Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has inked an endorsement deal with Yahoo! fantasy sports, and as part of his television commercial, drafted himself in a fantasy league.
In the commercial, Smith-Schuster picked himself No. 3 overall, despite his average draft position in Yahoo! leagues putting him in the ninth round.
NFL players are not allowed to play in fantasy football games with more than $250 in prizes, according to league rules. Smith-Schuster said if he was going to play for real, he said he’d try to pick some of the NFL’s top superstars, and also himself.
“I would draft a team full of my teammates if I could, but I know that’s probably not the best team if you’re trying to win a fantasy league,” he said through a publicist. “If I were playing to win, I’d go with (Pat) Mahomes at QB, CMC (Christian McCaffery) and Najee (Harris) at RB, D Hop (DeAndre Hopkins) and Mike Evans at WR, and (Travis) Kelce at TE. Got to add myself in too, of course, somewhere there. Steelers Defense to round it out.”
Here’s the full commercial: