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Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Draft: 2019 Round 3 (2)
College: Toledo
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 183 DOB: 1996-00-00 Age: 24
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#40 4 9.05

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2019 PIT 16 92 59 680 11.5 5 4 41 10.3 0 102.1 6.4
2020 PIT 4 26 15 147 9.8 1 1 9 9.0 0 21.6 5.4
2020 (Projected) PIT     58 734 12.7 5 5 35 7.0 0 106.9  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
If JuJu was a major disappointment, then the rookie 3rd rounder from Toledo was a major surprise. Johnson ended up leading the Steelers in receptions and touchdowns , while being a consistent playmaker for the team. He had at least 50 receiving yards in half of his games, and more impressive was his four-game stretch to end the season. During Weeks 14-17, Johnson averaged 6 receptions for nearly 65 yards per game, while sprinkling in two touchdowns. Those 23 receptions were his most during any four-game stretch of his first season, and showed that when given the opportunity, Johnson can deliver as a go-to receiver. With the healthy return of Roethlisberger to take advantage of all levels of the field (something Rudolph and Hodges couldn't do) and Smith-Schuster to absorb defensive attention, Johnson is a great bet to build off his debut season as an upside WR3 pick.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR2WR2 Diontae Johnson
WR3WR4 Chase Claypool
WR4WR3 James Washington
WR5WR5 Ray-Ray McCloud
WR6WR6 Deon Cain
Steelers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Diontae Johnson out for Week 6, back injury
Fire up Chase Claypool
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 16, 2:38 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Diontae Johnson, who hurt his back on a punt return against the Eagles, was a limited participant in practice on Thursday, and appeared to be trending toward playing. He didn't practice Friday per the injury report, and will miss his first full game Sunday. (Brooke Pryor on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Those who landed Chase Claypool on the waiver this week will certainly be ecstatic about getting him in their lineup after his 4-TD performance last week against the Eagles. Johnson left early in Week 5 with a back injury. The Browns have struggled against the pass, ranking 30th at 296.4 yards per game. Only Atlanta and New Orleans have allowed more TD passes. Cleveland has given up the 2nd most fantasy points to wide receivers.


Diontae Johnson's Week 6 status in the air
Suffered back injury in Week 5
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 12, 7:00 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
The Steelers also remain hopeful that wide receiver Diontae Johnson will be available. Johnson took a helmet to the back in the first half against the Eagles and did not return. (DKPittsburghSports - Dale Lolley)

FFToday's Take: While Johnson's exit wasn't exactly the reason Chase Claypool had a day for the ages, it certainly didn't hurt either. Johnson has left the field early in each of his last two games, leaving his fantasy owners with little to show for their WR2 or WR3 spot each time. Claypool's emergence may end up making this receiving corps frustrating for fantasy purposes, but there is no doubt it will be capable of supporting multiple receivers most weeks. Although it comes with some risk, Johnson should be considered a solid buy-low.


Injury Diontae Johnson dealing with "lingering" toe issue
Steelers No. 2 WR will be limited in practice this week
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Wed Sep 23, 10:25 am

Pittburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) on Twitter: "Tyson Alualu has a knee contusion. Bud Dupree has a shoulder injury and Diontae Johnson has a lingering toe injury. All might be limited in practice this week." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: While the Bud Dupree injury bodes well for DeShaun Watson and Texans offense this week, the Diontae Johnson news definitely could make the Steelers passing game a bit less attractive, considering how much Ben Roethisberger has been leaning on Johnson as the possession receiver. Perhaps we'll see more targets for James Washington this week.


Injury Diontae Johnson misses fifth straight practice
Reportedly dealing with a calf strain
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 24, 4:40 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson missed a fifth consecutive practice with what is reportedly a calf issue Monday, Aug. 24. (DKPittsburghSports - Dale Lolley)

FFToday's Take: The team isn't required to produce an injury report, so the exact nature of his injury remains a bit of a mystery. Regardless, his absence is costing him valuable reps with Ben Roethlisberger - something he didn't get a lot last season when the quarterback went down for the season in Week 2. Johnson's pursuit of a Year 2 breakout shouldn't be set back too much if he can return soon, and he's still very much considering as a low-end WR3 with significant upside in 2020.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NYG W 26-16 10 6 57 9.5 0 0 0 - 0 5.7
2 DEN W 26-21 13 8 92 11.5 1 0 0 - 0 15.2
3 HOU W 28-21 2 0 0 - 0 1 9 9.0 0 0.9
5 PHI W 38-29 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 0 - 0 -0.2

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NE L 3-33 5 3 25 8.3 0 0 0 - 0 2.5
2 SEA L 26-28 4 1 17 17.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
3 at SF L 20-24 6 3 52 17.3 1 1 6 6.0 0 11.8
4 CIN W 27-3 6 6 77 12.8 1 0 0 - 0 13.7
5 BAL L 23-26 8 5 27 5.4 0 0 0 - 0 2.7
6 at LAC W 24-17 2 2 14 7.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
8 MIA W 27-14 7 5 84 16.8 1 0 0 - 0 14.4
9 IND W 26-24 2 1 3 3.0 0 1 2 2.0 0 0.5
10 LAR W 17-12 6 4 64 16.0 0 0 0 - 0 6.4
11 at CLE L 7-21 4 2 17 8.5 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
12 at CIN W 16-10 6 3 29 9.7 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
13 CLE W 20-13 5 1 14 14.0 0 1 17 17.0 0 3.1
14 at ARI W 23-17 8 6 60 10.0 1 1 16 16.0 0 13.6
15 BUF L 10-17 7 5 62 12.4 0 0 0 - 0 6.2
16 at NYJ L 10-16 9 8 81 10.1 1 0 0 - 0 14.1
17 at BAL L 10-28 7 4 54 13.5 0 0 0 - 0 5.4

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