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Craig Reynolds start or sit: Week 17 fantasy football advice

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Craig Reynolds ahead of the Detroit Lions Week 17 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

Detroit Lions v Atlanta Falcons
Craig Reynolds of the Detroit Lions looks to stiff arm Richie Grant of the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The Detroit Lions get star running back D’Andre Swift back when they meet the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 of the 2021 NFL season. Swift’s return means a cascading effect will take place in the position group in terms of role, which will likely limit how much fantasy value Craig Reynolds has.

Fantasy Football analysis: Lions RB Craig Reynolds

After getting a few productive weeks in as the Lions primary running back, it’s back to the third-string role for Reynolds. He’s not going to see the field much unless either Swift of Jamaal Williams gets hurt, which is hard to bank a sit/start decision on. Managers might’ve been able to use Reynolds over the last few weeks in a pinch but he’s not going to have much value as the third running back in this group.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Reynolds should be left out of starting lineups in Week 17.