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Dynasty Player Profile: Diontae Johnson (2022 Fantasy Football)

Dynasty Player Profile: Diontae Johnson (2022 Fantasy Football)

Some teams seem to have a cheat code for certain things. The Green Bay Packers have a knack for Hall of Fame quarterbacks. The Baltimore Ravens seem to draft all-world defensive players like they’re fish in a barrel. The Pittsburgh Steelers have had three head coaches in the last 53 years and have turned more than a handful of mid- to late-round wide receivers into legends of the gridiron.

The Steel City wide receiver relay has passed the baton from Lynn Swann and John Stallworth to Yancey Thigpen, Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, Antonio Brown, and now to Diontae Johnson. Unfortunately, the 2019 third-round pick from Toledo is anything but special on paper. Short arms and less-than-stellar athletic measurables match his 5-foot-10 frame. So how was this player a WR1 in fantasy football with an out-to-pasture, grizzled quarterback last season? The simple answer is, “Diontae Johnson gets open.”

 

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