Calvin Johnson 81 | Wide Receiver

Detroit Lions

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Nov 23, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Johnson (ankle) was targeted 10 times in Sunday's 34-9 loss to the Patriots, finishing with four catches for 58 yards. Impact: Even with the Lions facing a large early deficit and Matthew Stafford going to the air 46 times, Johnson still managed just four receptions. Detroit's offense is really struggling right now with no touchdowns in the last eight quarters and Johnson owners are paying the price. Fortunately, the Lions and Johnson have a chance to right the ship over the next three weeks with three straight home games against the Bears, Buccaneers and Vikings. Each of those teams rank in the bottom half of the league in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers. As long as Johnson continues to see a high volume of targets, he'll eventually return to his highly productive ways, especially against the upcoming slate of vulnerable defenses.(RotoWire, )
Nov 23, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against New England.   Impact: Since returning from an ankle injury, Johnson has been targeted 27 times over his last two games, re-establishing his must-start status that is rock-solid, as long as the star wideout remains healthy.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Nov 21, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against New England. Impact: Johnson' previously mentioned elbow cut is apparently such a non-issue that the Lions removed mention of it from the injury report. His ankle soreness was managed effectively over the last two weeks, so it shouldn't stop his owners from starting him against New England. He's seen 27 targets in his two games since returning from the injury.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Nov 20, 2014
News: Johnson (elbow) was limited in practice Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Johnson's capped showing follows a missed practice Wednesday, leaving little worry as to his impending Week 12 availability. No matter, he has another stingy matchup on the docket against a Patriots defense that has contained wide receivers to seven touchdowns in 10 games this season.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Nov 20, 2014
News: Johnson (elbow) returned to practice Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: After a maintenance day Wednesday, Johnson was back in the mix Thursday, proving that the cut on his elbow was of little concern. As the week draws to a close, Friday's injury report should relay probable availability for Sunday's game at New England.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Nov 19, 2014
News: Johnson (elbow) didn't practice Wednesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Impact: Despite his contention that the elbow issue is merely a cut, Johnson was sidelined to begin the week of preparation. Expect him to return to drills in the near future, with Friday's injury report likely to confirm his status for Week 12 at New England.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Nov 19, 2014
News: Johnson relayed Wednesday that the elbow issue he dealt with in Week 11 was just a cut and not a significant concern going forward. Impact: While it's possible that Johnson may get a maintenance day at practice this week, there is nothing to suggest that his status for Sunday's game against the Patriots is in danger.(RotoWire, )
Nov 16, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Impact: Johnson, who returned to action in Week 10, is safe to roll with in fantasy lineups moving forward, provided he can stay healthy.(RotoWire, )
Nov 16, 2014
News: Johnson (active) received treatment on his elbow after Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, but he said he is not concerned about the possibility of the injury keeping him out of games, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports Impact: Johnson caught 5-of-12 targets for 59 yards, as the Lions managed just six points. While his ankle no longer seems to be a significant concern, he reportedly spent quite a bit of time in the trainer's room to address his elbow after the game. If he's healthy enough to play, Johnson will get another tough matchup next week, with Detroit facing the Patriots in Foxboro.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Nov 14, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona. Impact: Johnson's absence from Wednesday's practice was entirely for rest purposes, as he practiced fully Thursday and Friday. He was excellent in his return from the injury against Miami last week, making it all but official that Megatron is borderline matchup-proof again.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Nov 13, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Johnson was held out of Wednesday's drills, stirring some worry that the health of his ankle was imperiled. However, owners can safely trot him out there Sunday versus a Cardinals defense that has yielded 12.5 YPC and three receiving touchdowns to wide receivers over the past four contests.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Nov 12, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: After making his first appearance since Week 5 on Sunday, when he posted seven receptions on 15 targets for 113 yards and one touchdown, Johnson's absence is likely a precautionary measure. Still, he was used heavily in the Lions' win versus the Dolphins, meaning a DNP to begin the week isn't out of the ordinary. As the week continues, though, be sure to monitor his status closely to ensure he suits up Sunday in Arizona.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Nov 10, 2014
News: Johnson had a big return to the Lions with seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Dolphins. Impact: Johnson should be good to go for your fantasy team the rest of the way.(STATS, 3:59pm)
Nov 9, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) had seven catches on 15 targets for 113 yards and one touchdown Sunday against the Dolphins. Impact: Johnson missed the last three games with a high ankle sprain and was severely limited in the two games before that, but he returned with a bang Sunday, leading the team in targets and receiving yards. If there was any hesitation that Johnson would not be great after recovering from the injury, those worries should be gone. Up next is an excellent matchup against a Cardinals defense allowing 286.8 passing yards per game, the highest average in the NFL.(RotoWire, )
Nov 9, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) is listed as active Sunday versus the Dolphins, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Impact: Johnson's long-awaited return has arrived, but the welcome mat won't be laid out before him against a Miami defense that has surrendered just 201.1 passing yards per game this season, which ranks second in the league. On the other hand, there's little reason to keep him in reserve, as his weekly matchup rarely dictates his eventual output.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Nov 5, 2014
News: Johnson is active for the Detroit Lions, who will welcome their star receiver back Sunday against Miami after he missed a month with an ankle injury. Impact: Johnson hasn't played since Oct. 5, and he has only 22 catches on the season.(STATS, 1:18pm)
Calvin Johnson
2014 Season
REC
34
YDS
520
AVG
15.3
TDS
3
Bio
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 236  Age: 29
Born: 9/29/1985, Tyrone, Georgia
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Experience: 8th season
Drafted: 2007 - Rd 1
(2nd overall by the Lions)
Salary: $5,000,000
Injury Status
11/23/2014
PROBABLE for Week 12 (ankle)