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Craig Reynolds

#3 RB,


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26 yrs


5'11'' / 216 lbs



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Little production in larger role

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-25

Reynolds rushed four times for 13 yards during Sunday's 20-6 win over Atlanta.

Reynolds ended up seeing 30 percent of the offensive snaps in the absence of David Montgomery (thigh) while Jahmyr Gibbs shouldered most of the rushing load. However, Detroit ended up working a third running back into the mix as well, with Zonovan Knight logging just as many rushing yards as Reynolds on one less carry and 13 fewer snaps. As it looks like Reynolds will not be a direct replacement for Montgomery, Reynolds will be hard to trust even if Montgomery continues to miss time.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
1 PHI Dome 72° 0.0 40th 0.006.548.5000.000%0000000%
2 WAS Dome 82° 3.9 21st 0.981.548.53165.3031%100113013%
3 @MIN Dome 64° 2.8 23rd 0.406.552.56132.2015%00015017%
4 SEA Dome 62° 5.2 19th 1.73-3.549.523015.0023%11011208%
5 @NE Outdoor 60° 12.2 8th 1.363.046.56244.0063%100368022%
7 @DAL Dome 75° 6.0 18th 0.867.047.54123.0042%000318016%
8 MIA Dome 53° 0.7 29th 0.354.050.5273.500%00000011%
9 GB Dome 59° 0.0 26th
17 CHI Dome 38° 0.0 35th 0.00-4.051.5000.000%0000000%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 2 00.90.85161st20.04.00%
Home Dome 8 22.80.5820th210.04.644%
Away Outdoor 3 08.80.9851st370.05.366%
Away Dome 1 02.80.40102nd130.02.215%
Away Retractable Dome 2 07.10.6769th210.02.756%

Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2019 23 undefined 3 0 0 160th0000.00%0000%000
2020 24 JAC 2 0 2 156th1404.00%0000%130
2021 25 DET 5 2 35 92nd5523004.260%42013%7520
2022 26 DET 9 0 31 92nd2310204.433%3105%91160
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Steps in for Montgomery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Reynolds rushed three times for seven yards while securing his only target for minus-two yards during Sunday's 37-31 loss to Seattle.

Reynolds only played on special teams in the season opener but stepped in for 10 offensive snaps following David Montgomery's (thigh) exit to the locker room. While head coach Dan Campbell only labeled Montgomery as "day-to-day" in advance of a Week 3 showdown against Atlanta, Reynolds could handle some sort of role between the tackles if Montgomery misses time. Jahmyr Gibbs would figure to see a boost in snaps as well -- after the first-round rookie was held below 50 percent of the offensive snaps in each of the first two weeks -- but Reynolds would be the main beneficiary if Detroit remains hesitant with putting too much on Gibbs' plate.

No offensive snaps

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-08

Reynolds did not log a snap on offense during Thursday's 21-20 win over the Chiefs.

Reynolds secured the No. 3 role at running back in the wake of Justin Jackson's retirement this summer. While he started the year totally contained to special teams as David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs shouldered the load, Reynolds may have contingent fantasy value in a strong Detroit offense should anything happen to either of the top two running backs.

Re-signs with Lions

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-31

Reynolds signed with the Lions on Thursday, Colton Pouncy of The Athletic reports.

The Lions had only two RBs on their initial 53-man roster but now have Reynolds back on board as the No. 3 back. He doesn't figure to play many snaps Week 1 against Kansas City, considering Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery both made it through the preseason healthy.

Let go by Lions

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-30

Reynolds was released by the Lions on Tuesday.

Detroit opted to keep only two running backs on its initial 53-man roster: Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery. Full back Jason Cabinda also made the team. Reynolds played well in the preseason, and the Kutztown product will likely get a chance to stick around on the practice squad to provide organizational depth in case Gibbs or Montgomery gets hurt.

Strengthens case for No. 3 role

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-25

Reynolds played most of the first half in Friday's 26-17 win over Carolina, taking 11 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown and catching his lone target for a five-yard gain.

Reynolds played the vast majority of snaps with Teddy Bridgewater and the second-string offense, while Benny Snell an Devine Ozigbo mostly played after halftime with the third unit. Top backs Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery were rested, and it's hard to imagine Reynolds getting much work as the No. 3 RB if both guys ahead of him remain healthy for Week 1 at Kansas City on Thu., Sept. 7.

Hoping to lock down depth role

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-19

Reynolds rushed the ball eight times for 13 yards in Saturday's 25-7 preseason loss to the Jaguars. He added four receptions on six targets for 29 yards.

With both Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery sitting out, Reynolds was the first back on the field for the Lions. He wasn't effective as a rusher but did manage to show his ability as a pass catcher. Reynolds will be looking to lock in the third spot on the running back depth chart for the remainder of the preseason.

Joined by Gibbs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-04-30

Reynolds has been joined on the depth chart by rookie first-rounder Jahmyr Gibbs following the 2023 NFL Draft, Scott Thompson of Fox News reports.

Reynolds ended last season stuck behind D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams on the depth chart, but he now finds himself behind even bigger investments at running back in Gibbs and David Montgomery. While Reynolds at least has the inside track to the No. 3 role now that Justin Jackson is looking for a new opportunity, such a role only has fantasy value as a modest insurance policy in deep leagues.

Signs new deal with Detroit

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-13

Reynolds and the Lions agreed to a contract Monday.

The exact details of the deal are unknown, but Reynolds will be returning to Detroit for a third season in 2023. The running back appeared in nine games with the Lions last season, recording 102 rushing yards on 23 carries while also reeling in nine catches for 116 yards. With D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams both likely to still be on the team next season, there isn't a clear path for Reynolds to see an increase in usage.

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