Craig Reynolds

Craig Reynolds

28-Year-Old Running BackRB
Detroit Lions
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Reynolds has become a reliable depth option in the Lions' backfield. He scored his first career touchdown in Week 5 last year, but his role on offense evaporated after the team's bye as Jahmyr Gibbs began to assert himself and David Montgomery stayed healthy. That duo should dominate the snaps and touches for Detroit, but Reynolds' versatile skill set makes him the next man up if either main back breaks down, and he has some big-play potential of his own. Despite limited touches the last three years, Reynolds has six gains of 20-plus yards. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a contract with the Lions in April of 2024.
Back to Detroit
RBDetroit Lions
April 15, 2024
The Lions re-signed Reynolds as an exclusive rights free agent Monday.
ANALYSIS
Reynolds appeared in 16 regular-season games last year, rushing 41 times for 179 yards and one touchdown. He also secured all five of his targets for 47 yards. Now having re-upped with Detroit, he figures to reprise a depth role behind Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Craig Reynolds' 2023 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
9.8%
 
Positive Run %
80.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
62.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.7
 
Rushing TD %
2.4%
 
Touches Per Game
2.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
35.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.10
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.3%
 
% Team Targets
0.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-2.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
12.0
 
% Targeted On Route
8.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.84
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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#% of Team Snaps

65449%
53840%
14411%
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81%
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could be No. 2 back Sunday
RBDetroit Lions
October 6, 2023
Reynolds could bump up to the No. 2 running back spot Sunday against the Panthers if Jahmyr Gibbs, who was added to the injury report Friday due to a hamstring issue, is forced to sit out.
ANALYSIS
Gibbs is officially listed as questionable, and his status may come down to how he looks in pregame warmups. If Gibbs can't suit up, Reynolds, who played a season-high 19 snaps and logged four carries for 15 yards versus the Falcons in Week 3 when David Montgomery was sidelined with a thigh injury, would serve as the latter's direct backup versus Carolina.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
Unless Detroit re-signs Justin Jackson, it looks like Reynolds will get another crack at holding down the No. 3 spot on the running back depth chart. However, the modest promotion may be neutralized by the Lions' decision to spend significant resources to upgrade both RB1 and RB2 this offseason. Accordingly, Reynolds now finds himself behind a well-paid David Montgomery and first-round pick Jahmyr Gibbs. Given these investments - plus the likelihood that Montgomery and Gibbs are less injury-prone than the departed D'Andre Swift - Reynolds can't expect any more than the handful of carries he received when spelling Swift and Jamaal Williams over the past two years.
Reynolds instantly became a fan favorite in Detroit after scoring a relatively impressive preseason touchdown a day after trying out for the team. While he went on to spend most of the year on the practice squad, the Kutztown product displaced 2021 seventh-round draft pick Jermar Jefferson for the No. 3 role on the depth chart along the way. Reynolds flashed again while filling in for D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams in Weeks 14 and 15. In those two games, Reynolds broke multiple 20-plus yard runs against Denver and Arizona and ultimately tallied 195 rushing yards on 37 carries while adding a little work in the passing game. Even though he will begin the 2022 campaign buried on the depth chart, Reynolds is a name to keep in mind in case injuries again strike Detroit's backfield.
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Totals 226 yards in 2023
RBDetroit Lions
February 11, 2024
Reynolds rushed 41 times for 179 yards and one touchdown while catching five passes (on five targets) for 47 yards over 17 regular-season games in 2023.
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Plays exclusively on special teams
RBDetroit Lions
December 20, 2023
Reynolds returned a kickoff for 26 yards while playing all 17 of his snaps on special teams in Saturday's 42-17 win over the Broncos.
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Returns to small offensive role
RBDetroit Lions
November 14, 2023
Reynolds logged three offensive snaps during Sunday's win over the Chargers.
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Impresses with extended opportunity
RBDetroit Lions
October 30, 2023
Reynolds rushed 14 times for 74 yards and brought in his only target for 13 yards in the Lions' 26-14 win over the Raiders on Monday.
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Limited to four touches
RBDetroit Lions
October 22, 2023
Reynolds recorded three carries for 16 yards in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Ravens. He added one catch for nine yards.
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