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Running Back, Detroit Lions

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Draft: 2013 Round 6 (31)
College: Notre Dame
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 200 DOB: 1991-05-04 Age: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#41 6 13.05

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2013 DET 9 9 25 2.8 1 8 4 26 6.5 0 11.1 1.2
2014 DET 13 20 51 2.6 0 50 34 316 9.3 4 60.7 4.7
2015 DET 16 43 133 3.1 0 99 80 697 8.7 3 101.0 6.3
2016 DET 3 28 91 3.3 1 19 16 130 8.1 1 34.1 11.4
2016 (Projected) DET   53 205 3.9 0   73 599 8.2 3 98.4  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
Second in the NFL in receptions by a running back, Theo Riddick burst onto the scene in 2015 and gave the Lions not only a consistent receiving threat out of the backfield, but he gave fantasy owners some substantial value, especially in PPR leagues. And that is where Riddick’s value will continue to split. Because of his receiver-like stats, and role on the offense, (99 targets vs 43 rushing attempts) he has considerably more value in PPR leagues. Riddick remained a high volume receiver even after the offensive changes made mid-season, so that leads me to believe that approaching 80 catches again is certainly plausible. With such a low rushing yardage and touchdown ceiling, Riddick really becomes only a FLEX consideration in standard leagues. Should Abdullah falter though, Riddick could be valuable with additional touches.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Theo Riddick
RB2RB3 Dwayne Washington
RB3RB4 Zach Zenner
RB4RB1 Ameer Abdullah
RB5RB5 Michael Burton
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Ameer Abdullah placed on injured reserve
Foot injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 21, 9:15 am

Detroit Lions
Ameer Abdullah today was placed on injured reserve, potentially ending his season. Theo Riddick should be the Lions' No. 1 running back for as long as Abdullah is sidelined. (Detroit Free Press)

FFToday's Take: Abdullah suffered a foot injury in Week 2 that will cost him at least 8 weeks. The Lions could bring him back this season if they designate him their player to return. In the meantime, Theo Riddick gets a bump in value along with rookie Dwayne Washington. These two should handle the majority of work in the backfield with Washington receiving short-yardage/goaline work.


Injury Ameer Abdullah to get second opinion
Initial reports suggest RB has sprained foot
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 19, 5:00 pm

Detroit Lions
Lions RB Ameer Abdullah is scheduled to visit Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina to evaluate his left foot injury Tuesday. (Josina Anderson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The trip is likely being made in order to determine if Abdullah is dealing with a foot sprain or a Lisfranc injury. The fact he is visiting Anderson suggests he or the team thinks it could be the latter, which could sideline him for a considerable amount of time. Theo Riddick likely moves from a solid RB3 to low-end RB2 with this news, while Dwayne Washington can be expected to assume most of the early-down carries into the goal-line work he already had.


Boldin expected to sign deal with Lions
One-year deal expected to be finalized today
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jul 26, 2:05 pm

Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are planning to sign veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin to a one-year deal, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Boldin and the Lions, who need depth at receiver in the wake of Calvin Johnson's retirement, were finalizing the deal Tuesday, sources told Schefter. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Boldin will be thrown into the mix with Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, Eric Ebron, T.J. Jones and receiving specialist Theo Riddick. Boldin has experience with Jim Caldwell from their days in Baltimore. He's likely more of a depth piece than a major contributor but he's still very capable of having a fantasy impact at age 35. He's shaping up to be a mid-to-late round draft pick with WR4/5 value.


Riddick unlikely to see many more carries
Handled only 43 carries in 2015
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 25, 4:25 pm

Detroit Lions
The biggest key to the backfield's success is the development of Ameer Abdullah. As a rookie last season, he was plagued by ball security issues early in the campaign, but closed out the year strong. He averaged 4.7 yards per attempt and put the ball on the ground just once across the final eight games. Theo Riddick is what he is, a below-average runner, but elite receiver out of the backfield. He's a key offensive cog after catching 80 passes last season, but expecting significant growth as a ball carrier borders on unreasonable. (MLive.com)

FFToday's Take: This opinion contradicts OC Jim Bob Cooter's expectation in early June that Riddick would see more carries. A slight bump from the 43 carries he did receive a season ago is reasonable, but owners should not expect that total to double. Abdullah should see his touches increase, however, after putting a lid on his ball-security issues. He averaged 10.5 touches as a rookie, but should be around 15 as a NFL sophomore. Both backs should be viewed as high-end flex/RB3 types in PPR formats.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at IND W 39-35 7 45 6.4 1 5 5 63 12.6 1 22.8
2 TEN L 15-16 11 37 3.4 0 5 4 28 7.0 0 6.5
3 at GB L 27-34 10 9 0.9 0 9 7 39 5.6 0 4.8

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SD L 28-33 0 0 - 0 2 2 37 18.5 1 9.7
2 at MIN L 16-26 1 5 5.0 0 6 5 41 8.2 0 4.6
3 DEN L 12-24 0 0 - 0 10 8 66 8.3 0 6.6
4 at SEA L 10-13 1 5 5.0 0 5 5 31 6.2 0 3.6
5 ARI L 17-42 0 0 - 0 13 10 53 5.3 1 11.3
6 CHI W 37-34 7 28 4.0 0 6 3 50 16.7 0 7.8
7 MIN L 19-28 3 8 2.7 0 4 3 40 13.3 0 4.8
8 at KC L 10-45 5 17 3.4 0 7 6 30 5.0 0 4.7
10 at GB W 18-16 3 1 0.3 0 3 3 25 8.3 0 2.6
11 OAK W 18-13 6 14 2.3 0 6 5 72 14.4 0 8.6
12 PHI W 45-14 2 6 3.0 0 5 5 62 12.4 1 12.8
13 GB L 23-27 1 4 4.0 0 6 5 27 5.4 0 3.1
14 at STL L 14-21 3 18 6.0 0 11 7 44 6.3 0 6.2
15 at NO W 35-27 2 3 1.5 0 2 2 27 13.5 0 3.0
16 SF W 32-17 7 20 2.9 0 8 7 63 9.0 0 8.3
17 at CHI W 24-20 2 4 2.0 0 5 4 29 7.3 0 3.3

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NYG W 35-14 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
2 at CAR L 7-24 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
3 GB W 19-7 3 16 5.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
4 at NYJ W 24-17 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
6 at MIN W 17-3 3 6 2.0 0 6 5 75 15.0 1 14.1
8 at ATL W 22-21 3 5 1.7 0 12 8 74 9.3 1 13.9
10 MIA W 20-16 3 0 0.0 0 3 2 5 2.5 1 6.5
11 at ARI L 6-14 2 2 1.0 0 6 3 24 8.0 0 2.6
12 at NE L 9-34 2 12 6.0 0 6 3 40 13.3 0 5.2
13 CHI W 34-17 0 0 - 0 7 6 54 9.0 0 5.4
15 MIN W 16-14 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
16 at CHI W 20-14 0 0 - 0 3 2 10 5.0 0 1.0
17 at GB L 20-30 0 0 - 0 7 5 34 6.8 1 9.4
WC at DAL L 20-24 0 0 - 0 7 4 39 9.8 0 3.9
WC = Wild-Card

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