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FFL: Playoff Week 2 | NFL: Week 15

WR PIT

College: Toledo | Rookie
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 183 lbs
Birth Date: 7/5/1996
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2019 Bye Week: 7

Owned: 37.7%
Started: 7.3%
Total Pts: 125.04
Avg Pts: 9.62
Rank: 45 WR

Buzzards

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 15.50Diontae Johnson 25 receiving yds (2.50 pts)
Diontae Johnson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 22.81Diontae Johnson 17 receiving yds (1.70 pts)
Diontae Johnson 11 punt return yds (0.11 pts)
Diontae Johnson 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 314.80Diontae Johnson 6 rushing yds (0.60 pts)
Diontae Johnson 52 receiving yds (5.20 pts)
Diontae Johnson 39 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Diontae Johnson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 418.70Diontae Johnson 77 receiving yds (7.70 pts)
Diontae Johnson 43 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Diontae Johnson 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Diontae Johnson 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Week 57.70Diontae Johnson 27 receiving yds (2.70 pts)
Diontae Johnson 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 63.40Diontae Johnson 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)
Diontae Johnson 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 7
Week 819.40Diontae Johnson 84 receiving yds (8.40 pts)
Diontae Johnson 45 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Diontae Johnson 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 91.50Diontae Johnson 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
Diontae Johnson 3 receiving yds (0.30 pts)
Diontae Johnson 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 1010.62Diontae Johnson 64 receiving yds (6.40 pts)
Diontae Johnson 22 punt return yds (0.22 pts)
Diontae Johnson 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 113.80Diontae Johnson 17 receiving yds (1.70 pts)
Diontae Johnson 10 punt return yds (0.10 pts)
Diontae Johnson 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 126.11Diontae Johnson 29 receiving yds (2.90 pts)
Diontae Johnson 21 punt return yds (0.21 pts)
Diontae Johnson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 134.24Diontae Johnson 17 rushing yds (1.70 pts)
Diontae Johnson 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)
Diontae Johnson 14 punt return yds (0.14 pts)
Diontae Johnson 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 126.46Diontae Johnson 16 rushing yds (1.60 pts)
Diontae Johnson 60 receiving yds (6.00 pts)
Diontae Johnson 1 punt return TD (6.00 pts)
Diontae Johnson 86 punt return yds (0.86 pts)
Diontae Johnson 2 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Diontae Johnson 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Playoff Week 29.304-42yds / 0.3TDs projected
Playoff Week 3
Player Notes
Dec 13 4:00pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is likely better off staying on your bench in the fantasy semifinals. A matchup with the Buffalo Bills isn't a positive one for a rookie wide receiver with a third-string rookie quarterback passing to him. Johnson had a big game last week, catching six passes for 60 yards a and a score, while also returning a punt for a touchdown. However, the Bills are ranked fifth in passing defense DVOA, so Johnson is a WR5, meaning there are better options in Week 15.

From RotoBaller

Dec 8 8:10pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson was busy in Sundays win over the Cardinals, catching six of eight targets for 60 yards and a touchdown. The rookie was a prime target for Devlin Hodges and the Toledo product did a good job making plays when called upon. If you were bold enough to start him, it paid off for you but he can't be trusted in the future, especially with JuJu Smith-Schuster's (knee) return looming near. A Week 15 matchup with the Buffalo Bills isn't a great spot for Johnson and it wouldn't be wise to start him as anything other than a second flex in deep leagues.

From RotoBaller

Dec 6 7:00pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (illness) was a full practice participant on Thursday and Friday and should be an all-go against the Cardinals on Sunday. The rookie has been pretty cold over the last five weeks, catching just 11 of 23 targets for 127 yards, but a matchup with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14 is a good spot for the Toledo product. However, consider that Devlin Hodges has developed a strong connection with James Washington and Johnson suddenly isn't such an appealing option. He's not anywhere near start-able for season-long playoffs but could return some decent value in DFS tournaments.

From RotoBaller

Dec 4 4:20pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (shoulder) and wide receiver Diontae Johnson (illness) were limited in practice on Wednesday. Conner has been out since Nov. 14 and is questionable, at best, to return in Week 14 against the Cardinals. He would have RB2 upside, though, if he were to return in an excellent matchup and see the lion's share of touches in this backfield. Benny Snell Jr. has been seeing most of the early down work in Conner's absence, but he's just a touchdown-dependent RB3 that doesn't get used in the passing game. Johnson should be able to suit up as the No. 2 next to James Washington. He's not a recommended fantasy play, though, even in the good matchup with Devlin Hodges at QB.

