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Diontae Johnson

#1 WR,


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181 FPTS

RANK: 28


192 FPTS

RANK: 42


26 yrs


5'10'' / 183 lbs



3yr Ave1622118th13585921710.84

Minimal production on 10 targets

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-08

Johnson recorded two catches on 10 targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 28-14 win over the Browns.

Johnson led the Steelers in targets by a wide margin, though he struggled to turn that into production. Positively, he did manage a 32-yard catch -- the longest play from scrimmage for Pittsburgh -- and also chipped in a reception to convert a two-point attempt late in the game. Johnson struggled for much of the season and saw a steep dropoff in production as compared to 2021, particularly because he failed to find the end zone across 17 games. He remains under contract for two additional seasons with the Steelers, though Johnson could fall behind George Pickens in priority for targets in 2023.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @CIN Outdoor 73° 12.5 33rd 1.797.044.51275507.98013%11032%2%0%98%
2 NE Outdoor 75° 13.7 28th
3 @CLE Outdoor 61° 16.4 23rd
4 NYJ Outdoor 57° 4.2 74th 1.05-3.041.5421105.5-1633%00016%18%0%83%
5 @BUF Outdoor 59° 11.0 36th 2.2014.044.513560012.01020%31026%7%0%93%
6 TB Outdoor 58° 8.6 43rd 1.239.546.5752805.6600%00026%23%0%77%
7 @MIA Outdoor 78° 9.5 44th 1.587.044.51054208.4450%20024%10%0%90%
8 @PHI Outdoor 60° 8.5 50th 1.7010.543.5953507.0160%10023%15%0%85%
10 NO Outdoor 37° 10.3 40th 2.58-1.541.55463015.81510%21019%9%0%91%
11 CIN Outdoor 27° 6.2 58th 1.243.541.5542105.3330%00013%10%0%90%
12 @IND Dome 44° 9.9 47th 1.982.539.5854909.8730%30029%15%0%85%
13 @ATL Dome 52° 11.0 38th 2.20-1.541.511560012.08429%31041%23%0%77%
14 BAL Outdoor 42° 14.2 25th 2.37-2.537.58682013.71130%41026%21%0%79%
15 @CAR Outdoor 47° 20.0 11th 1.823.037.510109809.8730%30048%12%0%88%
16 LV Outdoor 9° 11.4 38th 2.28-2.539.57564012.810317%50019%5%0%95%
17 @BAL Outdoor 44° 5.5 51st 2.751.535.57235017.5990%21026%19%0%81%
18 CLE Outdoor 36° 7.8 51st 3.90-3.039.510238019.091150%11036%14%0%86%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 23 210.61.5384th8.75.5570.310.56.54.19%
Away Outdoor 21 190.71.41102nd10.66.4660.310.36.63.95%
Away Dome 1 115.31.2611th10.05.0760.
Away Retractable Dome 3 33.91.1963rd9.75.3620.

Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2019 23 PIT 16 12 163 38th9259680511.5759%267019%10%0%90%
2020 24 PIT 15 13 222 41st14488923710.56413%3310022%13%0%87%
2021 25 PIT 16 14 274 8th1691071,161810.9655%4614226%8%0%92%
2022 26 PIT 17 17 181 28th14786882010.3838%387027%13%0%88%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Returns to field with full practice

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-05

Johnson (hip) was a full practice participant Thursday.

Johnson's availability for Sunday's regular-season finale with the Browns temporarily looked to be in flux after the hip issue kept the wideout off the practice field Wednesday, but his ability to take every rep a day later clears up any concern about his status. Though health hasn't been much of a concern for Johnson this season -- he's played in all 16 of the Steelers' games to date while playing no fewer than 74 percent of the offensive snaps on every occasion -- the 26-year-old wideout has seen his production dip considerably following the retirement of longtime starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. With either Kenny Pickett or Mitchell Trubisky under center in 2022, Johnson has produced 84 receptions for 844 yards on 137 targets and still has yet to record a touchdown.

Held out of practice

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-04

Johnson missed Wednesday's practice with a hip injury.

Johnson has been listed with hip and/or toe injuries for the past month without missing a single game. A return to practice Thursday, even in a limited capacity, would put him on track to play Sunday against the Browns. Another absence, on the other hand, might be cause for legitimate concern as the tries to go 17-for-17 in appearances in an otherwise disappointing campaign.

Struggles with seven targets

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-01

Johnson had two receptions (seven targets) for 35 yards in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Ravens.

Johnson was not on the same page with quarterback Kenny Pickett in this one, resulting in a season-low 29 percent catch rate. The veteran wideout was dealing with a hip injury during practice this week, and he went down holding his shin Sunday before ultimately returning and finishing the contest. It wouldn't be surprising to see the 26-year-old pop up on the injury report again in Week 18 following this punishing win. Assuming good health, Johnson will look to bounce back against the Browns on Sunday.

Logs full practice

Latest Headline: Published 2022-12-29

Johnson (hip) was a full practice participant Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Johnson, who managed a toe issue ahead of Week 16 action, was limited during Wednesday's practice, but the wideout's full participation Thursday puts him on track to suit up Sunday night against the Ravens. In his team's 13-10 win over the Raiders last Saturday, Johnson recorded an 88 percent snap share while catching five of his seven targets for 64 yards. This time around, he'll be facing a Baltimore defense that is allowing an average of 239.5 passing yards per game to date.