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Posted: 8/15/2014 9:38pm ET
Huddle Up: The Lions have been limiting Megatron while he deals with knee and finger issues. There's nothing for fantasy owners to worry about though. Johnson should be on the field next week with Detroit's starters when the Lions take on Jacksonville.
Posted: 8/13/2014 6:43pm ET
Huddle Up: The overwhelming majority of owners certainly aren't concerned about any health issues with Megatron as he currently owns the top WR ADP -- and third highest of any player -- at 4.71.
Posted: 7/29/2014 11:47pm ET
Huddle Up: Megatron still will only be 29 in Sept., but is coming off a 2013 season in which he matched his career low for games played with 14 and had three-year lows in catches (84) and receiving yards (1,492).
Posted: 6/11/2014 12:46am ET
Huddle Up: A healthy Megatron will leave opposing secondary coaches feeling ill, especially now with the complementary weapons (WR Golden Tate, TE Eric Ebron) the Lions have added this offseason.
Posted: 5/15/2014 11:17pm ET
Huddle Up: Unlike the other Pro Bowl wideout named Johnson -- the Texans' Andre -- who could possibly land on the trading block, this seems far too far-fetched.
Posted: 4/28/2014 10:02pm ET
Huddle Up: No reason to tax Megatron at this juncture; just get him to the field in one piece on Sundays and it's all good.
Posted: 1/15/2014 10:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Megatron had the oil changed and his Fetzer valve treated with ball bearings, gauze pads and antifreeze. He should be more than ready to resume dominating opposing secondaries by the time next fall rolls around.
Posted: 12/30/2013 12:45am ET
Huddle Up: It's good to see that this was minor. Hopefully this cures Johnson of some of his nagging woes and he will come back stronger than ever next season.
Posted: 12/26/2013 10:28pm ET
Huddle Up: Johnson was a practice no-show for the second straight day and has to be regarded as a major Week 17 question mark amid reports that surfaced this week that Johnson has been playing with a partially-torn PCL in his right knee.
Posted: 12/25/2013 12:41am ET
Huddle Up: It was revealed that Johnson played most of last season with broken fingers, so it's definitely possible -- and even probable -- that he's more hurt than he's letting on this season. You're still starting him if he's active in Week 17, but he's mired in an end-of-season funk with a combined 12 catches for 193 yards and no scores over his last 3 games.
Posted: 12/23/2013 3:46pm ET
Huddle Up: There is little incentive to put Johnson out there with the Lions having been eliminated last week. Keep an eye on his situation, but you might want to find an alternative.
Posted: 12/18/2013 12:03am ET
Huddle Up: Johnson also had several notable drops in the game and now has put together 2 poor back-to-back games with a 3-catch, 52-yard effort in a snowy Week 14 loss in Philly. Still he remains fantasy's top- ranked WR, and his fantasy owners who have weathered those 2 sub-par showings in the postseason can only hope the law of averages produces a Megatron explosion Sunday vs. the struggling Giants.
Posted: 11/26/2013 5:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Missing practices but still playing -- and playing to an All-Pro level -- in games has become SOP for Megatron all season, but with the fantasy matchups now taking on extra importance, be sure to check and double-check the WR's status if you have him on your squad.
Posted: 11/22/2013 2:49pm ET
Huddle Up: Sure, Revis presents a tough matchup and all that, but don't get too cute by even thinking of benching Megatron -- especially at this critical juncture in the season.
Posted: 11/21/2013 1:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Megatron was back after his usual Wednesday absence. He had a strong Week 11 with 6 grabs for 179 yards and 2 scores but should've been even better with Johnson not catching a pass the entire second half.
Posted: 11/15/2013 5:04pm ET
Huddle Up: Johnson caused some minor alarm by missing both the team's Wednesday and Thursday workouts, but consider him ready to put up more points this weekend.
Posted: 11/5/2013 8:30pm ET
Huddle Up: Should be no worries here as Megatron was given an extra day of rest with the Lions coming out of their bye week.
Posted: 10/24/2013 12:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Johnson's missed game and mini-slump are in the rear-view mirror and receding quickly after his 9-155-2 TD performance in Week 7. He remains among the fantasy elite.
Posted: 10/17/2013 1:39pm ET
Huddle Up: Good to see Johnson out there for the 2nd straight day as it's more than he's been able to do the past few weeks. His fantasy owners now are hoping its a sign that the WR's 2-week lull in production is over.
Posted: 10/16/2013 2:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Excellent news. Hopefully he will get a full complement of snaps this week. Monitor his status throughout the week.
Posted: 10/14/2013 3:49pm ET
Huddle Up: This is good to hear after his limited action. Hopefully he continues to recover and gets back to a full complement of snaps sooner than later.
Posted: 10/14/2013 12:48am ET
Huddle Up: It's good that he doesn't seem to have aggravated his injury. Hopefully we'll get a full complement of snaps out of Johnson the next time out.
Posted: 10/11/2013 3:23pm ET
Huddle Up: Johnson owners will need to have a replacement ready to go. Even if Megatron does play he's going to be limited and shadowed by Joe Haden. There's a good chance Johnson misses his second straight game on Sunday.
Posted: 10/10/2013 8:52pm ET
Huddle Up: Afterward, Johnson told ESPN.com that he knee feels "good," but wouldn't elaborate about his Week 6 stats. "I'm feeling better," Johnson said. "I'll just leave it at that." Translation: That means another anxious weekend looks to be ahead of Johnson's fantasy owners after the wideout sat out Week 5.
Posted: 10/10/2013 11:53am ET
Huddle Up: The Lions' offense looked lost without Megatron last week, not to mention how much fantasy owners missed having him in their lineups. Looks like they'll have to sweat it out again this week.
Posted: 10/9/2013 3:59pm ET
Huddle Up: Hopefully Johnson can go, but at least you won't be taken by surprise this week. Keep another option ready to insert into your lineups.
Posted: 10/9/2013 1:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Normally we wouldn't bat an eye at reports about Johnson not practicing, but he sat last week, surprising his fantasy owners in the worst way possible. Keep an eye on him this week.
Posted: 10/7/2013 4:32pm ET
Huddle Up: This is good to hear from a fantasy perspective. That means that he should be a full go if he does play this week. He does draw Joe Haden, but Megatron is virtually matchup-proof when fully healthy.
Posted: 9/25/2013 6:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Don't worry too much about this, we've been through this plenty before. There is no reason why he can't rest mid-week to keep his legs fresh.
Posted: 8/29/2013 7:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Yeah, it might be a tad disconcerting to see fantasy's No. 1 WR sit out 3 of the 4 preseason contests, but he's answered the call with remarkable regularity during the season that counts, missing only 4 regular-season games in 6 NFL seasons.
Posted: 8/26/2013 10:53pm ET
Huddle Up: The Lions insist it's just precautionary, but Megatron's fantasy owners are starting to get a little anxious with wideout also missing the past 2 preseason games. Don't worry, though, unless Johnson somehow gets a doubtful designation on the Week 1 injury report.
Posted: 8/23/2013 12:25am ET
Huddle Up: It's the second straight preseason game missed for Megatron, but it's all just precautionary and the wideout shouldn't be budging from the atop the WR list on your draft board.
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