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With Tyreek Hill out the door, JuJu Smith-Schuster was signed in free agency to help replace the elite wideout’s impact. Smith-Schuster hasn’t produced at that level by any means, but he had a highly respectable 78 catches for 933 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season. Keep an eye on the injury report as JuJu left last week’s game with an injury.
In this article, I’ll break down some of the player props available in Super Bowl LVII for JuJu Smith-Schuster. Be sure to use the player prop search tool above to make sure you’re betting these props at the best available odds. In addition, check out the rest of the site and YouTube channel for more player prop coverage. Let’s get to work.
JuJu Smith-Schuster Over/Under 37.5 Receiving Yards
The production just hasn’t been there for JuJu Smith-Schuster lately. Last week was excusable with the injury, but it was part of a five-week stretch where he has finished with under 30 receiving yards. Over the first eight weeks of the season, he had 40+ receiving yards in six games and 70+ in five so this downturn has been surprising.
However, this is a matchup that I think JuJu can have a lot of success with. The Eagles have played a majority of zone defense this season, and if they do that on Sunday, JuJu will be the guy to look out for. He’s been the Chiefs’ best receiver against zone with an 83.9% catch rate and 2.12 yards per route run that lead the team.
Smith-Schuster will also see a fair amount of coverage from Avonte Maddox in the slot as 41.9% of his passing down snaps have come from the slot this season. Maddox was PFF’s 66th-graded cornerback out of qualified players in zone coverage, and he was middle of the pack ranking 21st out of 47 qualified slot corners with a 90.2 passer rating allowed.
The Verdict: Lean Over 37.5 Receiving Yards
JuJu Smith-Schuster Over/Under 3.5 Receptions
Like I mentioned above, the biggest question for JuJu Smith-Schuster entering this game is the injury. However, he gets a $1 million dollar bonus if he plays 50+% of snaps and the Chiefs win, so I find it difficult to believe he’ll miss this game. That, and it’s the Super Bowl.
Last week’s game is difficult to draw conclusions from, but in the Divisional Round game against the Jaguars, JuJu had just two targets. Compare that to a whopping 17 for Travis Kelce and seven for Kadarius Toney. Over his final eight games of the regular season, JuJu had just two games with more than four targets.
The discrepancy in the odds on this prop are fascinating. Right now, you can get over 3.5 receptions at +100 odds on DraftKings and -123 odds on Caesars. Meanwhile, you can get under 3.5 receptions at -130 odds on DraftKings and -111 odds on Caesars. That’s a huge swing, so be sure you’re playing either side at the best number if you choose to do so.
The Verdict: Lean Over 3.5 Receptions
JuJu Smith-Schuster Anytime Touchdown Scorer
I see this as a game where JuJu Smith-Schuster can find some success for all of the reasons listed above, so I’m intrigued by his touchdown prop. However, he has only scored three times all season and hasn’t scored since the team’s Week 14 matchup against the Broncos.
Still, Smith-Schuster is tied for second on the team with 15 red zone targets, good for a 14% share of the offense. Of course, Travis Kelce is the lead player in that area with 28 red zone targets. The Chiefs’ offense distributes red-zone work as widely as any offense in the league outside of Kelce.
Ultimately, I don’t see quite enough value in JuJu’s touchdown prop to make it an isolated play. The best number you can get is +330 on FanDuel, and with only three touchdowns in 18 games this season, I don’t see enough value at that number. However, if you want to include it in a SGP, I’m all for it.
The Verdict: Lean No