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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: 25

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 15 144 88 923 10.5 7 3 15 5.0 0 135.8 9.1
2021 PIT 5 50 34 376 11.1 3 1 25 25.0 0 58.1 11.6
2021 (Projected) PIT     88 982 11.2 7 6 33 5.5 0 143.5  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
As I understand it, catching the football is an important skill for the position Diontae Johnson plays and that seemed to be a major issue for a 2nd year wideout from Toledo. Johnson led the NFL with 10 drops last season, often catching heat from his coaches, as he was benched several times for his transgressions. But the Steelers stuck with their young receiver, and he had a monster follow-up to his rookie season as he finished with an 88-923-7 line on a team high 144 targets. Johnson became this team's No.1 option, but with Smith-Schuster returning, Claypool lurking, and the Steelers likely to use more two-tight end sets to support the running game, Johnson is going to find it tough to improve upon his 2020 numbers. The 144 targets which were 6th most in the NFL among receivers will be nearly impossible to replicate, which means the yards and touchdowns will have to increase for Johnson to be more than a mid-tier WR2. As with JuJu, baring a repeat implosion of the backfield and defense, there is just no way the Steelers throw the ball 656 times again. If he can manage to trim the drops down, he did leave a bunch of stats on the field, and his talent and upside should give him a chance to win you a week or two.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Diontae Johnson
WR2WR2 Chase Claypool
WR3WR3 James Washington
WR4WR4 Ray-Ray McCloud
WR5WR5 Cody White
WR6WR6 JuJu Smith-Schuster
Steelers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury JuJu Smith-Schuster expected to land on IR
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 11, 7:31 am

Pittburgh Steelers
Steelers expected to put JuJu Smith-Schuster on injured reserve and are fearful he will miss rest of the season after injuring his shoulder vs Broncos, per sources. (Gerry Dulac on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: JuJu returned to Pittsburgh this season on a one-year deal and will be a free agent at the end of the season. James Washington missed Week 5 with a groin injury. Expect Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool to be the main targets for Ben Roethlisberger moving forward.


Injury Diontae Johnson back at practice, Claypool & JuJu limited
Steelers at Packers in Week 4
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 30, 4:17 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
New injury for the Steelers popped up today: WR Chase Claypool was limited with a hamstring injury. JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) was also limited. WR Diontae Johnson (knee) was upgraded to full participant, as was TJ Watt (groin). (Brooke Pryor on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Johnson missed last week with a knee injury but appears to be on track for Week 4 against the Packers. There's no indication at this time that Claypool or JuJu will miss but we'll m monitor their injury status as the week goes on.


Injury Big Ben in, Diontae Johnson Out
Knee injury for Diontae
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 24, 3:06 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger, as expected, will play vs. the Bengals. Diontae Johnson (knee), Alex Highsmith (groin) and Carlos Davis (knee) will not. (Adam Beasley on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Johnson was hurt on the last play of the game in Week 2 and will now miss the Steelers Week 3 game against the Bengals. That means more work JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool and James Washington. Roethlisberger has looked old in the first two games of the season finishing as the QB28 and QB23 respectively.


Injury Diontae Johnson's status uncertain for Week 3
Knee injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 20, 11:50 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Steelers WR Diontae Johnson did not suffer a serious injury yesterday, source says. His status for Sunday vs. the #Bengals is TBD but it’s not a long-term injury. (NFL Network - Mike Garafolo)

FFToday's Take: The Steelers' coaching staff is drawing the ire of fans and fantasy managers alike because Johnson got hurt on the meaningless final play of the game. He appeared to be in significant pain, but this report suggests he has a chance to go in Week 3 against the Bengals. While Pittsburgh's new offense has hurt the fantasy numbers of Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster, Johnson has at least 10 targets in both games and should be trusted for about that many again in Week 3 if he plays.


WR James Washington seeking trade from PIT
Limited playtime last season and so far this preseason
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 6, 12:33 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Steelers’ WR James Washington, a former 2018 second-round pick, has approached the Steelers and requested a trade based on his limited playtime last season and so far this preseason, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool in the mix, Washington slipped to a 30-392-5 line in 2020 after receiving 735 yards in 2019 as the fourth option in the passing game. He's looking at a similar workload in Pittsburgh in 2021 given the re-signing of JuJu Smith-Schuster. It's would be difficult to see the Steelers giving up WR depth unless the return is substantial.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at BUF W 23-16 10 5 36 7.2 1 0 0 - 0 9.6
2 LV L 17-26 12 9 105 11.7 0 0 0 - 0 10.5
4 at GB L 17-27 13 9 92 10.2 1 0 0 - 0 15.2
5 DEN W 27-19 2 2 72 36.0 1 0 0 - 0 13.2
6 SEA W 23-20 13 9 71 7.9 0 1 25 25.0 0 9.6

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
7 at TEN W 27-24 15 9 80 8.9 2 0 0 - 0 20.0
8 at BAL W 28-24 3 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
9 at DAL W 24-19 10 6 77 12.8 0 1 4 4.0 0 8.1
10 CIN W 36-10 11 6 116 19.3 1 0 0 - 0 17.6
11 at JAC W 27-3 16 12 111 9.3 0 0 0 - 0 11.1
12 BAL W 19-14 13 8 46 5.8 0 0 0 - 0 4.6
13 WAS L 17-23 12 8 71 8.9 1 0 0 - 0 13.1
14 at BUF L 15-26 7 4 40 10.0 0 0 0 - 0 4.0
15 at CIN L 17-27 13 8 59 7.4 1 0 0 - 0 11.9
16 IND W 28-24 14 8 75 9.4 1 1 2 2.0 0 13.7
17 at CLE L 22-24 4 3 96 32.0 0 0 0 - 0 9.6
WC CLE L 37-48 16 11 117 10.6 0 0 0 - 0 11.7
WC = Wild-Card

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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