From RotoBaller

Dec 1 5:10pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught just one of his five targets for 14 yards in Sundays 20-13 win over Cleveland. This wasnt a great day for the rookie, by any means, despite leading the team in looks. With JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion, knee) out again in Week 13, the Steelers needed more from the Toledo product. If Smith-Schuster can go in Week 14 against the Cardinals, Johnson goes back to being the third or fourth option in a depleted passing attack. Pay attention to the injury reports, but its hard to consider Johnson even a deep-league flex option next weekend.

From RotoBaller

Nov 30 5:10am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has the potential to shine against the Browns on Sunday. With JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion/knee) ruled out, and James Conner (shoulder) also unlikely to play, Johnson, along with James Washington, will likely serve as the primary beneficiaries. The 23-year-old was second on the team in targets during the Week 12 win over the Bengals but only managed to produce three catches for a subpar 29 yards. Nonetheless, the upside is there, even with rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges getting the start in Week 13, especially for those in 14-team leagues and up.

From RotoBaller

Nov 24 5:40pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson hauled in three of six targets for just 29 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals. His status was up in the air heading into Week 12 after taking a blow to the head in last week's loss, but he was able to suit up and was on the field often. However, with the uncertain quarterback situation for Pittsburgh, Johnson and all other receiving options for the Steelers have next to no fantasy appeal for Week 13 against the Browns.

From RotoBaller

Nov 22 5:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (concussion) did not carry an injury designation after Friday's practice and will likely be cleared to play against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12. Johnson took a helmet-to-helmet hit in last week's loss and was forced from the game with blood coming out of his ear. Barring not passing the league's concussion protocol, Johnson should be in line for a solid workload on Sunday since JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion, knee) will be out. Over his last two games, he has just six catches for 81 yards, so he's nothing more than a touchdown-dependent WR5 in Week 12.

From RotoBaller

Nov 21 4:50pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (concussion) and running back Benny Snell Jr. (knee) were both full participants in practice on Thursday. Johnson must still be cleared by an independent neurologist, but his chances of playing in Week 12 against the Bengals are looking good despite being carted off after a scary head injury in Week 11. With JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion, knee) unlikely to play, Johnson could be the No. 1 wideout for quarterback Mason Rudolph. Rudolph hasn't been good, though, and Johnson would still be a shaky fantasy play despite the great matchup against the winless Bengals. Snell could split backup duties with Trey Edmunds behind Jaylen Samuels, but he's unlikely to have any standalone value.

From RotoBaller

Nov 20 3:50pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (concussion) remains in the league's protocol, but he was able to practice on Wednesday. Johnson must pass through the protocol later this week in order to have a shot at playing in Week 12 against the Bengals, but he's off to a good start. If he's cleared, Johnson would be the No. 1 wideout with JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion, knee) not expected to play. Pittsburgh has an excellent matchup with the winless Bengals on tap, but even then Johnson would be a shaky flex option in deeper leagues. James Washington would have streamer appeal if both Smith-Schuster and Johnson are ruled out.

From RotoBaller

Nov 18 2:40pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson both suffered concussions in Thursday night's eventful loss to the Browns. Smith-Schuster also came away from the game with a knee injury for his trouble, and his status for Sunday's matchup with Cincinnati is up in the air, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Neither Smith-Schuster nor Johnson have been no-doubt weekly fantasy starters, but fantasy owners will nonetheless want to keep their ears to the ground for updates on these developments. Vance McDonald and James Washington could be in line for increased roles if one or both are inactive for Week 12, as well as the already PPR-friendly Steelers backfield.

From RotoBaller

Nov 15 12:10pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (concussion) suffered a concussion from a helmet-to-helmet hit from Browns safety Damarious Randall on Thursday night and was carted off to the locker room. Randall was ejected from the game as a result. Johnson had blood coming out of his ear and did not look good at all, so he'll be highly questionable to play in Week 12. With JuJu Smith-Schuster also suffering a head injury in the game, the Steelers could be down to James Washington, Johnny Holton and Tevin Jones, who was just called up from the practice squad before Thursday's game. Johnson had two catches for 17 yards before departing.

