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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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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

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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

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

As dominant as ever, Megatron is Rotoworld's No. 2 receiver play for Week 15.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:01:00 PM

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

Johnson was also limited in practice last week. He hasn't had any setbacks with his ankle injury. Johnson is a high-end WR play against the Vikings.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Calvin Johnson caught 8-of-9 targets for 158 yards and a touchdown Week 14 against the Bucs.

Johnson started the game by beating Bucs RCB Johnathan Banks on a fade route for a touchdown in the first quarter, and was unstoppable after that. Johnson got open almost at will, and now has 304 yards and three touchdowns the last two weeks. He is back to being Megatron and will be high-end WR play against the Vikings Week 15.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) is active for Week 14 against the Bucs.

Johnson was limited on Wednesday for rest purposes, but he is 100 percent for this tasty matchup with the Bucs' secondary. He is Rotoworld's No. 2 reciever for Week 14.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:46:00 AM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Locked and loaded for Week 14, Megatron is Rotoworld's No. 2 receiver.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 04:12:00 PM

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FB1Emil Igwenagu
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Corey Fuller
3Skye Dawson
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WR21Golden Tate
2Jeremy Ross
3Ryan Broyles
4Andrew Peacock
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Eric Ebron
2Brandon Pettigrew
3Joseph Fauria
4Jordan Thompson