Calvin Johnson WR DET 10 Days
Calvin Johnson said his knee is "getting better," and he doesn't envision it being an issue on short rest Thursday against the Packers.
There was never really any concern. Megatron hasn't practiced this week, but we'd expect him to get a limited session in on Wednesday and be all systems go for the Thanksgiving Day tilt. He's locked in as our No. 1 receiver.
Calvin Johnson WR DET 11 Days
Calvin Johnson (knee) sat out practice on Monday.
Missed practice time is always understandable just one day removed from a game. Megatron will probably get in a limited session on Wednesday before starting on Thursday against Green Bay. He's fantasy's No. 1 wideout.
Calvin Johnson WR DET 12 Days
Calvin Johnson racked up seven catches for 115 yards in the Lions' Week 12 loss to the Buccaneers.
Johnson racked up 61 yards in Darrelle Revis' first-half coverage. Revis exited at halftime with a groin injury, and Megatron tacked on three more receptions for 54 more yards in the final two frames. The league's best wide receiver bar none, Megatron will continue to be fantasy's premier wideout play when the Lions face the Packers on Thanksgiving Thursday.
Calvin Johnson WR DET 12 Days
Darrelle Revis is expected to shadow Calvin Johnson all over the field "almost exclusively" Sunday.
This is going to be a fun one to watch. The Bucs have been allowing Revis to play more man coverage the past few weeks. We'll get a chance to see the game's best cover corner versus the game's best receiver. The last time these two matched up, Revis held Megatron to one catch for 13 yards in 2010. Johnson is still locked in as a top-flight WR1 this week, but expectations should be tempered.
Calvin Johnson WR DET 15 Days
Calvin Johnson (knee) returned to practice Thursday.
Johnson will be all systems go for Sunday's showdown with Darrelle Revis and the Bucs. He was held to a 1/13/0 line the last time they matched up, but that was way back in 2010 and Matthew Stafford left the game late due to injury. No one should be thinking about benching Megatron, but expectations should be tempered.
Calvin Johnson WR DET 16 Days
Calvin Johnson (knee) is not practicing Wednesday, as expected.
Johnson rested on both Wednesday and Thursday last week, and then torched the Steelers for 6/179/2. He's on track for a similar schedule ahead of this week's matchup with Darrelle Revis and the Bucs.
Calvin Johnson WR DET 19 Days
Calvin Johnson caught six passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Steelers.
Amazingly, Megatron did all of his damage in the first half, as the Lions' offense tanked after halftime. With the Steelers trailing 17-3 early in the second quarter, Johnson destroyed Ike Taylor for a 79-yard touchdown on play action. Seven minutes later, he juked Taylor out of his shoes for a 19-yard score. Megatron drew only three looks after halftime, one of which turned into a Matthew Stafford interception. The league's No. 1 receiver boasts an eye-popping 59/1,083/11 line heading into Week 12. Johnson has 746 yards over his past four games.