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Calvin Johnson | Wide Receiver

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 237
College: Georgia Tech
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Calvin Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's Week 12 game against the Eagles.
The Lions limited Johnson in practice on a short week. He'll be a WR1 for Detroit's Thanksgiving matchup with the Eagles. Johnson has at least 80 yards in five straight games. Nov 25 - 4:16 PM

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Calvin Johnson (ankle) remained "limited" on Tuesday.

The Lions are managing Megatron's reps on a short week. He'll be a WR1 for Detroit's annual Thanksgiving game.
Nov 24 - 4:05 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited in Lions practice Monday.

Johnson is always "limited" in practice, but hasn't missed a game this season. He'll be out there on Thanksgiving against a collapsing Eagles defense.
Nov 23 - 4:17 PM

Calvin Johnson caught 5-of-9 targets for 88 yards in Detroit's Week 11 win over the Raiders.

Megatron was expected to eat against the Raiders' No. 31 pass defense, but owners ended up having to settle for his fifth straight 5/80 effort. Johnson's ceiling isn't quite what it used to be, but he'll be a locked-and-loaded WR1 for Detroit's Thanksgiving showdown with the Eagles' crumbling defense.
Nov 22 - 5:33 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle, probable) practiced again on Friday.

His status for Week 11 has never been in question. Johnson will be a great fantasy play this week against Oakland's leaky secondary. He's a no-doubt WR1.
Nov 20 - 11:40 AM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

His availability for Week 11 was never in real doubt. He will be a solid WR1 in a great matchup with the Raiders.
Nov 19 - 12:53 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Megatron is going to play through his ankle issue just like he did last week. He'll be a high-end WR1 play against a weak, overmatched Raiders secondary.
Nov 18 - 2:44 PM

Calvin Johnson caught 6-of-9 targets for 81 yards Week 10 against the Packers.

Johnson did not look to be favoring his injured ankle much against Green Bay, but he did not do much to stand out. Matthews Stafford missed Johnson on an end-zone shot in the first half, but Johnson found an open space in the defense for an important third-down strike from a scrambling Stafford late in the game. Johnson almost made the error of the day when he let an onside kick through his hands, but the ensuing field goal was shanked to preserve the Lions' win. Johnson now has at least 80 yards in each of his last four games. He will be a solid WR1 next week against the Raiders.
Nov 15 - 6:25 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) is active for Week 10 against the Packers.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported he was expected to play this morning. There has to be at least some concern Johnson could slip into the decoy role he played at less than 100 percent in several games last season, but he is still a great play in both season long and DFS against a Packers secondary which has given up 1,140 passing yards the last three games. Detroit declared WR T.J. Jones, LB Travis Lewis, DT Khyri Thornton, OT Corey Robinson, OT Cornelius Lucas, TE Tim Wright and DT Jermelle Cudjo inactive for Week 10.
Nov 15 - 11:34 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Packers.

Megatron drew the questionable tag after missing practice on Friday. Johnson has played through worse injuries than this, though. In a game where the Lions will need to stretch the field vertically to keep up with the high-powered Packers, Johnson is an obvious WR1.
Nov 15 - 8:20 AM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) is questionable for Week 10 against the Packers.

He sat out Friday's practice after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday. Despite his questionable designation, Johnson has been adamant about playing this week. Megatron is listed at No. 9 in RotoPat's Week 10 wide receiver rankings.
Nov 13 - 4:06 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice Friday but reiterated that he expects to play Week 10 against the Packers.

Megatron had been limited the previous two days, so this classifies as a downgrade, but it's nothing to worry about. Johnson's reps have always been managed, and rightfully so at 30 years old. He'll be a back-end WR1 Sunday.
Nov 13 - 12:45 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

He's dealing with a minor ankle injury but should be fine for Sunday's meeting with Green Bay. Johnson was playing well before the Lions went on bye. He's averaged 112.3 yards per game over his last three outings.
Nov 12 - 4:20 PM

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

Despite the limited practice, Johnson expects to play coming off Detroit's bye. He's a low-end WR1 for Week 10.
Nov 11 - 4:41 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) said he expects to play Week 10 against the Packers.

Johnson injured his ankle Week 8 against the Chiefs in London and has had the bye week to rest. He said the injury isn't nearly as bad as the high-ankle sprain he suffered last season. Megatron is a locked-in WR1.
Nov 11 - 11:53 AM

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