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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:42:11 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has already gone over 100 yards receiving in the Week 1 game against the New York Giants, his 40th career game over the century mark. He is the third fastest in NFL history to 40 career 100-yard games (107 games).
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners are loving life, as Johnson has five grabs for 131 yards and two touchdowns (67, 16) through the first 30 minutes.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:26:47 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (finger, knee) has practiced all week and said his body "feels good" entering Week 1. He said he expects to practice regularly this season after missing a lot of practice time due to injuries in 2013. Johnson had finger and knee surgeries in the offseason.
Fantasy Tip: Megatron comes with a little risk as he turns 29 this season, but he is still clearly one of the best receivers in football.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:37:47 -0700
The Detroit Lions have a huge competition at the wide receiver spot for a starting role behind WRs Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. WRs Jeremy Ross, Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles and Corey Fuller are all in contention at this point.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:15:36 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (finger) said he expects to play some in the third preseason game.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson has plenty of time to be ready for the season.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:57:14 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (finger) was inactive for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the Oakland Raiders. WR Kris Durham made the start in his absence.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:18:08 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (finger) has a fabricated splint to wear on his previously injured finger for protective purposes only. Johnson had surgery on the finger after last season, but it's unclear how often he plans to wear the splint. Johnson hasn't shown any ill effects from his finger or knee in training camp, where he has consistently beaten the team's cornerbacks in practice.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson is easily the league's best receiver, and he should come off the board as the first receiver in the first round. He routinely goes around the middle of the first round, especially in PPR leagues.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 15:43:19 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.
Fantasy Tip: There's little use in him playing in the game. He remains arguably the best fantasy receiver.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:03:14 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson returned to practice Friday, Aug. 8.
Fantasy Tip: Megatron is arguably the top receiver in fantasy, and the added weapons around him should bode well to staving off some of the double coverages.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:52:22 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson was excused from practice Thursday, Aug. 7, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:32:41 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 7.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson may be getting a day off or could have suffered an injury at some point. Owners should check over the next few days to see if an injury is revealed.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:19:19 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is taking part in fewer reps in training camp this year than in years past and said he is trying to be smarter about his approach to practice with the goal of staying healthy the entire season. "I'm older now," Johnson said. "I'm not diving for the balls anymore (in practice). Coach Caldwell has a big emphasis about us staying off the ground. I'm not playing every play in practice but they're working me in. I'm out here trying to get my extra running in after (practice) so I can keep my wind up."
Fantasy Tip: Anything that Johnson can do to avoid the nagging injuries that forced him to miss time down the stretch last season is a good thing for fantasy owners. He should be the first WR off the board in any format.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:52:26 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson thinks the team is in a place where they can win the Super Bowl in 2014. "We need to win a Super Bowl," Johnson said. "That's the No. 1 thing. That's the No. 1 thing (and) should be for every team going into the beginning of the year."
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:44:02 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is happy to be healthy and back on the practice field after injuries to his knee and finger prevented him from doing so late last season. "It feels great to be out here playing with the guys," Johnson said Tuesday, June 10. "I missed a lot of practice time last year before games. You definitely feel like you need that practice time before a game, just to get on one accord with your quarterback."
Wed, 28 May 2014 11:33:09 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson said he dealt with knee and finger injuries last season that affected his play since he missed some practices. He said he needed to get his knee drained each week and still felt pain when he played. He has been able to fully participate in organized team activities since the injuries have healed.
Wed, 14 May 2014 14:21:00 -0700
Despite recent rumors of the Detroit Lions potentially trading WR Calvin Johnson, his contract makes that unrealistic. Trading Johnson would create $29 million is dead salary cap space.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:09:40 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) attended but did not take part in the Lions' three-day minicamp last week. He is recovering from surgery on his right knee and a finger on his left hand.
Fantasy Tip: It's still early in the offseason, but it's encouraging news for a surefire No. 1 fantasy receiver.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:18:12 -0700
Texas A&M WR Mike Evans has the best hands since Calvin Johnson, in the opinion of Gil Brandt of NFL.com. Evans is expected to be a top 10 pick in the NFL draft.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:42:16 -0700
The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with WR Golden Tate (Seahawks) on a five-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: Tate is a safe No. 3 fantasy football wide receiver with upside as a legitimate No. 2. Tate should see some good match ups from defenses as teams key on Calvin Johnson.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:19:09 -0800
The Detroit Lions want to take some pressure off WR Calvin Johnson, so the team will look for another receiver this year that can help avoid defenses double-teaming Johnson downfield.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:01:12 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) underwent minor knee surgery last week and also had surgery on his finger this week. He's recovering nicely from both procedures.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:26:55 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery was named to the Pro Bowl Thursday, Jan. 9, replacing Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee).
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:48:29 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson was named first-team All-Pro Friday, Jan. 3. DT Ndamukong Suh also earned first-team honors.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:14:34 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Sunday, Dec. 29, that WR Calvin Johnson (knee) will need offseason knee surgery, but the procedure is not considered "major."
