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Calvin Johnson

Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6.4 | Wt: 236

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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

Lions | Calvin Johnson says he's the same guy

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:51:09 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson hasn't been putting up big numbers this season, but he denies that he's starting to decline. He's on pace to finish with fewer than 1,000 yards receiving for the first time since 2009, but he continues to say that he's the same player he was when he set the single-season record for receiving yards two years ago. "I think that the biggest thing you can kind of just take a look at is does he still run by people?" head coach Jim Caldwell said. "The answer to that would be yes. Is he still able to lay out, catch the ball and do things that he normally does? Yes. And I think that that's what matters." Since returning from a sprained ankle, Johnson has also faced three of the league's top defenses.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has been a disappointment to fantasy owners, sure, but his schedule is lightening up at the right time for the fantasy playoffs in standard leagues. In Week 13, he should be worth his $7,900 FantasyScore price against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving. Expect Megatron to bust out and feast.

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

Lions | Calvin Johnson limited Tuesday

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:59:00 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 25, after sitting out Monday, Nov. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has been pretty mediocre since his return from injury. However, you should be willing to pay for a bounceback at FantasyScore, even with Megatron costing you $7,900. The Chicago Bears have been very generous to receivers all year long.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson sits out Monday

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:39:36 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice Monday, Nov. 24. The Lions didn't practice Monday, so Johnson's designation is an estimation. Johnson has battled an ankle injury since Week 3, but he's played the last three weeks, although he remains less than 100 percent and hasn't reached 60 yards in either of the last two games.

Fantasy Tip: Megatron was held in check by Brandon Browner Sunday, and Johnson continues to disappoint those that have spent heavily on him at FantasyScore since returning from his injury. Have no fear, though, as he should get back on track on Thanksgiving day against a Chicago Bears defense that is friendly to wide receivers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate probable

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:12:05 -0800

Detroit Lions WRs Calvin Johnson (ankle, elbow) and Golden Tate (hip) are both listed as probable for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. Johnson and Tate were both limited in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and Tate was a surprise addition to the injury report.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($7,900) is never a bad option for your FantasyScore rosters, but the New England Patriots secondary isn't shabby, especially of late. Tate ($6,700) may have the tougher go of it Sunday if he's covered by Darrelle Revis all day.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers

Lions | Calvin Johnson limited

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:05:15 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, elbow) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after sitting out Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's injuries are minor at this point, so expect him to play against the New England Patriots. Megatron is a must-start in standard leagues, and at FantasyScore, he'll cost you a hefty $7,900 of your budget. Johnson may find it tough to return you any value against a New England secondary that has been improving.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson sits out of practice

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:32:17 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson said his elbow is fine and that there's just a cut, so he should still be able to play this weekend. He does draw a tough test with Darrelle Revis and/or Brandon Browner, however, which could make his FantasyScore price of $7,900 a little too steep.

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

Lions | Golden Tate slated for Revis Island

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:37:51 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate is expected to be covered by New England Patriots CB Darrelle Revis, while CB Brandon Browner figures to cover WR Calvin Johnson in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Tate ($6,700; 13.4% of your cap) was only targeted twice last week with Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson looming. The matchup and Megatron's return likely hurt him, and he doesn't have a great outlook this week on FantasyScore either. Johnson ($7,900; 15.8%) was targeted 12 times, but he only had a 5-59 line. His prospects are a bit higher, but one must weigh the price and the potential output.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe

Lions | Golden Tate could draw Peterson matchup

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:59:34 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate could be blanketed by Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson Sunday, Nov. 16. ESPN analyst Merrill Hoge thinks that Peterson is better suited to cover Tate, while CB Antonio Cromartie covers WR Calvin Johnson.

Fantasy Tip: Tate ($7,000; 14.0% of your cap) has loomed large all season, but this matchup could be difficult. Johnson ($7,900; 15.8%) might make for the better buy on FantasyScore today if this situation holds true.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Merril Hoge

Lions | Probable status for Calvin Johnson

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:38:21 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson will likely be shadowed by Patrick Peterson all game long, but that shouldn't deter you from spending $7,900 on him at FantasyScore. Megatron has bested Peterson several times before in their matchups.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson has full practice

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:19:01 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson returned from injury last week to put up seven catches, 113 yards and a touchdown. He's the second most expensive receiver on FantasyScore, but there's always a chance for a big outing with Johnson.

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