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81 Calvin Johnson WR

Detroit Lions

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Calvin Johnson hauls in six passes Week 3
by Chris Cwik |

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson hauled in six passes Week 3 against the Packers.

Johnson didn't post his normally exceptional numbers, but still managed some solid yardage. Johnson gained 82 yards during the contest. Green Bay did a nice job limiting Johnson's big play. His longest catch was 26 yards. Quarterback Matthew Stafford tried hard to get the ball to Johnson, targeting him a team-high 10 times. 

Johnson will look for more Week 4 against the Jets. 

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Calvin Johnson has quiet Week 2
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson played well in Week 2 at Carolina, but he didn't have a dominant game against the Panthers.

Johnson had six catches for 83 yards on 13 targets. He nearly came down with a touchdown, but he failed to score his third touchdown of the season.

Johnson will look to get back to posting monster stats in Week 3 against Green Bay.

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Calvin Johnson scores twice in vintage opening-week performance
by Igor Mello |

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had another monster performance, scoring twice during Monday's season opener at home against the Giants in Week 1.

Johnson made it look easy against New York's secondary. Matthew Stafford somehow found Johnson absolutely wide open for a 67-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the game. He then made a leaping grab for a 16-yard touchdown on the following drive. Johnson caught seven of the 11 passes thrown his way for 164 yards and a touchdown, averaging 23.4 yards per grab in a 35-14 victory.

Since the start of the 2010 season, Johnson has an NFL-best 21 touchdown receptions on passes thrown 15-plus yards downfield. He has also cracked the 100-yard mark in 22 of his past 34 games. Johnson surpassed the 150-yard mark for the 13th time in his career.

He'll look to build on his opening week performance come Week 2 at Carolina.

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Calvin Johnson seeking revenge game Week 1 vs. Giants
by Igor Mello |

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had one of his worst performances of the season last year against the Giants. He'll be seeking a revenge game at home in Week 1.

Part of the reason why Johnson disappeared in a Week 16 meeting against New York last season was because of his nagging knee injury. In that meeting he was targeted four times and finished with three receptions for 43 yards in the first half, ending the game without a pass thrown his way in the second half and overtime. Johnson is finally back at 100 percent and has been practicing regularly leading up to the opener, so things should be a little different this time around.

Johnson cracked the 100-yard mark seven times last season, four of which came at Ford Field. As always, regardless of the matchup, Johnson is an elite Fantasy option and should be in the starting lineup at all times. After all, you didn't draft him the first round to keep him on the bench.

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Calvin Johnson plans to practice regularly this season
by Larry Hartstein |

Due to knee and finger injuries, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was barely practicing by the end of last season. He said things will be different this year because his body "feels good," reports the Detroit Free Press.

Johnson participated in nearly every training camp practice. Practicing regularly during the season will help his timing with quarterback Matthew Stafford, said Johnson, who expects to get back over 1,500 receiving yards.

"We're definitely going to see, but I've done it before so you can't say that it's out of reach," Johnson said. "But like I said, our biggest thing is to win and win our division."

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2007Detroit Lions15104875615.849412138
2008Detroit Lions161678133117.1961221752
2009Detroit Lions14146798414.775515446
2010Detroit Lions151577112014.5871216357
2011Detroit Lions161696168117.57316321077
2012Detroit Lions1616122196416.153540592
2013Detroit Lions141484149217.8871222569
2014Detroit Lions331932917.36725116
2007Detroit Lions151045213.032113
2008Detroit Lions16163-1-0.37001
2009Detroit Lions141477310.419005
2010Detroit Lions15154328.015002
2011Detroit Lions161611111.011000
2012Detroit Lions161600---0000
2013Detroit Lions141400---0000
2014Detroit Lions3300---0000
Defensive Stats
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2008Detroit Lions1655.000000.0000
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2010Detroit Lions1522.000000.0000
2011Detroit Lions1600.000000.0000
2012Detroit Lions1622.000000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1411.000000.0000
2014Detroit Lions311.000000.0000
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2008Detroit Lions1632020020
2009Detroit Lions1432000000
2010Detroit Lions1510000000
2011Detroit Lions1611000000
2012Detroit Lions1633000000
2013Detroit Lions1411010110
2014Detroit Lions300000000
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Georgia Tech
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