|Week 17 (@CHI) - Average||7.0||105.5||1.0||0||0||0||16|
|Week 17 (@CHI) - Dave Richard||8||96||1||0||0||0||15|
|Week 17 (@CHI) - Jamey Eisenberg||6||115||1||0||0||0||17|
|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: 4|
|Red Zone Stats|
|05/22/2015||Eddie Lacy, RB GB||Calvin Johnson, WR DET|
|05/22/2015||Calvin Johnson, WR DET|
Luke Kuechly, MLB CAR
Frank Gore, RB IND
|LeSean McCoy, RB BUF|
NaVorro Bowman, ILB SF
|05/20/2015||Odell Beckham, WR NYG||Calvin Johnson, WR DET|
Demaryius Thomas, WR DEN
Rank Among Leaders
Lions GM: I'm planning on Calvin Johnson being around a long time
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/22/15) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew doesn't plan on losing star wide receiver Calvin Johnson anytime soon.
"Man, Calvin's a stud," Mayhew said this week at the NFL combine. "Calvin's a great player. He's a phenomenal player, you know? He has a very bright future -- and a very bright past, you know? -- and I plan on him being around for a very long time."
Johnson is due $12.5 million in 2015 with a cap hit of $20.5 million and $15.9 million in 2016 with a $24 million cap hit. He and Matthew Stafford account for much of the Lions' salary. With Johnson dealing with more and more injuries, Mayhew could cut ties with him at some point. But he doesn't see that happening anytime soon.
"Sometimes guys get injured. It's not a big concern for me," Mayhew said. "He's tough. He gets out there and he plays. There was one game this year -- Buffalo -- where he gutted it out. He got out there, and unfortunately, he got another shot in that game in exactly in the same spot. Which was unfortunate."
Charles Tillman: Calvin Johnson still the best receiver in NFL
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/2/15) Though Calvin Johnson will turn 30 this September, one opposing cornerback still believes the Lions playmaker is still the best receiver in the game.
Bears cornerback Charles Tillman told MLive.com that Johnson, who finished outside of the top 10 in yards with 1,077, that he still is the top at his position.
"Arguably, the best receiver in the game today, in my opinion," Tillman said. "I go against him twice (a season), we match up well. And, yeah, you have to bring your big boy pants when you're going against Calvin Johnson."
Tillman also criticized those that think Johnson has fallen off as the league's best wideout.
"They're a bunch of dummies," he said. "Trust me."
Lions' Calvin Johnson wants to keep Ndamukong Suh in Detroit
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(2/1/15) Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said he's willing to do just about anything to keep defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in a Lions uniform, reports MLive.com.
Suh is set to become a free agent in March if the Lions cannot reach a deal with him and Johnson said he wants Suh to remain a Lion.
"I'll do whatever I got to do," Johnson said.
Lions WR Calvin Johnson does not need offseason surgery
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(1/31/15) Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson indicated Saturday that he will not need to undergo offseason surgery, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Johnson had surgery on his ankle and finger last offseason, and while he missed three games due to injury in October, he played every game from November onward despite being limited by an ankle injury in practice. The Lions wide receiver finished with 71 receptions for 1,077 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014.
Giants rookie Beckham replaces injured Megatron on Pro Bowl roster
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/7/15) Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been named to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who is unable to play due to injury. Beckham will be the first Giants rookie to play in the Pro Bowl since tight end Jeremy Shockey in 2002.
"It is definitely awesome," Beckham said, per the team's official website. "It is something that means a lot to me, and I am definitely going to cherish the moment. I’m very excited to be going to the Pro Bowl.
"The goal (entering the season) is to be either in the Pro Bowl or the Super Bowl. That is every year. That is something you want to be able to build on and put that on your resume. (We) didn’t end up making it to the Super Bowl, but I did get the invite to the Pro Bowl, so I am very excited and blessed for the opportunity."
Beckham had an outstanding rookie season, totaling 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns.
|Calvin Johnson got banged up and missed some time last year, causing his numbers to tumble far below expectations. He finished as the 14th best receiver in standard-scoring leagues (one behind teammate Golden Tate) and had just six games with 10-plus Fantasy points. The good news is that Johnson is healthy again and will take another stab at putting up mega-stats. After getting 1,077 yards and eight scores in 2014, there are reasons for optimism. He hasn't had back-to-back seasons with single-digit touchdown production yet in his career, and the last two times he had less than 1,100 yards in a season he rebounded for big numbers. He'll turn 30 in late September and does carry some injury risk, but Johnson should still have appeal as a No. 1 Fantasy receiver worth the risk of a late first-round pick. Evaluate him among the top five receivers in Fantasy this summer.
(Updated 4/21/15) |