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Wide Receiver, Detroit Lions

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Draft: 2007 Round 1 (2)
College: Georgia Tech
Ht: 6’5”  Wt: 236 DOB: 1985-09-29 Age: 29
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#1 1 1.06

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2007 DET 15 10 95 48 756 15.8 4 110.8 7.4
2008 DET 16 16 151 78 1,331 17.1 12 205.0 12.8
2009 DET 14 14 136 67 984 14.7 5 135.7 9.7
2010 DET 16 15 137 77 1,120 14.5 12 187.2 11.7
2011 DET 16 16 158 96 1,681 17.5 16 265.2 16.6
2012 DET 16 0 204 122 1,964 16.1 5 226.4 14.2
2012 (Projected) DET       90 1,429 15.9 12 214.9  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald says Calvin Johnson is the top fantasy wide receiver entering 2012 and we’ll take his word for it. The beast known as Megatron posted career highs across the board in 2011, with 158 targets, 96 receptions, 1,681 receiving yards and 16 touchdown passes, finishing the season as the top ranked fantasy wide receiver with a whopping 16.5 FPts/G. If you’re looking for something to quibble about, it would be Johnson’s production during a five game stretch between Weeks 10 and 14 when Johnson failed to top 100 receiving yards in any game and caught just one touchdown pass. Other than that, it was all sunshine as Johnson hit double-digit fantasy points twelve times and topped 100 receiving yards eight times. Since Johnson has the ability to regularly beat double and even triple teams, he is basically money in the bank given his lack of missed time during his five-year career (just three missed games). The only potential red flag is the health of quarterback Matt Stafford, who put together his first 16 game season in 2011. Megatron needs to be the first wide receiver off the board in 2012 and he makes for a solid 1st round pick. No other wide receiver is even close.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Calvin Johnson
WR2WR2 Golden Tate
WR3WR3 Jeremy Ross
WR4WR4 Ryan Broyles
WR5WR5 Corey Fuller
WR6WR6 Kevin Ogletree
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Calvin Johnson returns to practice Friday     -- Fri Sep 26 12:05 pm --

Ankle injury
Calvin Johnson has been dealing with a sore ankle all week, but the good news out of Allen Park is that Johnson was able to take part in practice on Friday. Johnson took part in the portion of practice open to the media. He sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday. (DetroitLions.com)

FF Today's Take: For now, it appears Johnson will be on the field this week against the Jets who've had a tough time against receivers, giving up five touchdowns to wideouts through three games.
Injury Megatron misses second straight day of practice     -- Thu Sep 25 6:55 pm --

Ankle injury
For the second straight day, Calvin Johnson missed practice for the Detroit Lions with an ankle injury. At this point, though, his status is uncertain for Sunday against the New York Jets. Johnson injured the ankle late during the Lions' 19-7 win over Green Bay on Sunday and indicated both after the game and Wednesday that he felt he would be fine. Johnson missed part of at least half of Detroit's practices last season as he dealt with finger and knee issues that ended up requiring separate surgeries following the 2013 season. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Johnson pulled a surprise DNP on fantasy owners in Week 5 of last season, so owners would be wise to monitor this situation for the rest of the week. Fortunately for the Lions, they are better equipped to handle such an absence this year thanks to Golden Tate. Corey Fuller, Ryan Broyles and possibly even rookie TE Eric Ebron could have increased roles in the offense if Megatron sits.
Megatron wearing splint on finger     -- Wed Aug 13 6:48 pm --

Lions' wideout had surgery on finger after 2013 season
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- 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. Johnson had surgery on his injured finger after the 2013 season and declined to provide more details about the splint or the finger following practice Wednesday. It is unclear how often Johnson plans to wear the fabricated splint. (ESPN.com)

FF Today's Take: As the article indicates, the splint is for protective purposes only. Calvin Johnson is the most dominate wide receiver in the NFL today with or without a splint on his finger. Still, it is worth watching throughout the rest of the preseason to see how often he wears the splint and if it affects his ability to catch the ball.

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