Calvin Johnson injuries piling up, but not affecting his fantasy value

Tom Pennington

Knees to nerves, Megatron hasn't been 100% healthy this season, but he's still an elite receiver. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said that his injured knee was "feeling better" and that he'll just have to play through any pain. Johnson also noted that there may be some nerve damage suffered from a concussion earlier this season that may be affecting his grip.

Megatron has had numerous limited and missed practices during the 2012 season due to a myriad of nagging issues but has yet to miss a game. Even through pain he is averaging 95.9 yards per game in eight games.

Fantasy Take: One would like to just have Johnson be 100% healthy. Think how productive he would be then if he can put up 129 yards against the Jaguars in a blowout that ended the passing game early. The only issue with Calvin this year in fantasy is his single touchdown, but he's a threat for three scores every week.

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