Diontae Johnson
Diontae Johnson Set to Give it to Ya at X
2 weeks ago

Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Brad Idzik is hyped and ready for Diontae Johnson to take on the X role at wide receiver in 2024.

Diontae Johnson didn’t leave on the best terms when the Pittsburgh Steelers traded him to the Carolina Panthers this offseason. Mike Tomlin has a good track record of parting with wide receivers once their best days have been had. In Carolina, Johnson is seeking to change that pattern with new offensive coordinator Brad Idzik.


In a behind the scenes video, coach Idzik can be seen talking with Diontae Johnson about wanting Johnson to be the X receiver. Idzik spoke to defenses needing to respect Johnson with confidence that Johnson can make teams pay for not putting their best defenders on him. 


From 2020-2022 Diontae Johnson had 144, 169, and 146 targets respectively. He has been a target monster and PPR value as a perfect third receiver on fantasy rosters. With more touchdown equity to match target volume, Diontae Johnson is a player that could easily be a top 12 wide receiver in fantasy football. It simply has not all come together for him.


Currently, Diontae Johnson is the 45th wide receiver being drafted on UnderDog in round 7. At age 27, he is ranked 42nd in our Dynasty wide receiver rankings. Diontae Johnson is a buy in both Best Ball and Dynasty as his cost perfectly reflects and balances his past output with potential to yield large dividends.