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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 ESPN.com 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 mlive.com 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: mlive.com)

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.

The New York Times | Aug 21st
WR Tate and TE Ebron should lead to less double team coverage this season.
NFL.com | Aug 21st
Calvin Johnson will hit the field for his first game action in the Detroit Lions' new offense on Friday. The wide receiver said he's looking forward to seeing how he fits into Joe Lombardi's scheme.
The Football Girl | Aug 21st
Still the king. Worth grabbing after first 4 RBs are gone.
Legion Report | Aug 21st
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 bring an up-tempo look to the Detroit Offense in 2014. During Lombardi’s time in the NOLA, their offense ranked: 1st, 2nd, 6th, 1st, 1st & 4th in Total Offense. We’re excited about the entire Detroit Offense, but this team is driven by Megatron. Consider Johnson locked in for another spectacular season in 2014.
The Fake Football | Aug 20th
Calvin should get some help with Golden Tate on the other side and Lombardi's offense bringing more efficiency to the passing game. He's still the best WR in the game.
ESPN | Aug 20th
Calvin Johnson isn't interested in surrendering any of his salary to the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell as he will forgo his plan to continue dunking over the goalpost after touchdowns.
ESPN | Aug 20th
Calvin Johnson isn't interested in surrendering any of his salary to the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell as he will forgo his plan to continue dunking over the goalpost after touchdowns.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 20th
He is an absolute monster and can be considered for your #1 overall pick in the draft.
Breaking Football | Aug 20th
He's taken the WR crown twice in the past 4 seasons and has the talent to do it again. Few can contend for this top spot.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
Coming off a finger operation and a right knee scope, he is expected to be 100 percent well ahead of training camp. Megatron has picked up a ton of nicks and bruises during his 7-year career, but has missed only 6 games.
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 20th
Model of WR consistency. Megatron finished as a top-three fantasy wideout for the third year in a row. Johnson's injuries are somewhat of concern. He had to get his right knee drained every week last season and cost him 2 games. His finger was also stuck at 90 degrees. In January, he had finger surgery and had his knee scoped.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 19th
God's gift to WRs has finished 2nd, 1st and 1st in fantasy PPG at WR over past 3 seasons
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
Johnson turns 29-years old this season, he is still the best fantasy wide receiver to own in 2014. Even with the additions of WR Golden Tate and TE Eric Ebron, Johnson will still be targeted heavily in the passing game.
Fantasy Team Advice | Aug 18th
Megatron played with lingering knee and finger issues last season, yet casually still put up 1,492 yards and 12 scores. Detroit's additions of Golden Tate and rookie TE, Eric Ebron, should take a small piece of attention off of Johnson. Unfortunately, if you want him, you'll have to pay top dollar.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 9th
Megatron is the best receiver in the game. Period.
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 […]