Calvin Johnson, WR Detroit Lions

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Lions announce that Calvin Johnson has retired

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 12:45pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Calvin Johnson is hanging them up, the Detroit Lions announced Tuesday.

The most prolific wide receiver in franchise history and one of the most talented at the position in NFL history is retiring after nine professional seasons in which he accumulated over 11,000 receiving yards, seven 1,000-yard seasons and six Pro Bowl invitations.

Related players: Golden Tate, Eric Ebron

Fantasy Impact:

With Johnson’s retirement, Golden Tate steps into the WR1 role assuming the Lions don’t target a receiver in the 1st round of the draft (or acquire a bona fide WR1 via trade). Over the last two seasons, in 11 games in which Johnson was questionable, doubtful or out, Tate averaged 6.6 receptions for 77 yards and 0.73 TD. That’s about what Allen Robinson scored as the #6 WR in PPR formats in 2015. It’s also solid WR1 production in standard formats. Tate averaged 5.5 catches for 62 yards and 0.10 TD (high-end WR3 numbers in PPR) in the other 21 games. The defense will be more focused on Tate, so we’re expecting WR2 numbers in 2016. Eric Ebron also stands to benefit greatly from Johnson's departure.

2016 Strength of Schedule - DET
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
23
@IND
19
TEN
15
@GB
13
@CHI
30
PHI
11
STL
21
WAS
4
@HOU
14
@MIN
BYE10
JAX
14
MIN
27
@NO
13
CHI
22
@NYG
5
@DAL
15
GB

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

2015 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1SD2390419.500000-44/4794%
2MIN10831178.300000-78/78100%
3DEN8770139.620000-78/78100%
4SEA7560118.000001-55/5698%
5ARI5670713.400000-71/9575%
6CHI61661927.670000-78/8196%
7MIN5861717.200000-50/5493%
8KC58501017.000000-46/6077%
9BYE------------
10GB6810913.500000-62/6595%
11OAK5880917.600000-71/7299%
12PHI89331411.620000-68/7294%
13GB3441814.670000-64/6598%
14STL1160516.000000-69/7197%
15NO1190119.000000-50/5394%
16SF67711012.830000-63/7189%
17CHI1013711513.700000-58/6589%
Totals881214914913.8000010.001005/108393%

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