It also matters that Pittsburgh drafted Najee Harris with the expectation of running the ball more. Washington is a starting-caliber receiver that stretches the field. If he does end up being moved, Washington will go from fantasy irrelevancy to late-round flyer depending on his landing spot.
Johnson had two early drops in the game on Sunday night and didn't see the field much the rest of the second half. He was replaced by Washington. The Steelers tried to get Johnson going in the second half with some easy catches but in the end owners were hurt by his first half drops. Meanwhile, the tweet said Smith-Schuster didn't leave the field on offense and Samuels led all RBs in snaps. The Steelers did trail much of the game after a pick-six by the Bills so that could explain Samuels' snaps, but the Steelers have struggled to run the ball as of late, too.
Oct 28, 2020 · 6:12 PM EDT
Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (toe) did not practice Wednesday. Johnson was on the injury report with a back injury but was a full participant in all practices last week, so this is a downgrade. It's probably just a day of rest, but if Johnson can't play, it will be an upgrade for Chase Claypool and James Washington.
Johnson is dealing with a toe injury as well as a back injury. But Lolley is assuming both injuries are better and Johnson could very well be good to go in Week 7. If Johnson is able to go, it could be an interesting and crowded WR situation for fantasy owners.