PRESENTED BY Clone490146562_893660388_logo_stb

Calvin Johnson injury: Lions WR listed as questionable, seems likely to play for fantasy owners

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is listed as questionable for Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Johnson is dealing with a knee injury sustained in Week 4. He missed the team's Week 5 matchup with the injury, and the Lions suffered for it.

The matchup against Green Bay was seen as favorable, given that the Packers have a poor secondary and Matthew Stafford throws as much as any quarterback in the league. But with Johnson and No. 2 receiver Nate Burleson out, the offense struggled and only managed a couple field goals in the loss.

Johnson officially practiced all three days this week, and was limited in all of them. He did the most work on Friday, but was still primarily relegated to position drills and solo workouts. He'll be a game-time decision for Sunday's game. The Lions definitely need his help, given that the Browns are a winning team so far this season, and boast a strong defense.

Fantasy Impact: It seems likely that Johnson plays in this one. He was reportedly close to playing in Week 5 and has practiced every day leading up to this game. Johnson is the top receiver in the game today and the Lions know they need to win football games right now. Go ahead and start him, unless you hear otherwise prior to kickoff.

More fantasy football news from SB Nation:

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

Today's fantasy football player updates

Week 6 fantasy football rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.