Diontae Johnson

WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Height 5'10" Weight 183
DOB 1996-07-05 Age 26.1
College Toledo

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 36 · WR # 12 (Tier 3)
ADP (12-team PPR): 4.06, 43rd

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 2
10Keenan Allen, LAC830.33.0316.0

Remarkably consistent for five straight seasons, can he do it for a sixth season at the age of 30? He should with one of the best young quarterbacks in the league. Could come at a slight discount in drafts as fantasy players continue to search for the "league winner" types with double-digit TD potential. Allen's scored 8 TD twice in his career, and otherwise 6 or less.

Tier 3
11A.J. Brown, PHI725.13.0513.8
12Diontae Johnson, PIT926.14.0616.9
13DJ Moore, CAR1325.34.0913.7
14Terry McLaurin, WAS1426.84.0412.5
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Diontae Johnson Dealing With Hip Injury

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that wide receiver Diontae Johnson (hip) is working through a hip-flexor injury at training camp. The Steelers are likely to play it safe with their unquestioned No. 1 receiver, and fantasy managers shouldn't expect to see him on the field this Saturday for the team's preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks. The 26-year-old recently landed a two-year, $39.5 million contract extension to stay in Pittsburgh, and he will be the top target for whoever wins the team's quarterback competition this summer. Johnson had his first 1,000-yard season in 2021 and has 20 total touchdowns in three NFL seasons, but his fantasy floor as a WR2 will be lower than last year now that Ben Roethlisberger is retired.

    Aug 8 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Steelers, Diontae Johnson Agree To Two-Year Extension

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Diontae Johnson agreed to a two-year, $36.71 million contract extension on Thursday, according to a source. The two sides worked it out on Wednesday night and Thursday morning to end Johnson's training camp hold-in with a shorter deal than we've seen from the other high-end receivers that have gotten paid this offseason. It was reported recently that the two sides were still far apart in contract talks, but they were able to work something out before the start of the regular season to keep the 26-year-old in town through the 2024 season. Johnson has gotten better in each of his three NFL seasons and made his first Pro Bowl in 2021 while reaching the 1,000-yard mark for the first time. He has 20 touchdowns and will be a WR2 in fantasy in his fourth NFL season, but Pittsburgh's QB situation gives him some bust potential in 2022.

    Aug 4 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson, Steelers Not Close On Extension

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is unlikely to sign an extension anytime soon. In fact, Gerry Dulac reports that Johnson and the Steelers are far apart on a new deal. At this point, it seems highly unlikely that Johnson gets an extension before Week 1. GM Omar Khan mentioned that he wants to get Johnson under contract, but it's not surprising to see Johnson holding out until he can get top dollar. Last season, Johnson finished with 107 receptions, 1,161 receiving yards, and eight touchdowns through 16 games with Pittsburgh. The expectation is that Johnson will continue playing at an elite level in 2022, but he might not be in Pittsburgh long term.

    Aug 2 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Steelers "Want" Extension For Diontae Johnson

    Pittsburgh Steelers new general manager Omar Khan said that the team would like to sign wide receiver Diontae Johnson to an extension, but the current market is making things complicated. "We want Diontae and we are excited to have Diontae a part of this team. We hope he is going to be a Steeler for a long time," Khan said. The Steelers just signed kicker Chris Boswell to a four-year, $20 million extension, which ties him with Ravens kicker Justin Tucker as the highest-paid kicker in the league. Minkah Fitzpatrick is also the highest-paid safety, and T.J. Watt is the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL. But historically, the Steelers haven't paid receivers on multi-year deals pas their first contract, with the exceptions being Hines Ward and Antonio Brown. The market value for receivers has blown up this offseason, and it's unclear if the Steelers are comfortable giving Johnson what he thinks he's worth after his first 1,000-yard season in 2021.

