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Calvin Johnson | Wide Receiver

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 236
College: Georgia Tech
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Calvin Johnson secured 6-of-13 targets for 83 yards in the Lions' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.
Johnson "caught" a 40-plus-yard touchdown pass, but it was overruled by the "Calvin Johnson rule." Such is life for the best receiver in the game. Megatron owners should still feel good about this stat line, as he remained productive in a game where the Lions' offense managed very little as a unit. Expect Johnson to go wild against the Packers sieve-like defense in Week 3. Sep 14 - 5:15 PM

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Calvin Johnson caught seven passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' Week 1, 35-14 stomping of the Giants on Monday night.

Megatron was targeted a game-high 11 times and dominated the first quarter when he busted loose for both touchdowns. The first was a 67-yard score where he out-hustled Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and got behind the defense WIDE OPEN on a play Matthew Stafford extended outside the pocket. The second score was a heckuva catch where Johnson laid out in the back of the end zone to reel it in. Locked in as a top-three WR1, Megatron gets the Panthers in Week 2. He's going to continue to feast in new OC Joe Lombardi's offense.
Sep 8 - 10:13 PM

Calvin Johnson participated in almost every practice during training camp.

Johnson, still just 28 years old for another 26 days, is as healthy as he's been in recent memory. The knee and finger issues that nagged at him over the last couple years are gone. Megatron doesn't even expect to take Wednesdays off this season, as he so regularly did under Jim Schwartz.
Sep 3 - 7:49 AM

Calvin Johnson had two catches for 27 yards in his preseason debut Friday night.

He was targeted three times in the passing game. The Lions rested Johnson in their first two preseason games as a precaution, but he looked fully healthy. Johnson is unlikely to play in Detroit's preseason finale.
Aug 23 - 12:06 AM

New OC Joe Lombardi said Calvin Johnson will be moved around the formation a lot this season.

Perhaps losing Scott Linehan would be a concern for Calvin's stock if he wasn't gaining a creative Sean Payton disciple in Lombardi. Megatron will play inside, outside and go in motion in an effort to keep defensive attention off him. Still only 28 years old, he's a strong bet to go over 1,400 receiving yards for the fourth straight season.
Aug 20 - 10:36 AM

Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) is inactive for Friday night's preseason game.

The Lions have been managing Johnson's practice reps and will hold him out of their first two preseason games. He should be active for next week's dress rehearsal against Jacksonville. Kris Durham will replace Johnson in the lineup.
Aug 15 - 8:39 PM

Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) has made "jaw-dropping plays essentially every day" at camp.

Although the Lions are managing Johnson's reps in practice and held him out of the preseason opener, he's clearly over last year's nagging injuries. He's looked "impressive" while dominating defensive backs like he always does. Still just 28, there's no reason to think Johnson is going to regress this season. He's a tremendous bet to finish as a top-three wideout for the fourth straight season.
Aug 12 - 11:41 AM

Calvin Johnson is inactive for Saturday night's preseason game.

Johnson underwent minor knee surgery this offseason, so the Lions want to limit his preseason reps. Kris Durham will replace Johnson in the starting lineup.
Aug 9 - 6:52 PM

Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) "looked like his normal self" during Tuesday's minicamp practice.

Johnson has been easing his way back after knee and finger operations. Beat writer Michael Rothstein noted that on Tuesday, Megatron "ran crisp routes and crushed pretty much all of the Lions' defensive backs when he was matched up with them." Still just 28 years old, he's our No. 1 fantasy wideout once again -- although Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant are knocking on the door.
Jun 11 - 10:14 AM

Calvin Johnson said he had to get his right knee drained every week last season and his finger was stuck at 90 degrees.

Despite the nagging and cumbersome injuries, Johnson still finished as a top-three fantasy wideout for the third year in a row with an 82-1492-12 line. Now he's had minor surgeries to repair both issues, is participating in OTAs and is only entering his age-29 season. Megatron is in line for another dominant season.
May 29 - 8:22 AM

Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) resumed on-field activity during Wednesday's OTAs.

Johnson missed two games last year due to nagging swelling and pain in his right knee. He got it cleaned out after the season and is back to work. Still just 28 years old, Johnson remains in his prime and can look forward to fewer double teams with Golden Tate and Eric Ebron in the mix.
May 28 - 5:09 PM

Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) sat out last week's minicamp.

Johnson is coming off minor post-season surgeries to his right knee and a finger on his left hand. Neither injury is expected to be an issue once training camp arrives. "It's definitely coming around," Johnson said of his knee. "We've got all this time right now to get it strong, take our time. There's no need to rush back." Megatron should see fewer double- and triple-teams this season with Golden Tate now on board as a bookend.
Apr 28 - 10:20 AM

Calvin Johnson is recovering from a finger operation, as well as his previously-reported right knee scope.

GM Martin Mayhew made the disclosure at new coach Jim Caldwell's introductory press conference on Wednesday. Both operations correct longstanding issues. Johnson's knee cost him two games in 2013, while his finger has been an issue dating back to 2012. Megatron has picked up a ton of nicks and bruises during his seven-year career, but has missed only six games. He should be 100 percent well ahead of training camp. The operations aren't a concern for Johnson's Dynasty-league value.
Jan 15 - 4:59 PM

Coach Jim Schwartz confirmed Calvin Johnson will need minor knee surgery this offseason.

Johnson ended up missing two games this season and being limited by persistent soreness in a few others. He still finished with 84 catches, 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns. Johnson's surgery will likely be some kind of scope that cleans out his knee and gives him more comfort. It's not a major concern for his Dynasty value.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:39:00 PM

Calvin Johnson (knee) is inactive for Week 17 against the Vikings.

Kevin Ogletree will get the start opposite Nate Burleson, with Kris Durham staying in the third receiver role. The rest of the Lions' Week 17 inactives are CB Chris Houston, CB Jonte Green, CB Bill Bentley, OT LaAdrian Waddle, OL Dylan Gandy, and QB Kellen Moore.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 11:32:00 AM

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QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3Theo Riddick
GLB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
2Montell Owens
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Jeremy Ross
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Ryan Broyles
3Corey Fuller
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
K1Nate Freese