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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
98%
Recommended by
111 of 113 experts
2%
Recommended by
2 of 113 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 48# 83-
Best Rank# 42# 60-
Worst Rank# 74# 120-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. HOU vs. LV-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs HOUThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs LV-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total18.911.6-
Avg Game9.55.8-
Week 215.21.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather78 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.78 F, Overcast throughout the day.-
    
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
10 tar, 6 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
10 rush, 37 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. DEN
at SEA
Week 3 vs. HOU vs. LV
Week 4 at TEN at KC
Week 5 vs. PHI vs. DEN
Week 6 vs. CLEBYE WEEK
Week 7 at BAL vs. SF
Week 8BYE WEEK at BUF
Week 9 at DAL at NYJ
Week 10 vs. CIN vs. BAL
Week 11 at JAC at HOU
Week 12 vs. BAL vs. ARI
Week 13 vs. WAS at LAC
Week 14 at BUF at LAR
Week 15 at CIN at MIA
Week 16 vs. IND vs. BUF
Week 17 at CLE vs. NYJ
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2020 Points 
Week 13.79.7
Week 215.21.9
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
Total18.911.6
Average9.55.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2020 Targets 
Week 1100
Week 2131
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
Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
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 was incredibly sad to hear about White's personal tragedy last week, so I want to send nothing but positive thoughts to him and his family. He is expected to be back with the team for this game, so we'll move forward assuming he does. Michel has picked up right where he left off last year, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry and not catching a single pass. It's brutal, too, as Cam Newton's presence should be opening holes up for him. It's worth noting that he's faced 8-plus man defensive fronts on 41.2 percent of his carries, which is the fourth-highest mark in the league. According to NFL's NextGenStats, he's getting almost exactly what he's been expected to, though that doesn't soak up fantasy owners' tears. In a game they're six-point favorites against a team that has allowed 4.66 yards per carry and four rushing touchdowns on just 41 carries, he must be under consideration as a mid-to-low-end RB3 who comes with touchdown upside. Guys, Newton isn't going to rush for two touchdowns every game. That same Raiders team that's allowed a lot of rushing totals has allowed a massive 9.83 targets to running backs, and that's something we continually saw last year, as they allowed the fourth-most fantasy points through the air to running backs. We don't know how much White will be involved, so it's a tough week to rank him, but given the matchup, he should offer high-end RB4 value in PPR formats. Burkhead has been even less efficient than Michel and will concede the passing down work to White, so he's droppable.
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. 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 Michel had seven carries for 19 yards in Week 2.
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.Michel was an intriguing late-round option in draft season, but he's simply not seeing the necessary work to be relevant for fantasy football. With Cam taking away all goal-line opportunities, Michel has very little upside on a weekly basis and should remain on your bench.