Diontae Johnson

WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Height 5'10" Weight 183
DOB 1996-07-05 Age 26.3
College Toledo

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 36 · WR # 17 (Tier 3)
ADP (12-team PPR): 4.07, 44th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 3
15Chris Godwin, TB1126.85.0817.0
16Terry McLaurin, WAS1427.24.0212.5
17Diontae Johnson, PIT926.34.0716.9
18Brandin Cooks, HOU629.25.0914.3
19Courtland Sutton, DEN927.14.098.7
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Diontae Johnson Catches Five Balls Vs. Colts

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught five of his eight targets for 49 yards in a 24-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12. Johnson appeared to be on his way to a big game with all but one of his catches coming before halftime. The stat line is similar to what Johnson has been doing for Pittsburgh for much of the season as he led the Steelers in targets but didn't score a touchdown and tallied a pedestrian yardage total. Johnson is looking like a WR4 for the remainder of the season in the Kenny Pickett offense. He will head on the road to face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13.

    Nov 29 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson A Flex Option In Week 12

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is still looking for his first touchdown of the 2022 NFL season. Johnson will look to change that in Week 12's Monday night game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have been tough on receivers in fantasy as they are allowing the fewest fantasy points per game to the position thus far. Johnson has not shown much of a ceiling at all in 2022 as the offense has been running through Pat Freiermuth and George Pickens most weeks. Johnson sets up as a low-upside flex option in fantasy for Week 12.

    Nov 24 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Goes For Just 21 Yards In Week 11

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught four of his five targets for just 21 yards in a 37-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11 while adding one yard on his lone carry. Johnson continues to struggle in the 2022 version of the Pittsburgh offense as he has yet to score a touchdown on the year and has only gone over 42 yards twice in his past seven games. It was bad enough in Week 11 that he finished behind Gunner Olszewski in receiving yardage. Now just a low-upside WR4 for fantasy, Johnson will take on the Indianapolis Colts on the road in Week 12.

    Nov 20 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson A Flex Play In Week 11 Vs. Bengals

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson finished with 63 receiving yards in Week 10, his second-best total of the 2022 season. Johnson is drawing plenty of targets, averaging 9.0 per game, but he hasn't been very efficient with his looks this season and has yet to score a touchdown. He will look to break out in a home game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11. The Bengals represent a tough matchup for receivers as they are allowing the eighth-fewest fantasy points per game to the position thus far in 2022. Johnson managed seven catches for 55 yards back when these two teams met in Week 1 and can be deployed as a mid-range WR3/flex option in Week 11.

    Nov 17 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Leads Steelers In Receiving Vs. Saints

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught four of his five targets for 63 yards in a 20-10 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 10. Johnson's 63 receiving yards wound up leading the team while his five targets were second. The veteran wideout hauled in a 36-yard reception in the contest to help buoy his final stat line. Johnson is still looking for his first touchdown of the season as he has been an up-and-down fantasy wide receiver in 2022. He will be a WR3 in Week 11's divisional matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Nov 13 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson A WR3 In Week 10

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson will take on the New Orleans Saints at home heading into Week 10. Johnson should be well-rested after his bye in Week 9. The veteran wideout has been seeing plenty of targets this season, averaging 9.5 per game, but his yardage totals have been lacking most weeks. The Saints represent a neutral matchup for wideouts as they are allowing the 15th-most fantasy points per game to the position through nine games. Johnson has the potential to have a big game thanks to his high target volume but he should still be treated as a WR3 moving forward, at least until he shows more production on the field.

    Nov 11 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Goes For Just 35 Yards In Week 8

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught five of his nine targets for 35 yards in a 35-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8. Johnson's nine targets led the team, but as has been the case frequently in 2022, he didn't parlay all of those looks into much production on the field. Johnson heads into his bye in Week 9 without a touchdown after catching eight scores in 2021. He will be a low-ceiling WR3 in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints.

    Oct 30 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson A WR3 Vs. Eagles

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has been held to 42 or fewer receiving yards in three of his past four games and has yet to score a touchdown in 2022. He will look to break out against the Philadelphia Eagles on the road in Week 8. The Eagles have been tough on wide receivers in 2022 as they are allowing the 22nd-most fantasy points per game to the position thus far. Johnson is not showing the high PPR floor that he did in recent years, leaving him as a WR3/flex option in fantasy heading into Week 8.

