Diontae Johnson
Diontae Johnson put on IR
10 months ago

Pittsburgh WR Diontae Johnson put on short term IR.

Bad news for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Diontae Johnson fantasy managers everywhere, WR Diontae Johnson has been placed on short term IR. Johnson had sustained the dreaded hamstring strain in week 1 and we had been monitoring reports and knew he was in line to miss at least a couple of weeks. Now we have it officially that he will miss at least the next 4 weeks on short term IR.

Pittsburgh will have to navigate at least 4 weeks without their best WR Diontae Johnson. The earliest fantasy managers can expect Diontae back is week 7. This news comes ahead of a Monday night contest week 2 Vs the Cleveland Browns. All eyes will be on the Pittsburgh O to find out who will emerge to soak up all the targets left behind by the perennial 140+ target man Diontae Johnson.


Will this be the opportunity Pickens managers have been hoping for? Will the Allen Robinson truthers prevail? Or will the Calvin Austin stans win the night? All eyes will be on the WR core and where sophomore QB Kenny Picket goes, but the second-leading receiver in targets from last year will be the one to continue to surprise, it is Pat Freiermuth season. Coming off a tough matchup Week 1 against the stout 49ers defense in which he left early, Pat Freiermuth is ready for a bounce back. Kenny Pickett’s most trusted target will be Pat Freiermuth once again.