Sell Calvin Johnson in dynasty

In the latest edition of Dynasty Stock Watch, Michael Moore analyzes the long-term value of players including Calvin Johnson and Greg Olsen.

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(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Sell Calvin Johnson in dynasty

Making moves after Week 1 is always tricky, especially in dynasty leagues. There’s not as much urgency since you’re in it for the long haul but, at the same time, it could be the perfect time to improve your roster. Let’s take a look at some names you should watch including a couple of perennial fantasy studs.


Calvin Johnson – WR – Detroit Lions – Though Johnson has a long-standing reputation as the top receiver in dynasty rankings, if not the top player, it’s finally time to downgrade him in dynasty rankings.

The peak of Johnson’s dominance was a fairly recent three-year stretch from 2011-2013, when he averaged 100 catches for 1,712 yards and 11 touchdowns. Most dynasty players would kill to have one season like that from a receiver, let alone three. But Johnson owners saw a severe drop in his production last year with just 71 catches for 1,077 yards. It was still a good season by any measure, but not the elite WR1 production we’re used to having.

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Michael Moore is a contributor to the Dynasty section of Pro Football Focus. Check out his dynasty-centric website at or follow him on Twitter @Dynasty_FFC.

Michael Moore has written for PFF Fantasy since 2013, focusing primarily on dynasty content. He’s also hosted the PFF Fantasy Slant Podcast since 2014.

  • Randy

    Sean Gallick

  • Kenny

    Did just this about 2 months ago. Received 3 players and 2 draft picks, one of them being Terrance Williams and picked up Ameer Abdullah and Green-Beckham with the picks.