    Oct 29 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Catches Five Passes In Week 7

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught five of his 10 targets for 42 yards and added a three-yard rush in a 16-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. Johnson's 10 targets led the team, although he finished third in receiving yards in yet another slow performance. A struggling Pittsburgh offense has lowered Johnson's ceiling in 2022 as he has just 70 receiving yards over his past two games. Johnson will continue to be challenged as he draws a difficult matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8.

    Oct 24 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson A Flex Option In Week 7

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has been struggling of late, having gone over 28 yards just once in his past three games. Johnson has seen 57 targets through six games, but he has not shown the high floor that he used to have when Ben Roethlisberger was under center. In Week 7, Johnson draws a plus matchup against a Miami Dolphins defense that is allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position this season. Johnson's recent struggles make him more of a flex play instead of the locked-in WR2 in fantasy that he was considered entering the season.

    Oct 22 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Catches Five Passes In Week 6

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught five of his seven targets for 28 yards in a 20-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6. Johnson was quiet in the win, finishing with his second-worst fantasy performance of the season. The veteran wideout has now turned in a slow outing in two of his past three weeks as the Steelers have been spreading the ball around on offense more than in past years. Still looking for his first touchdown of 2022, Johnson will be a WR3 in Week 7 in a plus matchup against the Miami Dolphins.

    Oct 16 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson A WR3 In Week 6

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is averaging 10.0 targets per game through five contests in 2022, including drawing a season-high 13 in a Week 5 loss. Johnson will look for a breakout game in Week 6 as he is slated to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home. The Bucs have been solid against the pass this season, allowing the 20th-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Johnson should be in fantasy lineups as a high-end WR3 heading into Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Puts In Full Practice

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (hip) returned to a full practice on Thursday after he began the week as a limited participant on Wednesday. Barring some sort of setback, fantasy managers should expect him to be active in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett targeted Johnson a season-high 13 times in the blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 5, but Johnson caught just five of them for 60 yards and has yet to score a touchdown through five weeks. He's become more of a low-end WR2 in this Steelers offense, but the good news is he's seeing plenty of looks with double-digit targets in four of his five games.

    Oct 13 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Injures Hip Wednesday

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (hip) didn't finish practice on Wednesday with a hip injury, but he said he's fine and just took a knee to his hip. There are no long-term concerns and he should be available to play in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett's first career start in a blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills, Johnson caught just five of a season-high 13 targets for 60 yards, but it was an improvement over his two-catch, 11-yard performance in Week 4. Johnson has yet to find the end zone in 2022, but it's a good sign that Pickett targeted him 13 times in a positive game script last week. He'll be a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 for fantasy managers in Week 6.

    Oct 12 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Catches Five Balls In Week 5

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught five of his 13 targets for 60 yards in a 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 5. Johnson's outing was encouraging as he bounced back from a two-catch, 11-yard dud back in Week 4. His 13 targets led the team while he finished second in receiving yards and catches, behind only George Pickens. Now back to drawing double-digit targets, Johnson will be a low-end WR2 in Week 6's matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Oct 9 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Off The Week 5 Injury Report

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (hip) practiced in full on Friday and has been removed from the final injury report. He will play in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills after popping up on the injury report on Thursday. Johnson had the worst game of his season so far in the Week 4 loss to the New York Jets, catching just two of four targets for 11 yards. He might have had more chemistry with quarterback Mitch Trubisky, but rookie first-rounder Kenny Pickett is the starter under center moving forward. Against a tough Bills defense this weekend, Johnson's fantasy stock has fallen to more of a WR3 in his first start with the inexperienced Pickett as his QB.

    Oct 7 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Pops Up On Injury Report

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (hip) popped up on Thursday's injury report and was listed as a limited participant in practice. Johnson is apparently just dealing with some hip soreness after the Week 4 loss to the New York Jets, so it doesn't sound like an injury that will sideline him this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. The 26-year-old had his worst game of the young season last weekend, catching just two of his four targets for only 11 yards. He had double-digit targets each of the first three weeks. Now that rookie first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett is the team's starter, Johnson's fantasy value could be on the decline if the two don't have great chemistry. If active, Johnson will be more of a WR3 this weekend for his fantasy managers.

