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Fantasy Update

Oct 29, 2014
FFChamps.com
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson expects to return to action after the Lions' Week 9 bye.Fantasy Spin:Johnson has been out since Week 5 and will be a huge addition to any team thats has been able to survivor his absence. He will be good to go for the plyaoffs.
Oct 28, 2014
Rotoworld
Calvin Johnson (ankle) definitely expects to return following the Lions' Week 9 bye.
Oct 26, 2014
FFToday
Lions without two key components The Detroit Lions receiver, Calvin Johnson, has been scratched for Sunday's game in London against the Atlanta Falcons, after testing out the ankle early at Wembley Stadium. He ran the perimeter of the field and a couple routes before shutting it down. Detroit will be missing offensive firepower outside of Johnson as well. RB Reggie Bush (ankle), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot), TE Eric Ebron (hamstring), TE Joseph Fauria (sprained ankle), RT LaAdrian Waddle (brain) and QB Kellen Moore are the other inactives. (MLive) FF Today's Take: With...
Grand Rapids Press 14 hours ago
Detroit Lions Dominic Raiola: Calvin Johnson can only help run game so much

Detroit Lions Dominic Raiola: Calvin Johnson can only help run game so much

Detroit ranks last in the NFL, averaging 3.1 yards per carry and Raiola says the offensive line needs to do a better job blocking in the second level
Grand Rapids Press 17 hours ago
Detroit Lions midseason awards: Golden Tate is easy choice for offensive MVP

Detroit Lions midseason awards: Golden Tate is easy choice for offensive MVP

he Detroit Lions' offensive MVP is a receiver, just as we all expected. But that receiver is not named Calvin Johnson. They call him Showtime. And now we know why.
FFToolbox.com Oct 29, 2014

Lions WR Calvin Johnson ready to return after Week 9 bye

WIth their bye week on tap for Week 9, the Detroit Lions will use the time off to rest and heal, specifically star WR Calvin Johnson. Johnson said Wednesday that he plans to be ready to go for the team's Week 10 game with Miami. "Definitely expect to play," Johnson said. "I'm looking forward to the game, playing some old teammates. That makes it all that much better." Johnson has missed the last three games due to a high right ankle sprain. FANTASY ANALYSIS: This is good for all Lions' fantasy value except for WR Golden Tate. Tate has filled in nicely in Johnson's absence, averaging eight...
FFChamps.com Oct 29, 2014

Calvin Johnson Will Return After Bye Week

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson expects to return to action after the Lions' Week 9 bye.Fantasy Spin:Johnson has been out since Week 5 and will be a huge addition to any team thats has been able to survivor his absence. He will be good to go for the plyaoffs.
Rotoworld Oct 28, 2014

Megatron 'definitely' plans to return Week 10 - Calvin Johnson (WR) Detroit Lions

Calvin Johnson (ankle) definitely expects to return following the Lions' Week 9 bye.
Detroit Lions learn how to face adversity, win

Detroit Lions learn how to face adversity, win

They say you can judge a team by how it handles adversity. If this is true — and I believe it is — the Detroit Lions are the real deal. Everyone said it was a game they should win against the Falcons who had lost four straight. But given the circumstances a Lions' loss would have been understandable. Instead they come back with time running off the clock and then boarded the plane to Detroit with a 22-21 win. How's this for adversity? So they start on Sunday nearly 4,000 miles from home. Four starters on offense are in street clothes — Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush,...
FFToday Oct 26, 2014

Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush inactive

Lions without two key components The Detroit Lions receiver, Calvin Johnson, has been scratched for Sunday's game in London against the Atlanta Falcons, after testing out the ankle early at Wembley Stadium. He ran the perimeter of the field and a couple routes before shutting it down. Detroit will be missing offensive firepower outside of Johnson as well. RB Reggie Bush (ankle), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot), TE Eric Ebron (hamstring), TE Joseph Fauria (sprained ankle), RT LaAdrian Waddle (brain) and QB Kellen Moore are the other inactives. (MLive) FF Today's Take: With...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 26, 2014

