Calvin Johnson practices Wednesday, maintains elite fantasy status

Gregory Shamus

The Lions wide receiver should be ready for another big game against the Bears. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was back at practice with the team on Wednesday, according to a report by David Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Johnson was never in danger of missing any time and should be ready to go against the Chicago Bears in Week 10.

Fantasy Impact: despite the fact Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant wants fantasy owners to think differently, there is no doubt that Megatron is the best fantasy wide receiver in the NFL right now.

Not only is he coming off one of the best performances by a wide receiver in NFL history, Johnson and the Lions are also coming off a bye week, so any issues with injury should be in Johnson's rearview mirror at this point.

Since the Bears are starting Josh McCown at quarterback, they may find themselves in a blowout game against the Lions and Johnson should be a huge part of that.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford should be able to find his number one target easily, even though Johnson will be blanketed by Charles Tillman and most likely face double coverage. He's big, strong and fast. Fantasy owners would be crazy not to start him in Week 10.

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