Posted: 2/13/2020 11:10 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (hernia) recently underwent sports hernia surgery, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Thursday, Feb. 13.
Huddle Up: Johnson should again be the Steelers' No. 3 receiver in 2020, behind JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington. He caught a total of 59 passes for 680 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie in 2019 and will look to take a step forward while working with QB Ben Roethlisberger. He can be a good addition in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Posted: 1/05/2020 2:40 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson led all rookies with 59 receptions this season, finishing with 680 receiving yards and five scores.
Huddle Up: Johnson turned in a solid rookie campaign, and another year of experience combined with a healthy Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback could lead to bigger and better things in 2020. Best-case scenario, Johnson becomes the unquestioned No. 2 option behind JuJu Smith-Schuster and a WR3 for fantasy owners.
Posted: 12/22/2019 9:32 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Diontae Johnson registered eight grabs for 81 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the New York Jets on nine targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson is that guy who has stepped up as the season has gone on, a much-needed secondary option to Juju Smith-Schuster. That's promising heading into 2020, as Johnson looks like he could be an effective fantasy option going forward.
Posted: 12/16/2019 8:02 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson caught five of his seven targets for 62 yards in Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills. He also fumbled twice, losing one of them.
Huddle Up: Johnson wasn't quite able to match his spectacular fantasy performance from Week 14, but he continues to show why the Steelers love his upside. That upside is going to be capped for as long as Devlin Hodges or Mason Rudolph are throwing him the ball, and it will certainly take a hit if/when JuJu Smith-Schuster is able to return to action. With that said, he's worth considering as a flex option if Smith-Schuster (knee) cannot go again in Week 16 versus the New York Jets.
Posted: 12/09/2019 3:16 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson caught six passes for 60 yards and touchdown, returned a punt for touchdown and rushed once for 16 yards in a 23-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14.
Huddle Up: Johnson erupted after a few quiet weeks, and despite some big-play upside, he will be tough to trust with the fantasy playoffs about to begin in most leagues.
Posted: 12/06/2019 8:18 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Johnson should be in the starting lineup with JuJu Smith-Schuster and will see a handful of targets in the passing game. He could be a flex option in some deeper leagues but is not a must-start option.
Posted: 12/05/2019 9:17 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been held to under in 30 yards in four of the last five games and can be avoided in most fantasy leagues even though he has been targeted 21 times over the last four games.
Posted: 12/04/2019 9:17 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (illness) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Johnson caught just one of his five targets from QB Devlin Hodges last week. He was one of Mason Rudolph's favorite targets, but he's likely to see some regression with the Steelers' third-string QB under center.
Posted: 11/25/2019 1:39 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson managed three receptions for 29 yards on six targets in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Johnson didn't do much with his opportunity with JuJu Smith-Schuster on the shelf. In fact, it was James Washington who showed out with the biggest play of the game. Johnson should only be used in the deepest of fantasy formats at this point. The Steelers host the Browns in Week 13.
Posted: 11/24/2019 4:14 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (concussion) has been cleared by doctors to play in the Week 12 game.
Huddle Up: He likely will be one of the starting receivers with JuJu Smith-Schuster out and should see a decent amount of targets in the passing game. He can be considered a flex option in some leagues.