From RotoBaller

Nov 12 8:50pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has put together a solid rookie campaign with 30 receptions, over 360 yards, and three touchdowns. In Thursday night's game against the Cleveland Browns, Johnson will work to stay in the sights of quarterback Mason Rudolph. However, Rudolph has been favoring shorter routes recently, which puts Johnson at a bit of a disadvantage. Although Johnson's big-play ability gives him value as a touchdown-dependent WR4 in Week 11.

From RotoBaller

Nov 10 8:40pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson hauled in four of his six targets for 64 yards in their Week 10 win over the LA Rams. The rookie has now seen five or more targets in seven games this season, and while he has three scores, he has yet to go over 100 yards receiving. Nonetheless, he is becoming a weekly flex option in deeper leagues. Against the Cleveland Browns in Week 11, look at Johnson as a WR4 with scoring upside.

From RotoBaller

Nov 8 5:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson took a step back in Week 9, catching just one pass for three yards in a win over the Colts. In the four games prior, Johnson had 18 receptions for 202 yards and two touchdowns. Against the LA Rams in Week 10, the rookie will have a difficult opponent that allows just 20.7 fantasy points per game to receivers. JuJu Smith-Schuster (foot) could be limited in this one, so it's possible Johnson sees a few extra targets, but there are better deep-league options to stream in your flex spot.

From RotoBaller

Nov 3 4:40pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson received just two targets, catching one of them for three yards in Sunday's win over the Colts. After hauling in a touchdown in Week 8, Johnson was an afterthought in the offensive gameplan in Week 9. The rookie has been one of the top options in the passing game in recent weeks, so its possible the Colts just focused on shutting the Toledo product down. Hell be a touchdown dependent WR4 in Week 10 against the LA Rams.

From RotoBaller

Nov 2 5:30am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson had his best performance of the season against Miami on Monday night by compiling 84 yards and a touchdown on five receptions. With Mason Rudolph back in the lineup, Johnson, who is averaging just over five targets per game this season, could serve as an adequate fill-in for those dealing with injuries or bye weeks in deeper fantasy formats. With James Conner (neck) doubtful to suit up on Sunday, the 23-year-old could be in line for an increased role in Week 9 against the Colts.

From RotoBaller

Oct 28 11:50pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson hauled in five of his seven targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in Mondays victory over Miami. The rookie caught a slant in the second and ran 45 yards for a score, ultimately jump starting the Steelers offense. Johnson had a rough go of things over the past two games, after previously scoring touchdowns in back-to-back games. However, hes quickly proving to be a top target of Mason Rudolph and can be viewed as a touchdown dependent WR4, making him a decent flex option against the Colts in Week 9.

From RotoBaller

Oct 25 4:00pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has been serving as the team's WR2 over the past few weeks, and coming off a bye week he is in a great position going against the Miami Dolphins. Even with James Washington (shoulder) returning to practice this week, the rookie Johnson has commanded 16 targets over the last three games. He's a deep league flex play and is more suitable for DFS this week, but with quarterbackMason Rudolph (concussion) returning, the rookie from Toledo could surprise this week.

From RotoBaller

Oct 14 11:10am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson hauled in both of his targets for just 14 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers. The rookie had 14 receptions over his previous three contests, but this one was definitely disappointing. However, it's important to note that quarterback Devlin Hodges heavily favored check-downs to James Conner in his first career start. As the Steelers go on bye in Week 7, it will be important to pay attention to who is starting at quarterback for the team's Week 8 game against the Miami Dolphins.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 08-May-2019: PIT - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2022)
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2019 Season125.0442483469044101
Week 1@NWE5.503250500000
Week 2SEA2.811170400000
Week 3@SFO14.803521601600
Week 4CIN18.706771600001
Week 5BAL7.705270800000
Week 6@LAC3.402140200000
Week 7bye
Week 8MIA19.405841700000
Week 9IND1.50130201200
Week 10LAR10.624640600000
Week 11@CLE3.802170400000
Week 12@CIN6.113290600000
Week 13CLE4.2411405011700
Week 14@ARI26.4666018011600
Week 15BUF
Week 16@NYJ
Week 17@BAL