Lions-Falcons inactives: Calvin Johnson out again

The Detroit Lions will be without Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush and several other offensive players on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. The Detroit Lions are extremely banged up on the offensive side of the ball, as evidenced by this week's list of inactives. All seven players are on offense, and six of them are out because they are injured. The most notable name among the group of inactives is wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who is missing his third straight game due to a high-ankle sprain. Although Johnson practiced throughout the week, the Lions obviously would rather rest Johnson going...
Detroit Lions — Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush inactive

Detroit Lions — Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush inactive

Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush will not be active for the Detroit Lions as they face the Atlanta Falcons at London’s Wembley Stadium today. (Kickoff at 9:30 a.m. ET, will air nationally on FOX.) All seven inactives are from the offense. This is the third straight game that Johnson, who has an ankle sprain, has missed.  The Lions are 2-0 without him. Golden Tate has been solid without Johnson on the field. Also expect Corey Fuller and Jeremy Ross to be more involved in the offense. Bush, who also has an ankle injury, played last Sunday but sat out the Oct. 12 win at Minnesota....
Grand Rapids Press Oct 25, 2014
Martin Mayhew won't discuss Calvin Johnson's future with team, not concerned about WR's long-term health

Martin Mayhew won't discuss Calvin Johnson's future with team, not concerned about WR's long-term health

Johnson is at risk of missing three games in a season for the first time in his career.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 24, 2014

Lions-Falcons injury report: Reggie Bush doubtful for Sunday

Reggie Bush is unlikely to play on Sunday for the Detroit Lions, but there's a chance that Calvin Johnson could return. It appears that the Detroit Lions are once again going to be down several weapons on offense this week. Running back Reggie Bush, for example, is doubtful to play on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons after not practicing on Thursday and Friday. Tight end Brandon Pettigrew is also doubtful, and tight ends Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria have already been declared out for Sunday's game. On a positive note, wide receiver Calvin Johnson was able to practice on a limited basis...
The Falcoholic Oct 24, 2014

Five Falcons-Lions Questions With Pride of Detroit

The questions and answers that matter for the matchup between the Falcons and Lions. We had the opportunity to ask five questions of Sean Yuille, head honcho at SB Nation's Lions blog, Pride of Detroit. They follow. Dave Choate: Matthews Stafford has had a relatively quiet season thus far. How much of that is due to Calvin Johnson, the offensive line and Stafford himself, and how much might be due to play calling? Sean Yuille: I tend to think all of those things are equally contributing to the Lions' struggles on offense. Stafford hasn't played very well this season, but a lot things have...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 24, 2014
Detroit Lions' top three TEs, Reggie Bush unlikely to play; Calvin Johnson questionable

Detroit Lions' top three TEs, Reggie Bush unlikely to play; Calvin Johnson questionable

With Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria already rules out, and Brandon Pettigrew and Reggie Bush doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Falcons, the Lions offense will be hurting, whether Calvin Johnson can go or not.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 24, 2014
Detroit Lions' LaAdrian Waddle back from concussion; Calvin Johnson practices for third straight day

Detroit Lions' LaAdrian Waddle back from concussion; Calvin Johnson practices for third straight day

Johnson has missed the past two weeks with a high ankle sprain, and has been dealing with the injury for more than a month. He's expected to test out the ankle again Sunday morning at Wembley Stadium, and be a game-time decision.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 23, 2014

Lions injury report: Calvin Johnson practices again

Calvin Johnson's chances of playing on Sunday seem to be improving with him practicing for a second straight day. Coming into this week, the thinking was that the Detroit Lions would sit wide receiver Calvin Johnson for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Although getting him back would certainly be nice, letting him rest for another week would allow him to sit until Week 10 with the Lions' bye coming up. Essentially, keeping him out this week would give Johnson an extended rest before the second half of the season begins. It's still entirely possible that Johnson will miss Sunday's...

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