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2015 Fantasy Football: Preseason Breakdown Week 3

Preseason Fantasy Break Down Week 3   Here after each week after preseason play you will find a few names to keep an eye on for your fantasy football draft. I’ve decided to separate the players into two different categories; “Already There,” and “Movin’ On Up.”    Players in the “Already There” section are names that I would feel comfortable drafting at the time...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Caldell touts Lions' leadership as a strength

Jim Caldwell has seen a lot since reaching the NFL ranks in 2001, so he notices when things fall outside the norm. This year's Detroit Lions team, for example, has unusually strong leadership."Very rarely do you get in a situation where you have more than one leader in a room and we have several in every single room," Caldwell said, per Justin Rogers of MLive.com. "I think the recipe...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stafford, Bortles shine as Lions beat Jaguars 22-17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Matthew Stafford didn't even need Calvin Johnson to carve up the Jacksonville Jaguars. Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Lions beat the Jaguars 22-17 in a preseason game Friday night. The Lions (2-1) trailed most of the night, but rookie Zach Zenner's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining was the winner...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate Makes It Look So Easy Against Jacksonville'e Defense

The Detroit Lions have to be real happy the Seattle Seahawks didn't try real hard to hold on to Golden Tate a couple years ago. He caught 99 balls for over 1300 yards last season, and after being in the system for over a year there is no reason to think he will not do better this season. It will be fun to watch teams try to cover him and Calvin Johnson this season.Tate alone was...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the four “green lights” for Penn State football

Wednesday, Penn State football head coach James Franklin gave four true freshmen the “green light”, meaning they will suit up and play for the Nittany Lions this season. Let’s have a look at them. RB Saquon Barkley Saquon Barkley is one of four true freshmen who will play for Penn State this year Saquon Barkley is a 5’11” 215 lb. running back out of Whitehall High School...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Evans would rather play as Calvin or Antonio in Madden '16

Tampa Bay Buccaneers second-year wide receiver Mike Evans isn’t happy about his Madden 16 rating, which came in at 87. This is probably why he said that he would rather play as Detroit Lions star wideout Calvin Johnson or Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown, rather than use himself in the game. Bucs' Mike Evans doesn't like to play as himself in video games. Said he likes to...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson may not play this week either for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The third game of the preseason is usually something of a dress rehearsal, when teams give their regular starters a bit more playing time. That may not be the case for Detroit star Calvin Johnson. "I'm not quite certain you're going to see him at all," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. "There's no guarantees at this point." Detroit plays at Jacksonville on...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC North QB Rankings: Where Does Stafford Rank?

NFC North QB Ranking: 2 Click to See Full Rankings Matthew Stafford had one of his best years yet in 2014 with 4,257 yards, 22 TDs, and 12 INTs earning him a trip to the pro-bowl. Stafford has a cannon arm and takes advantage of it by stretching the field with WRs Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. That being said, Stafford’s biggest challenge is consistency and turnovers. Some...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson may not play this week either for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The third game of the preseason is usually something of a dress rehearsal, when teams give their regular starters a bit more playing time. That may not be the case for Detroit star Calvin Johnson. ''I'm not quite certain you're going to see him at all,'' Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. ''There's no guarantees at this point.'' Detroit plays at Jacksonville on...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson wants to play in preseason but probably won't

The Detroit Lions will travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars in preseason action on Friday, but don't expect to see the team's biggest star take the field. Although All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson is fully healthy, the Lions don't want to risk an injury by playing him in a meaningless exhibition game. "You may expect it, but you will not get it," Lions head coach Jim...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Stats Projections for the Lions Passing Game

Although last year was a good year for the Lions in real football, it was not a good year for you in fantasy football if you owned Lions offensive players.  Golden Tate was the only offensive player to top is projected points.  The Lions only had 1 fantasy position in the top 5… their defense.  But we aren’t talking about them today; these are the Lions passing game’s projected...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Calvin Johnson

Calvin JohnsonADP: 18.5 WR 6 Calvin Johnson has spent much of the past half-decade as the league’s top WR. Over the last couple seasons, however, he’s seen injuries rob him of five games and force him into decoy roles in others. His numbers are still great, but he’s now going in the late second round of the average fantasy draft. Is he still worth taking at that price? Buy...
Via Zone Blitz
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Roddy White a better fantasy option than Calvin Johnson?

