Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
What's wrong with Megatron this year?
Last year after Week 8, Calvin Johnson had hauled in 11 touchdowns. This year, he only has one.
Matthew Stafford and the Lions offense have struggled mightily this year, but with a massive game last week against the Seahawks (Stafford went 34-of-49 for 352 yards and three scores), Megatron was nowhere to be found. He has had two straight games with only three receptions and less than 50 yards, and he hasn't scored since Week 3.
He is also tied for third in the NFL with six drops. It was widely debated this offseason if he was worth the No. 1 selection in fantasy drafts. And if he did go No. 1 in your league—or even as the No. 1 wideout—he's severely under-produced this year.
What to Do with Him
Dare we say the Madden Curse lives another year? It really depends on your situation whether you should trade Megatron or not.
If you're looking like a shoo-in for the playoffs, hold onto him, as he still has two matchups with Green Bay and one with Indy. If you're struggling, sell high on him, potentially after this week, when he has a chance to tear apart Jacksonville's awful secondary.
But remember this: If there is one man who can finish as the top scoring wideout after finishing the first half of the season at 19th, it's Megatron.