Calvin Johnson injury update: Wide receiver questionable, but a fantasy start

Andy Clayton King

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is listed as questionable with a knee injury, but is expected to play. We discuss the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is listed as questionable with a knee injury that has bothered him for several weeks. Johnson sat out Wednesday's practice and was limited on Thursday and Friday, but that has often been his routine this season and he is expected to play against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Johnson has not missed a game this season and there is no reason to expect him to miss his first game against the division-rival Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson leads the NFL in receiving yards and had his best week of the season against the Vikings on Nov. 11. when he caught 12 balls for 207 yards and a touchdown.

Season highs in receptions and yards show that Johnson certainly feels good enough to perform come game day. He only has two touchdowns on the season, but he remains one of the top fantasy receivers in the game and should be in your starting lineup without question. Still, doesn't hurt to double check and make sure he is listed as active before game time.

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