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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2023 Draft Rankings

Diontae Johnson Note
Diontae Johnson photo 31. Diontae Johnson (at BAL)
There's only one explanation for Diontae Johnson's 2022 season. After an offseason workout in rainy Pittsburgh, he entered his house with an umbrella still drawn and tripped over his black cat, which sent him hurdling into his full-length entryway mirror, thus shattering it into a million pieces. This unlikely yet possible turn of events is the only possible explanation for his wretchedly unlucky season. Despite ranking 13th in target share, tenth in red zone targets, and the WR20 in expected fantasy points per game, Johnson finished the season with zero touchdowns as the WR39 in fantasy points per game. Kenny Pickett's play was a factor, but Johnson simply had a terrible run-out. Regression is coming for Johnson and this offense. Johnson still ranked 11th in total route wins, so no skill dropoff is involved here. It's just a case of legendarily bad luck. Johnson is a WR3 with top-15 upside.
14 weeks ago
George Pickens Note
George Pickens photo 33. George Pickens (at BAL)
Pickens had some standout moments in his rookie season, including highlight-reel catches and shadow realm run blocking reps. Still, overall if you were banking on him to be a major fantasy producer, you were probably disappointed. Pickens logged six weeks with top-24 fantasy finishes, but outside of those weeks, he was unstartable with also eight weeks of WR50 or lower fantasy production. With Allen Robinson on the roster, expect the Steelers to utilize three wide receiver sets heavily. In Weeks 1-8, with the team heavily deploying 11 personnel, Pickens had a 15.1% target share, a 26% air yard share, and 1.19 yards per route run. He barely eclipsed a 15% target per route run rate. Pickens is a WR4/5 that could be the fourth option in a Kenny Pickett-led passing attack.
14 weeks ago
Allen Robinson II Note
Allen Robinson II photo 88. Allen Robinson II (at BAL)
Calvin Austin III Note
Calvin Austin III photo 121. Calvin Austin III (at BAL)
Denzel Mims Note
Denzel Mims photo 179. Denzel Mims (at BAL)
Miles Boykin Note
Miles Boykin photo 183. Miles Boykin (at BAL)
Dez Fitzpatrick Note
Dez Fitzpatrick photo 251. Dez Fitzpatrick (at BAL)