Calvin Johnson, WR Detroit Lions

2014 Strength of Schedule - DET
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
2
NYG
4
@CAR
15
GB
26
@NYJ
32
BUF
21
@MIN
6
NO
29
@ATL
BYE5
MIA
14
@ARI
7
@NE
17
CHI
30
TB
21
MIN
17
@CHI
15
@GB

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2013 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1MIN437099.250000-80/80100%
2ARI61162819.330000-57/5898%
3WAS711511316.430000-66/6799%
4CHI44411011.000000-63/6695%
5GB------------
6CLE325088.330000-38/7451%
7CIN915521517.220000-71/7891%
8DAL1432911623.500001-75/8094%
9BYE------------
10CHI68321713.830000-60/6297%
11PIT617921329.830000-73/73100%
12TB711501416.430000-72/7695%
13GB610111016.830000-69/8185%
14PHI3490516.330000-46/5682%
15BAL69801416.330000-59/6591%
16NYG3430414.330000-48/8556%
17MIN------------
Totals8414891215617.7300010.00877/100188%

Most Recent News

Lions cut WR Kris Durham

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 1:48pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Lions have released a favorite receiver of Matthew Stafford. Kris Durham, a former college teammate and roommate of Stafford’s, was cut today.

Durham played well at times for the Lions, but when Detroit signed Golden Tate this offseason there was one less roster spot available for a wide receiver, and it appears that Durham will lose the numbers game to be one of the backups behind Tate and Calvin Johnson.

Fantasy Impact:
The Lions were very deep at WR in camp this year and unfortunately for Durham he's the odd man out. For now it appears to be good news for often-injury Ryan Broyles who is back healthy and has looked good.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
There is a ton of upside every season for the game’s best WR. Calvin Johnson is over the injuries that nagged him last year and, to no one’s surprise, has looked great in camp. After his illustrious ’12 season that saw him catch 122 passes for a record 1,964 yards, he 'settled’ for 84 receptions, nearly 1,500 yards and 12 TDs last season. Calvin has been over 1,100 yards in four straight years, totaling 45 TDs during that span. To give you an idea of his importance to the team, the Lions offense ranked 13th in the NFL last year with an average of 24.7 points per game; but in the games Johnson missed at Green Bay and at Minnesota, the offense struggled mightily and scored a combined 22 points.

Fantasy Downside
Battling knee injuries for much of last season, Calvin missed a lot of practice, which he felt affected his play in games. He did not reach the 100-yard mark or score a TD after Week 13 and even missed the final (meaningless) game of the season. With new OC Joe Lombardi in place, Detroit is expected to have a more balanced attack on the ground in ’14.

Bottom Line
Megatron turns 29 in late September and has several productive years remaining, assuming he can stay healthy. Playing in 14 games last season, Johnson finished as the No. 3 WR and is anticipated to be the first WR taken in pretty much any draft. He will likely be an early-to-mid first round pick, so grab him early. If he’s able to make it through all 16 games in ’14, he should catch over 100 passes, be over 1,500 yards and again double-digit TDs.