Who should you trust in your fantasy football league, Roddy White or Calvin Johnson? Roddy White says that he is ready to go. His body is without ailments and he is four pounds lighter going into the season. After missing two games last season, he is looking forward to playing all 16 games this season. Last season, he caught 80 passes for 921 yards. He finished the season with seven...
Via cover32
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson still the best receiver in the NFL?

While I was leafing through the NFL season review in Athlon Sports magazine I came across their top player by position rankings. Matthew Stafford was ranked 14th, which seemed about right. Joique Bell was ranked 15th. When looking at the running backs behind, and in front of him, it was really a toss-up after the top 10. If anything, the 15 ranking could be considered high. AROUND...
Via cover32
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Lions Have A Top 10 Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com Click to See Full Power Rankings Article The passing game will be the calling card for the Lions this season, as is the case when you have a wide receiver nicknamed after a Transformer and a quarterback with a cannon attached to his right shoulder. Calvin Johnson isn’t the only option Matthew Stafford has though, as Golden Tate returns and Eric...
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Five important things for the Detroit Lions to keep an eye on in Thursday’s game

Thursday’s game against the Washington Redskins will be another test of endurance and longevity for the Detroit Lions. Some things to keep your eyes open for, that could be deal breakers for the second string positions. No. 5 — Calvin will not play Calvin Johnson didn’t play in the preseason last year until the 4th game, so we will definitely not see him playing Thursday. But...
Via cover32
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Fuller making progress in third year with Lions

The Detroit Lions are looking for a third pass-catcher to emerge behind wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, and it looks like Corey Fuller could be their guy.Fuller, a third-year pro, was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft and spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad. He caught 14 passes and showed some progress last season (212 yards, one touchdown...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brent Grimes calls Calvin Johnson the toughest WR to defend

Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes has plenty of experience defending the NFL’s best wide receivers, but one sticks out above the rest. Last season alone, he matched up with Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions), Jordy Nelson (Green Bay Packers), Alshon Jeffery (Chicago Bears) and Demaryius Thomas (Denver Broncos). The year prior, Grimes was opposite Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Fantasy Football Comeback Players For 2015

Fantasy football is back and so are the dozens of players you drafted last season that disappointed you. Like you, several fantasy studs will be looking to bounce back in 2015 and it is time to put these guys on your draft day radar. The wonderful thing about fantasy football is that like many NFL players, you get the chance to rebound and turn things around in under a year. So injuries...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions season preview: Wide receivers and tight ends

This is part three of the 2015 Detroit Lions season preview. This edition will be spotlighting the team’s wide receivers and tight ends, a group led by names like Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. What we know Golden Tate Heading into the 2015 campaign, this group figures to be the strongest position on the team. The wide receiver corps is once again led by Calvin Johnson, arguably...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Collin Johnson discusses Calvin Johnson comparison

Collin Johnson is one of the better wide receivers in the 2016 college football recruiting class and he has committed to the Texas Longhorns. It isn’t a surprise that he landed with the Longhorns, especially as his brother currently is on the roster and his father played there as well. At 6-foot-5, 200 pounds, Johnson is a very physical wide receiver that has superstar potential...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones Working On Sideline Catching With One Hand And Two

Julio Jones has been one of the best wide receivers in the league the last few years, and is looking to cash in on that with his up-coming contract extension. Rumor has it that he is looking to do better than Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas, but not as good as Calvin Johnson ($15 million/season).Should he get it, it appears that he is going to make sure the team feels like it's getting...
Via FatManWriting
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson won't pass crown as NFL's best receiver

Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions has been recognized as the NFL's best receiver for a while -- and for good reason, too. First of all, Johnson is 6-foot-5 and 241 pounds, making him impossible for any normal-sized defensive back to single-cover. The nickname "Megatron" is validated by elite production -- 643 career receptions for 10,405 yards and 74 touchdowns. However, with his...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson Makes Darius Slay Look Silly During Training Camp One-On-Ones

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Via Diehardsport
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Four of the sickest TD catches ever made by Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions have been spoiled by Calvin Johnson’s talents over the years. Megatron has 74 career receiving touchdowns, five Pro Bowl selections and has earned All Pro honors three times. He’s been the most dominant receiver in the league the last eight years and it really isn’t close. And while we’d love to show you all 74 Megatron TDs, these four have stood out as...
Via cover32
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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