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Calvin Johnson

Retired
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6.4 | Wt: 237

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YearTmGRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptFum Lost
2007DET154875615.754045213.00100
2008DET1678133117.061213-1-0.33002
2009DET146798414.695077310.43002
2010DET1677112014.551214328.00000
2011DET1696168117.5116011111.00001
2012DET16122196416.1050000.00003
2013DET1484149217.76120000.00001
Average:82133316903246001
Total:572932816662191676109

NFL | Teams reaching out to Calvin Johnson?

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:09:42 -0700

Retired Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has been contacted by at least a half-dozen teams to gauge his interest in returning to the NFL, according to Mike Freeman of BleacherReport.com.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Johnson decides he likes a team enough to unretire, he would still need the Lions to work out a trade. A return still seems unlikely, but the situation is worth monitoring.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: BleacherReport.com - Mike Freeman

Raiders | Calvin Johnson linked to Raiders

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:36:05 -0700

Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson was a guest of Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing during organized team activities earlier this summer. He also played golf with Downing, head coach Jack Del Rio and QB Derek Carr.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson disclosed recently that the Lions' futility was the main reason for retiring. He could force his release from the Lions if he came out of retirement because his old $11 million salary cap number would be reinstated and put the Lions over the threshold. It's still a long shot he returns. He turns 32 in September, and after a year away to heal, he could serve as a quality possession receiver. If so, he'd be a low-end WR3 with some PPR luster in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: RaidersWire - Katia Dragotis

Lions | Calvin Johnson's return could put Lions in bind

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:30:51 -0700

Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson, if he decided to come out of retirement, could force the team to release him. Johnson's old salary would count against the team's cap. According to Spotrac, Johnson cleared over $11 million in salary cap space when he retired, which would put the Lions over the threshold.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - Joel Corry

Lions | Calvin Johnson invited to camp

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:17:25 -0700

Retired WR Calvin Johnson was invited to training camp by the Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood told WJR Radio.

Fantasy Tip: Megatron has stated that he was physically taxed and hasn't seemed willing to return. With the Lions in contention now, there could be hope that he returns. It's a long shot, and he probably wouldn't be more than a low-end WR3 if he returned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Michael Rothstein

NFL | Calvin Johnson reiterates he's done

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:42:16 -0800

Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson reiterated Tuesday, Dec. 20, that he's not returning to play football.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Michael Rothstein

Lions | Mathew Stafford expects different offense

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:55:12 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he expects to lean on the running game a little more in 2016 with WR Calvin Johnson now retired. "I think it'll make us different," he said Thursday, July 28. "It's on us to make it more dangerous. We got to go out there and make the plays."

Fantasy Tip: It's tough to gauge how Stafford will perform without Johnson leading the passing attack, but he should still be viewed as a high-end QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez

Lions | Calvin Johnson staying retired

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:37:05 -0700

Retired WR Calvin Johnson (Lions) said Saturday, June 25, he feels good about his decision to retire and is not coming back to the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's decision to retire should make Golden Tate a WR2 candidate, and Eric Ebron becomes an attractive upside option at tight end.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Detroit offense tougher for defenses?

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:50:14 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford believes his offense will be tougher to defend without former WR Calvin Johnson. Stafford said defenses won't know who the Lions will go to on offense, whereas most of the time in previous years Johnson was their go-to guy.

Fantasy Tip: Golden Tate takes over as the No. 1 wide receiver in Detroit, and he's a WR2 candidate in 2016. Marvin Jones figures to be the No. 2 receiver, but he shouldn't be viewed as more than a WR4 with WR3 upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Detroit not expecting Calvin Johnson back

Mon, 09 May 2016 10:18:19 -0700

Retired WR Calvin Johnson is not expected to return to the Detroit Lions and play in 2016, according to general manager Bob Quinn. Quinn said he has not thought about a possible return for Johnson because of the conservations the two had before Johnson made the decision.

Fantasy Tip: Golden Tate should be the team's top receiver in 2016 with Johnson retired. He recorded 813 yards and six touchdowns in 2015 and should be a middle-round option in fantasy drafts. Marvin Jones and Eric Ebron should also have solid roles in the passing game and could be middle- to late-round options in leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Calvin Johnson was wearing down

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:13:31 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he knew the NFL was "wearing on" retired WR Calvin Johnson. "Not to say that I expected it, but I wasn't shocked," Stafford said Friday, March 25. "I've known Calvin for seven years and know the effort and the attitude that he plays with, and it takes a toll on people. And he was catching quite a few passes and getting hit quite a bunch, and so it takes a toll."

Fantasy Tip: With Johnson out of the mix, Golden Tate is a low-end WR2 candidate, and Marvin Jones sneak into WR3 territory.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

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