News: The Titans have signed running back/kick returner Darius Reynaud to a one-year deal according to the Tennessean.
Analysis: Reynaud's best work has come on special teams, not on offense. Keep him off of standard Fantasy rosters.
News: Tennessee running back Darius Reynaud saw a couple carries in the Week 12 loss at Jacksonville Sunday. Reynaud rushed twice in the game for 5 yards. He was targeted twice in the passing game but did not make a catch.
Analysis: Reynaud backed up Chris Johnson Sunday coming out of the bye week in Week 11. Reynaud was not utilized much in the game and is not expected to see an increase in looks going forward. Heading into Week 13 against Houston, Reynaud is not a recommended Fantasy option.
News: Titans coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday that both Jamie Harper and Darius Reynaud will be active for Week 6 against the Steelers and could help out in the running game. Backup running back Javon Ringer is expected to miss a month due to a knee injury. Reynaud has gained 10 yards on four carries so far this season.
Analysis: Reynaud has mainly been used on special teams so far in his career but should see some more work Thursday night. While his role will increase slightly, the 27-year-old remains someone to ignore in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Titans running back Darius Reynaud didn't make any contributions offensively Week 3 against the Lions, but he did return a kick 105 yards for a score in the fourth quarter. Overall, he had 182 return yards on four kickoffs and three punts.
Analysis: Reynaud is mostly just a special-teamer for the Titans, and even if the touchdown counts for something in your league, you have to think it might be the only one he gets all season. You can ignore him in Fantasy.
News: Titans running back Darius Reynaud got a chance to see extended action Sunday in Week 1 against the Patriots. With Javon Ringer (elbow) inactive, Reynaud worked with Jamie Harper as the No. 2 running back behind Chris Johnson. Reynaud finished with two carries for 2 yards and three catches for 17 yards on four targets.
Analysis: Reynaud has minimal Fantasy value barring a significant injury to Johnson. He should not be owned in most leagues heading into Week 2 at San Diego.
News: Titans running back Darius Reynaud had another strong showing during Tennessee's preseason game against the Buccaneers Friday night. Reynaud finished with 76 rushing on eight carries during the 30-7 win as he split carries with Javon Ringer once Chris Johnson was removed from the contest. He did have a long of 39 yards and also hauled in a reception, but lost two yards on it.
Analysis: Reynaud opened some eyes with his is two-touchdown performance in the first preseason game last week and turned in another strong effort Friday night. He spent much of the week taking reps with the first-team offense and could find himself competing for a spot as Johnson's primary backup. Still, as long as Johnson is healthy, Reynaud won't be in line to see a ton of touches making him a player worth avoiding in most formats heading into the season.
News: Titans running back Darius Reynaud, who opened plenty of eyes with his two-touchdown performance in the first preseason game last week, saw some reps with the first-team offense during Wednesday's practice and could get some carries in the early parts of the team's next preseason game, Friday in Tampa. Maybe somewhere in the first half hell get an opportunity, coach Mike Munchak told the Tennessean. We know he can run the ball. We just have to see the rest of his game. He just hasnt had a chance or been asked to do a lot of things yet.
Analysis: Reynaud does not have a ton of experience at the running back position, as he played wide receiver in college and has been used exclusively as a returner in the NFL. The Titans are interested in seeing what he can do with more opportunities, but his best-case scenario seems to be making the roster as a deep reserve back and return specialist, so don't expect him to have much Fantasy value this season.
News: Giants RB Darius Reynaud (hamstring) was downgraded on Saturday in preparation of Week 9 at Seattle. Reynaud is now out for the game as he will not make the trip to Seattle, reports the Newark Star-Ledger.
Analysis: Reynaud has played in seven games this season without getting one touch in the offense. He does not have any Fantasy value and can be ignored in Week 9 and beyond.
News: Coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that KR/PR Darius Reynaud will be the top punt returner on the Giants. But Coughlin did not guarantee the former Viking would handle the kick return duties.
Analysis: Reynaud was limited to returning punts in 2009 as well for the Vikings and had 308 yards on 30 returns without a touchdown. New York will not use Reynaud as anything but a special teams player and he doesn't have any Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Giants acquired RB Darius Reynaud in a trade with the Vikings on Friday that also brought backup QB Sage Rosenfels to the Big Apple.
Analysis: The trade of Reynaud is a bit of a shock since he was expected to be key in the Vikings' return game. He will likely do most of his damage on special teams for New York, so continue to ignore him in Fantasy.
News: The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart are expected to enter the season as the Vikings' top two running backs. But after those two, the competition could be tough with Ryan Moats being signed Tuesday. Moats will battle with Albert Young, Darius Reynaud and Ian Johnson. "My role may be playing on special teams, and wherever I fit in is fine with me," said Moats, who played the past two seasons with Houston. "I'm a team player."
Analysis: We don't expect Reynaud to be a factor for the Vikings this season. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: Minnesota WR Darius Reynaud was limited to returning punts in the Monday night overtime loss to the Bears Week 16. He did not touch the ball offensively in the game.
Analysis: Reynaud is nothing but a return man for the Vikings and doesnt need to be on Fantasy rosters for Week 17 against the Giants.
News: Vikings backup QB Tarvaris Jackson, WR Darius Reynaud, FB Naufahu Tahi, TE Jeff Dugan and WR Greg Lewis all dressed in Minnesota's Week 15 loss at Carolina but failed to record an offensive stat.
Analysis: None of these players are worth using in the majority of leagues. Ignore them all in Week 16 at Chicago.
