Calvin Johnson
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By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 11:24am EDT

Calvin Johnson had 6 catches on 13 targets for 83 yards versus the Panthers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The catch total and yardage is pretty on par with what can be expected of Megatron on a week to week basis but he failed to find the end zone and hauled in less than 50% of his targets. Despite the poor showing from the Lions offense it can still be considered a productive day for Calvin and even more so in PPR leagues. Expect him to produce better numbers next week at home against Green Bay.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 10:25pm EDT

Detroit Lions' wide receiver Calvin Johnson burned the New York Giants for 7 receptions for 164 yards and two first quarter touchdowns. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson looked unstoppable tonight. Just like in season's past, Matthew Stafford targeted Calvin Johnson a team high 11 times - 5 more times than the second most targeted receiver. This performance is the first of many more to come this season. Leaving Johnson as the favorite to finish the season as fantasy's top WR.

By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 10:56pm EDT

Calvin Johnson saw his first preseason action Friday night against the Jaguars. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: There has been no cause for concern with Johnson as he missed the first two preseason games because the Lions just wanted to be careful with their prized possession. He saw 3 targets with the first team offense, hauling in 2 of them for 27 yards. Calvin's coming off an injury shortened 2013 but was still insanely productive. It's nice to see him healthy and getting some reps with his offense in a game setting. Calvin will continue to put big points on the board for fantasy owners willing to take him in the middle of the 1st round.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Aug 20th 3:34pm EDT

Joe Lombardi said we can expect Calvin Johnson to move around a lot this year. Inside and outside and motion. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson will play inside, outside and go in motion in an effort to keep defensive attention off him. Still only 28 years old, he's a strong bet to go over 1,400 receiving yards for the fourth straight season.

By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 9:03pm EDT

Calvin Johnson will not suit up for the Lions second preseason game against the Oakland Raiders (Source: Detroit Free Press)

Fantasy Impact: This news comes only days after learning that Johnson is wearing a protective splint on his finger. However, Johnson has still been practicing and Detroit's coaching staff is just being cautious with their star player in their second preseason game. There is no need to worry about fantasy's consensus number one wideout if you're drafting this weekend.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 9:18pm EDT

Detroit Lions' wide receiver Calvin Johnson confirmed to on Wednesday that he has received a fabricated splint to put on his once-injured finger for protective purposes only. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson has a history of finger problems, even claiming to have played last season with his finger stuck at a 90 degree angle. He had surgery on that same finger during the spring, and says the splint is only for additional protection. Fortunately, the finger issues haven't slowed Megatron down in the past, and it shouldn't be any different this season.

By Dan Catterson, Lions Correspondent, Tue, Aug 12th 1:17pm EDT

Through the first two weeks of Lions' training camp, wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been making "jaw-dropping plays" on a daily basis. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The news here is that Megatron appears to be over the injuries that nagged him last season. He and quarterback Matthew Stafford continue to show amazing chemistry. Meaning, if Johnson can stay healthy this season, there's no reason to think he can't reclaim the crown as fantasy's highest scoring wide receiver.

By Steve Myette, Lions Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 10:10am EDT

Kyle Meinke of reports that while Calvin Johnson is lighting up training camp as expected, his advancing age, usage and new offense could lead to a diminished role. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: I have a really hard time buying into this. Calvin Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL and has finished 1st, 1st and 3rd in fantasy scoring the last 3 years and remains just 29 years of age. That includes playing all of last year with a bothersome knee and missing two games. The additions of Golden Tate and Eric Ebron should only help to alleviate some of the pressure Johnson faces. He should still easily finish top 10 in the NFL in targets in Detroit's pass happy offense and is my, and most other people's, number one fantasy wideout.

Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Sep 14th
Will probably be his worst week against a Carolina D
Fantasy Football Maniax | Sep 14th
Calvin Johnson is so good that he almost has to be the top ranked wide receiver, regardless of matchup.
Breaking Football | Aug 8th
The top two wide receivers off the board in 2014 fantasy football drafts will be Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas, and today we’re pitting them against each other to see which one you should take when you’re on the clock. Making the argument for and against both, we’ll dissect which one should be the first WR drafted. Both are studs, both could carry your fantasy team this yea...
Legion Report | Jul 28th
1 – Calvin Johnson – Over the past three seasons, Johnson has gone for 1681, 1964 and 1492 receiving yards. With new OC Joe Lombardi aboard (Previously spending his last 7 seasons in New Orleans) look for him to […]