There may be no bigger sleeper on the Steelers roster right now than Diontae Johnson. After leading the team in receptions his rookie year, he seems poised to build off of that with Roethlisberger back at the helm. Johnson’s ability to not just get open but make defenders miss in space has him primed to do well in his second season.
While Smith-Schuster is still primed to be the starter, it isn’t unthinkable that the Steelers could have two starters go over 1000 yards. If that’s the case, Johnson’s 39th spot currently amongst WRs is far too low. He seems like a safe number two at the start of the year who could become a weekly starter.
80 receptions for 1000 yards isn’t unthinkable for him, and if he could repeat his five TDs from last year, he would net 220 points in fantasy. That alone would have ranked him at 20th overall at the position. The sky’s the limit for him, so grabbing him late in your fantasy draft may pay dividends down the road.
With the Steelers likely to rebound on offense in 2020, the stage is set to have some key fantasy players resurface as starters. As well, there seem to be quite a few intriguing options later in the draft that could pay off down the road. Be aware of these fantasy sleepers before the draft to build a championship-caliber fantasy roster this year.