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Khalif Raymond

Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver #83
Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver #83

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Kalif Raymond Spotted During OTAs

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond (knee) was photographed participating in OTAs on Wednesday, via the team website. There hasn't been much information available regarding Raymond's status until this latest development, which suggests that he has made progress in his recovery ever since missing the NFC Championship in January. Raymond managed to carve out a role on offense despite competing for targets with plenty of offensive playmakers. He finished 2023 with 35 catches, 489 yards, and one touchdown over 17 games (three starts), serving as a reliable option for Jared Goff. This year, Raymond will once again be in play for a non-zero target share given his familiarity with Detroit's offense. However, he remains off the fantasy radar in most formats as he operates behind the likes of Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jameson Williams, and Sam LaPorta.

May 22, 2024 11:14 PM EST


Kalif Raymond To Miss Another Game

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond (knee) has been ruled out for the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raymond also missed the wild-card win over the Los Angeles Rams last weekend after he injured his knee in the Week 18 regular season finale. The 29-year-old wouldn't have really been on the fantasy radar for DFS contests this weekend if he was active, and the Lions will likely miss him most on special teams. It remains to be seen if Raymond would be ready to play in the NFC Championship if Detroit advances past the Bucs. With Raymond out again, second-year wideout Jameson Williams will have a bigger role as Detroit's No. 3 behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds. Fantasy managers shouldn't have high hopes for Williams unless he can break one of his few touches for an explosive touchdown-scoring play.

Jan 19, 2024 4:00 PM EST



Kalif Raymond Misses Another Practice Thursday

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond (knee) missed his second straight practice of the week on Thursday. Raymond injured his knee in the Week 18 regular season finale, didn't practice at all last week and was held out of the wild-card win over the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday night. The fact that the 29-year-old still hasn't returned to practice means he's likely to miss a second straight game this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Raymond apparently is doing better than he was last week, but even if he's able to play this weekend, he's not realistic DFS option as a depth receiver and kick returner on special teams. Second-year wideout Jameson Williams should have more opportunities if Raymond misses another game, but the 22-year-old managed just two catches for 19 yards in his postseason debut in the wild-card round.

Jan 18, 2024 4:51 PM EST


Kalif Raymond Still Missing From Practice

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond (knee) was missing from the team's first practice of the week on Wednesday. Raymond's knee injury is improving, but he could still easily be held out of the Divisional Round playoff game on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers unless he's able to return to practice on Thursday or Friday. When healthy, the 29-year-old serves as the Lions' punt returner and in a depth receiver role, so he doesn't have much fantasy value to begin with. Raymond caught 35 passes during the regular season for only 489 yards and one touchdown on 44 targets. If he can return to practice later this week, he could draw a questionable tag for Sunday's game. Second-year pass-catcher Jameson Williams will have a bigger role again if Raymond misses another game.

Jan 17, 2024 4:40 PM EST


Kalif Raymond Ruled Out For Lions

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond (knee) did not practice all week and has officially been ruled out for the wild-card playoff game on Sunday night versus the Los Angeles Rams. Raymond injured his knee in the Week 18 win over the Chicago Bears and isn't ready to play in the first round of the playoffs. It remains to be seen if the 29-year-old will be ready to roll if Detroit advances to the Divisional Round next weekend. In his absence, Josh Reynolds and second-year man Jameson Williams (ankle) will take on bigger roles behind No. 1 wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown. Rookie tight end Sam LaPorta (knee) is questionable as well, so if he doesn't suit up, there will be even more targets to go around for Detroit's pass-catchers in a game that has plenty of high-scoring potential. The Lions will also need a new punt returner this weekend with Raymond sidelined.

Jan 12, 2024 4:06 PM EST



Kalif Raymond Misses Another Practice

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond (knee) missed his second straight practice of the week on Thursday and is not expected to be able to play in Sunday night's wild-card playoff contest versus the visiting Los Angeles Rams. The 29-year-old injured himself in the Week 18 regular season finale win over the Minnesota Vikings. Raymond only had 35 catches for 489 yards and one touchdown during the regular season, so he probably wasn't going to be in many fantasy lineups this weekend, even if he were active. His biggest impact came on special teams as the team's punt returner, so the Lions will have to look elsewhere to fill his shoes in the return game. The good news is second-year receiver Jameson Williams (ankle) is on track to return after sitting out Week 18.

Jan 11, 2024 3:52 PM EST


Kalif Raymond Looking Unlikely For Wild-Card Weekend

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond (knee) missed the team's practice on Wednesday after injuring his knee in the Week 18 regular season win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Head coach Dan Campbell is slightly behind rookie tight end Sam LaPorta (knee), indicating Raymond's chances of playing on Sunday evening against the Los Angeles Rams in the wild-card contest are more bleak but not necessarily zero percent. Detroit's offense is pretty beat up heading into the postseason. If Raymond and LaPorta aren't cleared to play, second-year receiver Jameson Williams (ankle, illness), who missed Week 18, should have a bigger role in the passing game next to Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds. Raymond, who also serves as the team's punt returner, had 35 receptions for 489 yards and one touchdown on 44 targets in 2023.

