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Examining Diontae Johnson’s Dynasty Value in 2021

Is Diontae Johnson the man to target in Pittsburgh? What can we expect from him moving forward?

Diontae Johnson

Is Diontae Johnson the man to target in Pittsburgh? What can we expect from him moving forward?

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Examining Diontae Johnson’s Dynasty Value in 2021
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Michael Mahoney
2 months ago

Great article! What is the highest 2022 rookie draft pick you would be comfortable sending out to acquire Diontae Johnson?

6gummybearsandsomescotch
2 months ago

Whoo! Great article and just in time. I have been up and down deciding what to do with Diontae for all the reasons you listed above. After reading your article, he clearly is not a sell high. It’s also great to see some context given to the drops. If I remember correctly, the Steelers WR’s were pretty notorious for drops last season which I think added emphasis to Diontae’s issues. In addition to your analysis, I think that Diontae’s game is fairly QB proof if they bring in a rookie next season. Nothing better for a young QB than throwing to an open target. I just like the player a lot too and I believe part of playing FF is rostering players you like. Thanks for a great article and keep the deep analysis coming!

aaavery1
2 months ago

I’ve owned Johnson since his rookie draft (3.04 😂), and this article reinforces my own bias toward him.
A Keenan Allen type who just gets open, he’ll likely be more valuable on your team than in a trade for some time. Just ride the steady WR2 production for the foreseeable future and don’t overthink it.

William Rehor
2 months ago

Great article but I couldn’t disagree more. He is quite simply (IMO) the third-most talented WR on his own team. That’s why the drops are much more important in his case than they are for Hill, Lamb or Metcalf. Those guys are irreplaceable as talents; Johnson is not.
Johnson’s only real talent is volume, which was a manufactured situation from a stubborn and unimaginative OC who has now been fired, coupled with the lack of a run game that allowed blitzers to come after Ben with abandon and nullify longer WR routes. I feel very confident that a lot of those targets will go further down the field to Claypool and JuJu this season under the new scheme, with a new RB and new playcalling. But I guess we’ll find out in September!

Rodolfo Jacinto
Reply to  William Rehor
2 months ago

Did you somehow miss Matt Harmon’s charts? “Johnson’s only real talent is volume” is dynasty malpractice.

Lindsay Kennedy
2 months ago

Such a great article! Well thought out with excellent flow and stats to back it all up. I love it when an article can open my eyes to something I hadn’t considered before. This article did just that! Thanks!

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