Calvin Johnson lives up to his fantasy status with 96 yards and 2 touchdowns in 1st half

Jeff Gross

Megatron looks like his usual self in a tight game with the Arizona Cardinals. We break down the fantasy implications.

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson reaffirmed his status as fantasy football's top wideout with 96 yards and two touchdowns in the first half versus the Cardinals.

Johnson made his presence known instantly for his fantasy owners with a 72-yard catch and run early in the first quarter, a play which nearly doubled his yardage total in the team's Week 1 victory. Johnson has been matched up with Patrick Peterson for most of the game, and it was a matchup he exploited in 2012 as well, catching 10 passes for 121 yards on 17 targets in that game.

Fantasy Spin: This is the Megatron that fantasy owners expected to see when they drafted him in the first round. Even more encouraging is that Johnson cashed in half of his four first-half catches for touchdowns, which already comprises 40 percent of his entire total in 2012. There will be plenty more looks in Johnson's direction before this is all said and done, as he is once again poised for a monster game.

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