Calvin Johnson news, rumors and stats

 

Calvin Johnson

Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6.4 | Wt: 236

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Week By Week

YearTmGRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptFum Lost
2007DET154875615.754045213.00100
2008DET1678133117.061213-1-0.33002
2009DET146798414.695077310.43002
2010DET1677112014.551214328.00000
2011DET1696168117.5116011111.00001
2012DET16122196416.1050000.00003
2013DET1484149217.76120000.00001
Average:82133316903246001
Total:572932816662191676109

Lions | Matthew Stafford not forcing it to Megatron

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:26:19 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford hasn't been forcing the ball to WR Calvin Johnson, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell said the fact that Stafford has targeted Johnson 24 times, way more than any other receiver on the team, just shows that the team wants to get the ball to their best weapons as often as possible. "I think if it hadn't been for the interception (Stafford threw Sunday), nobody would even say a word about whether or not they think that he's forcing the ball to Calvin," Caldwell continued. "And that was on a deep post pattern, and really he had exactly what we were looking for, you can see Calvin starting to run by both guys, and (Matthew) just had to get it out there a little bit more. That was the only issue."

Fantasy Tip: Johnson owners won't mind the fact that he's the most targeted receiver on the team, as expected. Johnson is the highest-priced receiver at FantasyScore this week at $8,800, but he has a great matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBS Detroit - Ashley Dunkak

Lions | Megatron already over 100 yards

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:42:11 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has already gone over 100 yards receiving in the Week 1 game against the New York Giants, his 40th career game over the century mark. He is the third fastest in NFL history to 40 career 100-yard games (107 games).

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners are loving life, as Johnson has five grabs for 131 yards and two touchdowns (67, 16) through the first 30 minutes.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Calvin Johnson feeling well

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:26:47 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (finger, knee) has practiced all week and said his body "feels good" entering Week 1. He said he expects to practice regularly this season after missing a lot of practice time due to injuries in 2013. Johnson had finger and knee surgeries in the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Megatron comes with a little risk as he turns 29 this season, but he is still clearly one of the best receivers in football.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Four WRs in contention for spot

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:37:47 -0700

The Detroit Lions have a huge competition at the wide receiver spot for a starting role behind WRs Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. WRs Jeremy Ross, Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles and Corey Fuller are all in contention at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Calvin Johnson expects to play

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:15:36 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (finger) said he expects to play some in the third preseason game.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has plenty of time to be ready for the season.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson inactive

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:57:14 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (finger) was inactive for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the Oakland Raiders. WR Kris Durham made the start in his absence.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Calvin Johnson receives protective splint

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:18:08 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (finger) has a fabricated splint to wear on his previously injured finger for protective purposes only. Johnson had surgery on the finger after last season, but it's unclear how often he plans to wear the splint. Johnson hasn't shown any ill effects from his finger or knee in training camp, where he has consistently beaten the team's cornerbacks in practice.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is easily the league's best receiver, and he should come off the board as the first receiver in the first round. He routinely goes around the middle of the first round, especially in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Michael Rothstein

Lions | Calvin Johnson sitting

Sat, 09 Aug 2014 15:43:19 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.

Fantasy Tip: There's little use in him playing in the game. He remains arguably the best fantasy receiver.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson returns

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:03:14 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson returned to practice Friday, Aug. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Megatron is arguably the top receiver in fantasy, and the added weapons around him should bode well to staving off some of the double coverages.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Calvin Johnson excused from practice

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:52:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson was excused from practice Thursday, Aug. 7, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

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