Diontae Johnson
Diontae Johnson
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
Questionable
Injury Sports Hernia
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.
Undergoes sports hernia procedure
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Abdomen
February 13, 2020
Johnson is recovering from sports hernia surgery, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
ANALYSIS
Johnson appears to have undergone the procedure to address an issue he played with during the 2019 regular season, though he wasn't forced to miss any time. A typical recovery for such injuries can take up to six weeks, which would put Johnson on track for training camp, though particularly severe instances can sometimes cause players to miss extended time. The Toledo product led Pittsburgh in catches (59) and receiving touchdowns (five) as a rookie, and he stands to benefit from more consistent play at the quarterback position in 2020, with Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) progressing well in his own recovery from surgery.
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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
51.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.24
 
% Team Air Yards
22.4%
 
% Team Targets
18.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
64.8%
 
Drop Rate
5.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.2
 
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582
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150
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112
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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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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More Fantasy News
Four receptions in finale
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 30, 2019
Johnson caught four of seven targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.
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Lone bright spot on offense
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 22, 2019
Johnson caught eight of nine targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets.
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Solid in defeat
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December 15, 2019
Johnson caught five of seven targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Bills.
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Scores twice in win over Cardinals
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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.
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Returns to full practice
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December 5, 2019
Johnson (illness) practiced fully Thursday, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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