Calvin Johnson gets 'only' 115 yards Sunday for Lions, fantasy owners

Gregory Shamus

Even with a shutdown corner on him, the Lions receiver still had big yardage Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

With Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis manning up on him, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had his worst fantasy outing since Week 6 Sunday. Most receivers would love to have a day similar to Johnson's "worst" outing; Johnson still managed double-digit fantasy points in the Lions' 24-21 loss to the Buccaneers.

Johnson caught seven passes Sunday for 115 yards, but was held out of the end zone for the first time in his last five games. He was thrown to 14 times, his fifth straight game with double-digit targets.

Fantasy impact: Johnson amassing 115 yards with one of the game's best cover corners on him is just further evidence that he's one of the best in the game. The Lions get to face the Packers and Eagles in the next two weeks, meaning Johnson should have little to no trouble getting back to his huge numbers, as opposed to his merely big numbers of Week 12.

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