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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
#42 6 11.04

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 (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
RB1RB1 Ameer Abdullah
RB2RB2 Theo Riddick
RB3RB3 Zach Zenner
RB4RB4 Dwayne Washington
RB5RB5 Stevan Ridley
RB6RB6 George Winn
RB7RB7 Michael Burton
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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.


Abdullah to carry most of the load for Lions?
4.7 YPC over the second half of the season
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jun 23, 4:45 pm

Detroit Lions
(Ameer Abdullah is) going to get every opportunity to carry most of the load for the Lions’ rushing attack. He averaged 4.7 yards per carry the second half of last season when the offensive line simplified some blocking schemes and played more consistently. The Lions should be better upfront as a run-blocking unit with (Taylor) Decker at left tackle, (Laken) Tomlinson with a year under his belt, (Larry) Warford in better shape and (Riley) Reiff moved over to right tackle. That should benefit Abdullah and the run game. (detroitlions.com)

FFToday's Take: Although Abdullah is still recovering from January shoulder surgery, he is expected to be ready for camp and offers the same kind of huge upside he did last summer. Theo Riddick will still absorb most of the backfield's snaps on passing downs, but the rest of the roles on this team are open for the taking for the second-year back. He makes sense as a low-end RB2 with room to move up from there should he secure goal-line carries in addition to early-down work.



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

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
2 at ARI L 21-25 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
3 at WAS W 27-20 2 -2 -1.0 0 2 1 8 8.0 0 0.6
4 CHI W 40-32 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
8 DAL W 31-30 1 7 7.0 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 1.4
11 at PIT L 27-37 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
13 GB W 40-10 0 0 - 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 0.5
14 at PHI L 20-34 4 12 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.2
15 BAL L 16-18 0 0 - 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 0.6
16 NYG L 20-23 2 8 4.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 6.8

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