He missed practices last season as a way to try and preserve himself, as a way to make sure that when things mattered on Sundays, he would be able to participate with the rest of the Detroit Lions.
WR Calvin Johnson, though, would rather not watch practices from the sidelines. Not during training camp, and not during the regular season, either. So he said even though he’s healthy now, there’s no plan that he knows of to rest him during game weeks.
“We’re going to do what coach wants us to do, but a lot of that was due to some injuries, you know,” Johnson said Tuesday. “So really, I’d really prefer to be out here and practicing and getting the timing down.”
While he only played in one preseason game -- Week 3 against Jacksonville -- he participated in almost every practice and often made the play of the practice, the story said. Obviously Johnson is one of the, if not the, most sought-after WR for your fantasy team, and at this point it looks like all systems go. He's a middle of the first round value in most formats.