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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2022 PPR Draft Rankings

Diontae Johnson Note
Diontae Johnson photo 15. Diontae Johnson (vs . CLE)
The ADP market believes that Mitchell Trubisky or Kenny Pickett can take the Steelers to the fantasy promised land. I am not as optimistic.

The best-case scenario for the Steelers' No. 1 wide receiver is seeing a boatload of targets - albeit inefficient like last season when he ranked second in that category - to deliver for fantasy.

Whether it's Trubisky or the rookie under center, that is the reality with DJ. Let's not forget that last year's heavily-coveted rookie quarterback class produced almost zero reliable options outside of Brandin Cooks (WR20), Jakobi Meyers (WR33) and Kendrick Bourne (WR30).

So with a top-15 early best ball ADP in an offense with more competition for targets between Chase Claypool, Pat Freiermuth, George Pickens and Calvin Austin III, I would need Johnson to fall significantly in drafts before selecting him.
14 weeks ago
George Pickens Note
George Pickens photo 53. George Pickens (vs . CLE)
The Steelers selected George Pickens at pick No. 52 in the 2022 NFL Draft, with WR3 an area of need and Diontae Johnson (slated for free agency in 2023. I absolutely love the fit for Pickens here with the Steelers, who seem to never miss selecting wideouts on Day 2.

Injuries and off-field issues plagued Pickens' draft stock, but he looks fully healthy based on his testing at the NFL Combine. And Pittsburgh seems like the right spot for him to get his head on straight.

I already can't wait for the heated training camp fights between him and Chase Claypool as the gloves come off - well not really - for target supremacy.

Pickens' college profile screams that of a true alpha, so I'd be looking to stash him across the board before he is fully unleashed.

The Georgia Bulldog WR broke out as a true 18-year old freshman, finishing 2019 as PFF's the 17th-highest-graded receiver in the nation (88.0) - ahead of future NFL wideouts like Jerry Jeudy, Justin Jefferson, Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle.
14 weeks ago
Calvin Austin III Note
Calvin Austin III photo 119. Calvin Austin III (vs . CLE)
Miles Boykin Note
Miles Boykin photo 159. Miles Boykin (vs . CLE)
Gunner Olszewski Note
Gunner Olszewski photo 174. Gunner Olszewski (vs . CLE)
Steven Sims Jr. Note
Steven Sims Jr. photo 206. Steven Sims Jr. (vs . CLE)
Cody White Note
Cody White photo 251. Cody White (vs . CLE)
Ja'Marcus Bradley Note
Ja'Marcus Bradley photo 290. Ja'Marcus Bradley (vs . CLE)