    Oct 6 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Sees Just Four Targets In Week 4

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught just two of his four targets for 11 yards and added two carries for 11 yards in a 24-20 loss to the New York Jets in Week 4. The four targets are the fewest Johnson has seen all season and one would have to go back to Week 5 of the 2021 season to find the last time Johnson saw fewer targets. Of course, it bears mentioning that Johnson's slow outing came with rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett under center for the entirety of the second half. Pickett seemed to zero in on fellow rookie George Pickens, who finished with 102 receiving yards. This is a cause for concern for fantasy managers rostering Johnson. For now, he can remain a WR2 in fantasy for Week 5's matchup against the Buffalo Bills, but if he has another game as he did in Week 4, it will be time to sound the alarms.

    Oct 2 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson's Week 4 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is leading his team with 21 catches for 196 yards through the first three games of the season. Despite his productivity, Johnson is still looking for his first touchdown of the year. He will look to break that streak in a home game against the New York Jets in Week 4. New York is a plus matchup for receivers as they are allowing the 11th-most fantasy points per game to the position through three weeks. Treat Johnson as a solid WR2 in fantasy in Week 4.

    Sep 29 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Catches Eight Passes In Week 3

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught eight of his 11 targets for 84 yards in a 29-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 3. Johnson, per usual, led his team in receiving in the loss on Thursday night. The veteran wideout is still looking for his first touchdown after three games as the Pittsburgh offense has had some struggles putting points on the board. That being said, Johnson is as close to a lock as possible to draw double-digit targets on a weekly basis. He will be a solid WR2 in Week 4's matchup against the New York Jets.

    Sep 23 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson's Week 3 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson heads into Week 3 averaging 11.0 targets per game through two contests. Johnson will look to stay hot in a Week 3 Thursday night matchup against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns were just torched by rookie wideout Garrett Wilson in Week 2 and will be without key pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney on Thursday. Johnson combined to catch 14 passes for 129 yards and a score in two games against Cleveland in 2021. Treat Johnson as a solid WR2 in PPR leagues for Week 3 in fantasy.

    Sep 20 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson's Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson finished Week 1 with seven catches for 55 yards on 12 targets. Even more importantly, Johnson showed that he was over a preseason shoulder injury and has not popped up on the injury report following practice on Wednesday or Thursday leading up to a Week 2 matchup with the New England Patriots. The Patriots struggled against wide receivers in 2021, allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to the position. Those struggles continued in Week 1 when they allowed Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle to combine for 12 catches, 163 yards, and a touchdown. Treat Johnson as a rock-solid WR2 in fantasy for Week 2.

    Sep 15 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Sees 12 Targets In Week 1

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught seven of his 12 targets for 55 yards in a 23-20 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Johnson finished as the team's leader in targets in the win while he posted a long reception of 25 yards. From a fantasy perspective, it was reassuring to see Johnson get heavily targeted despite Pittsburgh's quarterback change in the offseason. Johnson will be a solid WR2 heading into a Week 2 matchup against the New England Patriots.

    Sep 11 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Will Play In Week 1

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (shoulder) says he is good to go for the team's Week 1 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. The 26-year-old was a full participant in practice on Friday but mentioned he will have to deal with some pain tolerance moving forward. After averaging a whopping 10.6 targets per game in 2021. Johnson figures to be the No. 1 target once again in the Mitch Trubisky-led Pittsburgh offense. He can be valued as a solid WR2 option for fantasy managers in a decent matchup.

    Sep 9 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Trending Towards Playing In Week 1

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (shoulder) was limited during Thursday's practice. Johnson has back-to-back limited practice sessions under his belt. It sounds like the team is taking it one day at a time. That being said, fantasy managers will likely have to wait until after practice on Friday for more information. The fact Johnson has practiced twice in a row means he's trending towards playing. George Pickens and Chase Claypool would see increased workloads if Johnson is unable to play during Week 1.

    Sep 9 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Limited With Shoulder Injury

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (shoulder) finds himself on the injury report for the first report of the year on Wednesday, and he was listed as a limited participant in practice. Johnson said he feels like he's on the right trajectory in his healing process after getting injured in the preseason finale, but he also didn't give a concrete update on his availability for Week 1 against the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals. The 26-year-old didn't sound sold that he'd play this weekend, so fantasy managers should prepare for a worst-case scenario now. If he's active, he'll be a WR2 in fantasy lineups, but if he's not, Chase Claypool and rookie George Pickens would see much larger roles in the passing game alongside tight end Pat Freiermuth.

