Posts Tagged ‘Calvin Johnson’

Three and out: Norv expects breakout from Mathews

Chargers coach Norv Turner says he expects Ryan Mathews to have a breakout season. Super, well then give him the ball in the red zone.

Lions WR Johnson’s new deal gives team $10M in cap space

Lions WR Calvin Johnson‘s new deal created roughly $10 million in salary-cap space for Detroit in 2012, according to a league source.

Breaking down Megatron’s new deal

A few more details on Calvin Johnson‘s new eight-year contract with the Lions.

Lions give WR Johnson $53M guaranteed in extension

The Lions locked up WR Calvin Johnson on Wednesday with a seven-year extension worth $113.5 million, according to league source.

NFL Honors tidbits: Baldwin, Manning delight Indy

The inaugural NFL Honors gala offered a generous dose of memorable moments. The Tim Tebow/Katy Perry encounter is in the books, but there were plenty of gems from Saturday night’s NFL/Hollywood mashup:

Three and out: All appears well with ‘Megatron’

As suspected, Calvin Johnson’s absence from practice Wednesday was nothing out of the ordinary. Fantasy owners should feel confident giving him a start.

Three and out: Roethlisberger still hobbling

Ben Roethlisberger says his ankle isn’t feeling great, but it shouldn’t necessarily scare Playoff Challenge players away from using his favorite WR targets.

Three and out: Prepare back up plan for Lions’ Johnson

Calvin Johnson has missed two consecutive days of practice and fantasy owners should start looking for backup plans in case Megatron is limited or completely held out.

Got Lions? Get ‘em in your lineup

Jim Schwartz suggests that he has no plans to rest his players this week, which means fantasy owners should feel confident starting any Lions on their roster.

Fantasy Feedback: Week 16

A running log of NFL Week 16 from a fantasy perspective.

Tale of the Tape: Can the Saints stifle Megatron?

Everyone knows the Lions will be without Ndamukong Suh against the Saints this weekend. That’s a huge blow to their defense. But the real story heading into Sunday’s contest will be the absence of wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who has been taken away by opposing defenses in the last three weeks.

‘Playbook’ mailbag: How do you cover “Megatron?”

Fantasy owners across the nation mourned Sunday, along with every Lions fan, because Calvin Johnson failed to score a touchdown or reach 100 yards receiving.

Three and out: Roethlisberger has thumb injury

It’s time to talk quarterback blues on a Tuesday. Let’s get it going.

Thursday night’s alright for throwing

With the first Thursday night game of the year around the corner, Jason Smith breaks down previous Thursday night games and finds one position has generally excelled above all others.

Playbook: Jets’ disguise might have fooled Rivers

With six minutes to go in the fourth quarter, his Chargers down by three, Phillip Rivers released what must have looked to him like an easy completion to his go-to-receiver on a pivotal 3rd-and-6.

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