2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 136 · WR # 43 (Tier 8)
ADP (12-team PPR): 8.10, 96th
Steelers
Depth

Diontae Johnson

WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Height 5'10" Weight 183 DOB 1996-07-05 Age 24
College Toledo

Season Projections
Updated Sep 7
Source FPts RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
RotoBaller 100.0 5 25 5.00 - 0 86 57 700 12.3 - 5 2

2020 fantasy football projections by .

Position Rankings
Rank Name ADP1 Comment
Tier 7
41 DeSean Jackson, PHI 11.01
42 John Brown, BUF 13.03
Tier 8
43 Diontae Johnson, PIT 8.10
44 Sterling Shepard, NYG 10.03
45 Preston Williams, MIA 11.04
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Diontae Johnson A WR3 In Week 8

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (toe) is coming off a two-touchdown outing in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans. Johnson's big day was evidence that he is still the No. 1 wide receiver in Pittsburgh, despite the emergence of rookie Chase Claypool. Johnson is a bit banged up, however, as he missed practice on Wednesday with a toe injury. This is a situation worth monitoring ahead of his Week 8 game against the Baltimore Ravens. If Johnson does play, he faces a tough matchup against the Baltimore secondary. Treat Johnson as a high-end WR3 for Week 8.

    Oct 29 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Helped Off The Field In The Fourth Quarter

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (leg) suffered an injury after a reception late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. He was helped off the field after the play and appeared to have hurt his leg. With the play coming late in the game, it might be unlikely that he'll return to the game. Johnson has had a great game with nine catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns.

    Oct 25 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson A WR3 Against Titans

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (back) practiced fully on Wednesday and appears to be trending up ahead of his Week 7 matchup with the Tennessee Titans. Johnson left during Week 5 with a back injury and was inactive for Week 6's game against the Cleveland Browns. His ability to practice on Wednesday bodes well for his availability for Sunday's game. If Johnson is able to suit up, his role as the No. 1 receiver could be in question as Chase Claypool has exploded for five touchdowns over the past two games. Fantasy gamers can start Johnson as a WR3 but keep expectations in check until we see how the target distribution shakes out this weekend.

    Oct 22 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson (back) scheduled to practice on Wednesday

    Oct 20 · FantasyPros Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson, David DeCastro Ruled Out

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (back) and veteran right guard David DeCastro (abdomen) have both been ruled out for Week 6 against the Browns. Rookie Chase Claypool, who broke out with four touchdowns last weekend, should once again have an increased role in the passing game with Johnson out. Rookie Kevin Dotson will start in place of DeCastro against Cleveland. Dotson also started in place of DeCastro in Week 2 following an injury to replacement Stefen Wisniewski in Week 1. Against a Browns secondary allowing the third-most fantasy points to receivers per game, Claypool has immediate WR2 upside as the No. 2 wideout behind JuJu Smith-Schuster in Pittsburgh. The rookie was a top waiver addition heading into Week 6.

    Oct 16 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Doesn't Practice Wednesday, A WR2 If He Plays Week 6

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (back) did not practice on Wednesday. He left Sunday's game during the first quarter with a back issue and did not return. The injury was not considered serious at the time and Johnson has routinely been getting time off early in the week this season before ramping up his activity in the later practice sessions. For now, expectations are that Johnson will be able to play in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns in what shapes up as a plus matchup for him. Cleveland's pass defense ranks 19th in the league in DVOA and is allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position. Monitor Johnson's participation in practice on Thursday and Friday. If he's at least able to get in a limited session on Friday, then he is fine to trust as a low-end WR2 in fantasy contests this weekend.

    Oct 15 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Injury Not Significant

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (back) exited this week's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a back injury in the first half and didn't return. After the game, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told media that Johnson had taken a hit to the back in the game and that he didn't believe it would be an injury that would keep Johnson out next week. While it's certainly good news about Johnson's health, he may have other things to worry about after rookie receiver Chase Claypool exploded for four touchdowns in the game.

    Oct 11 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Ruled Out For Rest Of The Game

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (back) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Johnson left the game in the first half with a back injury. He had just one catch on one target for negative two yards before leaving the game. Johnson did some work on the sidelines while attempting to return to the game, but the team is playing it cautious. Rookie receiver Chase Claypool has been having a breakout game and that should only continue with Johnson out.

    Oct 11 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Questionable To Return

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (back) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. With Johnson off the field, rookie Chase Claypool has been the biggest beneficiary, scoring the team's first two touchdowns. Johnson's a strong WR3 play when healthy, but we'll need to monitor this situation to see if what happens moving forward.

