• Diontae Johnson

  • WR
  • , Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 25
  • 181 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Johnson finished No. 22 last year in half-PPR (behind both JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool), though he had a couple of injury games that dragged down his overall numbers. In the 12 games that he played at least 30 snaps, he averaged 6.9 receptions for 74 yards and 0.58 touchdowns, or 14.2 PPG, which are top 10 numbers. He saw double-digit targets in 10 of those 12 games. Sure, he had some struggles with drops, but I’m betting that he’ll clean that up and will continue to get open at will.

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Scouting report

by Bill Riccette

PIT WR Diontae Johnson - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Despite missing time with injury, Diontae Johnson still led the Steelers in targets with 144. He saw double-digit targets in 10 of the 15 games he played in 2020. He also topped the team with 923 receiving yards. The Steelers showed in 2020 that there is plenty of room to feed three mouths on the outside, but Johnson may have the most upside of the three. You can make the argument he is the one of the three receivers that Ben Roethlisberger trusts the most.

Fantasy Downside

Sharing the field does also cap the ceiling for Johnson, as Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster will still get their share. New offensive coordinator Matt Canada may also look to run the ball more as the Steelers look to get out of the basement from last season in the ground game. Johnson also led the league in dropped passes in 2020 with 10.

2021 Bottom Line

If Johnson can clean up his drops, he has a borderline chance to be a top-10 fantasy wide receiver. From our John Paulsen: "In the 12 games that he played at least 30 snaps, he averaged 6.9 receptions for 74 yards and 0.58 touchdowns, or 14.2 PPG, which are top 10 numbers." That seems worth a fifth-round pick.

2021 Strength of Schedule - PIT

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
11
@BUF
22
LV
19
CIN
2
@GB
4
DEN
27
SEA
BYE25
@CLE
6
CHI
30
DET
10
@LAC
19
@CIN
5
BAL
24
@MIN
28
TEN
7
@KC
25
CLE

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

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@TEN9802158.8900000.0020.029.059/7974.7%
8@BAL16036.0000000.000.61.641/5377.4%
9@DAL67701012.8314004.008.114.159/6985.5%
10CIN611611119.3300000.0017.623.663/7386.3%
11@JAX121110169.2500000.0011.123.160/7580.0%
12BAL8460135.7500000.004.612.665/7290.3%
13WAS8711128.8800000.0013.121.157/7180.3%
14@BUF4400710.0000000.004.08.028/5749.1%
15@CIN8591137.3800000.0011.919.953/6581.5%
16IND8741149.2512002.0013.621.656/6882.4%
17@CLE3960432.0000000.009.612.658/6786.6%
Per game5.8761.530.479.6010.490.201.0000.075.008.9214.7948.87/68.8771.65%
Totals88923714410.49315015.00133.8221.8733/103371.65%
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