Calvin Johnson returns to practice field

Megatron practices again: Good news for the Lions offense and, well, probably their entire organization as a whole. For the first time since sitting out Week 5, Calvin Johnson┬áreturned to┬áthe practice field Thursday. He’s likely to be a game-time decision as the Lions take a short trip to visit Cleveland. We all saw how lethargic Detroit’s offense looked without him. The good news is the Browns play an early game this week, so it’s not like you’ll have to wait around until a late afternoon game and then find out you got hosed. The bad news? Browns DB Joe Haden has shown a pretty good knack for covering the best WR on the opponent’s roster and shutting him down. Plus, […]

Fantasy Post Mortem: This is why you start Calvin Johnson

You’ve heard this before, but this is why you always play your studs. Calvin Johnson has led the world this season in being tackled at the 1-yard line. No, seriously. Elias passed along this note before the start of NFL Fantasy Live on Sunday which said Megatron had been tackled at the 1-yard line after four of his catches. And each time, the Lions ran the ball in each time, and did not go to Johnson.

Monday Nightmare: Megatron fizzles

Anybody who needed a minimum of four points from Calvin Johnson on Monday night must have felt pretty good about their chances. But the nightmare was only beginning.

‘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.

Lions WR Johnson still thrives with Stanton

Pulling in a couple of fantasy thoughts from the Twitterverse:

Lions WR Johnson a risk, but still worth starting

The Lions will start Drew Stanton at quarterback vs. the Bears, and while the former Michigan State Spartan will not draw any interest in fantasy circles, he certainly could impact one of the best receivers, Calvin Johnson. Megatron continued to produce big numbers with QB Shaun Hill, but can you really trust him to do the same with Stanton?

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