Calvin Johnson says to ‘put me in the (fantasy) lineup’

A healthy Megatron is ready to help your fantasy football team. In an interview on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay First, Calvin Johnson told former teammate Nate Burleson that his balky ankle is fully healed. You don’t need Michael Fabiano to tell you what to do now. “Put me in the lineup, man,” Johnson said, via…

Stafford: Calvin Johnson can even get better

Calvin Johnson has shattered records, obliterated opponents’ coverage schemes, and established himself as the NFL’s premier receiver. And his best still may be yet to come. Appearing on “NFL AM” on Thursday, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said that Johnson believes he could improve going forward. “I mean, he thinks he can, which is all that…

Calvin Johnson played with broken fingers in 2012

In 2012, Calvin Johnson turned in an absolutely historic campaign, breaking former great Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving yards record. Scarily enough, Megatron did so at less than optimal strength. According to the Detroit News, the Lions’ All-World receiver confirmed that he played through broken fingers last season. “Yeah, I had a couple of things here…

Calvin Johnson breaks Rice’s receiving record

Make room for Megatron, Jerry. During Saturday’s 31-18 loss to the Falcons, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson set the all-time single season receiving yards record, previously held by former Niners great Jerry Rice (1,848). Johnson entered the night needing 182 yards to best the mark, which had stood since 1995. In the fourth quarter, on Detroit’s…

AP announces 2011 All-Pro team

As they do around this time every year, the Associated Press has come together to decide upon and form the roster for the All-Pro team, an honor that’s generally viewed around the league as more prestigious than the Pro Bowl. On Friday, the AP announced the 2011 squad, made up of 16 players from the…