Detriot Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) is listed as probable and will play in the team's Week 14 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Johnson practiced again on Friday and is fully expected to start on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Johnson will be all-systems-go and will continue to be the No. 1 fantasy football receiver. After going through a slightly down season last year with only five touchdowns, Johnson has rebounded nicely. Megatron has 12 touchdowns on the year to go along with 72 receptions for 1,299 yards. He has topped the 100-yard receiving mark seven times this season and counting. His one lost fumble is the only stat that fantasy owners have to complain about. And you really have to be reaching for something to complain about if you want to complain about that. Averaging a career-high 18 yards per catch, Johnson has found a way to improve his already ridiculous career stats.
Johnson will match up against a Philadelphia defense that has given up the most points to wide receivers in PPR leagues. This is a dream playoffs scenario for fantasy's No. 1 receiver. Owners need to continue to start him as he is as close to a sure thing as it gets. Johnson is the elite WR1.