Jan 10, 2024 3:30 PM EST


Kalif Raymond Done For Week 18

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond (knee) exited during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings and was quickly ruled out. He finishes Week 18 having caught two passes for 50 yards, and he also added 89 punt return yards. All in all, Raymond's final 2023 stat line includes 35 catches, 489 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown. Moving forward, Raymond will undergo additional testing before the Lions confirm his diagnosis and playoff availability.

Jan 7, 2024 3:49 PM EST


Kalif Raymond Could See Enhanced Role In Week 18

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond will likely see more snaps in two or three wide receiver sets if Jameson Williams (ankle) cannot suit up in Week 18. Williams has been earning more targets and snaps as of late, but he's dealing with an ankle injury. Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds have operated as starters all season, so Raymond has the potential to be the biggest beneficiary of Williams' absence. That said, Raymond is unlikely to see heavy target volume either way against the Minnesota Vikings, so he'd become a mere touchdown-or-bust play in deep leagues if Williams can't go.

Jan 4, 2024 1:33 PM EST


Kalif Raymond Heavily Involved In Loss To Packers

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond caught all five of his targets for a total of 90 yards during Thursday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. This contest marked his biggest game of the season, as well as his first 90-yard outing since Week 18 of the 2021 campaign. Despite the sudden success, Raymond will likely remain low on the depth chart going forward, suggesting his fantasy relevance likely isn't here to stay. He can be dropped in most redraft leagues.

Nov 23, 2023 8:56 PM EST


Kalif Raymond, Donovan Peoples-Jones Cleared For Week 11

Detroit Lions wide receivers Kalif Raymond (ankle) and Donovan Peoples-Jones (ribs) practiced in full on Friday. Neither player carries an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. Based on health alone, both players should suit up. However, it remains to be seen whether Peoples-Jones has shown the coaching staff enough to make him active for his Lions debut. He was acquired from the Browns last than three weeks ago and hasn't played in a game yet (due to the bye week and his injury). Nevertheless, both players can be avoided in fantasy football this week.

Nov 17, 2023 4:12 PM EST


Kalif Raymond Practices In Full Thursday

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond (ankle) practiced in full on Thursday after being just limited in the first official practice of the week on Wednesday. Raymond is now on track to play in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears. Even in one of the better offenses in football while going up against one of the more generous defenses in the league in the Bears this weekend, the 29-year-old Raymond is a pretty low-upside flex option for those in deeper leagues. He's totaled 20 receptions on 27 targets for 277 yards and just one touchdown in nine games in 2023. Raymond has had exactly two receptions on four targets in each of the last two games and has topped 50 yards receiving in a game only once this year, back in Week 3.

Nov 17, 2023 1:11 AM EST


Kalif Raymond Limited By Ankle Injury Wednesday

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond (ankle) was limited in practice on Wednesday as his team opened up preparations for Week 11. Raymond caught two of his four targets for 46 yards but he injured his ankle during a Week 10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. The veteran wideout is not a major piece of the Detroit offense but the 46-yard effort tied for his second-best yardage total of the season. Raymond should remain in line to play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday provided he is able to practice at least on a limited basis on Thursday and Friday this week. If Raymond ultimately ends up not playing, Jameson Williams could see a few extra deep shots on Sunday.

Nov 15, 2023 9:13 PM EST


Kalif Raymond Injures Hamstring On Sunday

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond (hamstring) exited Sunday's blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He had only two catches for 20 yards before tweaking his hamstring. However, according to Lions' beat reporter Kyle Meinke, the injury is "nothing serious." Detroit's next matchup will be on Monday night in Week 8, so Raymond appears to have a shot to play. But considering he has only one touchdown this season, his health won't be a huge cause of concern for fantasy managers.

Oct 22, 2023 5:13 PM EST


Kalif Raymond Scores Long Touchdown In Week 2

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kalif Raymond caught two passes for 46 yards and a touchdown in the team's overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks. His first catch of the afternoon went for 36 yards and the score. The 29-year-old only saw three targets in the contest. Raymond sits behind Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds, and Marvin Jones Jr. on the depth chart and doesn't play a majority of the snaps. He will continue to make splash plays throughout the season, just as he has done since arriving in Detroit, but can't be trusted in fantasy football on a week-to-week basis. The Lions will host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3.

Sep 18, 2023 10:16 AM EST


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.

Jun 13, 2023 6:54 AM EST


Plays through broken ribs

Raymond told reporters Monday that he played the second half of Sunday's win over the Packers with broken ribs, Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com reports.

Jan 9, 2023 12:14 PM EST


Leads team in receiving Sunday

Raymond caught four of six targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 20-16 win over Green Bay.

Jan 8, 2023 10:53 PM EST


Another handful of catches

Raymond caught three of three targets for 40 yards during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears.

Jan 1, 2023 2:16 PM EST


Totals 64 yards

Raymond brought in his only target for 56 yards while rushing once for eight yards during Saturday's loss to the Panthers.

Dec 25, 2022 8:52 AM EST