Quentin Johnston

Quentin Johnston

22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Los Angeles Chargers
2024 Fantasy Outlook
After being drafted by the Chargers in the first round last year, Johnston had a terrible rookie season. Once Mike Williams went down with an ACL tear Week 3, Johnston typically played a lot of snaps but caught just 38 of 67 targets (56.7 percent) and surpassed 30 yards in four games. In the last five weeks of the season, Johnston averaged 58 snaps but failed to reach 30 yards even once. Despite the Year 1 struggles, Johnston should get another chance to prove himself in 2024 under a new coaching staff. Fellow WRs Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are no longer with the Chargers, replaced by second-round pick Ladd McConkey and 27-year-old DJ Chark (now on his fourth team in four years). Johnston and Joshua Palmer are the returning wideouts with experience as NFL starters, so it'll likely come down to those two, McConkey and Chark taking most of the WR snaps under running-game-focused offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Read Past Outlooks
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#166.02
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $14.19 million contract with the Chargers in May of 2023.
Team expecting Year 2 breakout
WRLos Angeles Chargers
May 16, 2024
Chargers general manager Joe Hortiz said Wednesday on FanDuel TV's "Up & Adams" program that he believes Johnston is "really going to launch" as a starter in 2024.
ANALYSIS
Horitz mentioned that in his time as director of player personnel with Baltimore last season that Johnston "was a player we liked," and he praised the 2023 first-round pick's work ethic this offseason while acknowledging "some rawness to his game" as a rookie. Johnston finished with a subpar 431 yards last season despite suiting up for all 17 games, but with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams (knee) no longer in the picture for Los Angeles, he has a clear path to a starting role alongside incumbent Joshua Palmer, while being joined by DJ Chark and rookie second-rounder Ladd McConkey. New coach Jim Harbaugh and OC Greg Roman could spark life to the Chargers' offense, though the new scheme projects as a run-heavy approach. Still, Johnston will have every opportunity to establish himself atop this depth chart, despite his uninspiring rookie production. He'll need to make some strides this offseason toward more consistently gaining separation, not to mention cleaning up issues with drops.
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How do Quentin Johnston's 2023 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
49.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.18
 
% Team Air Yards
18.0%
 
% Team Targets
10.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
56.7%
 
Drop Rate
4.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.9
 
% Targeted On Route
13.7%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.88
 
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16014%
14113%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Quentin Johnston's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.31 sec
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.75 in
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Johnston is the No. 1 WR prototype in this year's rookie class, while fellow first-rounders Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Jordan Addison and Zay Flowers lack ideal measurables. At 6-3, 208, Johnston put up a 40.5-inch vertical and 134-inch broad jump at the 2023 combine, later running a reported 4.50 40 at his pro day. That after totaling 634 yards in eight games as a sophomore and 1,069 yards in 14 games as a junior, albeit with a limited route tree and dependence on the deep ball. Fortunately for him, he landed with one of the better deep throwers in the league, though Justin Herbert's volume skewed toward the short passing game under former OC Joe Lombardi. New OC Kellen Moore typically had his offenses in Dallas move at a fast pace while taking plenty of shots downfield, and he may favor three-wide sets more than ever after the Chargers used the 21st overall pick on a talented receiver to join Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. It's a situation where Johnston merely profiles as the No. 3, which makes him unlikely to see more than 5-6 targets per game if Allen and Williams both stay healthy (which they didn't last season).
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Poised to start
WRLos Angeles Chargers
March 15, 2024
Johnston and Joshua Palmer (knee) are the top wide receivers left on the Chargers after the team released Mike Williams (knee) and traded Keenan Allen to Chicago.
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Expects breakout in 2024
WRLos Angeles Chargers
February 1, 2024
Johnston recently said he has a "world of confidence" in himself and expects a "breakout" in 2024 under new Chargers coach Jim Harbaugh, ESPN.com's Kris Rhim reports.
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Minimal production on five targets
WRLos Angeles Chargers
January 7, 2024
Johnston recorded two receptions on five targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Chiefs.
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Sees six targets in loss
WRLos Angeles Chargers
December 31, 2023
Johnston had three receptions (six targets) for 29 yards in Sunday's 16-9 loss to Denver.
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Gains 30 yards on three touches
WRLos Angeles Chargers
December 23, 2023
Johnston had two receptions (five targets) for 29 yards and gained one yard on his only rushing attempt in Saturday's 24-22 loss to Buffalo.
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Important training camp ahead
WRLos Angeles Chargers
July 20, 2024
In his preview of the Chargers' training camp, Daniel Popper of The Athletic conveys that there is uncertainty around what role Johnston will have in the passing game.
ANALYSIS
Selected 21st overall by the Chargers in the 2023 NFL Draft, Johnston didn't have the same impact in his first year in the league as fellow rookie wide receivers Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Zay Flowers and Jordan Addison. Despite seeing more snaps and targets after Mike Williams and Keenan Allen went down with injuries, Johnston finished the 2023 regular season with just 38 catches on 67 targets for 431 yards and two touchdowns across 17 games. Popper has Joshua Palmer, DJ Chark and 2024 second-round pick Ladd McConkey as the three receivers in 11 personnel packages, meaning Johnston will need to show out during training camp to carve out a consistent role in the Chargers' offense.
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