player-picture
  • WR
  • Diontae Johnson

  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Age25
  • CollegeToledo
  • DraftedRD 3, PK 66 (2019)
Height5-10
Weight183

Preseason

Player Rankings
Overall Rank #50
High Overall Rank #35
Low Overall Rank #83
WR Rank #21
High WR Rank #10
Low WR Rank #48

Diontae Johnson is a frustrating player. On one hand, Johnson has speed and playmaking ability to turn in "wow" plays regularly. On the other hand, Johnson led the league in drops (15) and can let passes hit the dirt because he's thinking about running after the catch before securing the ball. Johnson's 144 targets ranked eighth in the NFL, but his 61.5 receiving yards per game ranked 30th. He has a ton of talent, and that's easy to see on the field. The concentration problem needs to be cleaned up before he can play up to his potential. Johnson posted 88 catches for 923 yards with seven touchdowns in 2020, all career highs for the then second-year player. Now, entering year three, Johnson needs to clean up the little things with his game - mainly those drops. If he does that, then his first 1,000-yard season is well within reach. They kept the band together this offseason with Ben Roethlisberger coming back for one (last?) year and JuJu Smith-Schuster stayed despite being an unrestricted free agent. If the team takes a more run-heavy approach, which may not be a bad idea with an aging and declining Roethlisberger, that will negatively impact the receivers on the roster. Johnson should be considered a low-end WR2 or WR3/flex option at this point in his career, but upside is there to be more in the future.

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Diontae Johnson's percentile rank in each category, among s with more than 50 fantasy points.

Week Matchup
1 @ Buffalo Bills
2 vs Las Vegas Raiders
3 vs Cincinnati Bengals
4 @ Green Bay Packers
5 vs Denver Broncos
6 vs Seattle Seahawks
7 Bye Week
8 @ Cleveland Browns
9 vs Chicago Bears
10 vs Detroit Lions
11 @ Los Angeles Chargers
12 @ Cincinnati Bengals
13 vs Baltimore Ravens
14 @ Minnesota Vikings
15 vs Tennessee Titans
16 @ Kansas City Chiefs
17 vs Cleveland Browns
18 @ Baltimore Ravens
YR TM G RSH RushYD RushTD TGT REC RecYD Y/Rec RecTD Rank VBD ADP
2019 PIT 16 4 41 0 92 59 680 11.5 5 42
2020 PIT 15 3 15 0 144 88 924 10.5 7 24 10 38
2021 PIT 1 0 0 0 10 5 36 7.2 1 39 22
Total 32 7 56 0 246 152 1640 10.8 13 10
YR WK OPP oSNAP RSH YD TD TARG REC YD TD
2021 1 BUF 44 0 0 0 10 5 36 1
2021 BUF 44 0 0 0 10 5 36 1
2020 1 NYG 55 0 0 0 10 6 57 0
2020 2 DEN 54 0 0 0 13 8 92 1
2020 3 HOU 19 1 9 0 2 0 0 0
2020 5 PHI 6 0 0 0 1 1 -2 0
2020 6 CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 7 TEN 59 0 0 0 15 9 80 2
2020 8 BAL 41 0 0 0 3 1 6 0
2020 9 DAL 59 1 4 0 10 6 77 0
2020 10 CIN 63 0 0 0 11 6 116 1
2020 11 JAX 60 0 0 0 16 12 111 0
2020 12 BAL 65 0 0 0 13 8 46 0
2020 13 WAS 57 0 0 0 12 8 71 1
2020 14 BUF 28 0 0 0 7 4 40 0
2020 15 CIN 53 0 0 0 13 8 59 1
2020 16 IND 56 1 2 0 14 8 75 1
2020 17 CLE 58 0 0 0 4 3 96 0
2020 CLE 733 3 15 0 144 88 924 7
2019 1 NE 25 0 0 0 5 3 25 0
2019 2 SEA 27 0 0 0 4 1 17 0
2019 3 SF 42 1 6 0 6 3 52 1
2019 4 CIN 37 0 0 0 6 6 77 1
2019 5 BAL 55 0 0 0 8 5 27 0
2019 6 LAC 42 0 0 0 2 2 14 0
2019 8 MIA 34 0 0 0 7 5 84 1
2019 9 IND 43 1 2 0 2 1 3 0
2019 10 LAR 53 0 0 0 6 4 64 0
2019 11 CLE 38 0 0 0 4 2 17 0
2019 12 CIN 50 0 0 0 6 3 29 0
2019 13 CLE 40 1 17 0 5 1 14 0
2019 14 ARI 42 1 16 0 8 6 60 1
2019 15 BUF 44 0 0 0 7 5 62 0
2019 16 NYJ 56 0 0 0 9 8 81 1
2019 17 BAL 39 0 0 0 7 4 54 0
2019 BAL 667 4 41 0 92 59 680 5
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