Diontae Johnson
Diontae Johnson
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Despite a poor performance at the Combine, Johnson has the tools to make an impact with the Steelers as a depth receiver/returner. He actually had a faster time in the forty (4.53) than Antonio Brown (4.56) and is now in line to compete with Eli Rogers and Ryan Switzer for slot work. He could also add value on special teams, having led the nation in punt return average (19.9) at the collegiate level the past two years, while scoring four times on kick or punt returns. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.28 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2019.
Scores twice in win over Cardinals
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 8, 2019
Johnson caught six of eight targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday. He also ran once for 16 yards and scored on an 85-yard punt return.
ANALYSIS
Entering this contest, Johnson had averaged 7.1 yards per punt return with a long of 14 yards, but he took an Andy Lee punt to the house to give Pittsburgh an early 10-0 lead. Johnson had not scored in his last five games before doing so twice against Arizona, including the first kick return for a touchdown of his career. With fantasy playoffs underway, Johnson is a boom-or-bust play. Fantasy owners should temper expectations in Week 15 against a Buffalo pass defense that has held opposing wide receivers to just six touchdowns all season.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Diontae Johnson's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
49.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.21
 
% Team Air Yards
21.0%
 
% Team Targets
17.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
61.8%
 
Drop Rate
7.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.5
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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208
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22
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119
119
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81
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41
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Bills pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Bills
Sunday, Dec 15th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
66.2
 
Cornerbacks
67.2
 
Safeties
52.5
 
Linebackers
71.2
 
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2019 Diontae Johnson Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Diontae Johnson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
183 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.45 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.09 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.75 in
 
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Returns to full practice
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 5, 2019
Johnson (illness) practiced fully Thursday, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Under the weather
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Illness
December 4, 2019
Johnson was limited at practice Wednesday due to an illness.
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Bottled up in win
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 1, 2019
Johnson caught only one of his five targets for a 14-yard gain and added a 17-yard run during Sunday's 20-13 win over Cleveland.
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Key role awaits in Week 13
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 29, 2019
Johnson and James Washington are expected to serve as the Steelers' primary options at wide receiver Sunday against the Browns with JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) ruled out for a second straight game, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
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Makes three catches in return
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 24, 2019
Johnson caught three of six targets for 29 yards during Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bengals.
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