|Week 16 (@CHI) - Average||8.0||115.5||1.0||0||0||0||17|
|Week 16 (@CHI) - Dave Richard||8||110||1||0||0||0||17|
|Week 16 (@CHI) - Jamey Eisenberg||8||121||1||0||0||0||18|
|2014 Season - Average||94.0||1584.0||12.5||0||0||0||224|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||93||1550||13||0||0||0||222|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||95||1618||12||0||0||0||225|
|Current Player Ranking: 1|
|Red Zone Stats|
|12/22/2014||Cowboys , DST DAL|
Billy Cundiff, K CLE
James Jones, WR OAK
C.J. Anderson, RB DEN
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB IND
Dan Herron, RB IND
Percy Harvin, WR NYJ
Jerricho Cotchery, WR CAR
Anquan Boldin, WR SF
Calvin Johnson, WR DET
Owen Daniels, TE BAL
Greg Jennings, WR MIN
|Julio Jones, WR ATL|
Jaguars , DST JAC
Justin Forsett, RB BAL
Donte Moncrief, WR IND
Kenny Stills, WR NO
Jimmy Graham, TE NO
Carlos Hyde, RB SF
Zach Ertz, TE PHI
LeSean McCoy, RB PHI
Alshon Jeffery, WR CHI
Robert Turbin, RB SEA
Justin Tucker, K BAL
|12/21/2014||DeSean Jackson, WR WAS|
Blake Bortles, QB JAC
Kelvin Benjamin, WR CAR
|Calvin Johnson, WR DET|
|12/21/2014||Calvin Johnson, WR DET||Martavis Bryant, WR PIT|
Stepfan Taylor, RB ARI
Paul Richardson, WR SEA
Rank Among Leaders
Lions WR Johnson surpasses 1,000 again Sunday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/21/14) Lions prolific wideout Calvin Johnson didn't do much in the second half Sunday against the Bears, but he did earn his 44th career 100-yard game.
Johnson caught a 24-yarder in the fourth quarter to put him over the top. He finished with 103 yards on six receptions after starting on a roll. He had four catches for 61 yards in the first 18 minutes of play.
He now has 67 catches for 1,038 yards on the year, marking his fifth straight foray over 1,000 yards despite losing three games to injury. He will attempt to bolster those numbers next Sunday at Green Bay.
Lions give probables green light for Week 16
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/21/14) The Lions have cleared all their probables for their Sunday game against Chicago, including premier wideout Calvin Johnson (ankle). Among the other significant proables given the thumbs-up are linebacker Ashlee Palmer (quad) and guard Rob Sims (illness).
Lions unveil final injury report for Chicago game
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/19/14) The Lions ruled defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) out and cornerback Mohammed Seisay (hamstring) questionable for Sunday's contest against the Bears.
Meanwhile, safety Don Carey (ankle), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (illness), defensive tackle C.J. Mosley (not injury related), linebacker Ashlee Palmer (quad) and guard Rob Sims (illness) were labeled as probable.
Lions WR Calvin Johnson puts in limited practice
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/17/14) Lions wideout Calvin Johnson (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday ahead of his Week 16 visit to Chicago. Johnson has caught 23 balls for 357 yards and three touchdowns over the past three weeks, and is not expected to be limited in any way Sunday.
The Bears rank 31st in passing defense, giving up 272 yards per game. They've given up a league-high 33 passing touchdowns.
Detroit is favored by 6.5 or 7 points at Vegas sportsbooks.
Lions passing game goes missing again
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/15/14) Though the Vikings hadn't been so great against the pass recently, allowing an average of 246.8 passing yards to the last four quarterbacks they faced, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford made sure their No. 6 ranking against the pass this year held up Week 15 in Detroit, failing to reach even the 185 yards he had against them back in Week 6. He finished with a season-low 153 yards on 17-of-28 passing, throwing for just one touchdown.
This after back-to-back games with 300-plus passing yards in which he threw for a combined five touchdowns. Not even the great Calvin Johnson, who was absent for the previous meeting with the Vikings, could redeem Stafford in this one. He had 53 yards after averaging 152.0 yards the previous two weeks.
Of course, the Lions faced the Bears and Buccaneers in those two weeks, or the league's 24th- and 30th-ranked pass defenses heading into Week 15. The Vikings are certainly better than them. Still, for as few yards as they had allowed through the air, the touchdown-to-interception ratio against them was nothing foreboding. It didn't seem like an unfavorable matchup.
But with Stafford, if the numbers say it's an unfavorable matchup, it's an unfavorable matchup. He's been the most predictable quarterback in Fantasy this season; we just keep making it harder than it needs to be. The good news is that in Week 16 he'll be facing those same Bears that he torched in Week 13, so you'll want to keep him active if you're still alive in Fantasy.
|The question isn't whether or not Calvin Johnson is a No. 1 Fantasy receiver -- it's if he's THE No. 1 Fantasy receiver. That title is questioned after Josh Gordon outperformed him in Fantasy leagues last year and after Demaryius Thomas posted amazing stats in consecutive seasons. But let's just measure Megatron up this way: He's played in 46 games over the last three years and has posted at least 10 Fantasy points in 32 of them and 20-plus points in 15 of them. The guy turns 29 in late September, is entering his eighth NFL season and is part of a Lions offense that made some upgrades at receiver and might be a bit more run oriented. That's not enough evidence to suggest he'll slow down, not with the targets he gets and his unreal production. Expect Johnson to get drafted between sixth and 12th overall in standard leagues and fifth and 10th overall in PPR leagues, and be the first receiver taken in drafts.
(Updated 4/30/14) |