Posted: 2/15/2021 1:09 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson's 144 targets ranked eighth in the NFL, but his 61.5 receiving yards per game ranked 30th.
Huddle Up: Issues with drops didn't help his disparity between targets and yards, but there is a good chance that Johnson enters 2021 as Pittsburgh's No. 1 receiver. As long as the quarterback situation remains stable, WR2 production is more than possible.
Posted: 2/09/2021 12:04 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson was charged with a league-high 15 drops in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: In Johnson's defense, nearly half of his drops (seven) came during a three-game period from Week 12 to Week 14. Johnson's star is clearly on the rise and should remain that way as long as Pittsburgh has someone competent throwing him the ball. The 24-year-old can make a strong case to be considered a low-end WR1 in fantasy next season.
Posted: 1/01/2021 10:26 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, but is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: The Steelers will be holding out several of their players for Week 17, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list to see if Johnson sits out. He would be playing with Mason Rudolph if he is active for the game and can be avoided if better alternatives are available.
Posted: 12/28/2020 12:29 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson ended up with eight catches, 75 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Johnson has had some issues with drops this season, but he was solid in the past two when it matters most for fantasy owners. He has 16 grabs for 134 yards and two scores on 27 targets over the past two games. He'll look to keep up the good work in Week 17 at Cleveland.
Posted: 12/22/2020 4:35 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson registered game highs with eight receptions, 59 yards and 13 targets in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals while scoring a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Johnson, who has had plenty of difficulty with drops lately, put in some extra practice before the game and it paid off. He has scored in two of the past three games, and he has four or more receptions in each of his past seven outings. Despite his recent drops, he remains a solid WR3 or flex fantasy option in most formats heading into Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Posted: 12/14/2020 7:32 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson hauled in four of his seven targets for 40 yards in Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: True to his word about not putting up with the dropped passes that have riddled the Steelers in recent weeks, head coach Mike Tomlin benched Johnson for most of the first half after two early drops. Johnson returned after the break with three receptions and still managed to tie for the team lead in targets despite missing so much time. Tomlin has no choice but to give his talented playmaker another chance to make good, and Johnson will have the matchup to reward that faith in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Posted: 12/08/2020 3:01 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson caught eight passes for 71 yards and one touchdown against the Washington Football Team in Week 13. He was targeted 12 times during the game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been targeted at least 10 times in each of the last five times and will continue to be a main option in the passing game as long as he is healthy. He should be a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/03/2020 12:41 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson dropped several passes Wednesday, Dec. 2, against the Baltimore Ravens and came away with eight receptions for 46 yards on 13 targets.
Huddle Up: It could have been a much better day for Johnson, who likely left fantasy managers bold enough to start him frustrated. He was QB Ben Roethlisberger's top target on the day, but both TE Eric Ebron and WR Chase Claypool came away with more yards.
Posted: 11/23/2020 3:11 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson registered 12 receptions for 111 yards in the Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Johnson has 10 or more targets in six of his seven games when he has played 70 percent or more offensive snaps. He has emerged as a must-start fantasy option for the unbeaten Steelers, who have an embarrassment of riches at the receiver position right now. Pittsburgh hosts the Ravens in Week 12 on Thanksgiving night.
Posted: 11/16/2020 8:33 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson caught six passes for 116 yards and a touchdown in a 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Nov. 15. Johnson was targeted 11 times.
Huddle Up: Johnson led Pittsburgh in receiving yards Sunday, passing the century mark for the first time this season. The second-year pro has shaken off some early-season injury issues to post solid numbers in three of his last four games. While he's not as celebrated as Smith-Schuster or Claypool, Johnson offers similar weekly value in the low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 area.