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2014 Fantasy Football: Predicting The Stats For WR Calvin Johnson

Predicting The Fantasy Stats For WR Calvin Johnson

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There is no doubting that Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is the number wideout in fantasy football. To help you construct your draft strategy this year, here is a full statistical prediction for the superstar wideout.

Games Played - 15

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Games Played - 15

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Johnson missed time last season with a lingering knee injury, and for the first time since 2010, Megatron was shutdown for a couple weeks. Johnson will once again be knocked around by opposing defensive backs and the constant double-teams will cause the All-Pro wideout to miss one game in 2014.

Receptions – 97

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Receptions – 97

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Johnson has hauled in 6.6 balls per game over the last three seasons alone. He receives a steady dose of targets from QB Matthew Stafford each week and the wideout will once again be a P.P.R. superstar for fantasy owners.

Yards - 1,639

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Yards - 1,639

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After breaking the NFL record for most receiving yards (1,964 yards) in a season in 2012, Johnson took a slight step back last year. Either way, though, Megatran has become a safe bet to haul in 1,500 yards each season.

YPC - 16.9

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YPC - 16.9

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Johnson has averaged over 16 yards per reception throughout his career. He has even averaged over 17.0 yards per reception in two of the last three seasons and doesn’t get enough attention for his amazing downfield prowess.

Touchdowns - 10

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Touchdowns - 10

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Megatron caught just five touchdowns in 2012, but he bounced back with a 12-touchdwon season in 2013. Look for him to post another double-digit touchdown season this fall.