2. Diontae Johnson (Wide Receiver)
Diontae Johnson finished the 2022 NFL season as WR 38. Diontae Johnson is currently being drafted as WR 33 with an average ADP of 77 for the 2023 NFL season.
Entering his 5th season, Johnson has emerged as one of the go-to wide receivers for the Steelers, displaying incredible route-running skills. Despite the lack of a single touchdown in the 2022 season, Johnson should go back to being the consistent performer he has been in the past. We will also see a decrease in his number of drops, and even with the talented receiving core around him, I expect his target share to increase.
Johnson has the potential to be a top-tier wide receiver in fantasy football this year. His rapport this offseason with Kenny Pickett, and his ability to rack up yards after the catch make him a valuable asset for fantasy managers. It is astonishing that Johnson is being drafted as WR 33 this season, given the fact that he scored 0 touchdowns in 2022 and finished as WR 38. Give me Johnson all day long at his current ADP.
Prediction: If he can stay healthy for all 17 games, Diontae Johnson will outperform his current ADP and finish as a top 20 WR in the 2023 NFL season.