Fantasy Football Today - fantasy football rankings, cheatsheets, and information
A Fantasy Football Community!




Log In  | Sign Up  |  Contact      





 Stats > Ameer Abdullah  
 
Running Back, Detroit Lions

Want Custom Fantasy Scoring?
You are not logged in. You must be logged in and create a league profile to apply custom fantasy scoring to the stat, projection and ranking pages. Login or Register

Draft: 2015 Round 2 (22)
College: Nebraska
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 205 DOB: 1993-06-13 Age: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#28 6 4.12

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2015 DET 16 143 598 4.2 2 38 25 183 7.3 1 96.1 6.0
2016 DET 2 18 101 5.6 0 5 5 57 11.4 1 21.8 10.9
2017 DET 11 150 505 3.4 3 27 20 133 6.7 1 87.8 8.0
2017 (Projected) DET   145 625 4.3 3   32 266 8.3 2 119.1  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
The sample size is miniscule, but Ameer Abdullah was perhaps on his way to special things before a broken foot ended his season in Week 2. During the Lions season opening victory against the Colts, we got a chance to see how the Lions planned to use their second-year back. Abdullah touched the ball 17 times (12 carries, 5 receptions) and piled up 120 total yards and a touchdown. For those counting at home (as most fantasy participants apt to do), that's over 7 yards per touch. Before going down with the injury in Week 2, Abdullah was averaging over 6 yards a carry on his attempts. It really looked like Abdullah could have been primed for a solid season last year, but can he recover and bring a spark to the Lions offense and fantasy squads alike?

Stop me if you've heard this before, but the main roadblock to fantasy relevance is playing time. The Lions run game under Jim Caldwell has been agonizingly specialized. Theo Riddick handles almost all passing situation duties, including hurry up situations and last year Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington were the goal line backs. This leaves Abdullah with few opportunities to flash his elite athleticism. He struggled with ball security as a rookie, and while he's had a healthy off-season, one has to wonder if the foot injury has cost him some speed and quickness. The Lions have been quick to name Abdullah their starter, but that means little with how much the other backs play. There is definite room to improve upon his rookie year numbers, but between the committee and the offensive line in a bit of flux, I don't think the needle can move enough to give Abdullah more than a look as a FLEX option with upside. He'll have to be borderline spectacular with the touches he gets, or rise to the top over injured teammates to be much more.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Theo Riddick
RB2RB4 Tion Green
RB3RB3 Zach Zenner
RB4RB1 Ameer Abdullah
RB5RB5 Dwayne Washington
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Ameer Abdullah expected to sit
Because of poor play, not injury reasons
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 10, 7:30 am

Detroit Lions
#Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Abdullah out of favor, expect Tion Green and Theo Riddick to handle the running back workload with Green getting most of his work on early-downs. Green posted an 11-51-1 line against the Ravens last week.


Injury Ameer Abdullah expected to sit, Riddick to start
Riddick in play in PPR leagues
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 3, 8:30 am

Detroit Lions
Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not expected to play today vs. #Ravens. Trying to spark their run game, Theo Riddick will be treated as the starter. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Abdullah missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and was limited on Friday. The Lions running game has been dismal this season but Riddick should see an increased role against the Ravens with Abdullah out. Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington should also see some action in the backfield



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 ARI W 35-23 15 30 2.0 0 4 3 11 3.7 0 4.1
2 at NYG W 24-10 17 86 5.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 8.6
3 ATL L 26-30 14 47 3.4 0 3 3 39 13.0 0 8.6
4 at MIN W 14-7 20 94 4.7 1 4 3 15 5.0 0 16.9
5 CAR L 24-27 10 31 3.1 0 1 1 3 3.0 0 3.4
6 at NO L 38-52 14 54 3.9 0 2 0 0 - 0 5.4
8 PIT L 15-20 11 27 2.5 0 3 3 11 3.7 0 3.8
9 at GB W 30-17 21 48 2.3 1 1 1 9 9.0 0 11.7
10 CLE W 38-24 11 52 4.7 1 2 1 3 3.0 0 11.5
11 at CHI W 27-24 11 22 2.0 0 2 2 13 6.5 1 9.5
12 MIN L 23-30 6 14 2.3 0 5 3 29 9.7 0 4.3

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 12 63 5.3 0 5 5 57 11.4 1 18.0
2 TEN L 15-16 6 38 6.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.8

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 7 50 7.1 1 4 4 44 11.0 0 15.4
2 at MIN L 16-26 6 9 1.5 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 1.8
3 DEN L 12-24 8 23 2.9 0 5 2 19 9.5 1 10.2
4 at SEA L 10-13 13 33 2.5 0 5 2 11 5.5 0 4.4
5 ARI L 17-42 6 17 2.8 0 2 1 9 9.0 0 2.6
6 CHI W 37-34 14 48 3.4 0 4 3 21 7.0 0 6.9
7 MIN L 19-28 8 43 5.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.3
8 at KC L 10-45 1 3 3.0 0 2 0 0 - 0 0.3
10 at GB W 18-16 5 15 3.0 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 2.2
11 OAK W 18-13 12 44 3.7 0 2 1 2 2.0 0 4.6
12 PHI W 45-14 16 63 3.9 0 2 1 12 12.0 0 7.5
13 GB L 23-27 13 67 5.2 0 1 0 0 - 0 6.7
14 at STL L 14-21 7 23 3.3 0 2 2 21 10.5 0 4.4
15 at NO W 35-27 9 77 8.6 1 2 2 12 6.0 0 14.9
16 SF W 32-17 8 39 4.9 0 4 4 9 2.3 0 4.8
17 at CHI W 24-20 10 44 4.4 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 5.1

What is My FF Today ?
Click the icon to add a player to My FF Today Track Players. Track Players allows you to keep better tabs on players that are most important to you, including your own custom news page and highlighting your players on stat, projection and ranking pages. Note you must be logged in to use My FF Today.