Posted: 6/25/2020 3:01 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (hernia) has resumed running and working out.
Posted: 6/08/2020 9:17 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson forced 18 missed tackles during the 2019 season, which tied for second in the NFL.
Huddle Up: The Steelers struggled at quarterback last season, but Johnson still finished with 680 yards and five touchdowns. He is on track to be the No. 2 receiver for the Steelers this upcoming season and should be able to improve his stats with Ben Roethlisberger back from injury. Johnson has the chance to be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 6/06/2020 2:07 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson might not see much of an increase in his numbers in his second season because of the additions of TE Eric Ebron and WR Chase Claypool, in the opinion of Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Huddle Up: Johnson finished his rookie campaign with 59 catches for 680 yards and five touchdowns, but while Pittsburgh's passing attack will have more mouths to feed in 2020, a healthy Ben Roethlisberger would go a long way to boosting the numbers of the entire offense. Johnson is worth grabbing in the later rounds in case he emerges as the No. 2 option.
Posted: 5/27/2020 8:38 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (groin) said he played most of the 2019 season with a groin injury and had to undergo surgery in February to repair the injury. He has not received full clearance to train at this point but hopes to be cleared in a few days.
Huddle Up: Johnson finished his rookie season with 680 yards and five touchdowns despite the injury and likely will be one of the starting receivers for the Steelers in 2020. He likely will be selected in all fantasy drafts but will not be a weekly starting option.
Posted: 5/24/2020 11:21 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson tallied 23 catches over the final four weeks of 2019 - good for the eighth-best total by a wide receiver in that span.
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.