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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 26 372 14.3 1 41

Top Kalif Raymond News

  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: No targets

    Raymond rushed once for nine yards during Sunday's win over the Saints.

    After putting together one of his best games as a receiver in last week's loss to Green Bay, Raymond was barely a part of the game plan this time around. The diminutive deep threat will remain a risky bet for statistical production when the Lions take on the Bears in Week 14.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Best game of season

    Raymond caught five of five targets for 90 yards while rushing once for six yards during Thursday's loss to the Packers.

    Putting together his most productive game since 2021, Raymond stepped up big on Thanksgiving Day with three catches of at least 20 yards. He only needed 23 offensive snaps to do so, too, which is extra impressive considering No. 2 receiver Josh Reynolds has totaled just 54 yards over the 204 offensive snaps he has logged over the past four games. Now sitting on a career-high 16.2 yards per reception in 2023, Raymond should remain an efficient complementary receiver Week 13 against the Saints.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Season-low snap share

    Raymond caught one of two targets for five yards during Sunday's win over the Bears.

    Raymond saw a season-low 20 percent of the offensive snaps, while Jameson Williams saw a season-high 68 percent of them and Donovan Peoples-Jones made his Lions debut. Raymond wasn't seeing enough playing time to warrant fantasy consideration in most formats to begin with, so any reduction in his role will push him further off the radar.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Full practice Thursday

    Raymond (ankle) practiced in full Thursday.

    One day removed from having a cap on his reps due to an ankle issue, Raymond was able to handle all on-field work Thursday. He's been a regular in the Lions' passing game this season, but as long as the team's top wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown continues to hog the attention of quarterback Jared Goff, Raymond seems resigned to the handful of targets (three per game) that he gets on a weekly basis.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Tending to ankle issue

    Raymond was a limited participant in practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury.

    More often than not this season, Raymond's weekly snap share has resided between 20 and 40 percent, having surpassed the latter just two times in a nine games. His two catches (on four targets) for 46 yards during this past Sunday's win at the Chargers was one of his better tallies on the campaign, but now that he's dealing with a health concern, his status will be monitored as the week continues to get a sense of his availability for Sunday's matchup with the Bears.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Totals 46 yards

    Raymond caught two of four targets for 46 yards during Sunday's 41-38 win over the Chargers.

    While most of his production came on a 41-yard catch in the fourth quarter, Raymond continues to be among the most effective Lions receivers relative to the number of routes he actually runs. However, the punt-return specialist won't be much of a fantasy factor as long as he is only logging around a quarter of the offensive snaps each week. Not helping matters is that two other deep threats, Jameson Williams and Donovan Peoples-Jones (ribs), could each see their roles in the offense increase down the stretch.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Snags two passes

    Raymond caught two passes on four targets for 24 yards while rushing once for minus-2 yards during Monday's win over Las Vegas.

    Even though Raymond ran as the fourth receiver behind Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds and Jameson Williams, he finished second among the bunch in most receiving categories. However, he logged only about a quarter of the offensive snaps, and he probably won't see much more than that in any game going forward with Detroit prioritizing the development of Williams.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Dodges injury report

    Raymond (hamstring) was not listed on Detroit's injury report Thursday.

    Raymond was forced out of Sunday's game at Baltimore with a hamstring injury, but it looks like he's already back up to full speed for Detroit's first practice of the week. He hasn't seen more than three targets in any one game since Week 3 versus Atlanta, and he figures to continue to play sparingly to ease the loads of Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds in Week 8.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Suffers hamstring injury

    Raymond left Sunday's game against the Ravens with a hamstring injury.

    Raymond hurt his hamstring in the fourth quarter and did not return to the blowout loss. The 29-year-old's status should be monitored heading into next week's game against the Raiders.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Fewest snaps of season

    Raymond caught three of three targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 20-6 win over the Buccaneers.

