WR Diontae Johnson - Pittsburgh Steelers

5-10, 183Born: 7-5-1996College: ToledoDrafted: Round 3, pick 66 (2019)

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Summary

Diontae Johnson is a frustrating player. On one hand, Johnson has speed and playmaking ability to turn in "wow" plays regularly. On the other hand, Johnson led the league in drops (15) and can let passes hit the dirt because he's thinking about running after the catch before securing the ball. Johnson's 144 targets ranked eighth in the NFL, but his 61.5 receiving yards per game ranked 30th. He has a ton of talent, and that's easy to see on the field. The concentration problem needs to be cleaned up before he can play up to his potential. Johnson posted 88 catches for 923 yards with seven touchdowns in 2020, all career highs for the then second-year player. Now, entering year three, Johnson needs to clean up the little things with his game - mainly those drops. If he does that, then his first 1,000-yard season is well within reach. They kept the band together this offseason with Ben Roethlisberger coming back for one (last?) year and JuJu Smith-Schuster stayed despite being an unrestricted free agent. If the team takes a more run-heavy approach, which may not be a bad idea with an aging and declining Roethlisberger, that will negatively impact the receivers on the roster. Johnson should be considered a low-end WR2 or WR3/flex option at this point in his career, but upside is there to be more in the future. (May 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 26, 19, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30, 33, 33, 35
Overall Redraft - 62, 44, 50, 51, 56, 65, 65, 68, 73, 78, 79, 81
WR Redraft PPR - 23, 15, 18, 18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22, 23, 23, 24, 24, 25, 26, 28, 32, 34, 52
Overall Redraft PPR - 53, 38, 41, 44, 46, 48, 48, 50, 52, 53, 54, 56, 63, 71, 78, 80, 92, 128
WR Dynasty - 25, 24, 24, 27, 29, 37
Overall Dynasty - 59, 48, 61, 69

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2019 PIT 16 4 41 0 92 59 680 5 2
2020 PIT 15 3 15 0 144 88 924 7 1
2021 PROJ-Consensus 16.4 4.1 * * 80.0 * * *
2021 PROJ-Amico 17.0 2.3 * * 73.4 * * *
2021 PROJ-Bloom 17.0 4.0 * * 86.0 * * *
2021 PROJ-Freeman 15.0 4.6 * * 76.4 * * *
2021 PROJ-Henry 16.0 4.0 * * 91.0 * * *
2021 PROJ-Tremblay 17.0 5.0 * * 75.6 * * *
2021 PROJ-Wood 16.0 4.0 * * 80.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Diontae Johnson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 62
WR: 24
Overall-PPR: 59
WR-PPR: 24

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