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WR Calvin Johnson - Detroit Lions

6-5, 235Born: 9-25-1985College: Georgia TechDrafted: Round 1, pick 2

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Week 3: vs Green Bay Packers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs NYG 0 0 0 11 7 164 2 0
2 at CAR 0 0 0 13 6 83 0 0
3 vs GB PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 7 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs NYG (11 / 7 / 164 / 2 rec)

Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson got off to a hot start against the Giants with well-over 100 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter. Johnson made the tough catches look easy and the Giants secondary lost track of the 6'5" receiver on a broken play, resulting in an easy touchdown. Johnson was slow to get up following a contested target against double coverage in the second quarter, but did not end up missing time. Two end zone targets in the second half nearly resulted in a third touchdown, one tipped away by tight coverage and another where Johnson lost the ball as he hit the ground on the sideline. Despite his impressive stat line this week, there were opportunities to approach 200 yards with at least a third touchdown. Late in the game, Stafford stared down Johnson on two third downs and the pair converted, milking the clock and ultimately icing the victory.

2014 Week 2 vs CAR (13 / 6 / 83 / 0 rec)

After a huge game to open the season in Week 1, Johnson received a majority of the attention from the Carolina secondary. Matthew Stafford made a concerted effort to target Johnson, including four targets (just one reception) on the two-minute drive to close the first half alone. A sliding reception attempt in the end zone could not be completed by Johnson on third down as he hit the ground. In the second half, the passing lanes closed for the Stafford-Johnson connection. When Stafford forced a deep post target to a well-covered Johnson, the ball was tipped away and intercepted.


Latest News

Lions | Megatron already over 100 yards (Mon Sep 8, 08:42 PM) - 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).

Our View: Of course he is. The talk of anyone else being the No.1 fantasy receiver was always folly. It's Megatron, and it's not even close. He's on a tier all by himself.
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Lions | Calvin Johnson feeling well (Wed Sep 3, 10:26 AM) - 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.

Our View: A Megatron that "feels good" is going to be a dominant player. He's clearly the number one receiver in fantasy football. Megatron could catch over 100 passes, put up around 1,800 yards receiver and post double-digit touchdowns in 2014. Other elite receivers (Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, etc) don't share that same upside.
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