    With Amon-Ra St. Brown back in commission, Raymond saw his fewest offensive snaps of the season while tying his smallest offensive snap share, too. However, he remained secure in his role as the punt returner, returning three punts for 33 yards, and he now sits 11th in the league with a 9.7-yard punt return average.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Totals 45 yards

    Raymond caught all three targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 42-24 win over Carolina.

    Drawing the start at wide receiver with Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) sidelined, Raymond finished second among Lions wide receivers in snaps, targets and receiving yards, despite the availability of Jameson Williams. Raymond also continued to serve as the team's punt returner, but he didn't have a clean opportunity to gain any yardage there. Raymond could handle increased offensive responsibilities should St. Brown continue to miss time, but the former may be hard to trust otherwise with so many mouths to feed in the Lions' passing game.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Scampers for 40 yards

    Raymond caught one pass for minus-two yards and rushed once for 40 yards during Thursday's win over the Packers.

    Raymond logged about half of the offensive snaps he had seen in each of the past two games as Detroit spent most of the second half running the ball. While he did next to nothing as a receiver in the first half anyway, Raymond still made an impact on punt returns and his 40-yard scamper on an end-around was the biggest reason Detroit was able to quickly gain a two-touchdown lead early in the second quarter. More valuable in real terms than in fantasy, Raymond will enter a Week 5 matchup with Carolina as nothing more than a differentiating option in single-game DFS contests.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Makes four grabs

    Raymond caught four of six targets for 55 yards in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Falcons.

    Raymond was one of only four Lions to catch a pass, as fellow wideouts Josh Reynolds and Marvin Jones were both blanked. Despite his depth role, Raymond has increased his production in each week this season, helping his admittedly still-modest stock ahead of Week 4's trip to Green Bay on Thursday night.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Scores on flea flicker

    Raymond caught two of three targets for 46 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 37-31 loss to Seattle.

    Raymond got loose for a 36-yard touchdown on a flea flicker but didn't make much noise otherwise. Averaging 22.0 yards on his three catches this season, Raymond will likely remain a low-volume deep threat despite the absence of Jameson Williams (suspension) entering a Week 3 matchup with Atlanta.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Snags 20-yard pass

    Raymond caught one pass (one target) for 20 yards during Thursday's 21-20 win over the Chiefs.

    Raymond only saw one look in what ended up being a much slower-paced game than expected. Meanwhile, Josh Reynolds operated as the clear No. 2 receiver behind Amon-Ra St. Brown while Marvin Jones handled the No. 3 role. Even though Raymond has the ability to pop for a big play or two on any given week, he won't even be worth a dart throw in DFS formats if he is the No. 6 receiving option behind the top wide receivers plus tight end Sam LaPorta and running back Jahmyr Gibbs.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Signs two-year extension

    Raymond agreed to a two-year extension with the Lions on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Raymond's contributions come primarily on special teams. He has topped 200 punt return yards in each of the past three seasons and scored one punt-return touchdown in 2022. Raymond also provides Detroit with depth at wide receiver, having compiled 1,192 receiving yards and four touchdowns in his previous two seasons with the Lions.

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  • Lions' Kalif Raymond: Staying busy this spring

    Raymond has been active at OTAs as both a wide receiver and return man, Mike O'Hara of the Lions' official site reports.

    Raymond bounced around the league for a half-decade before settling in with Detroit the past two seasons and catching 95 passes for 1,192 yards and four touchdowns over 33 games (21 starts). He's never truly been viewed as a starter but has ended up playing a lot on offense due to injuries ahead of him, and he's also been one of the better punt returner during that time, averaging 11.2 yards on 21 returns in 2021 and 13.2 yards on 20 chances in 2022. Raymond turns 29 in August and seems unlikely to go much beyond his production from the last two years, but he does have another opportunity to earn regular snaps with Jameson Williams suspended for the first six weeks. With Amon-Ra St. Brown primarily manning the slot, Raymond's main competition for perimeter snaps in September should come from Marvin Jones and Josh Reynolds.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Lawrenceville, GA
Age: 29
School: Holy Cross
Experience: 7