JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Dynasty Value | Fantasy Outlook, Ranking, and More

Once regarded as the top dynasty fantasy football WR, how should managers now view New England Patriots WR JuJu Smith-Schuster going into 2024?

It wasn’t that long ago that New England Patriots WR JuJu Smith-Schuster was widely regarded as the WR1 overall in dynasty rankings after a productive season alongside former WR Antonio Brown.

Fast forward several seasons, and Smith-Schuster’s production has fallen off a cliff. Is there hope that he can rebound to being a viable fantasy starter? Is it time to completely move on in dynasty fantasy football?

JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Dynasty Outlook

Back in 2018, Smith-Schuster put up dominant numbers that led to a WR8 overall fantasy finish. Subsequently, he was a hot commodity in dynasty that offseason.

With QB Ben Roethlisberger, alongside Brown, the second-year wideout saw 166 targets that he turned into 111 receptions for 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns. Unfortunately, JuJu’s production tailed off the season immediately after, and it has yet to rebound anywhere close since that point.

In the five seasons since 2018, Smith-Schuster has yet to cross over 1,000 receiving yards again. He’s totaled just 13 touchdowns over that time frame.

Injuries have certainly played a part in JuJu’s fall from grace, but it seems as though the best days are behind the talented receiver. Even after a productive year in Kansas City in 2022, in which Smith-Schuster and his camp parlayed into a three-year contract in free agency, his dynasty ranking didn’t move all that much.

He’s tied to New England for the foreseeable future — JuJu’s slated to hit free agency again in 2026 — and the Patriots are going through a major organizational overhaul this offseason.

The only hope for Smith-Schuster to bounce back and be a viable Flex option again is if New England invests in one of the highly-anticipated QB prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Players like LSU QB Jayden Daniels or North Carolina QB Drake Maye could potentially be there for the Patriots at No. 3, which would be a massive upgrade over Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe.

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Smith-Schuster is at absolute rock bottom right now in the dynasty rankings, so there should seemingly be nowhere to go but up, right?

If you’re in a deep dynasty league, he’s worth stashing due to the possibility of a QB upgrade coming … otherwise, things are looking bleak for the now 28-year-old target.

Smith-Schuster’s Dynasty Ranking

Where does Smith-Schuster land in the dynasty WR landscape going into the 2024 offseason? Here are Kyle Yates’ latest rankings, featuring where Smith-Schuster lands in comparison to other top names at the position. 

1) Justin Jefferson | MIN
2) Ja’Marr Chase | CIN
3) CeeDee Lamb | DAL
4) Amon-Ra St. Brown | DET
5) A.J. Brown | PHI
6) Garrett Wilson | NYJ
7) Tyreek Hill | MIA
8) Puka Nacua | LAR
9) Marvin Harrison Jr. | FA
10) Chris Olave | NO
11) Malik Nabers | FA
12) Jaylen Waddle | MIA
13) Brandon Aiyuk | SF
14) DeVonta Smith | PHI
15) Michael Pittman Jr. | IND
16) DJ Moore | CHI
17) DK Metcalf | SEA
18) Rome Odunze | FA
19) Tee Higgins | CIN
20) Nico Collins | HOU
21) Drake London | ATL
22) Rashee Rice | KC
23) Zay Flowers | BAL
24) Jaxon Smith-Njigba | SEA
25) Jordan Addison | MIN

26) Tank Dell | HOU
27) Jayden Reed | GB
28) Stefon Diggs | BUF
29) Deebo Samuel | SF
30) Davante Adams | LV
31) Cooper Kupp | LAR
32) George Pickens | PIT
33) Mike Evans | TB
34) Amari Cooper | CLE
35) Chris Godwin | TB
36) Christian Kirk | JAX
37) Keenan Allen | LAC
38) Terry McLaurin | WAS
39) Diontae Johnson | PIT
40) Christian Watson | GB
41) Calvin Ridley | JAX
42) Josh Downs | IND
43) Marquise Brown | ARI
44) Courtland Sutton | DEN
45) Jameson Williams | DET
46) Jahan Dotson | WAS
47) DeAndre Hopkins | TEN
48) Gabe Davis | BUF
49) Elijah Moore | CLE
50) Jerry Jeudy | DEN

51) Jakobi Meyers | LV
52) Romeo Doubs | GB
53) Michael Wilson | ARI
54) Tyler Lockett | SEA
55) Mike Williams | LAC
56) Quentin Johnston | LAC
57) Marvin Mims Jr. | DEN
58) Treylon Burks | TEN
59) Rashid Shaheed | NO
60) Jonathan Mingo | CAR
61) Brandin Cooks | DAL
62) Khalil Shakir | BUF
63) Jalin Hyatt | NYG
64) Wan’Dale Robinson | NYG
65) Joshua Palmer | LAC
66) Dontayvion Wicks | GB
67) Rashod Bateman | BAL
68) Adam Thielen | CAR
69) DeMario Douglas | NE
70) Zay Jones | JAX
71) Tyler Boyd | CIN
72) Cedric Tillman | CLE
73) Curtis Samuel | WAS
74) Darnell Mooney | CHI
75) Rondale Moore | ARI

76) Alec Pierce | IND
77) Kadarius Toney | KC
78) Michael Thomas | NO
79) Odell Beckham Jr. | BAL
80) DJ Chark | CAR
81) K.J. Osborn | MIN
82) Trey Palmer | TB
83) JuJu Smith-Schuster | NE
84) Michael Gallup | DAL
85) Skyy Moore | KC
86) Noah Brown | HOU
87) Darius Slayton | NYG
88) John Metchie III | HOU
89) A.T. Perry | NO
90) Tutu Atwell | LAR
91) Donovan Peoples-Jones | DET
92) Tyler Scott | CHI
93) Parker Washington | JAX
94) Allen Lazard | NYJ
95) Xavier Hutchinson | HOU
96) Hunter Renfrow | LV
97) Andrei Iosivas | CIN
98) Tyquan Thornton | NE
99) Kendrick Bourne | NE
100) Josh Reynolds | DET

Should You Trade Smith-Schuster in Dynasty?

Are you considering trading Smith-Schuster? Our PFN Trade Analyzer allows you to find the best trades to make in seconds!

If you’ve held onto Smith-Schuster this entire time, you’re most likely playing in an incredibly deep dynasty league. He’s done next to nothing over the past several seasons, and he’s far from reliable with his injury history, which means that he’s simply taking up space on your bench.

No one is going to go out and trade for JuJu at this point in his career. If you’re in a shallower league and there are better options on the waiver wire for you to go after, he can be let go of and simply monitored to see if New England upgrades at QB.

MORE: PFN’s Consensus Dynasty Rankings

If you’re looking to build out some of your dynasty depth, Smith-Schuster is a fine option to go after for a 2025 fourth-round rookie pick. If he gets a solid QB prospect — or New England finds a solid veteran in free agency this offseason — we could see JuJu’s value rise.

Otherwise, his best days are most likely behind him, and he can sit out there on your league’s waiver wire (even in dynasty) without anyone truly questioning whether or not he should be a priority pickup.

With the fantasy football season behind us, why not start preparing for your rookie drafts with our dynasty rookie rankings? Additionally, as you look to improve your team heading into 2024, our dynasty trade calculator can help you find the perfect deal to boost your championship chances.

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