Diontae Johnson

  • Height
    5' 10"
  • Weight
    183 lbs
  • Arm Length
    30 3/4" (23rd)
Diontae Johnson headshot
  • Draft Pick
    3.02 2019
  • College
    Toledo
  • Age
    25.6

Diontae Johnson Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 16 169 107 1161 10.9 1390 8 17.2 (#8)
2020 15 144 88 923 10.5 1177 7 14.8 (#22)
2019 16 92 59 680 11.5 837 5 9.8 (#57)
  • College Dominator
    34.0% (65th)
  • College YPR
    16.4 (73rd)
  • College Target Share
    23.2% (66th)
  • Breakout Age
    20.8 (40th)

Diontae Johnson Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+4.8
(#34)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2021

Snap Share

2021

Target Share

2021

Fantasy Points

Diontae Johnson ADP

40.90
Average Draft Position (2022)
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4.05 Pick
WR19 Rank

Popularity Index

#40

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Diontae Johnson Injury History

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Games Missed
Injury Reports
Back injury
Week 5 (2020)
1
1
Concussion
Week 3 (2020)
0
1
Foot sprain
Week 1 (2020)
0
1
Calf strain
Preseason (2020)
0
0
Groin strain
Week 2 (2019)
0
0
Knee injury
Week 2 (2021)
1
1

Diontae Johnson College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Special Teams Age School
2015 11 (WR) 12 (26 tgts) 196 (16.3 ypr) 6.3% 46.2% 731 18 Toledo
2017 14 (WR) 74 (107 tgts) 1,278 (17.3 ypr) 25.3% 69.2% 785 (2 tds) 20 Toledo
2018 13 (WR) 49 (83 tgts) 761 (15.5 ypr) 21.0% 59.0% 653 (2 tds) 21 Toledo

Who is Diontae Johnson

Diontae Johnson was not an elite athletic specimen coming out of college, and his pre-draft workout metrics were not exactly eye-popping. He logged a 56th percentile 40 time of 4.53, contributing to a 19th percentile Speed Score of 83.3. He boasts a wing span of just 9.68. The Steelers selected him with the 66th overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Johnson played 66.9 percent of the Steelers snaps in his rookie season, drawing 92 targets which he turned into 59 receptions for 680 yards. He led all wide receivers with 2.39 yards of Target Separation and also led the NFL with an average of 12.4 yards per punt return. His snap share increased to 70.1 percent in 2020, but the Steelers made a more concerted effort to get him the ball. He was No.6 among all wide receivers with 144 targets and led all players with a 20.7 percent Hog Rate. Johnson posted 88 receptions for 923 yards at 10.5 yards per catch. He also led the league with 11 drops. A Catchable Target Rate of just 75 percent, No.66 among all wide receivers, didn't help.

Johnson established himself as the leader of the receiving pack in 2021, playing 91 percent of the snaps and commanding 169 targets with a 28.5 percent target share. He led all wide receivers with 594 routes run and was No.2 with a Route Participation Rate of 98.2 percent. Johnson was No.5 with 107 receptions, and only eight players had more receiving yards than Johnson, who posted 1,161. But he also committed another nine drops. Johnson saw 24 deep balls, No.13 among all wide receivers, and was No.15 with a 35 percent air yards share. But he was among the leaders in YAC, with 502 of his yards coming after the catch.