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Calvin Johnson | Wide Receiver

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 236
College: Georgia Tech
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Calvin Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 13.
Johnson was limited in practice for rest purposes. He'll be a top-three option for Thursday's matchup with Chicago's pass defense. Nov 26 - 4:15 PM

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Calvin Johnson (ankle) returned to Lions practice Tuesday, getting in a limited session.

Megatron will be ready to rock for Detroit's nationally-televised Thanksgiving showdown with the Bears.
Nov 25 - 6:44 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) was held out of Monday's practice.

Megatron's status isn't a concern for Detroit's Thanksgiving showdown with the Bears. He'll be a top-three WR1 against Chicago's bottom-barrel pass defense.
Nov 24 - 3:35 PM

Calvin Johnson secured 4-of-10 targets for 58 yards in the Lions' Week 12 loss to New England.

Megatron primarily squared off with Brandon Browner, while Darrelle Revis handled Golden Tate. Johnson's cause wasn't helped by Matthew Stafford's erratic accuracy, but Megatron contributed to Detroit's offensive disarray with a pair of drops. Expect Johnson to bounce back down the stretch, as the Lions have a string of cupcake matchups in their final four games of the fantasy season. They'll square off with the Bears on Thanksgiving next.
Nov 23 - 4:34 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 12.

Despite a tough matchup, Megatron is a top-shelf WR1 play this week.
Nov 21 - 4:12 PM

Calvin Johnson (elbow, ankle) resumed practicing Thursday.

He was officially "limited." Megatron's health is not a concern for Sunday's battle with Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and the Patriots. Despite the tough matchup, he's a top-five WR1, as usual.
Nov 20 - 2:42 PM

Calvin Johnson (elbow, ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

It's just a rest day for Johnson. His elbow issue isn't a Week 12 concern.
Nov 19 - 2:58 PM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe thinks it would be smart of the Patriots to have Brandon Browner cover Calvin Johnson and Darrelle Revis man Golden Tate in Week 12.

That's how we see it, as well. Stiff, upright Browner trying to cover quick, shifty Tate has disaster written all over it. Look for the Patriots to put Browner on Megatron, and roll a safety to his side to "double" Johnson. Fire Johnson up as a locked-in WR1, with Tate being downgraded to WR3 range in this road date.

Calvin Johnson was getting treatment on his elbow following Sunday's loss at Arizona.

Johnson was in the training room for a while after getting held to 5-59-0. He said he wasn't concerned, but it's another bump for a player that has accumulated finger, knee and ankle injuries over the last couple years.
Nov 16 - 9:00 PM

Calvin Johnson caught 5-of-12 targets for 59 yards in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals.

Megatron and Patrick Peterson mostly played to a draw, though Johnson could have had a bigger day if not for some inaccurate throws by Matthew Stafford. Peterson by no means swallowed up the world's best receiver. Now Johnson must contend with Darrelle Revis in Week 12, as the Lions are venturing to New England. Megatron will be a mid-range WR1 for that battle.
Nov 16 - 7:53 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 11.

Johnson was held out on Wednesday, but practiced in full the last two days. He'll be fine for a matchup against Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals. Johnson is Rotoworld's No. 1 overall receiver play this week.
Nov 14 - 4:49 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) returned to Lions practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

Megatron's Week 11 status is not in doubt. He's ready to do battle with Patrick Peterson, who has underwhelmed for the vast majority of 2014.
Nov 13 - 2:47 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Johnson didn't suffer any setbacks last week. The Lions are getting him some rest. Johnson will be a top-three option against the Cardinals in Week 11.
Nov 12 - 2:56 PM

Calvin Johnson caught 7-of-15 targets for 113 yards and a touchdown in Detroit's Week 10 win over the Dolphins.

Johnson announced his presence on Detroit's second series, pasting Brent Grimes for a 49-yard touchdown. Grimes was actually solid in coverage for a majority of the afternoon, but Johnson overpowered him enough times to earn his first 100-yard game since Week 1. 100 percent healthy for the stretch run, Megatron will be in the conversation for No. 1 overall status in Week 11 against a struggling Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals.
Nov 9 - 4:48 PM

Matthew Stafford told ESPN's Sal Palantonio he's expecting Calvin Johnson to get plenty of 1-on-1 chances against Dolphins CB Brent Grimes Sunday.

Grimes is an excellent corner, but he'll be at a severe size disadvantage (5-foot-10 vs. 6-foot-5). As for Johnson's ankle, it's a non-story. "Put me in the lineup, man," he told fantasy owners via NFL Network. "I'm healthy. I'm ready to play." Johnson is our No. 4 wideout play in Week 10.
Nov 9 - 10:47 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3Theo Riddick
4George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Jeremy Ross
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
3Ryan Broyles
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
K1Matt Prater