Detroit Lions

Position
WR
 
Jersey
81
Name  Calvin Johnson
Born  9/29/1985
Height  6-5
Weight  236
College  Georgia Tech
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.
 
10/9/2014 3:54:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said he is dealing with a high-ankle sprain and missed another practice.
Insight: He added that he "hopes" to play in Week 6's contest against the Minnesota Vikings. We have heard this before. Even if he plays will he be a decoy again. Better to sit an not tempt fantasy owners to start him.
 
10/8/2014 12:26:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said he is dealing with a high-ankle sprain.
Insight: He added that he hopes to play in Week 6's contest against the Minnesota Vikings. However, it may be smart for him to take a week off. Johnson has acted as a decoy the past two weeks, and it would be worthwhile for owners to deal with one week of him being inactive, if it means he will be completely healthy, after.
 
10/6/2014 1:14:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson' s ankle injury continues to be a problem for the team as well as fantasy owners.
Insight: Before leaving Sunday, Johnson had one catch for seven yards. It would probably be best if he sat out until he gets healthy as if he's active fantasy owners are pretty much forced to start him.
 
10/5/2014 3:06:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson left Sunday's game against the Bills with an ankle injury.
Insight: It is the same ankle Johnson came into the game with a question mark. He is questionable to return. Before leaving, Johnson had one catch for seven yards.
 
10/5/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson told teammates that he is playing against the Bills according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. UPDATE: Johnson is active on Sunday.
Insight: Johnson will play, so the bigger question is whether he will be a focal point in the passing attack against the Bills or just a decoy again. Either way, fantasy owners really can't afford to sit the best receiver in the game.
 
10/3/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said on Wednesday that his ankle feels better now than it did at any point last week, but according to Adam Schefter there is still a chance he sits Sunday.
Insight: Johnson was basically used as a decoy in Week 4 as he caught two passes for 12 yards against the Jets. He should be healthier against Buffalo in Week 5, but the team could also opt to gamble they can win without him and get him at 100 percent for the following weekend.
 
10/1/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said on Wednesday that his ankle feels better now than it did at any point last week according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Johnson was basically used as a decoy in Week 4 as he caught two passes for 12 yards against the Jets. He should be closer to 100 percent against Buffalo in Week 5, but he should also receive double coverage.
 
9/28/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) has been in and out of the lineup in the first half against the Jets.
Insight: This is bad news. He's been in on 12 of the first 18 plays including three third-down plays, so he's obviously nowhere near 100 percent.
 
9/25/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson did not practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury according to Lions Insider.
Insight: We still expect Johnson to play, but owners were burned last season when the Lions announced Johnson inactive at the last minute. Check back on Friday and have a backup plan just in case.
 
9/21/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson caught six balls for 82 yards while leading the team with 10 targets against the Packers in Week 3.
Insight: Johnson opened the season with ahuge game, but has been dull since. Today the Lions ran the ball more than passing it. Hopefully for Megatron owners that won't happen often.
 

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