Posted: 11/16/2019 2:42 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (concussion) sustained a concussion in Week 11's game following a hit from Cleveland Browns S Damarious Randall, according to a source. Johnson was bleeding from the ear as he left the game and has been placed in concussion protocol. He will be monitored closely before the team's next game against the Cincinnati Bengals Nov. 24.
Posted: 11/15/2019 3:32 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (head) was carted to the locker room in Week 11 after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Cleveland Browns S Damarious Randall.
Huddle Up: JuJu Smith-Schuster was already ruled out with a concussion, and Johnson likely suffered the same fate. If both players miss time going forward, James Washington would likely become the de facto No. 1 option in the passing game and could be worth a look as a flex option.
Posted: 11/11/2019 7:04 am UTC
Steelers | Diontae Johnson makes four catches in Week 10
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson caught four of his six targets for 64 yards in Week 10 versus the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Among Steelers wideouts, Week 10 belonged to James Washington. However, Johnson paid off as a fantasy start in deeper leagues. While the rookie has been arguably the most consistent receiver for Pittsburgh with Mason Rudolph as the quarterback, he's been very much hit-or-miss since bursting onto the scene in late September. Owners should continue treating him as a low-end WR4 with decent upside, including on a short week in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns.
Posted: 11/03/2019 10:24 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson finished with one catch for just three yards on two targets in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Johnson was touted as a waiver-wire must-have this week by many fantasy talking heads, but he did absolutely nothing in this one. Yuck. The Pittsburgh pass offense has been too inconsistent this season, so it's best to avoid Johnson outside of deeper leagues at this point. The Steelers host the Rams in Week 10.
Posted: 10/29/2019 4:57 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson posted five catches for 84 yards and a 45-yard touchdown in Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins on Monday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: Johnson had a game-changing touchdown at the end of the second quarter on a questionable defensive setup for the Dolphins on third and long with just :17. He is worth a look as a WR4 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Posted: 10/14/2019 4:25 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson had two receptions for 14 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Johnson actually finished second in both receptions and receiving yards Sunday night as the Steelers leaned on the running game. Better days should be ahead for the Steelers passing game, though Johnson is a fringe candidate in most formats.
Posted: 10/08/2019 11:59 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson played 55 offensive snaps in Week 5, matching the number of WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. WR James Washington played just 33 offensive snaps.
Huddle Up: Johnson caught five of a season-high eight targets for 27 yards in the overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He has seen at least six targets in three straight games and had a touchdown in each of his previous two outings. He's a flex option as long as QB Mason Rudolph (concussion) is under center.
Posted: 10/07/2019 1:55 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson caught five of his eight targets for 27 yards in a 26-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Johnson has 11 catches over the last two games after managing just seven catches combined over the first three contests. He seems to be emerging as the No. 2 option in the passing game, and his role could continue to grow. Johnson is worth adding as a bench option.
Posted: 10/01/2019 3:42 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson rolled up six receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: Johnson had the biggest offensive play of the night, hauling in a 43-yard touchdown. Donte Moncrief and James Washington have made runs at the No. 2 receiver job behind Juju Smith-Schuster, but it appears Johnson has taken that ball and run with it. He is worth a look as a WR5 going forward, and he has a little upside to maybe make a move into WR4 territory soon. The Steelers host the Ravens in Week 5.
Posted: 9/23/2019 6:52 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson caught three passes for 52 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 22.
Huddle Up: Johnson caught a 39-yard touchdown as part of a three-catch afternoon and trailed only JuJu Smith-Schuster (seven) in targets (six). He's an interesting speculative addition as Pittsburgh's season starts to look more and more like a rebuilding year where young players are given lots of reps.