2013 Fantasy Football Preview: Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson

 

Calvin Johnson

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It’s Fantasy Football time around these parts, and it’s never too early to start mocking drafts.

If you’re like me, then you’re probably getting your research done because chances are that you’re going to have a few good players left on your board by the time it’s your turn to pick.

For that pick, I want you to consider Detroit Lions stud wide receiver Calvin Johnson. This guy has been as dominant a receiver as I’ve ever seen, and at 28-years-old still has a lot left to offer. Just think about this, Johnson has amassed a league leading 3,645 yards over the past two seasons, breaking Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving record in the process. No one else in the history of the NFL has ever done what Johnson is doing.

The injury risk is always there, but Johnson has only missed three games his entire career, so you shouldn’t lose any sleep if he’s your pick. I mean; it’s not as if you’re taking DeMarco Murray here.

Johnson may not replicate the same astronomical numbers that he put up in 2012 where his offense threw the ball a record 727 times, but you have to think it won’t change too much in 2013 making Johnson a prime candidate to be the No. 1 receiver drafted.

The bottom line is that Johnson is absolutely worth a first-round pick in any and all fantasy football leagues. In fact, the only other receiver I would even consider as a first round pick is Dallas Cowboys up-and-comer Dez Bryant.

I’m predicting another 1000-plus season and 15 touchdowns for Megatron.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1 or add him to your network on Google


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