Steelers’ wide receiver Diontae Johnson could be a breakout candidate, Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus writes. The 2019 third-rounder had 680 receiving yards and five touchdowns during his rookie season while breaking 18 tackles (2nd most among all rookies).
Johnson did the majority of his damage with back-up quarterbacks but if Ben Roethlisberger can stay healthy, the wideout may improve even more. He should be on fantasy radars, though he will have competition for that second WR spot in Pittsburgh, as the team drafted Notre Dame’s Chase Claypool in the second-round.
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- Big Ben is a great late-round QB to target, Vaughn Dalzell of numberFire argues. Back in 2018, Roethlisberger set a career-high with 5,129 passing yards.
- Eric Ebron, who signed with Pittsburgh this offseason, could have the same kind of success with Roethlisberger as he did with Andrew Luck back with the Colts. Ebron had 13 touchdowns and 16 end-zone targets with Luck, both of which led all tight ends.
- The Ravens ran away with the division in 2019 but the Steelers are likely their biggest threat in 2020 and they shouldn’t be discounted. Fan Duel has an interesting bet, offering the ability to pick what place the team ultimately earns in the division.
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