CB Charles Tillman (knee)
WR Corey Brown (shoulder)
DT Dwan Edwards (ankle), WR Ted Ginn (knee), LS J.J. Jansen (head), G Andrew Norwell (hamstring)
CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring, ankle), DE Ryan Russell (abdomen)
WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee), WR Brice Butler (hamstring), CB Brandon Carr (shoulder), S Barry Church (ankle), DT Nick Hayden (ankle), S Jeff Heath (shoulder), LB Anthony Hitchens (ankle), CB Byron Jones (ankle), DE Demarcus Lawrence (back), LB Rolando McClain (foot), RB Darren McFadden (groin), QB Tony Romo (back, left shoulder), LB Kyle Wilber (toe)
QB Sam Bradford (concussion, left shoulder), C Jason Kelce (knee), T Jason Peters (back)
LB Kiko Alonso (ankle), LB Connor Barwin (quadricep), LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring), DE Cedric Thornton (ankle), S Walter Thurmond (hamstring)
S Don Carey (back), WR Calvin Johnson (ankle), DT Caraun Reid (ankle), CB Darius Slay (neck), DT Gabe Wright (ankle)
CB Crezdon Butler (teeth), TE Eric Ebron (quadricep, hand)
Green Bay Packers
S Micah Hyde (hip), C Corey Linsley (ankle), DE Mike Pennel (quadricep), CB Damarious Randall (hamstring)
WR Davante Adams (ankle), T David Bakhtiari (knee), T Bryan Bulaga (knee), S Morgan Burnett (ankle), LB Jay Elliott (ankle), RB Eddie Lacy (ankle), G T.J. Lang (shoulder), LB Clay Matthews (ankle, knee), RB Aaron Ripkowski (ankle), G Josh Sitton (knee)
For the Panthers, if Corey Brown is out, then Devin Funchess figures to be a Sneaky Start once again. With Zach Ertz and Ryan Mathews out, Brent Celek and Darren Sproles both get a bump. Celek is a top 10 play this week in a nice matchup with the Lions. Calvin Johnson is questionable but is expected to play. With Martellus Bennett sidelined, Zachary Miller is also a Sneaky Start at the tight end position. He has been very involved the last few weeks and the Packers just gave up a boatload of fantasy points to Kyle Rudolph last week. Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte are both expected to play, but the Bears have been very devious when it comes to handing out injury information. Don't be shocked if either is inactive on Thursday evening. If they both return, it will obviously put a dent in the upside of Marquess Wilson and Jeremy Langford, respectively.
Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm
Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 11. Johnson played through his ankle injury last week and we’d expect him to do so again in Week 11 against the Raiders.
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm
Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Johnson played through his ankle injury last week and we’d expect him to do so again in Week 11 against the Raiders.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm
Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm
Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 10. Johnson says he’s going to play against the Packers. In his last three games in Green Bay, Megatron has averaged 8.3-134-1.0. The game kicks off early on Sunday.
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm
Calvin Johnson has sustained an ankle injury.
Johnson was leading Detroit with five catches for 85 yards when he left the game after suffering the injury while making a 30-yard catch in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was characterized as doubtful to return.
Detroit was trailing 38-3 at the time of the injury.
Johnson has been relatively healthy this season, but did pop up on the injury report two weeks ago with an ankle, and received one day of veteran's rest this week while in London.
The good news is Johnson will have the bye week next Sunday to rest.
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
Stafford, the No. 1 overall pick in 2009, was 20 of 32 passing for 188 yards at the time of his benching.
He threw an interception on the game's opening series, another on the Lions' first possession of the second quarter and was pulled after Patrick Peterson picked off a fourth-and-3 pass intended for Calvin Johnson on the Lions' opening drive of the second half.
Stafford had taken every Lions snap but two kneel-downs since the 2013 season, and had never been pulled in a game except for injury or competitive reasons in his seven-year career.
Both Lions coach Jim Caldwell and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi defended Stafford this week, with Lombardi saying, "I still don't think he's broken," a reference to comments he made after being hired as coordinator in January of 2014.
Stafford and Lombardi had a brief, non-animated exchange on the sideline after Stafford was benched. Stafford then stood alone near the 40-yard line while Orlovsky warmed up on the sideline. The Lions said Stafford was not pulled for injury reasons, the story said. It's interesting to note, the Lions signed Stafford to a three-year extension worth $41.7 million in the summer of 2013. But they can get out of the deal without owing Stafford any more money after this season. Stafford, who turns 28 in February, has no guaranteed money left on his deal, but he still would count $11 million against the salary cap if the Lions decide to go in another direction. His Week 6 status is in question at this point as the Lions host Chicago in an early afternoon game.
Teams have been double teaming Johnson for years, bringing cornerbacks inside and safeties over the top. Yet with coaching staffs past, the Lions had no problems tossing the ball to the 6-foot-5 receiver in jump ball situations. It helped lead him to the single-season NFL receiving record in 2012.
Things have changed. Johnson turns 30 on Tuesday and while the attention is similar -- his utilization has been altered, changing his game and in some ways eliminating the mismatch wide receiver from making as many game-changing plays.
After an opening week where Johnson saw four targets, the Lions used him heavily the past two weeks. But it has been on primarily short and intermediate routes instead of the downfield patterns he used to be targeted on.
Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:37pm
Lions QB Matthew Stafford (right upper arm, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Stafford should be fine to face Minnesota in Week 2. Calvin Johnson owners are hoping for more than four targets against the Vikings.
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