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:39:49 -0800
The Detroit Lions have declared WR Calvin Johnson, CB Chris Houston, CB Dwight Bentley, C Dylan Gandy, CB Jonte Green, QB Kellen Moore, OT LaAdrian Waddle inactive for Week 17.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:35:38 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 17 game.
Fantasy Tip: Kris Durham and Nate Burleson likely will have some fantasy value with Johnson out of the lineup. Both could be flex options for owners this week.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:08:57 -0800
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) is not participating in pregame warmups and is unlikely to play Week 17.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 07:36:19 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) is dealing with a sprained knee with loose bodies and may require surgery in the offseason. Doctors are recommending the surgery, but it is ultimately Johnson's decision.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 06:19:35 -0800
The Detroit Lions could shut WR Calvin Johnson (knee) down for the team's Week 16 game. Johnson wants to play, but did not practice all week.
Fantasy Tip: This is going to go right down to the wire. Check the inactives and be prepared to go in a different direction if Johnson is shut down.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:26:52 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson and DT Ndamukong Suh were picked by fans, coaches and players for the Pro Bowl. Rosters were announced Friday, Dec. 27.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:14:56 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) will be listed as questionable for the team's Week 17. Head coach Jim Schwartz said it will be a group decision if he plays or not.
Fantasy Tip: This one will will likely go right down to the wire. Check his status on Sunday with another option ready to go if Johnson is not active. The Lions don't have anything to play for in Week 17, so opening up Megatron to further injury doesn't seem like a smart idea. Remember, he played in only 56 percent of the snaps last week, so if he suits up, it could be a similar situation. He's a risky start.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:29:29 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) said he is getting better but is not sure if he will be able to play Week 17.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:53:44 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Fantasy Tip: This is something to watch as the week goes on, but it is still likely Johnson will play in the team's Week 17 game.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 12:17:50 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Fantasy Tip: Even with Johnson sitting out, there is still a good chance he plays in Week 17. Jim Schwartz wants Megatron playing against the Minnesota Vikings if he's medically cleared. Check back on Johnson's status, but if he's playing, he should be in your lineup.
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:17:14 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) declined comment on a report that he is playing with a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. "Y'all will have to ask me those questions on Thursday," Johnson said Tuesday, Dec. 23. "I don't want to talk about that stuff." Head coach Jim Schwartz has said offseason surgery is not required, and that Johnson could play in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:09:00 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the team will see how WR Calvin Johnson (knee) is during the week before deciding if he will play Week 17.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor Johnson's practice participation this week and have a backup plan in case Johnson is held out of the game.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:18:06 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson probably will be able to play, but owners should check the inactive list to check his availability. Johnson should be started in every leagues if he plays.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:09:55 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was not participating in the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Dec. 19. Johnson was stretching with the team prior to practice.
Fantasy Tip: There is nothing to be concerned with here, everything points to Johnson being on the field in Week 16. Get him in your lineups.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:29:22 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18. The team did not practice, but the NFL makes teams release a Wednesday injury report, so this is an estimation.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:30:19 -0800
With the exception of a 37-yard reception in the second half and an 18-yard catch that led to a go-ahead touchdown for the Detroit Lions in the final minutes, WR Calvin Johnson didn't have much of an impact. He finished with six catches for 98 yards while being targeted a game-high 13 times.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:38:59 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has just one reception for seven yards midway through the second quarter of the Week 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Dec. 16. However, with that grab, Johnson became the first receiver total 5,000 receiving yards over a three-year span.
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:03:49 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited during practice Saturday, Dec. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 15.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson should be in the starting lineup in all fantasy leagues.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:24:23 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 13.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:40:08 -0800
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has at least 125 receiving yards in each of the last four games. That's the third-longest streak in league history. Calvin Johnson (2012) and Pat Studstill (1966) have each done it five times in a row.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:32:23 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Fantasy Tip: Megatron will be fine for Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. He should be started everywhere.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:22:03 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson broke WR Herman Moore's franchise mark of 9,174 career receiving yards in Week 14.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:36:54 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is probable for Week 14.
Fantasy Tip: Everything points to the top wide receiver in fantasy football being ready to go for the playoffs. Get him in your lineups.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:11:50 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 5, after sitting out the last two days.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:55:06 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) sat out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:25:03 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) didn't practice Tuesday, Dec. 3, and appeared to have an ice pack on his right knee.
Fantasy Tip: This is likely just another maintenance day. There are no worries for Week 14.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:17:13 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27. He is listed as probable for the Week 13 game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Nov. 28.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson missed the first game against the Packers this season due to injury, which probably ate him up inside. He has three straight 100-yard games against the Packers, posting 26 receptions for 505 yards and two touchdowns. He has 11 touchdowns over his past 11 games against Green Bay since the start of the 2007 season, and five 100-yard performances during that span. Expect him to stuff another stat line full of Thanksgiving goodness again this week.