News: Vikings backup QB Tarvaris Jackson, WR Darius Reynaud, FB Naufahu Tahi, TE Jeff Dugan, TE Jim Kleinsasser and WR Greg Lewis all dressed in Minnesota's Week 13 loss over the Cardinals, but failed to record an offensive stat.
Analysis: None of these players have any Fantasy value. The Vikings host the Bengals in Week 14.
News: Vikings TE Jimmy Kleinsasser, WR Greg Lewis, WR Darius Reynaud and RB Jeff Dugan didn't record offensive statistics Week 12 against the Bears.
Analysis: None of these players ever does enough statistically to matter in Fantasy. Leave them all on waivers.
News: Vikings WR Greg Lewis, TE Jimmy Kleinsasser, WR Darius Reynaud and H-back Jeff Dugan dressed but did not record an offensive stat in Week 11 against the Seahawks.
Analysis: Ignore all these players in most Fantasy leagues and don't plan on using any of them in Week 12 against the Bears.
News: Vikings WR Greg Lewis, TE Jimmy Kleinsasser, WR Darius Reynaud and FB Naufahu Tahi all dressed but did not record an offensive stat Sunday against the Lions.
Analysis: Ignore all these players in most Fantasy leagues and don't plan on using any of them in Week 11 against Seattle.
News: VIkings punt returner Darius Reynaud will miss his second straight game. He hurt his left hamstring Sept. 27 against the 49ers, but he's been tending to a family matter this week.
Analysis: Reynaud is not a relevant Fantasy player and Fantasy owners should not bother with him in any format for Week 5.
News: The Minnesota Star-Tribune reports that Minnesota WR Darius Reynaud is probably going to miss Week 5 at St. Louis as he continues to attend to a family matter according to coach Brad Childress. Reynaud also missed Week 4 against Green Bay with a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Reynaud is not a relevant Fantasy player and Fantasy owners should not bother with him in any format for Week 5.
News: Vikings practice report: WR/PR Darius Reynaud, who missed practice Wednesday with what the health report said was not an injury, was again not on the field Thursday.
Analysis: The good news here is that Fantasy owners won't miss Reynaud even if he doesn't play. He is used more as a punt returner than anything else and is not a viable Fantasy option.
News: Minnesota WR Darius Reynaud, the team's punt returner, is doubtful for Week 4 on Monday night against the Packers. He did not practice on Saturday.
Analysis: Reynaud doesn't post enough offensive stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep him off of rosters for Week 4 and beyond.
News: Minnesota's Darius Reynaud was hurt, apparently his left hamstring, while returning a punt in the third quarter. He didn't record an offensive stat in the game.
Analysis: Reynaud doesn't post enough offensive stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep him off of rosters.
News: Vikings RB Albert Young, WR Darius Reynaud and TE Jeff Dugan all dressed but failed to record an offensive stat Week 2 against the Lions.
Analysis: All three of these players are reserves for the Vikings and hardly see the field on offense. It's safe to ignore them in Fantasy heading into Week 3 against the 49ers.
News: Vikings RB Albert Young and WR/KR Darius Reynaud were the two only players not to record an offensive stat for Minnesota in Week 1 at Cleveland.
Analysis: Neither player is expected to have a real role in the offense this season. Reynaud is only worth owning in the deepest of leagues where return yardage is rewarded.
News: The Vikings reportedly have installed a version of the Wildcat formation into their offense. Wide receiver Darius Reynaud worked in the formation, lining up with rookie Percy Harvin and veteran rusher Chester Taylor.
Analysis: Reynaud is listed as a wide receiver, but he was a running back in high school and college, so chances are the Vikings are planning to utilize his experience handling the ball on the ground in the formation. We doubt he'll touch the ball enough to warrant Fantasy use, but any little bit helps.
News: The Vikings listed the following players as inactive for Week 15 at Arizona: QB Gus Frerotte (third QB), TE Garrett Mills, LB Dontarrious Thomas, DL Jimmy Kennedy, DL Otis Grigsby, OL Artis Hicks, WR Darius Reynaud and DL Letroy Guion.
Analysis: Aside from Frerotte, none of the players on this list should be considered viable Fantasy options. They are not in a position to contribute regular stats as they aren't in line for regular playing time. They've got some depth chart climbing to do and should be left on the waiver wire.
News: WR Darius Reynaud will not play in Week 15 at Arizona due to a foot injury. He returned kickoffs four times for an average of 25.8 yards per return last week.
Analysis: Reynaud hasn't gotten enough stats to ever warrant using in Fantasy play. LEave him on waivers, especially since he's out this week.
News: Minnesota WR Darius Reynaud did not make any catches in Week 14 against the Lions. He returned kickoffs four times for an average of 25.8 yards per return.
Analysis: Reynaud never gets enough stats to warrant use in Fantasy play. Keep him on waivers in Week 15 at Arizona.
News: The Vikings DST had three interceptions and three sacks Sunday against Chicago. Jared Allen had all three sacks, and Ben Leber, Darren Sharper and Benny Sapp had the interceptions. Darius Reynaud had two kickoff returns for 62 yards.
Analysis: The Vikings DST has a great matchup in Week 14 at Detroit, so consider the unit a No. 1 Fantasy option.
News: Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson, WR Darius Reynaud and WR Audrae Allison all were active in Minnesota's Week 13 win against Chicago but did not record a stat.
Analysis: Keep all of these players reserved in Week 14 at Detroit.
News: Vikings FB/TE Jeff Dugan, QB Tarvaris Jackson, TE Jim Kleinsasser, WR Darius Reynaud and WR Audrae Allison all played in Minnesota's Week 12 win in Jacksonville.
Analysis: Jackson is the only one in this list with minimal Fantasy value, but all should be ignored in Week 13 vs. Chicago.