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Calvin Johnson

Retired
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6.4 | Wt: 237

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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 | Detroit not expecting Calvin Johnson back

Mon, 09 May 2016 10:18:19 -0700

Retired WR Calvin Johnson is not expected to return to the Detroit Lions and play in 2016, according to general manager Bob Quinn. Quinn said he has not thought about a possible return for Johnson because of the conservations the two had before Johnson made the decision.

Fantasy Tip: Golden Tate should be the team's top receiver in 2016 with Johnson retired. He recorded 813 yards and six touchdowns in 2015 and should be a middle-round option in fantasy drafts. Marvin Jones and Eric Ebron should also have solid roles in the passing game and could be middle- to late-round options in leagues.

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

Lions | Calvin Johnson was wearing down

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:13:31 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he knew the NFL was "wearing on" retired WR Calvin Johnson. "Not to say that I expected it, but I wasn't shocked," Stafford said Friday, March 25. "I've known Calvin for seven years and know the effort and the attitude that he plays with, and it takes a toll on people. And he was catching quite a few passes and getting hit quite a bunch, and so it takes a toll."

Fantasy Tip: With Johnson out of the mix, Golden Tate is a low-end WR2 candidate, and Marvin Jones sneak into WR3 territory.

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

Lions | Calvin Johnson is done

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 08:09:05 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson filed his retirement papers Tuesday, March 8, and has officially retired from the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Megatron was one of the greatest receivers in NFL history and showed his freakish talent from the moment he stepped foot onto the field. The Lions will likely need to enter the free-agent market or draft a receiver to line up opposite of Golden Tate. Tate has had two big fantasy years in a row, but there are questions as to whether he can be as productive as a surefire WR1 with Megatron no longer there. Tate remains an WR2 in fantasy, but he would really benefit from another legit target on the field. TE Eric Ebron took a step forward in 2015 with 47 catches for 537 yards and five touchdowns. Entering his third year, he could capitalize on a position that has a distinct gap after the top few tight ends. Ebron could be the next one to enter the fray of the upper echelon. He'll be in the midrange TE1 mix in fantasy drafts.

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

Lions | Calvin Johnson decision coming

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 07:14:37 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is expected to make a decision on retirement Tuesday, March 8.

Fantasy Tip: Megatron would be a WR2 consideration if he returns.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Rand Getlin

Lions | Calvin Johnson decision before the draft?

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:25:10 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson hasn't spoken publicly about his decision on whether to retire this offseason, but one person who has spoken with him in recent weeks said he expects Johnson to make a decision sometime before the NFL Draft in April. Free agency starts March 9, and the Lions would like a decision before then.

Fantasy Tip: Injuries have slowed Megatron the last two years to the point that he disappointed as a starting fantasy wideout in 2015. If he returns, he's no longer a lock for a first-round selection, and he's much safer as a WR2.

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

Lions | Calvin Johnson not posturing for raise

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:35:27 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson took exception to the speculation that he's threatening to retire to receive more money from the Lions. A source close to Johnson said the he has no money concerns and is simply evaluating whether he wants to continue playing. He's not expected to come to a decision for several weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Megatron would be a WR2 consideration in fantasy if he continues playing.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Charles Robinson

Lions | Detroit tops NFL in offensive spending

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:16:03 -0800

The Detroit Lions have $83.29 million invested in offensive players as free agency approaches. The Lions are projected to be $32.73 million under the cap. QB Matthew Stafford and WR Calvin Johnson combine to make up 29.8% of the allocated money.

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Lions | No deadline for Megatron decision

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:50:41 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson had no deadline placed by the team on his decision to retire this offseason. General manager Bob Quinn confirmed he has spoken with Johnson but wouldn't go into details. Johnson could have to restructure or sign a new contract if he returns in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson would be a solid WR2 if he decides to return in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Lions | Calvin Johnson still undecided

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:27:40 -0800

The Detroit Lions continue to wait on WR Calvin Johnson as he contemplates retirement. President Rod Wood said that he doesn't have a sense of what Johnson plans on doing, and there is no definitive timetable for a decision. The start of the new league year isn't really a deadline because they want to give Johnson all the time he needs. Johnson carries a $24 million salary cap hit in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Popular belief seems to lean toward Megatron calling it a career. His last few seasons have been marred by nagging injuries that have dragged his production down. If he does return for another year, he's no longer elite first-round receiver material, but he could be worthy of a WR1 selection if he can stay healthy.

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

Lions | Calvin Johnson's body not holding up

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:56:18 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson's body and injuries are the main reason he is contemplating retirement, according to WR teammate Golden Tate. "But his body just isn't holding up. With his body type, and how he plays the game, he plays at a high level all the time for a bunch of years," Tate said. Johnson needed weekly knee drains in 2013 in order to play, and he missed three games and was used as a decoy in two other games with a high ankle sprain in 2014. Johnson also battled ankle injuries this year.

Fantasy Tip: Injuries in recent seasons have taken a large toll on Megatron and his production for fantasy owners. He was a big disappointment this year because of it. If he does return in 2016, which is looking unlikely, he's no longer a lock for a first-round pick, and he should be seen as more of a low-end No. 1 wideout.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

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