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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 55 230 4.2 0 35 0

Top Craig Reynolds News

  • Lions' Craig Reynolds: Three carries in season finale

    Reynolds rushed three times for two yards during Sunday's 37-30 win over Green Bay.

    Reynolds was in the starting lineup with fellow tailback D'Andre Swift but both ended up finishing well behind Jamaal Williams in carries. Making matters worse for Reynolds is that he only went on to log five more offensive snaps en route to a poor stat line. He'll thus finish the season with 55 carries for 230 rushing yards while catching seven of eight targets for 52 receiving yards despite not joining the active roster until Week 14. While he should remain in a complementary role next season considering he, Swift and Williams all remain under contract in 2022, Reynolds' 26-carry, 112-yard performance Week 15 at least showed that he can be a worthwhile fantasy option if the Lions ever need him to lead the backfield.

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  • Lions' Craig Reynolds: Quiet in No. 3 role

    Reynolds rushed four times for four yards during Sunday's 51-29 loss to Seattle.

    Reynolds got a handful of touches throughout the game, but the return of D'Andre Swift predictably pushed Reynolds into a tertiary role. With no injuries to report for either of Swift or Jamaal Williams, Reynolds presumably will remain that way Week 18 against Green Bay.

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  • Lions' Craig Reynolds: Role reduction on tap

    Reynolds is expected to drop to third on the depth chart for Sunday's game against the Seahawks with lead back D'Andre Swift (shoulder) making his return to the lineup following a four-game absence, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

    After serving as Detroit's lead back Weeks 14 and 15, Reynolds moved into a more reduced role in the Week 16 loss to Atlanta with Jamaal Williams making his return from a two-game absence. Williams (19 carries, zero catches) and Reynolds (11 carries, three receptions) both picked up double-digit touches in the 20-16 loss while operating in a timeshare, but the addition of Swift to the backfield mix will cut into the workloads of both players in a significant way. Williams is the safer bet to operate as the No. 2 option behind Swift, and when both players have been available this season, there typically haven't been many snaps or touches left over the Lions' other backs.

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  • Lions' Craig Reynolds: Gets 14 touches in loss

    Reynolds rushed 11 times for 29 yards while catching three of four targets for 22 yards during Sunday's 20-16 loss to Atlanta.

    Despite moving into a secondary role with Jamaal Williams back in action, Reynolds still saw a decent workload while easily topping the zero targets Williams saw in the passing game. However, not including a game-high 14 yard scamper by Williams, Detroit running backs collectively averaged 3.7 scoreless yards per carry as the offense initially struggled to do much with backup Tim Boyle under center. While the return of Jared Goff (COVID-19) could help open up the run game, Reynolds' Week 17 workload against Seattle will depend on the health of D'Andre Swift (shoulder), who returned to practice this past week and seems to be trending in the right direction.

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  • Lions' Craig Reynolds: Getting another chance with Swift out

    Reynolds and Jamaal Williams will serve as the Lions' primary running backs for Sunday's game in Atlanta, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.

    Reynolds received a majority share of the running back reps over the last two games with Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list and D'Andre Swift in recovery mode from an AC joint sprain in his shoulder. Williams is back in action Sunday, while Swift will miss his fourth game in a row. It remains to be seen the breakdown of snaps between Reynolds and Williams, but the former notched 40 touches for 216 yards between Weeks 14 and 15.

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  • Lions' Craig Reynolds: Rewarded with roster spot

    The Lions signed Reynolds to the 53-man roster Monday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

    Perhaps more importantly, the transaction inks Reynolds with Detroit through 2022, a much-deserved development after the Kutztown product amassed 216 total yards in his last two appearances. D'Andre Swift (shoulder) and/or Jamaal Williams (illness) could be back in action for Week 16 against a Falcons defense that's proven susceptible to the run, but Reynolds appears to have played his way into the No. 3 backfield role at the very least.

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  • Lions' Craig Reynolds: Runs over Cardinals

    Reynolds rushed 26 times for 112 yards while catching his only target for five yards during Sunday's 30-12 win over Arizona.

    With D'Andre Swift (shoulder) and Jamaal Williams (illness) sidelined again, Reynolds carried the load for Detroit while Jermar Jefferson (five carries for nine yards) spelled him on occasion. The Kutztown product now has 216 total yards over the past week and has quickly shown that the team might have made a mistake in cutting him in favor of Jefferson this fall. While it's possible that Swift and/or Williams could return in Week 16 against Atlanta, it otherwise seems like Reynolds could get a heavy workload against a Falcons defense that ranks 24th in fantasy points allowed to running backs.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Willow Grove, PA
Age: 26
School: Kutztown
Experience: 1