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.
Posted: 11/09/2020 7:24 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson caught six of his 10 targets for 77 yards in Week 9 in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been money for fantasy owners when he has been able to finish a game and avoid injury. This was one of those days. Johnson has attracted at least 10 targets in each of his four "healthy" games and a total of six in his three early exits. The durability issue makes him more of a WR2 from a consistency standpoint, but he has obvious WR1 upside. Assume more of the same in Week 10 versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
Posted: 10/30/2020 9:45 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.
Huddle Up: Johnson has dealt with various injuries this season but has played well when he has been on the field. He should continue to be a focal point in the passing game and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.