    Oct 11 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson Miss Practice Wednesday

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) both missed practice on Wednesday. The Steelers are coming off an unexpected bye in Week 4 after the Titans had a COVID-19 outbreak, so you'd think both Smith-Schuster and Johnson would be rested up, but they both need to be monitored heading into this Sunday's game against the Eagles. If active, you probably shouldn't be sitting Smith-Schuster or Johnson against an exploitable secondary, but you may want to temper expectations if they suit up at less than 100 percent. Smith-Schuster has scored three times in three games, but his target share is a bit of a concern with Johnson emerging as a real threat. The good news is that Johnson has cleared the concussion protocol. We wouldn't recommend sitting either player this weekend if they are active.

    Oct 7 · Source via Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson A Low-End WR2 In Week 5

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5. Johnson was knocked out of his team's Week 3 win over the Houston Texans and finished without a catch. He will slot back in as the team's lead wide receiver in a decent matchup against Philadelphia. The Eagles rank 16th in DVOA against the pass but Johnson is expected to draw plenty of coverage from shutdown corner Darius Slay in what should be a good battle between the two players. That being said, Johnson is leading the Steelers in targets through three games and should be able to post WR2 numbers despite Slay's presence.

    Oct 7 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson clears concussion protocol

    Oct 6 · FantasyPros Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson currently in the league's concussion protocol

    Sep 29 · FantasyPros Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Ruled Out For The Rest Of The Game

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of the team's Week 3 game against the Houston Texans. He left the game in the first half and was ruled out shortly after half-time. He finishes Week 3 with a disappointing line of no catches on two targets and one carry for nine yards.

    Sep 27 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Being Evaluated For Concussion

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson left Sunday's game against the Houston Texans and is being evaluated for a concussion. He's questionable to return. Pittsburgh's most consistent receiver this season, Chase Claypool and James Washington stand to see increased usage in the second half should Johnson be diagnosed with a concussion and fail to return to Sunday's game.

    Sep 27 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Ascends To WR1 Status

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has lived up to the preseason hype so far through two games in the 2020 season. Johnson leads the team in targets (23), receptions (14), and receiving yards (149) at this point in the season. Fantasy gamers will want to lock Johnson into their starting lineups ahead of a Week 3 matchup against a leaky Houston Texans pass defense. Houston ranks just 23rd in DVOA against the pass through two games and have little chance at slowing the ascending Johnson. Treat Johnson as a low-end WR1 for Week 3 and a great value play in DFS contests as his price hasn't caught up with his production.

    Sep 24 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson (toe) doesn't practice Wednesday

    Sep 23 · FantasyPros Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Explodes For 92 Yards, TD

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson had a big afternoon in a 26-21 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 2. Johnson caught eight of his 13 targets for 92 yards and a touchdown in the win. This marks the second straight week where fantasy gamers saw Johnson lead Pittsburgh in targets as he has drawn 23 through two games, nine more than JuJu Smith-Schuster. Johnson's score came on a 28-yard reception at the end of the third quarter. It's too early to say for certain but fantasy gamers may be looking at a 1A/1B situation between Johnson and Smith-Schuster going forward. Johnson is a solid WR2 going forward.

    Sep 20 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson A WR3 In Week 2

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is coming off a Week 1 win which saw him lead his team with 10 targets. The second-year wideout will look to build upon that performance in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos. Johnson has been dealing with a toe injury for the past couple of weeks but he was able to practice fully on Friday ahead of his Week 2 tilt. The Broncos coughed up a 100-yard receiving game to Corey Davis in Week 1 and placed top cornerback A.J. Bouye on injured reserve earlier in the week. Fantasy gamers can trust Johnson as a rock-solid WR3 in Week 2.

    Sep 19 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson (toe) full participant in Thursday's practice

    Sep 17 · FantasyPros Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Doesn't Practice Wednesday

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (toe) missed practice on Wednesday, according to reports. Johnson also missed time last week with what appears to be the same ailment, as he was held out of the Wednesday and Thursday sessions before getting a full practice in on Friday. So far, there are no reports that his toe injury got worse during Week 1's win over the New York Giants, where Johnson played on 55 of 64 offensive snaps and caught six balls on 10 targets. Fantasy gamers shouldn't worry about Johnson's Week 2 status as long as he's able to practice by Friday. Treat Johnson as an upside WR3 for Week 2.

    Sep 16 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Leads Steelers With 10 Targets In Week 1

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught six of his 10 targets for 57 yards in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 1. Johnson led the Steelers in targets and receptions and finished second behind only JuJu Smith-Schuster in receiving yards. The second-year wideout shook off a first-quarter blunder when he fumbled a punt return after New York's first possession of the game. He looked good in the game with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running crisp routes and getting open without much trouble against a weak Giants secondary. He will be a solid WR3 with upside in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.

