College: Toledo | Rookie
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 183 lbs
Birth Date: 7/5/1996
Depth Chart: WR2.3
2019 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 8.2
Avg Pts: 4.10
Rank: 90 WR
|Week 1||5.50||Diontae Johnson 25 receiving yds (2.50 pts)|
Diontae Johnson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Week 2||2.70||Diontae Johnson 17 receiving yds (1.70 pts)|
Diontae Johnson 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Week 3||4.30||2-22yds / 0.1TDs projected|
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson was targeted four times and just corralled one of them for 17 yards in Sunday's loss to Seattle. Johnson is a target to look for down the stretch but with Ben Roethlisberger's (elbow) status in the air, it's hard to know what to expect from this Pittsburgh offense moving forward. Johnson is nothing more than a dynasty option moving forward but does have some DFS GPP appeal, depending on the matchup.
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson is hoping the misfortunes of Week 1 will turn sides in Week 2 against the Seahawks. Johnson caught three of five targets for just 25 yards in the 2019 opener, but a touchdown that was headed his way was broken up in the end zone. The Toledo product has received nothing but praise from teammates and coaching staff, so one would have to assume his time is coming. However, it's hard to predict when that time will come, but against Seattle in Week 2, Johnson could be a great low-owned GPP option in DFS with hopes of hitting a home run. He doesn't have any redraft value just yet.
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson (hip, legs) may not play in the preseason game on Sunday against the Titans. The third-rounder out of Toledo hasn't practiced since he caught three passes for 46 yards and a touchdown in the preseason game against the Chiefs last Saturday. The Steelers would like to see more of Johnson after he missed a big chunk of organized team activities, training camp and preseason games with leg issues. It sounds like Johnson will be well behind the rest of the receivers once the regular season starts, so don't expect him to have much of a role behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, Donte Moncrief, Ryan Switzer and James Washington.
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught three of five targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason win over Kansas City. Johnson's touchdown didn't come until the fourth quarter when fellow rookie Devlin Hodges was throwing to him, but Johnson made a spectacular catch in the end zone. The third-round pick from Toledo has been opening eyes in training camp in both offensive drills, as well as in the return game. He doesn't hold any redraft value but his dynasty value has seen a nice tick upward over the preseason.
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson made some solid impressions during Monday's practice. The team was working on a 2-point conversion drill and Johnson did his best to catch the attention of the staff and fans. On two occasions, the 2019 third-round pick hauled in a pass, made some quick cuts, leaving his defenders in his wake. Johnson is expected to contribute on special teams this season, but it is still unsure what role, if any, he will have on offense. At 5'11" 183 lbs, he is a typical slot receiver in the NFL, but he is also dealing with competition from Ryan Switzer and Eli Rogers. The rookie is mainly a dynasty stash until he develops an established role in the offense.
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson made a name for himself both on offense and special teams at Toledo. However, as a newcomer in the NFL, Johnson has a lot of work to do to prove he can be an every down pass-catcher, while still maintaining his return abilities. Im trying to show them I can be consistent and show them what I can do on the field at all times, Johnson said in an interview with TribLive.com. He'll have to compete with Donte Moncrief, James Washington, Ryan Switzer, and Eli Rogers for snaps and targets to supplement JuJu Smith-Schuster. While Johnson was a 2019 third-round pick, he is nothing more than a dynasty option and has next to no redraft value unless injuries cripple the Steelers.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson could be a rookie breakout or he could be a routine Sunday inactive in 2019. As the Steelers look to replace Antonio Brown, the Toledo product was scooped up by Pittsburgh in the third round of the draft. In three years as a Rocket, he pulled in 135 passes for 2,235 yards and 23 touchdowns. Johnson will now contend to attract Ben Roethlisberger's attention in training camp in an effort to make the 53-man roster. With 168 targets off the board from Brown's departure, Johnson could be a direct beneficiary if he performs well in camp, but will be competing with James Washington and Donte Moncrief for work. However, heading into fantasy draft season, Johnson only carries dynasty league value until he establishes a stronger role.