    Sep 7 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Wide Receiver Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2019PIT16127.58.066765.59.46.0925968011.5544110.2502
    2020PIT15178.411.973371.014.29.81448892410.573155.0001
    2021PIT16217.613.698790.616.010.9169107116110.9855310.6002
    2022PIT1178.57.170392.413.19.194565059.006233.8300

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@CINW 23-209.05181.019.012127557.9000-00
    2NEL 14-178.75186.416.910106579.5000-00
    3@CLEL 17-2912.45898.318.6111188410.5000-00
    4NYJL 20-242.15789.19.4642115.502115.5000
    5@BUFL 3-388.57093.317.3131356012.0000-00
    6TBW 20-185.36195.314.1975285.60284.0000
    7@MIAL 10-166.77093.314.711105428.40133.0000
    8@PHIL 13-356.07294.711.8995357.0000-00
    10NOW 20-108.37791.76.05546315.8000-00
    11CINL 30-374.17095.98.2654215.30111.0000
    12@INDW 24-177.46695.711.6885499.8000-00

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@BUFW 23-1612.14475.917.210105367.2100-00
    2LVL 17-2615.04987.521.41212910511.7000-00
    4@GBL 17-2719.75591.721.7131399210.2100-00
    5DENW 27-1914.26092.33.12227236.0100-00
    6SEAW 23-2011.66992.018.714139717.9012525.0000
    8@CLEW 15-1012.86891.917.6131369816.3000-00
    9CHIW 29-278.16590.311.18655611.202115.5000
    10DETT 16-1611.87485.114.9131378311.9000-01
    11@LACL 37-4119.66391.318.81313710114.4100-00
    12@CINL 10-4114.06198.422.6141499510.6000-00
    13BALW 20-1926.55795.018.31111810513.1200-00
    14@MINL 28-3610.17297.314.9111057615.20177.0000
    15TENW 19-136.34898.012.2655387.6011010.0000
    16@KCL 10-3614.16590.312.5996518.5100-01
    17CLEW 26-1413.17288.918.515158313.9100-00
    18@BALW 16-138.66585.513.210107517.3000-00
    WC@KCL 21-4211.96088.214.710105346.8100-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 5, 45, 50, 10, 29, 5, 15, 5, 13

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@NYGW 26-168.75585.915.610106579.5000-01
    2DENW 26-2119.25483.120.0131389211.5100-00
    3HOUW 28-210.01923.83.83200-0199.0000
    5PHIW 38-290.368.01.3111-2-2.0000-00
    7@TENW 27-2424.55974.719.015159808.9200-00
    8@BALW 28-241.14177.45.733166.0000-00
    9@DALW 24-1910.75985.515.9111067712.80144.0000
    10CINW 36-1020.66386.315.11111611619.3100-00
    11@JACW 27-317.16080.021.31616121119.3000-00
    12BALW 19-148.66590.318.113138465.8000-00
    13WASL 17-2317.15780.316.912128718.9100-00
    14@BUFL 15-266.02849.112.37744010.0000-00
    15@CINL 17-2715.95381.520.013138597.4100-00
    16INDW 28-2417.55682.422.115148759.41122.0000
    17@CLEL 22-2411.15886.66.04439632.0000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 28, 11, 9, 12, 3, 23, 39

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@NEL 3-334.02536.27.2553258.3000-00
    2SEAL 26-282.22747.47.04411717.0000-00
    3@SFL 20-2412.74279.213.27635217.31166.0000
    4CINW 27-316.73762.710.26667712.8100-01
    5BALL 23-265.25591.713.3885275.4000-00
    6@LACW 24-172.44270.03.3222147.0000-00
    8MIAW 27-1416.93444.29.17758416.8100-00
    9INDW 26-240.84368.34.832133.00122.0000
    10LARW 17-128.45371.68.16646416.0000-00
    11@CLEL 7-212.73851.45.4442178.5000-00
    12@CINW 16-104.45067.68.1663299.7000-00
    13CLEW 20-131.94064.59.76511414.0011717.0000
    14@ARIW 23-1715.04270.015.09866010.0111616.0000
    15BUFL 10-178.74474.611.97756212.4000-01
    16@NYJL 10-1618.15683.613.49988110.1100-00
    17@BALL 10-287.43978.014.07745413.5000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 39, 43, 45, 2, 29
    Punt Return: 85

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