Calvin Johnson
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#8 vs. PHI Probable: Ankle

Detroit Lions' wide receiver Calvin Johnson had a huge game in Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles, catching 8-of-14 targets for 93 yards and three TDs.

Fantasy Impact: This game had the makings of a big day for Megatron and he definitely delivered. Dominating the depleted Eagles' secondary that lost Nolan Carrol to a broken ankle in the second quarter. Johnson will look to keep the good times going in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers. Owners can consider him a WR1 for that match-up.

Category: Game Recaps

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is expected to play on Thanksgiving against the Eagles. (Source: Albert Breer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Megatron had been questionable with an ankle injury, but Breer quotes a source saying he'll be playing. He generally does very well on Turkey Day, but his effectiveness will be tied to his fitness.

Category: Injury Updates

Fantasy Football Maniax | Nov 28th
The Eagles allow the 2nd most points to fantasy wide receivers, I expect Johnson to have a big game on Thanksgiving this week.
Breaking Football | Nov 27th
Not sure why people are so down on him, Philly looked awful defensively last week and he'll be at home
RotoBaller | Nov 27th
The Detroit Lions were one of the worst teams in the NFL during the first half of the season. Their record was 1-7 and they were proving to have no players worthy of starting in fantasy aside from Calvin Johnson. Despite his greatness, Johnson was even hit or miss for the early portion of the... Read More
WalterFootball | Nov 26th
Philly has been poor against number one receivers this season, with Julio Jones, Brandon Marshall, Pierre Garcon, Brandin Cooks, Odell Beckham Jr., Dez Bryant, Jarvis Landry, and Mike Evans all scoring touchdowns on them.
Athlon Sports | Nov 26th
Happy Thanksgiving! While Week 11 was brutal for many fantasy owners of top running backs in the league, it's a new week and a new chance to start again. (And be thankful for the waiver wire).  Read the full story on Athlon Sports
RotoBaller | Nov 25th
What's up RotoBallers. Week 11 is complete and we hope you managed to secure the win! To celebrate, today we are bringing you our Week 12 fantasy football rankings to help prepare you for your Week 10 matchups. Below you will find both PPR rankings and standard league rankings for Week 12, brought to you by Zach Wilkens... Read More
RotoBaller | Nov 20th
The wide receiver position is always interesting to forecast who will deliver the best performance on any given week. Julio Jones and Antonio Brown are the most consistent sources but just about every other wide receiver can be a hit or miss depending on the schedule. Two specific receivers that are borderline WR1 plays most... Read More
RotoBaller | Nov 19th
This late in the season, it’s difficult to bench anyone you drafted early, as if this sudden failure will seep into your lineup. Honestly, it’s not about then, but about now. How affective can a player be for you now, regardless of performances in previous weeks? T.Y. Hilton leads the Indianapolis Colts in targets but has... Read More
Athlon Sports | Nov 15th
Looking at the Week 10 fantasy injury report and once again, the wide receiver position leads the way in terms of sheer numbers. The targets you need to know about from the early (1 p.m. ET kickoffs) games are listed below, including several that have already been ruled out. Read the full story on Athlon Sports
RotoBaller | Nov 11th
If you are a fantasy football owner of New England Patriots PPR stud Julian Edelman or Detroit Lions likely future hall of famer Calvin Johnson, you may be depressed to hear that they were both limited in practice on Wednesday. The good news is that neither receiver is expected to miss Week 10. The bad... Read More
RotoBaller | Oct 16th
The Detroit Lions are a bad football team who are struggling in every facet of the game, yet I'm still hopeful that Megatron can turn it around somewhat. I still think you're stuck with owning him for the rest of the way barring an owner in your league who believes in his draft-day value. Having... Read More
Athlon Sports | Oct 16th
As we look at Week 6, it is likely your fantasy team is marred by injuries. Whether it was to the quarterback position, the running back position or you are staring at a listing of Qs or DNPs next to names on your roster, it's been tough. As a fantasy owner, your goal is simple: set your best lineup each week. Read the full story on Athlon Sports
Breaking Football | Oct 13th
What an unfortunate series of events it has been for Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The one time fantasy football stud has gone through…
RotoBaller | Oct 10th
Calvin Johnson is a once-in-a-generation receiver, and he's aimlessly wasting his career by playing for the Detroit Lions. It's a shame, really. Johnson was once an unguardable receiver who made defensive backs look foolish when he'd put his big body in place to snag would-be interceptions. Unfortunately for Megatron and fantasy owners who thought he'd... Read More
RotoBaller | Oct 10th
Poor Calvin Johnson.  Has there ever been a player as dominant whose career was wasted by incompetence quite like his?  If you say LaDainian Tomlinson, I have two counterpoints. 1: the Chargers never went winless, and 2: screw you, dude, Norv Turner still hurts my heart. Anyway, Johnson was a force of nature as recently... Read More
RotoBaller | Oct 9th
Megatron threw up another lackluster performance on Monday night, his third in four games this season. Things would have looked better if it weren’t for the bang-bang play at the goal-line with Kam Chancellor erasing a potential game-winning touchdown. He still only managed 56 yards on seven catches, though, and it’s beginning to look like father... Read More
RotoBaller | Oct 8th
If Kam Chancellor doesn't punch the ball out of Calvin Johnson's hands at the goal line, Megatron likely escapes making my warning signals list. Hell, if the referees don't blow that batted ball call and Calvin finds the end zone on the next play, he's still probably safe. But alas, here we are with another mediocre... Read More
Breaking Football | Oct 4th
By the start of the 4th week in the NFL season most fantasy owners should have a pretty good feel for how good (or bad)…
RotoBaller | Oct 2nd
Another player appearing on this list for the second straight week is Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. After a terrible first week, Johnson’s numbers have improved slightly due to an increased target total. My concern with Megatron isn’t even his talent or usage, it’s the fact that this offense can’t seem to get anything... Read More