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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is in the midst of a hot streak as he has caught 24 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns over his past three games. He will suit up against the Minnesota Vikings on the road in Week 14's Thursday Night Football contest. Johnson finds himself in a smash spot against a Minnesota secondary that is allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Fantasy gamers should lock Johnson into starting lineups as a no-brainer WR1 in Week 14.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson looks to be inserting himself into the discussion of elite receivers due to his recent play. Johnson currently sits ninth in the league in receiving yards and is well on his way to a 1,000+ yard season. The 25-year-old has caught at least seven passes in four consecutive games, so he is entering low-end WR1 territory to close out the 2021 fantasy season. With 51 targets over his past four games, he is seeing the volume that makes him matchup-proof and a must-start option every week. The third-year stud gets some appealing matchups down the stretch and will draw a struggling Vikings defense on Thursday night.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught eight of 11 targets for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-19 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13. Johnson rang up his fifth and sixth touchdowns of the season, with the second going down as the game-winner with 1:48 left on the clock. The veteran wideout continues to be PPR gold for fantasy gamers as he has hauled in five passes in all but one game played this year and has caught at least seven passes seven times. He will remain a WR1 in fantasy in Week 14 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is coming off a nine-catch, 95-yard game in a blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12. He will look to keep it going against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13. The Ravens are allowing the 16th-fewest fantasy points per game this year but they did just allow Jarvis Landry to post his first 100-yard game of the season last week. Johnson has been a no-brainer starter in fantasy all season and will check in as such again in Week 13. Fire him up as a safe WR1 against the Ravens.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught nine of 14 targets for 95 yards in a 41-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12. Johnson's performance was one of the few bright spots for a Steelers team that was soundly handled by the Bengals on Sunday. The veteran receiver has only scored four touchdowns this season but he has drawn double-digit targets in all but two of his 10 games played. Johnson has settled in as a safe, high-floor WR2 in fantasy with WR1 upside in any given week. He will remain a must-start in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is coming off a 101-yard, one-touchdown game as he continues to be heavily targeted in the passing attack. He will look to keep it going on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12. The Bengals have been tough on opposing wide receivers this season, allowing the ninth-fewest fantasy points per game so far. That being said, Johnson has proven to have a high floor in fantasy even in tougher matchups this season. Fantasy gamers can treat Johnson as a solid, mid-range WR1 for Week 12.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught seven of 13 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 41-37 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11. Johnson led the Steelers in catches, targets, and receiving yards in the high-scoring loss. The veteran wideout came down with his fourth touchdown of the season on a 10-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter. One of the most heavily-targeted receivers in the game, Johnson will be a low-end WR1 in Week 12's road matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson will head on the road to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11. The Chargers have been tough on opposing wide receivers as they are allowing the second-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers in 2021. Johnson still doesn't know who his quarterback will be as Ben Roethlisberger has yet to clear the league's protocol to be removed from the COVID-19 list. That being said, he drew double-digit targets in Week 10, per usual, despite Mason Rudolph being under center. Johnson can be treated as a high-end WR2 against the Chargers regardless of who is Pittsburgh's quarterback.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught seven of 13 targets for 83 yards in a 16-16 tie with the Detroit Lions in Week 10. Even with Mason Rudolph under center instead of Ben Roethlisberger, Johnson continued to see plenty of targets for the Steelers. He did lose what could have been a costly fumble during overtime but the Lions were unable to capitalize on it, missing a potential game-winning field goal. Johnson continues to operate as a high-floor WR2 in PPR leagues thanks to his heavy target share. He will face off against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson will take on the Detroit Lions at home in Week 10. Detroit represents a nice matchup for Johnson as they are allowing the 14th-most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts this year. Johnson could see even more targets than usual with Chase Claypool (toe) looking very unlikely to take the field in Week 10 after the team called him week-to-week after his injury during Week 9's win. The Steelers have leaned on Johnson to move the chains this season and he has a good shot to finish as a WR1 in fantasy in Week 10. Treat him as a top-eight fantasy option this Sunday.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught five of six targets for 56 yards in a 29-27 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 9's Monday Night Football game. Johnson, per usual, wound up leading his team in receiving in the win while tying with Pat Freiermuth for the lead in targets and catches. It comes as a slightly disappointing outing for the veteran wideout, who is used to drawing targets in the double digits. Johnson now has 45 receptions for 530 yards and three touchdowns in seven games this season. He will take on the Detroit Lions at home in Week 10.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson will take on the Chicago Bears at home in Week 9's Monday Night Football game. Johnson continues to operate as Ben Roethlisberger's favorite target, averaging 10.5 targets per game in 2021. He draws an excellent matchup against a Chicago defense that is allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to the receiver position. Fantasy gamers can lock Johnson into their starting lineups as a low-end WR1 ahead of his Week 9 contest.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught six of 13 targets for 98 yards in a 15-10 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 8. Johnson was on his way to a slow finish but he hauled in a 50-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger on his team's final drive of the game to salvage his afternoon. Johnson remains one of the heaviest-targeted receivers in the league, having drawn double-digit looks in five of his six contests. Locked in as a reliable, high-end WR2 in fantasy, Johnson will take on the Chicago Bears in Week 9.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has been heavily targeted in 2021, having drawn double-digit looks in all but one of his games played. He will head on the road to take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 8 in what sets up as a plus matchup for the veteran wideout. Cleveland is allowing the 11th-most fantasy points per game to opposing receivers and may be without top cornerback Denzel Ward (hamstring) in the game. Johnson can be trusted as a low-end WR1 against Cleveland in Week 8.