Calvin Johnson probable for Thursday, definite for fantasy owners

Gregory Shamus

How many yards can Megatron grab if Justin Blackmon can go off against Houston? We break down the fantasy implications.

If Justin Blackmon can get 236 yards against you, what could Calvin Johnson do?

Johnson (knee) is officially listed as probable by the Lions to start against the Houston Texans on Thursday. Megatron has enjoyed, or succumb to, many limited practices this season but has not missed a game. He is on a tear lately, putting up almost 500 yards in his last three games alone. Titus Young has officially been ruled out, possibly meaning more targets for Johnson.

Fantasy Take: The Texans gave up over 350 yards to Chad Henne and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday and are now coming off of a short week. It's unlikely that Johnson will top 200 yards, as it is for any player, but it's not unlikely that he could have well over 100 yards and a score.

He's the number one receiver this week for fantasy.

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