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Experts' Pick
 
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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156 of 162 experts
4%
Recommended by
6 of 162 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 23# 44-
Best Rank# 14# 27-
Worst Rank# 42# 58-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. HOU vs. GB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs HOUThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs GB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec1413
Rec Yds138.3167.7
Rec TD1.31.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total18.99.3-
Avg Game9.54.7-
Avg Projection9.76.4-
Week 215.21.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather81 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
10 tar, 6 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 15 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. DEN
at LV
Week 3 vs. HOU vs. GB
Week 4 at TEN at DET
Week 5 vs. PHI vs. LAC
Week 6 vs. CLEBYE WEEK
Week 7 at BAL vs. CAR
Week 8BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 9 at DAL at TB
Week 10 vs. CIN vs. SF
Week 11 at JAC vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. BAL at DEN
Week 13 vs. WAS at ATL
Week 14 at BUF at PHI
Week 15 at CIN vs. KC
Week 16 vs. IND vs. MIN
Week 17 at CLE at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions5.44.0
Rec Yards64.150.3
Rec TDs0.60.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.20.0
Rush Yards1.50.4
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.76.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2020 Points 
Week 13.77.5
Week 215.21.8
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total18.99.3
Average9.54.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2020 Targets 
Week 1105
Week 2133
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Expert 
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 While many are giving up on Sanders, the season is still young. The Saints passing offense will figure it out and Sanders will be part of it when they do.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Is there a real possibility that Johnson has emerged as the Steelers' WR1? The target totals would suggest that the answer to that question is yes. Through two games, Johnson has seen 23 targets to Juju's 14. Johnson is now solidifying himself as a weekly must-start option and Big Ben should be looking his way often in this matchup. Johnson has top-15 upside this week and should be played everywhere that you've got him.Sanders had some appeal as a WR3 in last week's matchup, but he absolutely fell flat. Sanders only reeled in one catch for 18 yards against the Raiders and he's taken a backseat to Smith, who had a huge day. Sanders isn't anything more than a WR5 in this matchup and he can't be trusted in your starting lineup.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's now seen 31.5 percent of Ben Roethlisberger's targets, a number that ranks second in the NFL among wide receivers. He's made them count, too, racking up 14 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown through two games. By comparison, in Antonio Brown's final season with the Steelers, he saw a 24.8 percent target share. It's possible that Johnson's the wide receiver to own in Pittsburgh, though there's obviously room for both of them to be fantasy starters. The Texans secondary is nothing to be worried about, though they've surprisingly held every receiver on the Chiefs and Ravens to less than 85 yards. With that being said, the only player who saw more than six targets was Sammy Watkins, who turned in a 21.2 PPR-point performance. The mix of Vernon Hargreaves and Lonnie Johnson will be asked to slow down Johnson, and I'm not sure they're capable, as that duo has allowed 246-of-351 passing for 3,152 yards and 20 touchdowns in their coverage. That's a 70.1 percent completion rate, 12.8 yards per reception, and a touchdown every 17.6 targets. Start Johnson as a WR2 as long as he's getting the targets.It hasn't been a great start to the relationship between Sanders and Brees, as Sanders is averaging just 4.1 yards per target. He saw just three targets with Michael Thomas out of the lineup, making fantasy owners want to pull out their hair. Sanders is playing 40 percent of his snaps in the slot, which means he'll see a mixture of all Packers cornerbacks. If there's been a trend over the last two years, it's that the Packers are hurt deep down the field by wide receivers, and that's evidenced by the 14.95 yards per reception this year and 15.84 yards per reception last year. Sanders has an average depth of target of just 7.5 yards, which is among the lowest in the league. This doesn't seem like a matchup that fits his strengths very well, making him a mediocre WR4/5, and that's with Thomas out of the lineup.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Johnson leads the Steelers with 23 targets on the season, he did not practice on Wednesday, but he should play and be a WR2 against a struggling Texans offense.