Posted: 9/21/2021 9:28 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (knee) is 'looking better, not to be confused with great,' according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
Huddle Up: Fantasy managers love nothing more than non-update updates. What Tomlin is likely saying here is that he is able to walk and maybe even jog but is probably not ready to plant and cut yet. Johnson's practice availability figures to be limited at best all week, so it would be wise for fantasy managers to make alternative plans this week. James Washington would be the next man up for Pittsburgh, although he would be hard to start in fantasy if Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral) is less than 100 percent.
Posted: 9/20/2021 4:48 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (knee) didn't suffer a long-term injury, according to a source. Johnson's status for next week is to be determined, though.
Huddle Up: Keep tabs on him throughout the week as the WR3 could draw a questionable tag.
Posted: 9/19/2021 10:29 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 2 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should know more about Johnson's status later in the week. James Washington likely would see more playing time if Johnson is sidelined for an extended period of time but would not be a starting option most weeks.
Posted: 9/19/2021 9:44 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (lower body) suffered an apparent lower-body injury on the final play of the Week 2 game against the Las Vegas Raiders, and he was helped off the field by two members of the training staff.
Huddle Up: It isn't certain what Johnson's injury is, although there is speculation he suffered a knee ailment. Once the Steelers offer a definitive injury and update, we'll pass it along to you. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool would benefit if Johnson is forced to miss time.
Posted: 9/13/2021 12:59 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (leg) left the Week 1 game briefly in the first quarter after suffering an apparent right leg injury. He came back in the second quarter.
Huddle Up: Johnson came back, and everything appears fine, but it's something to keep an eye on. Johnson had a 5-36-1 line on 10 targets in the season opener and is somewhere between a WR2 and WR3.
Posted: 7/03/2021 5:33 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson is among the players veteran NFL analyst Gil Brandt 'guarantees' will perform better in 2021.
Huddle Up: Johnson did catch 88 passes for 923 yards and seven TDs in 2020 to finish 21st among wideouts in total PPR points, but missed on even more production due to a league-high 14 drops. Expect a better catch percentage and another low-end WR2 season as the best fantasy bet among the Steelers' talented WR corps.
Posted: 2/15/2021 1:09 am GMT
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 GMT
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 GMT
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 GMT
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.