Calvin Johnson injury: ACTIVE in Week 9, fantasy owners shouldn't worry

Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

The Lions star receiver did not practice this week, but will play against the Jaguars. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) is active for Week 9 against the Jaguars. Johnson missed all of practice this week, but tested out the knee before the game and the decision was made that he's healthy enough to go. The Lions' top receiver has not missed a game yet this season, but has had many limited and missed practices thanks to numerous nagging injuries.

This was the closest he's been all year to missing a game, but he is now good to go.

Fantasy Take: Megatron has been held in check in each of the last two weeks, but faces a good matchup in Jacksonville this week. The Jaguars are 23rd in the NFL against the pass and Johnson should get a heavy dose of targets.

Feel free to start him as a WR1 without concern.

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