    Sep 14 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson Holds No Injury Designation

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson holds no injury designation heading into Monday night's bout against the New York Giants. Johnson was dealing with a foot injury, but he practiced fully on Saturday and this makes it likely that he will suit up. The second-year player is now the WR2 on the team and also gets the benefit of having Ben Roethlisberger back. Johnson now has the opportunity to feast on a Giants team that has issues in the secondary and allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to wideouts last season. He is in the WR3 mix assuming he plays.

    Sep 12 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson (foot) returns to practice Friday

    Sep 11 · FantasyPros Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson (foot) did not practice Thursday

    Sep 10 · FantasyPros Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson A WR3 In Week 1

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson will open up the season with a road game against the New York Giants. Johnson turned in a very productive rookie season, catching 59 passes for 680 yards and five scores while mostly catching passes from backup quarterbacks. He should have little trouble building upon those numbers in 2020 with starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back under center. Johnson gets a plus matchup to open up with as the Giants were one of the most generous defenses in the league when it came to allowing wide receiver production. Treat Johnson as a solid WR3 for the opening week of the season.

    Sep 8 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson developing great chemistry with Ben Roethlisberger

    Sep 3 · FantasyPros Steelers Diontae Johnson Ben Roethlisberger
  • Diontae Johnson Dealing With Leg Injury

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has not practiced since last Wednesday as he's dealing with a leg injury. The Steelers won't elaborate on the nature of Johnson's injury but it doesn't appear to be a major one. Johnson impressed in his rookie season, despite poor quarterback play and is expected by many to break out in 2020. Johnson's return to practice by the end of the week would go a long way toward calming fantasy gamers drafting this weekend. Third-year wide receiver James Washington would presumably operate as the team's No. 2 wideout if Johnson stays sidelined.

    Aug 24 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson could be a star

    Aug 18 · Dynasty League Football Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson progressing well

    Aug 16 · Dynasty League Football Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnsons says he's '100 percent' following sports hernia surgery

    Aug 5 · FantasyPros Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Wide Receiver
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    2019 PIT 16 98.0 667 (65.5%) 4 41 10.25 0 0 92 59 680 11.5 0 5 2
    2020 PIT 5 40.7 193 (53.2%) 1 9 9.00 0 0 41 24 227 9.5 0 3 1
    2020 RotoBaller 100.0 5 25 5.00 - 0 86 57 700 12.3 - 5 2

    2020 fantasy football projections by .

    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 NYG W 26-16 5.7 55 (85.9%) 0 0 - 0 0 10 6 57 9.5 0 0 1
    2 DEN W 26-21 15.2 54 (83.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 13 8 92 11.5 0 1 0
    3 HOU W 28-21 0.0 19 (23.8%) 1 9 9.00 0 0 2 0 0 - 0 0 0
    5 PHI W 38-29 -0.2 6 (8.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 0
    7 TEN W 27-24 20.0 59 (74.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 15 9 80 8.9 0 2 0
    2019
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 NE L 3-33 2.5 25 (36.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 3 25 8.3 0 0 0
    2 SEA L 26-28 1.7 27 (47.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 4 1 17 17.0 0 0 0
    3 SF L 20-24 11.2 42 (79.2%) 1 6 6.00 0 0 6 3 52 17.3 0 1 0
    4 CIN W 27-3 13.7 37 (62.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 6 6 77 12.8 0 1 1
    5 BAL L 23-26 2.7 55 (91.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 5 27 5.4 0 0 0
    6 LAC W 24-17 1.4 42 (70.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 0 0
    8 MIA W 27-14 14.4 34 (44.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 5 84 16.8 0 1 0
    9 IND W 26-24 0.3 43 (68.3%) 1 2 2.00 0 0 2 1 3 3.0 0 0 0
    10 LAR W 17-12 6.4 53 (71.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 6 4 64 16.0 0 0 0
    11 CLE L 7-21 1.7 38 (51.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 4 2 17 8.5 0 0 0
    12 CIN W 16-10 2.9 50 (67.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 6 3 29 9.7 0 0 0
    13 CLE W 20-13 1.4 40 (64.5%) 1 17 17.00 0 0 5 1 14 14.0 0 0 0
    14 ARI W 23-17 12.0 42 (70.0%) 1 16 16.00 0 0 8 6 60 10.0 0 1 0
    15 BUF L 10-17 6.2 44 (74.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 5 62 12.4 0 0 1
    16 NYJ L 10-16 14.1 56 (83.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 8 81 10.1 0 1 0
    17 BAL L 10-28 5.4 39 (78.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 4 54 13.5 0 0 0