Calvin Johnson injury update: Megatron will play for fantasy championships

Leon Halip

Calvin Johnson will play against the Giants on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson will play against the New York Giants on Sunday. He was a true game-time decision and the Lions will have him in a game with playoff implications on their home turf.

The Lions simply aren't the same without Megatron, so he might have to tough it out at less than 100 percent due to a knee injury. In their only game without him this season, the Lions failed to score a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers, the only time that's happened in 2013.

On the season, he ranks second in the NFL in receiving yards, second in receiving scores with 12 and eighth in receptions with 81.

Fantasy impact: Even if Calvin isn't 100 percent, his owners have to fire him up in all leagues. When a guy is at home and he has a 300-yard receiving game on his resume, there is just no reason to bench him. Matthew Stafford owners should keep him locked in as a top-six play in most formats.

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