Calvin Johnson teases fantasy owners with another close call

Al Messerschmidt

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has had a number of close calls around the end zone this season, including another one on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson still has one touchdown on the season. He added another close call to the list on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars when he was tackled at the 1-yard line following a 38-yard reception. Johnson, according to Tim Twentyman of, has now been tackled at or inside the 2-yard line five times this season, including four at the 1-yard line.

Johnson finished Sunday's game with seven catches for 129 yards. The Lions face the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10.

Fantasy Impact: That stat will only make fantasy owners a little more frustrated with Johnson. Those points make a big difference week-to-week and will loom especially large in leagues where total points serve as the tiebreaker for determining playoff spots.

Johnson remains a No. 1 fantasy option at wide receiver, especially with the yardage totals he's capable of every week.

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