Calvin Johnson held out of Lions practice: Fantasy implications

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) did not practice on Friday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson did not practice on Friday because of a knee injury. Johnson was limited in practice on Thursday. The Lions did not practice on Wednesday but Johnson would not have participated, according to a team injury report.

Johnson had three catches for 34 yards in Monday night's loss to the Chicago Bears. The Lions face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners should know more when official injury reports are released on Friday but it's a little discouraging that Johnson couldn't go a day after being limited in practice. Johnson has just one touchdown catch on the season and has been the primary focus of opposing pass defenses.

Johnson remains a No. 1 fantasy receiver in Week 8, although Seattle has a good defense. It would be a surprise if he doesn't play on Sunday.

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