’s likely to be a productive one if he can stay on the field.