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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 won’t play in Detroit’s third preseason game.
Johnson is expected to sit out the entire preseason. He’s fully over his 2014 ankle issues, but the Lions are resting him in an effort to keep him healthy. Johnson is No. 12 overall in Rotoworld’s Preseason Top 200. Aug 26 - 5:19 PM
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The Lions have no plans to manage Calvin Johnson's snaps this season.

One month shy of his 30th birthday, Megatron was banged up for the majority of 2014, but is back to 100 percent. Johnson has missed five combined games over the past two seasons, but the Lions don't want to scale back their all-world WR1 while he's still in his prime.
Aug 25 - 5:17 PM

Calvin Johnson said the Lions' offense is "100 percent better than last year at this time."

It took the Lions a year to acclimate to Joe Lombardi's new offense, but now they seem to be firing on all cylinders. It doesn't hurt that Megatron is the healthiest he's been in years. "I feel good, man, I'm in a good place right now," said Johnson. "I had a whole offseason to heal up." An obvious WR1, Johnson went over 1,000 yards last season despite missing three games with an ankle injury.
Jun 21 - 10:08 AM

Lance Moore said Calvin Johnson's potential is "pretty crazy, a second year in this offense."

Moore is qualified to speak on the Joe Lombardi scheme after spending the first eight years of his career in New Orleans, where Lombardi learned the ropes. Johnson can play the Marques Colston "big slot" role and also still dominate on the outside. Despite missing three games last year and being hobbled in others, Megatron finished as fantasy's No. 14 wideout. Even if he's 5-10 percent off his career peak, Johnson brings upside in Round 2 of fantasy drafts.
Jun 9 - 10:03 AM

Calvin Johnson returned to practice on Monday.

He missed last week's OTAs for personal reasons. Johnson was hobbled by an ankle injury last year but still managed to reach 1,000 yards receiving for the fifth consecutive season. With Johnson back as the go-to receiver, fantasy owners would be wise to lower their expectations for Golden Tate.
Jun 8 - 3:38 PM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew has not approached Calvin Johnson about restructuring his deal.

Johnson is scheduled for a $20.55 million cap hit in 2015. The Lions could restructure that to free up space for Ndamukong Suh, but Mayhew doesn't seem open to that idea. Johnson is a franchise cornerstone and deserves to be paid like one. The same could be said of Suh as he approaches free agency.
Feb 24 - 1:02 PM

Calvin Johnson will not need offseason surgery.

It's good news for Megatron, who underwent finger and ankle surgery last offseason. Turning 30 next September, Johnson should have at least 1-2 year left of top-end wide receiver play. "Feeling good," Johnson said on Saturday. "Coming along. I'm not 100 (percent) yet, but that's what the offseason's for, to get right. So reload and get ready for next year."
Feb 1 - 1:24 PM

Calvin Johnson reeled in 5-of-8 targets for 85 yards in the Lions' Wild Card Round loss to Dallas.

Targeted four times in the first half, Megatron registered gains of 11, 8, and 19. He was primarily matched up with Brandon Carr in this game. Megatron finally got loose for a big play on Carr in the third quarter, gaining 28 up the left sideline. Johnson again whipped Carr for a 19-yard gain on third-and-eight in the fourth quarter. Megatron completed his age-29 regular season with a 71-1,077-8 receiving line, missing three games due to injury and operating as a decoy in several others. He'll turn 30 next September. Dynasty owners may want to look to "sell" this offseason, as big wide receivers like Megatron (6'5/236) tend to age more poorly than smaller ones. We do believe Johnson has 1-2 years left of WR1 performance.
Jan 4 - 8:17 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Johnson rarely goes "full" on Wednesdays. He'll be ready to rock in a plus matchup against poor Dallas corners Brandon Carr and Sterling Moore.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Calvin Johnson caught 4-of-11 targets for 39 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' Week 17 loss to the Packers.

Megatron closes out the regular season with six touchdowns in eight games since returning from his ankle injury. For the year, Johnson posted a 71/1,077/8 line despite missing three games. He'll be a matchup nightmare for Brandon Carr and company in the Wild Card round.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Calvin Johnson caught six passes for 103 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win at Chicago.

Even though Johnson lit up the Bears for 11-146-2 on Thanksgiving, they insanely once again played him with single coverage. So with that in mind, Kyle Fuller actually did a reasonable job. Johnson did have a scare when Golden Tate was tackled into the back of his legs while blocking on a screen, but only missed a few plays and seemed fine. The Lions face the Packers in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Johnson is Rotoworld's No. 1 receiver for Week 16.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The Lions have been limiting Johnson's practice reps the last three weeks. He'll be a top-five receiver play for Sunday's matchup with the Bears.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 04:06:00 PM

Calvin Johnson secured 4-of-6 targets for 53 yards in the Lions' Week 15 win over the Vikings.

The Vikings had never used usual RCB Xavier Rhodes to shadow an opposing No. 1 receiver entering this game. But they did on Sunday and Megatron was bottled up, struggling to get openings against Rhodes' physical press. It was a disappointing day for Megatron. Perhaps it will be too late for his fantasy owners, but Calvin will be a virtual lock to rebound in Week 16 at Soldier Field.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:21:00 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 15.

Johnson didn't practice Wednesday for rest purposes. His status isn't a concern for Week 15. Johnson is Rotoworld's No. 2 receiver against the Vikings.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 04:24:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Joique Bell
2Ameer Abdullah
3Theo Riddick
4Zach Zenner
5George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
FB1Mike Burton
2Emil Igwenagu
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Corey Fuller
3T.J. Jones
4Greg Salas
WR21Golden Tate
2Jeremy Ross
3Deon Butler
4Lance Moore
WR31Corey Fuller
TE1Eric Ebron
2Brandon Pettigrew
3Joseph Fauria
4Tim Wright
K1Matt Prater