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Just now, MBarbarian said:

Targets last 5 weeks: 15, 3, 10, 11, and 16 yesterday.  That 3 target week was at Baltimore.  

How are we feeling about rolling him out there this Thursday vs. Baltimore again?  

He was out for nearly 3/4 of that Bal game too...left in 1Q and returned to catch a pass in the 4th.

Bal is reeling...but it is still a divisional game. Gotta think he is a strong WR2, esp with JuJu perhaps Q?

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Yeah of course! Here's the tweet from Brooke Pryor:   Ben said it in today's press conference at 10:42 min.  

This guy is facinating. The Steelers had a 1st round grade on him coming out of Toledo when they drafted him #66 overall. As a rookie, he led all NFL wide receivers in separation yards (2.39) and

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On 11/23/2020 at 10:16 AM, ST. STEVEN said:

He was out for nearly 3/4 of that Bal game too...left in 1Q and returned to catch a pass in the 4th.

Bal is reeling...but it is still a divisional game. Gotta think he is a strong WR2, esp with JuJu perhaps Q?


 

I was able to watch that Baltimore game and imho it was a bit of a fluke. The Steelers seemed off balance a lot and it felt like there was a lot of strange chemistry. 
 

10 targets every game he’s healthy. Not worried 

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1 hour ago, Ffguy0087 said:

Any insight on the matchup?

Don't know if this guy is any good, but this concerns me:

https://www.actionnetwork.com/fantasy-football/week-12-wr-cb-matchups-shadow-grades-2020?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=matthewfreedman

"Steelers WR Diontae Johnson vs. Ravens CB Jimmy Smith

Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday | TV: NBC

Johnson has suffered injuries in several games this year.

Week 3: Concussion

Week 5: Back

Week 7: Leg/ankle

Week 8: Hamstring

But in the seven games in which Johnson has played at least 70% of the snaps (Weeks 1-2, Weeks 7-11), he is 48-539-4 receiving with a team-high 78 targets.

In Week 8 against the Ravens he tweaked his hamstring in the first quarter, but he quickly returned to the game and had a 77% snap rate seemingly without limitation. In the first practice of Week 9, Johnson was a full participant with no mention at all of the hamstring in the practice report, so the injury truly seems to have been a nonissue.

Here’s why it’s important: Johnson was just 1-6-0 receiving on three targets in the game — and people are writing off that performance because of the hamstring.

I think it might’ve had something to do with the Ravens pass defense and Smith in particular.

Smith is a should-be All-Pro corner who has allowed just 4.8 yards per target with a 50% catch rate on just four targets per game since last year.

Action: Large downgrade for Johnson"

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16 hours ago, Nefarious Industrialist said:

Don't know if this guy is any good, but this concerns me:

https://www.actionnetwork.com/fantasy-football/week-12-wr-cb-matchups-shadow-grades-2020?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=matthewfreedman

"Steelers WR Diontae Johnson vs. Ravens CB Jimmy Smith

Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday | TV: NBC

Johnson has suffered injuries in several games this year.

Week 3: Concussion

Week 5: Back

Week 7: Leg/ankle

Week 8: Hamstring

But in the seven games in which Johnson has played at least 70% of the snaps (Weeks 1-2, Weeks 7-11), he is 48-539-4 receiving with a team-high 78 targets.

In Week 8 against the Ravens he tweaked his hamstring in the first quarter, but he quickly returned to the game and had a 77% snap rate seemingly without limitation. In the first practice of Week 9, Johnson was a full participant with no mention at all of the hamstring in the practice report, so the injury truly seems to have been a nonissue.

Here’s why it’s important: Johnson was just 1-6-0 receiving on three targets in the game — and people are writing off that performance because of the hamstring.

I think it might’ve had something to do with the Ravens pass defense and Smith in particular.

Smith is a should-be All-Pro corner who has allowed just 4.8 yards per target with a 50% catch rate on just four targets per game since last year.

Action: Large downgrade for Johnson"

Well, that makes you think.  
 

thx for posting. 

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its really simple, if you have a legitimate option to pivot to then do it.  if but if you have to pivot to someone who is either TD dependent then leave Johnson in the line up.  10 targets a game is a great floor regardless of the matchup

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13 minutes ago, Panthor said:

its really simple, if you have a legitimate option to pivot to then do it.  if but if you have to pivot to someone who is either TD dependent then leave Johnson in the line up.  10 targets a game is a great floor regardless of the matchup


My post yesterday...

On 11/23/2020 at 11:39 AM, Cleanface said:

He’s vaulted past AJBrown and ARob in my starting lineup.  I Can’t sit him.  Just can’t.  

 

Not looking for AC. Just adding context. 

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Easy start given his target share - the only obvious concern is injury.  If he is fully healthy and finishes the game, you are looking at a pretty safe floor IMO.

Claypool will always be the better bet for TDs and splash plays since he is the fielder stretcher but DJ is the more consistent fantasy option if healthy.

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11 hours ago, Neptune said:

Could've had a bigger day if not for some crucial drops.

he left a lot of meat on the bone...had 3 bad drop that could have added 65 yards and 2 TD's.

1st drop - quick slant on the 5 yards line.  Could have snuck into the end zone but probably would have been wrapped up.

2nd drop - a 30 yard contested catch that that seemed as if he was going to fall 1 yard short of the end zone...jumped up and had both hands on the ball before dropping it.  Might have been able to fall into the endzone if he caught it.

3rd drop - a 25 yard sideline fade placed right in his hands that he just missed.  DJ was pointing to the light after this drop.

 

Overall,  he had an OK ppr game but could have had another great game.  Still encouraging that he is getting the lions share of the targets which is a good sign for the ROS.

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