“Let’s be frank,” Mike Tomlin said, via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Diontae Johnons is the known commodity within the group. People are going to have an agenda to minimize his impact on the game, particularly in significant moments: possession downs, red-zone football. When you’ve got a guy who has been a Pro Bowler — and, really, he’s the only one — and there is a young group, that is a component of it. How do you open up opportunities for a guy like that? Other guys make plays.”
Johnson admitted to frustration with his production after Sunday’s loss to the Bengals. Johnson is averaging 5.1 catches for 45.6 yards per game and has yet to score a touchdown this season after averaging nearly seven catches and just over 72 yards per game last season. He also caught eight touchdown in 2021, but there are some obvious differences from that team, the story went on to say.
PIT WR Diontae Johnson - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Baltimore Ravens
Diontae Johnson had five receptions for 64 yards last Sunday which has been the norm for him this season. The catches are usually high but the yardage doesn't add up as much.
Johnson faces the Ravens for the second time this season. The first time he had six catches for 82 yards. We don't expect much from the Steelers passing game on the road as they have been conservative to protect rookie QB Kenny Pickett. Keep Johsnon on the bench for Week 17.