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Diontae Johnson Week 8 Outlook - Steelers at Ravens

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Oct 29th 2020, 8:50am EDT

I remember saying something to the effect of, "There's no way Johnson returns to the lineup and sees the 31.3 percent target share he saw over the first few weeks before injury." I was wrong. Despite missing one full game and the majority of two others, Johnson is just one target off the team-lead. His 15 targets in Week 7 accounted for 30.6 of Roethlisberger's attempts. In the three full games he's played, Johnson has totaled 10, 13, and 15 targets. He's a must-play every week, though this week's matchup is about as bad as it gets. Despite that big game by the Chiefs offense, the Ravens have allowed the third-fewest PPR points per target (1.59) to wide receivers this year. Outside of the Chiefs game in Week 3, they've allowed just three wide receivers to finish better than WR35. The Steelers move Johnson around but he does play most of his snaps at LWR, which means he'll see Jimmy Smith the most, a good cornerback who's dealt with some health issues over the last couple years. He's been good this year, allowing just 9-of-15 passing for a minuscule 68 yards and no touchdown. It's not a great matchup for Johnson but his ridiculous target share keeps him in the high-end WR3 territory.

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