Fantasy owners and Lions fans will be relieved to know that Calvin Johnson is active tonight against the Packers. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Johnson was made a captain for the Thursday Night Football game.
Johnson has been playing through an ankle injury and was listed as questionable heading into tonight’s game.
Fantasy owners are hoping for a repeat of Johnson’s performance on Thanksgiving against the Eagles. He had eight receptions for 93 yards and three touchdowns. While it is extremely unlikely he will score three touchdowns against the Packers, Johnson is a must start for fantasy owners now that he is officially active.
The entire Lions teams has a lot of momentum coming into the Thursday night matchup against the Packers. After a dismal start, the Lions have won the last three games, including one against the same Packers teams a few weeks earlier.