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.
Analysis: It's unclear when Raymond suffered the injury, but he said it happened sometime during the first half, which means he made arguably the play of the night -- a 43-yard catch in the third quarter to set up the first touchdown of the game -- with broken ribs. The big play helped pave the way for the undrafted wideout out of Holy Cross to lead the Lions in receiving as they upset their divisional rival and kept Green Bay out of the playoffs.
Jan 9, 2023 12:14 PM EST
Raymond caught four of six targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 20-16 win over Green Bay.
Analysis: Raymond finished as the Lions' leading receiver in a game where No. 1 wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown (6-49-0) struggled to break free against the Packers' elite secondary. The veteran wideout carved out a nice role with Detroit this season, finishing with 51 receptions and 182 receiving yards, both of which set new high-water marks for his career. Raymond figures to fill a similar role with the Lions in 2023, likely drawing attention from those in deeper formats.
Jan 8, 2023 10:53 PM EST
Raymond caught three of three targets for 40 yards during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears.
Analysis: Raymond found the most success through the air among Lions depth receivers, but his low-volume role continues to prove much more valuable in real life than fantasy. Raymond will be back on the field in a Week 18 matchup with the Packers.
Jan 1, 2023 2:16 PM EST
Raymond brought in his only target for 56 yards while rushing once for eight yards during Saturday's loss to the Panthers.
Analysis: Remaining in the No. 4 role at wideout, Raymond made a huge play to get the Lions into scoring position at one point. He also had a longer run than any of Detroit's running backs, displaying how tough of a day it was for the Lions on the ground. Next up for Raymond is a Week 17 matchup with the Bears.
Dec 25, 2022 8:52 AM EST
Raymond secured two of two targets for 19 yards during Sunday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: After seeing a massive role reduction last week in the return of Josh Reynolds and the debut of Jameson Williams, Raymond saw another dip in playing time Sunday at the benefit of Williams. With Reynolds likely to maintain his spot as the No. 3 wideout given his productivity in the offense this year, Raymond stands to lose more and more snaps if Detroit wants to keep getting more out of Williams.
Dec 12, 2022 4:42 PM EST
Raymond (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Analysis: After a week in which he was capped at one limited practice Friday due to an illness, Raymond will be available to the Lions offense for the 13th time in as many contests this season. Having said that, his workload has experienced a drastic reduction with DJ Chark again operating at full capacity and rookie first-rounder Jameson Williams making his pro debut last Sunday. Consequently, Raymond may have to take advantage of his sparse targets, which so far have gone for 8.3 YPT in 2022.
Dec 11, 2022 8:41 AM EST
Raymond (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Analysis: After sitting out the Lions' first two practice sessions of the week, Raymond returned to the field Friday in a limited capacity. While Raymond wasn't able to avoid taking a designation into the weekend, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press relays that the receiver is expected to play. However, with the Lions' receiving corps at close to full strength and with rookie first-round Jameson Williams likely to see at least a slight uptick in opportunities after playing only eight snaps on offense in last week's win over the Jaguars in his NFL debut, Raymond's playing time may only drop from here. Raymond already saw his snap count take a significant last week, when he was on the field for just 16 percent of the Lions' offensive plays as the team's No. 4 wideout.
Dec 9, 2022 1:28 PM EST
Raymond (illness) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice.
Analysis: The Lions have held Raymond out of both sessions so far to begin Week 14 prep, giving him just one more chance to take part in drills before the team potentially hands him a designation for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Even if he's able to suit up this weekend, though, he's taken a fall down Detroit's WR depth chart with the recent debut of rookie first-round pick Jameson Williams. All of Amon-Ra St. Brown, DJ Chark, Josh Reynolds and Williams appear to be ahead of Raymond at the position.
Dec 8, 2022 2:14 PM EST
Raymond missed Wednesday's practice with an illness.
Analysis: Raymond has a few days to get healthy before Sunday's matchup with Minnesota, though he's only the fourth or fifth wide receiver now that DJ Chark, Jameson Williams and Josh Reynolds all are healthy. Chark and Reynolds got most of the playing time alongside Amon-Ra St. Brown in Sunday's win over Jacksonville, with Raymond playing only 13 snaps and Williams taking eight in his NFL debut. Prior to that, Raymond had played more than three-fourths of Detroit's offensive snaps in seven straight games, averaging 3.7 catches for 46.9 yards on 5.1 targets in that stretch. He still hasn't scored a touchdown this year even with 382 receiving yards, 218 return yards and 24 rushing yards.
Dec 7, 2022 1:34 PM EST
Raymond caught two of two targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 41-14 win over Jacksonville.
Analysis: Raymond logged just 16 percent of the offensive snaps with Josh Reynolds (79) and Jameson Williams (11) getting back to full health. With Williams' role only set to grow, Raymond could be the odd man out going forward. Up next for the group is a Week 14 matchup with Minnesota.
Dec 5, 2022 2:38 PM EST
Raymond caught four of six targets for 35 yards during Thursday's loss to Buffalo.
