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Detroit Lions
Position
WR
 
Jersey
81
Name  Calvin Johnson
Born  9/29/1985
Height  6-5
Weight  236
College  Georgia Tech
12/15/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was as quiet as his quarterback in this one against Minnesota, catching just four passes, for 53 yards.
Insight: Johnson had gone big in the previous two games so this was unfortunate for fantasy owners. If you survived despite the low production from Megatron, he should rebound next weekend against Chicago. He had 11 catches for 146 yards and two TDs against them on Nov 27.
 
12/7/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson scored his third touchdown over the past two games.
Insight: Johnson recorded eight catches for 158 yards, and is clearly 100 percent healthy.
 
11/27/2014 3:58:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had a monster day on Thanksgiving.
Insight: He had 11 receptions for 146 yards and two scores, on 16 targets. Johnson is back to be a dynamic as ever.
 
11/23/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had 10 targets, but recorded only 58 yards on Sunday.
Insight: He did so on four catches. Johnson will look to rebound Thursday against Chicago, and should be considered a WR1 for that matchup.
 
Cold11/17/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was a non-factor in Week 11, catching just five of 12 targets for 59 yards and no scores.
Insight: The Cardinals were in the bottom five in passing yards allowed, but did a great job on Megatron and the Lions.
 
11/14/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) is probable for Week 11.
Insight: He is ready to roll, and will be a WR1 against Arizona.
 
11/9/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson returned in a big way Sunday against Miami.
Insight: He had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown, on 15 targets. Johnson looks 100 percent healthy.
 
11/9/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) is active for Week 10 against the Dolphins.
Insight: Owners are happy to get Megatron back. Start him with confidence.
 
11/5/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) said he will be ready to go for Week 10.
Insight: Johnson said he is "almost 100 percent" healthy, which is great news for owners. He gets Miami this week, and will be a WR1 the rest of the season.
 
11/3/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) participated in Monday's practice.
Insight: This is a great sign for fantasy owners, as Johnson is looking to get over his ankle injury. Expect him to be ready to roll Sunday versus Miami.
 
10/29/2014 10:57:00 AM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson expects to return to action after the Lions' Week 9 bye.
Insight: Johnson has been out since Week 5 and will be a huge addition to any team thats has been able to survivor his absence. He will be good to go for the plyaoffs.
 
10/26/2014 8:40:00 AM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is not going to play in Week 8 in London against Atlanta - he is inactive.
Insight: The obviously beneficiary is Golden Tate. The Lions are also missing three tight ends, which might indicate the short passing game will go to Joique Bell.
 
10/24/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is not likely going to play in Week 8 in London according to ESPN's Ed Werner.
Insight: Werder reports Lions coach Jim Caldwell is thinking big picture and with the Lions bye a week away, he will likely sit Megatron and Reggie Bush. We expect the Lions to continue to rely heavily on Joique Bell and Golden Tate. Those guys are must-starts.
 
10/24/2014 2:12:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision.
Insight: Fortunately for fantasy owners, game-time is 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning so if he doesn't play you have plenty of time to make your alternate plans. Golden Tate will continue to be a borderline WR1 for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons if Megatron sits.
 
10/22/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. UPDATE: Johnson was able to get in a limited practice session on Wednesday, but is still unlikely to play, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Johnson traveled with the team to London, but there is a slim chance that he plays. Detroit has their bye during Week 9, and owners should hope that he returns for Week 10. In the meantime Golden Tate will continue to be a borderline WR1 for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.
 
10/21/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is in London with the team, but it's still no gaurantee that he'll play in Week 8.
Insight: With the Lions on bye in Week 9, it's more likely that he'll sit again this weekend to be 100 percent down the road.
 
10/17/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Coach Jim Caldwell Lions on receiver Calvin Johnson chances to play in Week 7 - "miracles can happen."
Insight: The translation for fantasy owners is get your backups in the lineup Megatron isn't playing. Yes, miracles can happen and you might hit the lottery tonight, but the odds are extemely tilted against you.
 
10/16/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson missed Thursday's practice and with his announcement of lingering pain yesterday we don't see him playing Sunday.
Insight: It's possible that with the team still winning football games (4-2 and leading the division), they won't rush him back and could even wait until after their Week 9 bye.
 
10/15/2014 1:49:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson told Bleacher Report he will be back when he feels he can do everything he has to to play at a high level.
Insight: Bleacher Report also reported Johnson is not there yet. He is going to try and play this week, but coach Jim Caldwell has put out the idea of shutting down Johnson through the Lions' Week 9 bye. In the long-run, that is Detroit's best option.
 
10/12/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) is officially inactive against Minnesota.
Insight: This was expected, as owners will hope for a quick recovery. Golden Tate gets a bump in value for the day.
 

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