    Aug 2 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson "Holding In" During Training Camp

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson still figures to be the top receiver on the team in 2022, but he's going to be catching passes from a new quarterback after Ben Roethlisberger's retirement. Johnson is also missing time early in training camp while "holding in" while looking for a new contract, giving rookies George Pickens and Calvin Austin III more opportunities to build chemistry with quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph. The 26-year-old Johnson may not see the lion's share of the targets like he did last year when he set career-highs with 107 receptions, 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games. Johnson will be targeted as a high-end WR2 in fantasy drafts, but he could be a bit of a bust given the team's new QB situation.

    Aug 2 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Latest On Diontae Johnson

    Yesterday saw another high-profile wideout from the 2019 class sign a massive extension, turning attention even further to Steelers receiver Diontae Johnson. He could be the next in line to secure a new contract, and knowing that, he has mostly been a spectator so far at training camp.  Mark Kaboly of The Athletic notes that the […]

    Jul 29 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Steelers Not Expected To Pay Diontae Johnson

    The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't expected to offer wide receiver Diontae Johnson anything near what Terry McLaurin got from the Washington Commanders or any other receiver that received more than $20 million per year. The Athletic's Mark Kaboly sees the Steelers offering him something, but it won't be what he thinks he can get on the market and he'll get paid somewhere else in 2023. Spotrac projects Johnson's market value at $22 million per season, but Kaboly writes the Steelers won't pay a wideout $22 million per year. The 26-year-old had his first 1,000-yard season and a career-high eight touchdowns on 107 receptions, but he could take a step back with Mitchell Trubisky under center this year. Still, Johnson should see plenty of volume as the team's No. 1 wideout, and he's a high-end WR2 in fantasy.

    Jul 5 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Latest On Diontae Johnson's Contract Status

    With the record-setting extension for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick having officially been taken care of, the next major financial task to attend to for the Steelers is a second contract for wideout Diontae Johnson. As detailed by Mark Kaboly of the Athletic (subscription required), Pittsburgh will not deviate from their established procedures to get a deal done.  [RELATED: Steelers […]

    Jun 18 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Latest On Steelers' Diontae Johnson

    Diontae Johnson made headlines last week when he joined the group of extension-eligible wideouts choosing not to attend the first week of their team’s OTAs. He has now changed course on that decision, however.  As noted (on Twitter) by ESPN’s Brooke Pryor, the 25-year-old is in fact with the team now, and conducting on-field work. All […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Shows Up At OTAs

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson wasn't at voluntary organized team activities last week, but he reported to practice on Tuesday. No reason was given for his absence last week, but it was reported that he was likely skipping voluntary practices because he's looking for a new contract. The 25-year-old has a total of 254 catches for 2,764 yards and 20 touchdowns in his first three NFL seasons and is on track for unrestricted free agency next March if the Steelers don't give him a new deal. Johnson was a Pro Bowler for the first time in 2021, going for career-highs in catches (107), yards (1,161) and touchdowns (eight) in 16 games (14 starts). He continues to get better, but fantasy managers might not want to overpay given the Steelers quarterback situation heading into the 2022 season.

    May 31 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Latest On Steelers, Diontae Johnson

    Although Diontae Johnson‘s situation has not received too much attention, at least compared to the other wide receiver standouts from Day 2 of the 2019 draft, the Steelers’ top pass catcher made some news by skipping his team’s first set of OTAs. Joining the likes of Deebo Samuel, D.K. Metcalf and Terry McLaurin in going […]

    May 30 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson A No-Show At OTAs

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson wasn't at any of the team's three organized team activity practices this past week, and it's likely that his contract situation had everything to do with that. Johnson is unlikely to show up to next week's voluntary sessions either. He's entering the final year of his rookie deal and will likely play the 2022 season without a long-term deal if an extension isn't agreed upon by the Sept. 11 opener. He'll be fined $88,650 if he misses all three days of mandatory minicamp in June. Johnson has been a high-floor PPR wideout in fantasy, and he posted his first 1,000-yard campaign with eight touchdowns on 107 receptions last year as a first-time Pro Bowler. The 25-year-old also has 20 touchdowns in his three NFL seasons, but he could take a step back this year with either Mitchell Trubisky or rookie Kenny Pickett at quarterback.

    May 29 · 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

    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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