Analysis: Despite DJ Chark (73 percent of offensive snaps) reverting to his prominent early-season role, Raymond (79 percent) remained a fixture in the offensive lineup alongside Amon-Ra St. Brown (88 percent). However, he yet again came a long ways from producing a fantasy-worthy stat line, and Raymond remains without a touchdown since the 2021 regular-season finale. With Jameson Williams (knee) a threat to steal snaps in the coming weeks, no fantasy managers should be counting on Raymond for statistical production down the stretch.
Nov 25, 2022 10:03 AM EST
Raymond caught three of seven targets for 33 yards during Sunday's 31-18 win over the Giants.
Analysis: The return of DJ Chark (ankle) corresponded with Raymond matching his season high in targets, but Raymond put up the lowest yardage of any game this season in which he had at least four looks. However, until Chark and/or Jameson Williams (knee) is up to speed in the offense, Raymond won't be hurting for snaps. Next up is a Week 12 matchup with Buffalo.
Nov 21, 2022 4:07 PM EST
Raymond secured three of three targets for 47 yards during Sunday's 31-30 win over Chicago.
Analysis: Raymond led all Detroit receivers in playing time but was a distant secondary option in the passing attack behind Amon-Ra St. Brown. The 5-foot-7 wideout also has yet to find the end zone while only being targeted twice within the red zone all season. Even though Raymond should maintain his high slotting on the depth chart in the continued absences of DJ Chark (ankle) and Jameson Williams (knee), he has not shown much upside through six games in a prominent offensive role.
Nov 15, 2022 4:37 PM EST
Raymond caught three of three targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 15-9 win over Green Bay.
Analysis: With Josh Reynolds (back), DJ Chark (ankle) and Quintez Cephus (foot) sidelined, Raymond again logged nearly every offensive snap alongside Amon-Ra St. Brown. While this is Raymond's lowest output since he started becoming a big part of the offense in Week 4, Detroit somehow only needed to pass 26 times to win against a Green Bay defense that is stronger against the pass than the run. Raymond should have a good chance to rebound in Week 10 against Chicago, especially if Reynolds remains out.
Nov 7, 2022 11:33 AM EST
Raymond caught three of four targets for 76 yards during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
Analysis: While he has yet to find the end zone in 2022, Raymond is again putting together a solid campaign as a role player for an injury-ravaged Lions' receiving corps. Even though Amon-Ra St. Brown and D'Andre Swift are back in commission to steal targets, Raymond should continue to handle a large amount of snaps for Detroit while DJ Chark (ankle) and Jameson Williams (knee) get back into game shape. Up next is a Week 9 matchup against a Packers secondary that is allowing the second-fewest passing yards per game (174.8) this season.
Oct 31, 2022 11:57 AM EST
Raymond caught five of six targets for 75 yards during Sunday's 24-6 loss to the Cowboys.
Analysis: With DJ Chark (absence) sidelined, the second-quarter injury to Amon-Ra St. Brown (concussion) effectively threw Raymond into the No. 2 wideout role behind Josh Reynolds. Raymond not only delivered from a receiving standpoint, but he also threw a memorable block at one point as well. With Chark set to miss to miss at least the next three games and Jameson Williams (knee) still on the NFI list, Raymond could again play a significant role on offense depending on whether St. Brown can clear concussion protocol in time for next Sunday's matchup with Miami.
Oct 23, 2022 4:13 PM EST
Raymond caught five of seven targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 29-0 loss to New England.
Analysis: Despite Amon-Ra St. Brown returning for this game, the absences of DJ Chark (ankle) and Quintez Cephus (foot) allowed Raymond to easily log a new season high in snaps. While this allowed the wideout to put together a modestly productive fantasy outing in PPR contexts, the 5-foot-8 Raymond didn't really do any real damage to a Patriots defense that largely kept the Lions in their own territory for most of the game. With Chark possibly returning after Detroit's Week 6 bye, Raymond could easily return to seeing low offensive snap counts in Week 7 against Dallas.
Oct 10, 2022 8:16 AM EST
Raymond caught three of five targets for 38 yards during Sunday's 48-45 loss to the Seahawks.
Analysis: Raymond saw a jump in playing time with both Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) and DJ Chark (ankle) out of commission. However, he didn't play much of a role in this high-scoring affair despite seeing a handful of opportunities. Raymond could easily return to seeing single-digit offensive snaps if St. Brown or Chark are able to make it back for Detroit's Week 5 game in New England.
Oct 3, 2022 9:47 PM EST
Raymond secured his only target for four yards during Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Vikings.
Analysis: Raymond yet again operated as the clear No. 4 receiver. While he could become a bigger part of the passing game if Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) or D'Andre Swift (shoulder/ankle) need to miss time, Raymond would remain unlikely to see enough volume to be a considerable fantasy option.
Sep 25, 2022 9:55 PM EST
Raymond saw two targets but did not record a catch during Sunday's 38-35 loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: Each of Amon-Ra St. Brown, DJ Chark and Josh Reynolds logged at least 55 offensive snaps, leaving just a few to spare for Raymond and Quintez Cephus. While Raymond still earned two targets on his seven snaps, he didn't do anything with them. As long as everyone stays healthy, there is no reason to think that his playing time or production could spike in anytime soon.
Sep 11, 2022 5:42 PM EST
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