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Johnson (elbow) didn't practice Wednesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Despite his contention that the elbow issue is merely a cut, Johnson was sidelined to begin the week of preparation. Expect him to return to drills in the near future, with Friday's injury report likely to confirm his status for Week 12 at New England.

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Johnson relayed Wednesday that the elbow issue he dealt with in Week 11 was just a cut and not a significant concern going forward.

While it's possible that Johnson may get a maintenance day at practice this week, there is nothing to suggest that his status for Sunday's game against the Patriots in any danger.

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Johnson (active) received treatment on his elbow after Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, but he said he is not concerned about the possibility of the injury keeping him out of games, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports

Johnson caught 5-of-12 targets for 59 yards as the Lions managed just six points. While his ankle no longer seems to be a significant concern, he reportedly spent quite a bit of time in the trainer's room to address his elbow after the game. If he's healthy enough to play, Johnson will get another tough matchup next week, with Detroit facing the Patriots in Foxboro.

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Johnson (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Johnson -- who returned to action in Week 10 -- is thus safe to roll with in fantasy lineups moving forward, provided he can stay healthy.

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Johnson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona.

Johnson's absence from Wednesday's practice was entirely for rest purposes, as he practiced fully Thursday and Friday. He was excellent in his return from the injury against Miami last week, making it all but official that Megatron is borderline matchup-proof again.

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Johnson (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Johnson was held out of Wednesday's drills, stirring some worry that the health of his ankle was imperiled. However, owners can safely trot him out there Sunday versus a Cardinals defense that has yielded 12.5 YPC and three receiving touchdowns to wide receivers over the past four contests.

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Johnson (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press reports.

After making his first appearance Sunday since Week 5, when he posted seven receptions on 15 targets for 113 yards and one touchdown, Johnson's absence is likely a precautionary measure. Still, he was used heavily in the Lions' win versus the Dolphins, meaning a DNP to begin the week isn't out of the ordinary. As the week continues, though, be sure to monitor his status closely to ensure he suits up Sunday in Arizona.

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Johnson (ankle) had seven catches on 15 targets for 113 yards and one touchdown Sunday against the Dolphins.

Johnson missed the last three games with a high ankle sprain and was severely limited in the two games before that, but he returned with a bang Sunday, leading the team in targets and receiving yards. If there was any hesitation that Johnson would not be great after recovering from the injury, those worries should be gone. Up next is an excellent matchup against a Cardinals defense allowing 286.8 passing yards per game, the highest average in the NFL.

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Johnson (ankle) is listed as active Sunday versus the Dolphins, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Johnson's long-awaited return has arrived, but the welcome mat won't be laid out before him against a Miami defense that has surrendered just 201.1 passing yards per game this season, which ranks second in the league. On the other hand, there's little reason to keep him in reserve, as his weekly matchup rarely dictates his eventual output.

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Johnson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Miami.

Johnson is finally ready to go after missing Detroit's last three games, and his owners should be grateful that he was given the chance to heal properly after previously attempting to play through the injury in two futile efforts. Even against a tough Miami defense, Johnson is locked back in as a legitimate WR1.