Until Johnny Holton finds meaningful playing time, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.
The Steelers cut Holton on Monday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports. Holton produced just three catches for 21 yards and returned three kickoffs for 55 yards through 16 games in 2019. The 28-year-old will look to catch on elsewhere in a special teams and depth receiver role.
Holton played six snaps on offense and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens. Holton played in all 16 games in 2019, with the majority of his snaps coming on special teams over the final three contests. The 28-year-old wraps up the campaign with three receptions (on 15 targets) for 21 yards.
Holton caught both his targets but lost one yard in Pittsburgh's 17-10 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night. The good news is that Holton brought in both balls sent his way after having caught just one of 13 targets all season. Unfortunately, the receptions accounted for a one-yard loss. For fantasy owners with something to play for in Week 16, anyone else would be a better option.
Holton catches one pass for 18 yards in Thursday night's 21-7 loss to Cleveland. The catch was the first this season for Holton, who saw his role increase with game-ending injuries to JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Diontae Johnson (concussion). Holton was targeted seven times after seeing just six targets in six games this season. Even if Smith-Schuster and Johnson are unable to play in Week 12 against the Bengals, Holton is not a high-percentage fantasy option.
Holton failed to bring in his only target during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers. Holton hasn't made a notable impact in the passing game through six contests this season. He does most of his damage on special teams. The 28-year-old possesses minimal fantasy value, even in the deepest of leagues.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/14||@New York Giants||29||26.00|
|13||12/06||Washington Football Team||24||23.00|
|3 Year Avg||11||4||80||1||2||20.00||12|