Kalif Raymond

Kalif Raymond

29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Detroit Lions
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Raymond has been with the Lions for three years. In 2023, the pass catcher had his worst season with the team. The main issue was that Raymond was targeted just 44 times in 17 games. One of the main reasons that Raymond saw a decreased role was that Jameson Williams saw an increase in playing time. It would seem that Williams is ready to see his role increase again in 2024. If that happens, Raymond could see his production fall even further. The veteran’s best hope for fantasy success would be if other Detroit receivers miss time. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the Lions in August of 2023.
Taking part in OTAs
WRDetroit Lions
May 22, 2024
Raymond (knee) participated in OTAs Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Raymond was pictured making a catch during Wednesday's session. He missed the entirety of the Lions' playoff run last season after being injured in the regular-season finale. Raymond is currently penciled in as the Lions' third receiver behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jameson Williams after Josh Reynolds left as a free agent. Detroit didn't draft a single wideout last month. Raymond's competition will be in the form of Donovan Peoples-Jones and 2023 seventh-rounder Antoine Green.
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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.
  • 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.
Air Yards Per Game
21.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.11
 
% Team Air Yards
9.4%
 
% Team Targets
7.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
79.5%
 
Drop Rate
4.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.3
 
% Targeted On Route
19.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
2.17
 
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115986%
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Set for career-high volume in 2024?
WRDetroit Lions
May 19, 2024
Bradley Locker of Pro Football Focus expects Raymond to see a career-high target total in 2024 following the departure of Josh Reynolds in free agency.
ANALYSIS
Speedster Jameson Williams is the popular choice to absorb most of the 64 targets Reynolds saw last season, but Locker points out that Raymond has a more similar skill set to Reynolds as a wide receiver capable of moving the chains on short and intermediate routes when defenses focus on taking away Amon-Ra St. Brown. Raymond, who missed last season's playoffs due to a knee injury, saw 44 targets in 2023, down from 64 in 2022 and a career-high 71 in 2021, which was his first season in Detroit.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Raymond was a dependable asset for Detroit in 2022. Playing in all 17 games, the 2022 second-team All-Pro punt returner helped fill in for each of Amon-Ra St. Brown, DJ Chark and Josh Reynolds while the team waited the entire year for rookie Jameson Williams to recover from a knee injury. Even though the Lions eventually want Williams to run away with the No. 2 job behind St. Brown, Williams will miss at least the first six games of the year as a result of violating the league's gambling policy. That gives Raymond a chance to handle a large role at receiver out of the gate this season, especially because they only replaced the 26-year-old Chark with a 33-year-old Marvin Jones in the offseason.
After masquerading as a starting receiver for most of last season, Raymond enters the 2022 campaign fighting for the No. 5 or 6 spot on the depth chart. While his roster spot should be safe considering Detroit gave the punt returner almost $3 million in the first year of a two-year deal, he will have to beat out Quintez Cephus and Josh Reynolds just to be a potential injury replacement for DJ Chark, Jameson Williams or Amon-Ra St. Brown.
While the Titans let Raymond walk in free agency, Detroit needs someone to fill in as the team's primary return man on both punts and kickoffs. Raymond seems like the clear favorite to do so, and it's possible the speedster could also have some sort of role as a situational deep threat on offense.
Raymond has bounced around several franchises in the league, but may have found his home in Tennessee. After being promoted from the practice squad to the active roster, Raymond provided several explosive plays to close out the 2019 campaign. He recorded receptions of 52 and 40 yards in the regular season, but made his biggest impact during the playoffs with a 45-yard touchdown reception in the Titans' upset win over the Ravens. Given the departure of Tajae Sharpe and the team's decision to not invest in pass-catchers this offseason, Raymond is in a strong position to serve as the fourth wideout and major downfield threat.
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Totals 564 yards in 2023
WRDetroit Lions
Knee
February 11, 2024
Raymond (knee) caught 35 passes (on 44 targets) for 489 yards with one touchdown while rushing seven times for 75 yards over 17 regular-season games in 2023.
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Won't return Sunday
WRDetroit Lions
Knee
January 26, 2024
Raymond (knee) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the 49ers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Misses Thursday's practice
WRDetroit Lions
Knee
January 25, 2024
Raymond (knee) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.
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Doesn't participate in walkthrough
WRDetroit Lions
Knee
January 24, 2024
Raymond (knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's walkthrough practice.
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Won't play in divisional round
WRDetroit Lions
Knee
January 19, 2024
Raymond (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's divisional-round contest versus the Buccaneers, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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