Friday PM Update: Johnson is officially questionable for Sunday’s game.
Steelers game status vs the Ravens:— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) December 9, 2022
T.J. Watt (Ribs) - Questionable
Diontae Johnson (Hip) - Questionable
Malik Reed (Back) - Questionable
Friday Update: Johnson will likely have a questionable tag on the final injury report of the week. He is going to test his injury pregame on Sunday, but at least says that he will probably play.
Diontae Johnson says that he suffered a new hip injury against the Falcons.— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) December 9, 2022
He feels good, but will test it on Sunday before the game. Sounded like he will probably play.
Update: Johnson logged a limited session on Wednesday but was downgraded on Thursday and didn’t practice. You want to see Johnson upgraded on Friday, and if he isn’t, it would call into question his availability for Sunday’s game. If he is unable to play, we would likely see George Pickens and Steven Sims seen an uptick in work.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson was limited in Wednesday’s practice ahead of this Sunday’s matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. Johnson is dealing with a hip injury, and was joined on the injury report by RB Najee Harris, who did not play.
Fantasy football implications for Week 14
As the Steelers prepare to face the Ravens’ defense this weekend, they’ll be looking toward rookie George Pickens and backup Jaylen Warren for receiving yards. Tight end Pat Freiermuth can expect to see some good targets from Kenny Pickett, as well — the Ravens have allowed 6.9 yards per pass attempt this season, and the Steelers will be looking downfield.
Pickens has already made his name known in the NFL, and this might be an opportunity for him to continue to build that rookie stat board and make some major plays. He already has three touchdowns under his belt this season, so if Johnson remains limited, Pickens is a good guy to have on your lineup this weekend.