JuJu Smith-Schuster is on pace for just 66 catches and 918 yards this season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver has been held under 20 yards receiving in three games.
Ben Roethlisberger has been out since Week 2 with an elbow injury, but Mike Tomlin isn't looking at Smith-Schuster solely based on stats.
"I have no issues with how he has handled himself in some of those matchups," Tomlin said. "Statistics might not tell the story because of a lot of things going on around him. I like his work. I like his professionalism. I like how he wins his one-on-ones. Hopefully, it's a catalyst for us getting more traction and consistently moving the ball offensively."