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Calvin Johnson injury: Megatron will start, fantasy value is safe

Gregory Shamus

Will Johnson finally add to his touchdown count? We break down the fantasy implications.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Lions receiver Calvin Johnson will indeed start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Johnson has been dealing with a knee injury this season, leading to many limited practices, but it hasn't cost him any games. Despite the sore knee, Johnson still has 48 catches for 767 yards.

ESPN reported earlier in the week that Johnson has been targeted less in the red zone this year, which has helped contribute to his lack of touchdowns. He had 16 touchdown catches last season, and has just one so far this year.

Fantasy Take: Megatron has been mugged inside the 10-yard line but he's still not a player you can ever bench. He's just as productive between the 20s and could have a huge scoring game any week. The Vikings are ninth against the pass.

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