Description: The Detroit Free Press reports Johnson has blamed his lack of production on lack of opportunities and he has been open more often than his numbers would indicate.
Insight: Johnson was inactive in Week 11, but said he expects to play on Thursday against New England. He belongs on the waiver wire in all fantasy leagues. (RapidDraft.com)
1/13/2010 10:43:00 AM
Description: The Detroit Free Press reports that Lions' offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said the team needs an "eraser" to keep defenses from keying on Calvin Johnson.
Insight: Bryant Johnson finished 2009 with just 36 catches for 426 yards and three touchdowns. The Lions may make a solid No. 2 wide receiver one of their offseason priorities. (SportsBuff.com)
8/2/2009 11:54:00 PM
Description: Mlive.com reports that Johnson suffered various cuts and abrasions all over his body in a golf cart accident earlier in the summer. His continued recovery from the injuries could keep him out for the first two weeks of camp.
Insight: He must have been wearing Roethlisberger's helmet if his head made it through all right. This is the kind of thing that will drive your new team crazy and won't help Johnson's standing at all. (SportsBuff.com)
4/14/2009 1:14:00 AM
Description: Johnson believes that playing across from Calvin Johnson in Detroit -- where he signed as a free agent this off-season -- will allow him to face more favorable matchups, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: The former Cardinal has been consistently average through his first six seasons, including one in San Francisco. He's worth a later fantasy back, but expecting a breakout would be foolish. (SportsBuff.com)
10/4/2008 7:43:00 PM
Description: Johnson is not listed on the injury report this week after battling a bad hamstring last week.
Insight: Unfortunately, his opponent is still listed as the Patriots. Don't expect a big passing day for the Niners on Sunday, though there are certainly worse starters than Johnson. (SportsBuff.com)
9/26/2008 9:12:00 PM
Description: After missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday, Johnson got back on the field Friday and fared well, according to his coach via the team's website. Mike Nolan said the biggest tell on whether Johnson will be ready for Sunday will be if he's sore on Saturday.
Insight: We should see over the weekend whether Johnson will play against the Saints. It would be good if he does, because New Orleans presents a nice matchup for the offense. (SportsBuff.com)
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