Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Juju Smith-Schuster, WR, PIT - Roethlisberger’s advantage over defenses might have just gotten unfair with the sudden blossoming of Chase Claypool. No other team can match the Steelers’ variety and quality of talent 1-4 at wide receiver with Smith-Schuster a sleeping giant. It might be difficult to predict the hit week-to-week with Claypool’s demonstrated ceiling keeping him in lineups every week, but all of them converge in Roethlisberger, who would have had a much larger game last week if Cleveland had made it competitive in the second half. Smith-Schuster has demonstrated multiscore upside this year, and if defenses start to distort to guard against Claypool winning over the top, that will open up more of the middle of the field for Smith-Schuster. Smith-Schuster is also the most likely Steelers to hit on an extended play by Roethlisberger. There’s no guarantee Smith-Schuster will come out of the doldrums, but you could feel the mass consciousness reach a point of frustration last week, making him more available in dynasty leagues than he has ever been. The schedule creates a runway for the Steelers passing game, save for a tough draw against Baltimore next week and in Week 11. Dallas, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Washington, Buffalo, and Cincinnati are the next six non-Raven opponents.
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