Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.
Calvin Johnson Det - WR
News: Prior to being let go by the Lions, coach Jim Schwartz noted that Johnson will most likely require a minor surgical procedure to repair his right knee, the Detroit News reports. "He's going to need some surgery," according to Schwartz. "Nothing major. Not microfracture surgery or anything like that." (Dec 30)
Impact: ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that Johnson had been dealing with a sprained knee "with loose bodies" in it, while earlier reports suggested that Megatron may have been dealing with a partially torn PCL since October. In any case, it appears as though Johnson's knee issue will be addressed this offseason, and barring any unexpected findings, we'd expect him to be ready to go next season, and at the top of the 2014 fantasy wideout rankings. Johnson finished this season with 84 receptions for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 games. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:09p ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 2.6 % Owned: 99.8
Calvin Johnson Det - WR
News: Johnson (knee) is listed as inactive Sunday in Minnesota, Chris McCsoky of the Detroit News reports. (Dec 29)
Impact: The Lions will consider the future and hold out Johnson, who may require an offseason procedure to remove "loose bodies" from his sprained right knee, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. While Johnson will yield wideout targets to Nate Burleson, Kris Durham, and Kevin Ogletree, he finishes his seventh season with 84 receptions (on 156 targets) for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns, the fourth campaign in which he's reached the end zone at least one dozen times. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:36a ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 2.6 % Owned: 99.8
Calvin Johnson Det - WR
News: Johnson (knee) sat out Friday's practice, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. (Dec 27)
Impact: Johnson has often been limited at practice throughout the season, but he has not suited up at all this week. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Thursday that a final decision on Johnson's status may not come until Sunday, but with the Lions playing for nothing more than pride against the Vikings, it should not come as a surprise if he is held out. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:55a ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 2.6 % Owned: 99.8
Calvin Johnson Det - WR
News: Johnson (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Giants. (Dec 22)
Impact: It remains to be seen how close to 100 percent Megatron is, but after evidently making through warm-ups without a setback, he'll give it a go Sunday, on the heels of a Week 15 effort against the Ravens that saw him record six catches for 98 yards on 14 targets. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:38p ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 2.6 % Owned: 99.8
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