• Diontae Johnson

  • WR
  • , Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 24
  • 181 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
As a rookie, Johnson turned 92 targets into 59 catches for 680 yards and five touchdowns, an impressive feat considering that Mason Rudolph and Devlin “Duck” Hodges threw most of the passes for Pittsburgh last season. On one hand, James Washington out-gained Johnson in nine of 15 games and boasted a higher yards per route run. On the other, Johnson fared very well in Matt Harmon’s Reception Perception charting, which I’ve found is a helpful indicator of breakout potential. Even though Washington was more productive, Johnson out-snapped Washington in most of the later games that Johnson, Washington and JuJu Smith-Schuster were all healthy, which indicates that perhaps Johnson won the No. 2 job last season. Regardless, the Steelers play a lot of three-WR and regularly have three receivers playing 70%+ of the snaps, so Johnson should have the opportunity to shine whether or not he’s ahead of Washington on the depth chart. The return of Ben Roethlisberger is obviously a big deal as well.

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Scouting report

by Bill Riccette

PIT WR Diontae Johnson - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 vs Titans

Johnson is returning after missing the Browns game with a back injury. He was also limited this season with a concussion. He's back to full practice, but how effective will Johnson be? Pittsburgh has a bit of a conundrum at the receiver position after Claypool. Even James Washington might figure into the mix a bit. Johnson is a bit of a dice-roll, but if the Steelers put him back at punt returner, he gains a bit more value. He's just inside our top 50 receivers for the week.

2020 Strength of Schedule - PIT

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
16
@NYG
17
DEN
19
HOU
BYE27
PHI
31
CLE
22
@TEN
9
@BAL
29
@DAL
24
CIN
23
@JAX
9
BAL
6
WAS
11
@BUF
24
@CIN
13
IND
31
@CLE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2020 Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@NYG6570109.5000010.003.79.755/6485.9%
2DEN89211311.5000000.0015.223.254/6583.1%
3HOU00020.0019009.000.90.919/8023.8%
4BYE--------------
5PHI1-201-2.0000000.00-0.20.86/758.0%
6CLE--------------
7@TEN9802158.8900000.0020.029.00/0nan%
Per game6.0056.750.7510.259.460.252.2500.259.009.9015.9033.50/71.0050.19%
Totals242273419.4619019.0039.663.6134/28450.19%

Previous Games vs. BAL

SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
201917@BAL4540713.5000000.005.49.439/5078.00%
20195BAL527085.4000000.002.77.755/6091.67%
Average4.5040.500.007.509.450.000.000.000.000.004.058.5547.00/55.0084.84%
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