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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EDT
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Updated: Sep 26th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 20-
Best Rank# 14-
Worst Rank# 42-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. HOU vs. SF-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs HOUThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs SF-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec1415.7
Rec Yds138.3136.3
Rec TD1.30.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total18.98.2-
Avg Game9.54.1-
Avg Projection9.7-
Week 215.23.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather75 F, Clear74 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
10 tar, 6 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
6 tar, 6 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. DEN
at CHI
Week 3 vs. HOU vs. SF
Week 4 at TEN at LAR
Week 5 vs. PHI at DAL
Week 6 vs. CLE vs. WAS
Week 7 at BAL at PHI
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. TB
Week 9 at DAL at WAS
Week 10 vs. CIN vs. PHI
Week 11 at JACBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. BAL at CIN
Week 13 vs. WAS at SEA
Week 14 at BUF vs. ARI
Week 15 at CIN vs. CLE
Week 16 vs. IND at BAL
Week 17 at CLE vs. DAL
Player Projections Comparison
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EDT
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Receiving
   
Receptions5.4
Rec Yards65.8
Rec TDs0.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.2
Rush Yards1.2
Rush TDs0.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
2020 Points 
Week 13.74.7
Week 215.23.5
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
Total18.98.2
Average9.54.1
Player Targets Comparison
  Diontae JohnsonD. Johnson
WR - PIT
Diontae Johnson
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
2020 Targets 
Week 1106
Week 2134
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
Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EDT
IR
Expert 
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. 
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. 
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.