By Mike Hersh
With an impressive year in 2018 JuJu now steps out and becomes the #1 receiver in Pittsburgh. Also given the departure of Antonio Brown and some others spots need to be filled and some need to step up. But none of that is going to be a factor to Juju’ production. Last season JuJu has 1426 receiving yards off of 111 receptions in 16 games. He was averaging 12.6 yards a reception with a total of 89.1 yards a game with 7 touchdowns.
Now a lot of this was due to the double coverage and the best defensive backs on Antonio. I still don’t think that’s going to weigh in on JuJu to still put up those same numbers or even better. With all the adding and subtracting the targets are only going up. The addition with Donte Moncrief and more use of James Washington are only going to help JuJu. Also following the loss of Bell and Jesse James.
Now last year JuJu did only see 24% of the target share which was 166 targets out of 687. With all that said Antonio Brown in the past two years was averaging 165 targets, which means those are going some where. There will definitely be and increase in target share all around, but I think JuJu is first in line.
One last thing I want to touch on is his current adp. JuJu is the 2.06 and averaging about 17th overall, and I think that is right around where he should be. If your taking a strong Rb1 in the first and JuJu could fall to you in the mid or back of the second round that’s a really strong option for your wr1. I believe JuJu is going to have a 1500 yard season with 10 touchdowns, we can’t forget how strong that Steelers offense can be and given who’s throwing the ball there. Which all the positive changes and target share increasing I believe JuJu is going to a stellar fantasy year and should definitely be considered in your lineup.