Calvin Johnson news, rumors and stats

 

Calvin Johnson

Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6.4 | Wt: 236

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Week By Week

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

Giants | Odell Beckham named to Pro Bowl

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:39:40 -0800

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. was named to the Pro Bowl Wednesday, Jan. 7, replacing Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson.

Fantasy Tip: Beckham had an outstanding rookie season in 2014, and will likely be overvalued in 2015 fantasy drafts. It would not be a surprise to see him selected in the first round of drafts next fall.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Dan Graziano

Lions | Calvin Johnson probable against Cowboys

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:51:11 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Jan. 2, and is probable for the team's wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($7,700; 15.4% of cap) is fine to play against the Cowboys. He should seriously be considered as one of your wideouts at FantasyScore. The last time he played Dallas last year, Megatron went for over 300 yards and a TD.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson to face Brandon Carr

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:20:39 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is expected to be covered by Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr in the wild-card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 4. The last time the two faced off last year, Johnson had 14 catches for 329 yards and a touchdown. Carr was often left on an island against Johnson last year, when QB Matthew Stafford threw for 488 yards. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said the Cowboys will make Johnson more of a focal point in their game plan this time around. "I think we're going to be able to maybe give (Carr) more help than we did," Marinelli said. "And I feel like Brandon is a terrific corner and he's up for this challenge, but as a staff we've got to find ways to help him."

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($7,700; 15.4% of cap) remains one of the best receivers in the game, so there is no reason why you shouldn't consider starting him at FantasyScore this weekend against the Cowboys.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Tim MacMahon

Lions | Calvin Johnson a full participant

Thu, 01 Jan 2015 13:06:55 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Jan. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($7,700) will be good to go against a tough Dallas Cowboys pass defense. He could still be a good option on FantasyScore in what might very well be a high scoring contest.

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

Lions | Calvin Johnson limited

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:11:31 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 31.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson probably will be able to play despite being limited during practice. He will be facing a Dallas Cowboys defense that did a good job this season in holding receivers to lower fantasy totals. Johnson costs $7,700 on FantasyScore and could be a solid starting option if owners expect the game to be a shootout.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson limited

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:06:53 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 31.

Fantasy Tip: It would take a serious setback for Johnson to miss this weekend's playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. If it seems like Johnson will be limited at all during the game, it might be a good option to fade him on FantasyScore with a price of $7,700.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson probable for Sunday

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:35:41 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is probable for Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has a great matchup facing a Packers defense that has given up 20 touchdowns to wide receivers this year. He's a solid option on FantasyScore as a No. 1 receiver.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson practices

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:54:30 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 25.

Fantasy Tip: The Packers can be beat in the secondary, and Johnson is a weekly No. 1 wide receiver option in FantasyScore contests. He has averaged over 10 targets a game the past four weeks, with three going for over 100 yards receiving, too.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson sitting out

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:38:13 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (undisclosed) is not participating during practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson probably is just receiving a day off, but owners should look for an update later in the day. Johnson has posted at least 100 yards in three of the last four games and should be a No. 1 wide receiver option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson hits 1,000 yards

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:33:58 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) hauled in six receptions for a game-high 103 yards in Week 16 against the Chicago Bears, as he went over 1,000 yards receiving for the fifth straight season, and sixth time in eight NFL seasons. He left the game briefly due to an ankle issue, but was able to return.

Fantasy Tip: The Lions have a pair of 1,000 receivers for the first time since the 2006 season, as Megatron joins Golden Tate in the club. Johnson walked off his injury on the sidelines and should be fine for Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers.

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