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught nine of 13 targets for 71 yards and added a 25-yard rush in a 23-20 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6. A week after drawing just two targets, Johnson led the Steelers in catches, targets, and yardage in the victory over Seattle. Johnson continues to operate as Ben Roethlisberger's favorite target in the passing attack and should continue to see plenty of looks going forward with JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) out for the year. The Steelers have their bye in Week 7 before they gear up for a road game against the Cleveland Browns in Week 8.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson had an uncharacteristic game in a Week 5 win over the Denver Broncos. The receiver is usually the target leader on the Pittsburgh offense but he finished with just two targets in the Week 5 win, his first game below 10 targets in 2021. With JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) out for the year, look for Johnson to bounce back to his normal workload in a Week 6 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Johnson could smash in Week 6 as the Seahawks have struggled against wide receivers this year, allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to the position. Fantasy gamers rostering Johnson can trust him as a low-end WR1 in Week 6.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught both of his targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in a 27-19 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 5. Johnson, who usually commands double-digit targets in most games, only drew two looks on an afternoon where Ben Roethlisberger attempted a season-low 25 passes. The veteran receiver did salvage his fantasy day with a 50-yard touchdown reception, which came at the end of the team's first drive of the contest. Johnson should see closer to his normal target share when the Steelers take on the Seattle Seahawks at home in Week 6.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson continues to operate as Ben Roethlisberger's favorite target in 2021. Johnson has drawn 35 targets thus far, despite missing all of Week 3 with a knee injury. The veteran wideout draws a difficult matchup against a tough Denver Broncos defense in Week 5. Denver is allowing the 16th-fewest fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position on the year. Despite Roethlisberger's steep decline in 2021, Johnson has proven himself to be matchup-proof as a fantasy option. Gamers can trust him as a mid-range WR2 for Week 5.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught nine of 13 targets for 92 yards and a touchdown in a 27-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers. After sitting out of Week 3's game, Johnson hauled in a 45-yard touchdown in the first quarter, showing that his knee issue was no longer a concern. Johnson continues to operate as Ben Roethlisberger's favorite target, despite the veteran quarterback struggling through four games. The third-year wideout now has 23 catches on 35 targets and two touchdowns in just three games. Johnson will be a solid WR2 in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers Diontae Johnson (knee) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) practiced in full on Friday and were removed from the final injury report for Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers. Johnson injured his knee on the final play in Week 2 and was inactive last weekend, but he should be returning to all fantasy lineups this weekend in a game where the Steelers will likely have to pass to keep up with the Packers offense. The 25-year-old has 22 targets in two games this year and has been quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's favorite target when he's on the field. With Chase Claypool (hamstring) questionable, Johnson and Smith-Schuster could be very busy on Sunday.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (knee) returned to a full practice on Thursday after he was limited on Wednesday. Of course, Johnson was inactive last week after injuring his knee at the end of Week 2. Unless he suffers a setback on Friday, the 25-year-old should be returned to starting fantasy lineups in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers. Pittsburgh's offense continues to look shaky after falling apart in the second half of last year, but Johnson remains one of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's favorite targets. Johnson is second on the team in targets (22) despite missing a game, and he has 14 receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (knee) put in a limited practice on Wednesday after suffering a knee injury in Week 2 that caused him to miss the Week 3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. It's a good sign for Johnson's availability in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers after he missed all three practices last week. Johnson does have 14 receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown in only two games this season, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral) is already playing through injuries and looked pretty bad in the loss to Cincinnati. The good news is that Johnson has meshed well with Big Ben, and he could have even more targets if JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) is unable to play.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (knee) is expected to practice this week ahead of the team's matchup against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Johnson sustained the injury late in Week 2 and was inactive this past Sunday in the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) is considered day-to-day, so it is possible that the Steelers' offense could have their top three receivers in the lineup in Week 4. If Johnson is able to play he will likely see a lot of Jaire Alexander, which is a good reason for fantasy managers to temper their expectations. He would be in the low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 range if he is active on Sunday.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. It is no surprise that Johnson will be inactive this week, as the injury he suffered at the end of Week 2 looked to be a cause for concern. Mike Tomlin has mentioned that this is not something that will keep him out long-term, so fantasy managers can expect him back within the next couple of weeks at most. In his absence, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool will see a significant boost in fantasy value. They certainly won't be short of volume, as Johnson's 22 targets through the first two weeks suggest that both could be targeted 10+ times in this one. James Washington will see some extra playing time, but as of now shouldn't be started in any formats. Both Smith-Schuster and Claypool should be able to produce lower-end WR2 numbers for fantasy managers.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (knee) missed his second straight practice on Thursday. The veteran wideout injured his knee on the final play of his team's Week 2 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders and is looking very unlikely to play against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3. Johnson being out would push additional targets to JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool while allowing James Washington to see some extra playing time as the team's WR3. Fantasy gamers will want to monitor Friday's injury report closely while simultaneously preparing to be without Johnson in their fantasy lineups on Sunday.
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