With Johnson missing time, Pat Freiermuth, George Pickens, and Calvin Austin all get boosts moving forward. Calvin Austin was utilized as a 1:1 replacement in relief of Diontae Johnson when he left the game last week, so it will be interesting to see if that continues in Week 2. Regardless, Johnson was easily the Steelers’ top target earner when he was on the field, earning the highest targets per route run of any Pittsburgh pass catcher on the day. What’s more: Calvin Austin came in and averaged a higher targets per route run than Freiermuth, Robinson, and Pickens. With plenty of targets available in the Steelers offense, all of the aforementioned names stand to benefit in the coming weeks until Johnson is ready to return.
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