DET

Calvin Johnson, WR Detroit Lions

Rankings

ADP: 5
Standard Scoring: WR1
PPR Scoring: WR1
Depth Chart Rank: 1

Strength of Schedule
Classic WR Cheat Sheet
Sortable WR Projections

Notes: The knee injury appears to be behind him. Even hobbled, Megatron managed to finish as the #3 WR in standard formats after finishing 1st in both 2011 and 2012. The Lions have added weapons in the passing game (i.e. Golden Tate and Eric Ebron), so Johnson shouldn’t see quite as much attention as in recent years.

2014 Strength of Schedule - DET

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
2
NYG
4
@CAR
15
GB
26
@NYJ
32
BUF
21
@MIN
6
NO
29
@ATL

BYE
5
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

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnapsSnap%
1MIN437099.20000-80/80100%
2ARI61162819.30000-57/5898%
3WAS711511316.40000-66/6799%
4CHI44411011.00000-63/6695%
5GB------------
6CLE325088.30000-38/7451%
7CIN915521517.20000-71/7891%
8DAL1432911623.50001-75/8094%
9BYE------------
10CHI68321713.80000-60/6297%
11PIT617921329.80000-73/73100%
12TB711501416.40000-72/7695%
13GB610111016.80000-69/8185%
14PHI3490516.30000-46/5682%
15BAL69801416.30000-59/6591%
16NYG3430414.30000-48/8556%
17MIN------------
Totals8414891215617.700010.0877/100188%

Most Recent News

July 17, 2014, 11:18am

Detroit Lions - [Full Article]

WR Golden Tate is the best No. 2 the Lions have had in Calvin Johnson’s tenure with the team. No disrespect to Nate Burleson, but he was more of a possession receiver. Tate can catch a five-yard pass and turn it into 80 yards. That’s nice to have in the bag when double coverage rolls Megatron’s way.

Tate is also sure-handed. He’s dropped just seven passes in four years. The Lions have led the league in dropped passes the last two seasons.


Tate had the #29 FP/T (1.21) in 2013, which was right on his three-year average. Tate saw 99 targets last year, which was a career high. He has back-to-back top 35 seasons to his credit, and he did that with just 5.4 T/G. He’s likely to see around 7.0 T/G in a pass-happy offense. (The Lions threw it 51% more than the Seahawks did in 2013.) And he’ll get to play opposite Calvin Johnson, ensuring that he’ll be seeing single coverage on virtually every play. He’s a fantasy WR3 with upside, assuming he and Matthew Stafford develop a good rapport. For more on his potential in the Detroit offense, click here.