Found October 11, 2013 on Waiting For Next Year:
Calvin Johnson will be a game-time decision this weekend when the Lions get set to face the Browns in Cleveland. The big, talented receiver missed a 22-9 loss to the Packers the prior week, but practiced on a limited basis on Thursday. His replacement, Kris Durham, caught three passes for 30 yards and a touchdown. It was the only passing touchdown of the day for the Lions’ quarterback Matt Stafford, who has eight on the season. Four of those touchdowns have been caught by Calvin Johnson. Johnson has been dealing with knee issues and whether or not he can go will certainly help determine the fortunes of the Browns and their defense that has been impressive so far this season. Of course, should Johnson not be able to go, the Browns will still have to contend with Reggie Bush running and catching passes in space. Bush has had some big games already, including his opening week against the Vikings when he went for 90 yards rushing and 101 yards receiving on 25 total touches. Meanwhile, it might be pre-mature, but Detroit Free Press writer Dave Birkett is at least asking the question of whether Calvin Johnson’s durability is a concern following his signing a $113 million extension through the 2019 season. Whether he ends up challenging Joe Haden and the Browns this weekend might help alleviate or contribute to those fears. [Related: In praise of the Browns front office… so far]

Calvin Johnson was limited in Thursday’s practice

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson returned to practice on Thursday with a brace on his injured knee, according to the Detroit Free Press. Johnson took part in position drills but did not run routes downfield nor line up with the skeleton offense. It still sounds like Johnson will be a game time decision this week. “He’s doing a little bit better every day,” Schwartz said....

Calvin Johnson a game-time decision against Browns

Detroit Lions running back Calvin Johnson (knee) is "questionable" for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, and will be a game-time decision, reports Chris Wesseling of With Johnson out last week against the Green Bay Packers, the Lions put up only nine total points in the loss. Tim Twentyman of the team's official website likes Johnson'...

Fantasy Football Injury News: Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson updates

Two of the top wide receivers in the NFL come into week six of the regular season ailing. Calvin Johnson (knee) and Andre Johnson (shin) are both nursing injuries. The Detroit Lions travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns while the reeling Houston Texans host the St. Louis Rams. Both receivers are key pieces to their respective offenses. Calvin Johnson was a surprise scratch from...

Megatron's availability could be another game-day decision

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Just like they did last week, the Detroit Lions are preparing as if star receiver Calvin Johnson wont play Sunday at Cleveland. Thats what we have to do, running back Reggie Bush said following Wednesdays practice. He didnt practice today. We have to prepare as if hes not going to play. Johnson injured his right knee during the Lions victory over Chicago on Sept...

Calvin Johnson Not Practicing Wednesday

Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson is not practicing Wednesday, according to Lions beat writer Dave Birkett.Fantasy Spin:Johnson is likely to be a game-time decision, but even if he plays he faces a tough task in cornerback Joe Haden who has shut down every receiver he's faced this season.

Lions: Calvin Johnson could be limited against Browns

  Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson could be limited Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. While Johnson has ditched his knee brace , thus far there is no indication as to whether or not Johnson will even play in the Week 6 game. Lions will work out Calvin Johnson this AM to see if he can go. They are hopeful he can help on 3rd down and red zone — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer...

Lions' Johnson returns to practice

Calvin Johnson was back on the practice field for the Detroit Lions on Thursday, although it's still not clear how likely he is to play this weekend at Cleveland.

Calvin Johnson May Be Limited vs. Cleveland

Lions wideout Calvin Johnson might be limited to third downs and red zone situations Sunday against Cleveland. SOURCE: Jay Glazer, Fox SportsFantasy Spin:Johnson missed last week's game with a knee issue and though it looks like he might play on Sunday, he won't be close to 100 percent. Still, it would be pretty tough for fantasy owners to sit him, even against Browns shutdown...

Detroit Lions: 2013 Week 6 NFL Power Rankings (#9)

Last week: 8 (-1) Record: 3-2 It’s amazing how powerless the Lions’ offense is without Calvin Johnson, but it’s understandable considering he’s the best receiver in the NFL and everyone else is a bunch of scrubs. Whether or not they can win in Cleveland this week probably depends on his availability. He’s one of the most valuable non-quarterbacks in the NFL, after guys...

Browns' Haden set for showdown with Lions' Johnson

Browns cornerback Joe Haden says he can't worry about whether Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson will play Sunday after missing last week's game with a knee injury. Haden has to be ready for whatever Detroit might throw at him. And so far this season Haden has been up to every challenge for the Browns (3-2), who will try to extend their winning streak to four games...

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em for Top Fantasy Football Stars on Week 6 Injury Report

Injuries present difficult decisions for fantasy football owners each week. But the abundance of elite fantasy performers on the Week 6 injury report has given owners an even greater challenge when constructing the perfect roster for their matchup. Here’s some advice on who to start and who to sit among the star players battling injuries this week. Andre Johnson: Sit vs. Rams The...

Fantasy Football Week 6: The Creeper Report

What do you mean Calvin Johnson’s out? Yeah, he was Questionable, but Calvin Johnson’s Q is better than my RIP. Luckily, the Creeper Report rolls deep at WR and RB. So I bump Victor Cruz from Flex to WR and wonder: “Jason Snelling or Golden Tate?” Another week I want to start Tate, but I suspected Seattle/Indy wouldn’t be a high scoring game. I felt Atlanta should get...

Fantasy Football Injury Report Week 6

Jacoby Jones (BAL) WR: Some optimism is finally emerging after a frustrating injury has kept Jones off the field since Week 1. He practiced during the week and is listed as questionable, and although there’s a decent chance he sees some playing time against Green Bay on Sunday, hold off on starting him in fantasy. C.J. Spiller (BUF) RB: Spiller was gimpy at practice with his ankle...

Haden Welcomes Challenge

If Detroit Lions' WR Calvin Johnson plays Sunday, Browns defensive back Joe Haden is prepared for the challenge.
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