Editor's note: Speaking on ESPN's Sunday Countdown, Adam Schefter reported that there "seems to be some doubt" about Calvin Johnson's status. Johnson was limited this week in practice, but that is the norm for managing the veteran's reps throughout the season.
John was reportedly warming up prior to Sunday's kickoff, which is great news for fantasy owners.
Calvin Johnson (questionable) dressed for warmups and is getting loose.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) December 22, 2013
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Johnson is dealing with a knee injury that caused him to miss one game earlier in the season. The Lions didn't practice Wednesday, and he was held out on Thursday, but he was able to test the knee as a limited participant on Friday.
Johnson is having a "down" year, in comparison to last year's numbers. He's caught 81 passes for 1,449 yards with 12 touchdowns in 13 games this season. He's the best wide receiver in the league and has certainly played like it. He had six receptions for 98 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15.
Fantasy Impact: Obviously, it's a huge deal when a player of Johnson's caliber could potentially miss time. Fortunately, Johnson is tough and the Lions need his help. It sounds like things went well on Friday and it would be surprising to see him miss this game. Fantasy owners should keep him in the lineup and only look to replace him if they hear that his absence is likely early on Sunday before the games start.