Theo Riddick news, rumors and stats

Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 201

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YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2013DET149252.78104266.500013510
Average:92531042670013510
Total:92531042670013510

Lions | Theo Riddick totals seven touches

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:58:13 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed four times for 35 yards in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns while adding three receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown on his three targets.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick remains a decent RB3 or flex option in PPR formats heading into Week 11, but he doesn't see the ball enough to make him anything more than a low-end RB3 in standard play.

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Lions | Theo Riddick records season high in yards

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 21:21:32 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick accumulated a season-high 73 total yards in the team's Week 9 game Monday, Nov. 6, versus the Green Bay Packers. He finished with 11 rushing yards on five attempts and hauled in all four of his targets for 62 yards.

Fantasy Tip: It's not saying much that Riddick was able to produce a season high in this one, as the five-year veteran really hasn't had a chance to match his output from the previous two years. But it's worth noting that after Ameer Abdullah fumbled the ball for the second time in the game, it was Riddick and Dwayne Washington who saw all the work out of the backfield, meaning Riddick could be getting a boost if Abdullah's workload is cut. It's a situation worth following.

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Lions | Theo Riddick totals 53 yards

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:53:04 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed twice for eight yards in Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints while adding five receptions for 45 yards on seven targets.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is far more valuable in PPR fantasy leagues than standard formats. The Lions are off in Week 7.

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Lions | Six total touches for Theo Riddick

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:26:44 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed twice for eight yards in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers while adding four receptions for 45 yards on five targets.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick doesn't do much in the run game, and he likely never will. But he has soft hands out of the backfield, reeling in three or more catches in four of his five games. He remains a decent RB3 or flex play in PPR leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 6 against the Saints.

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Lions | Theo Riddick being taken away?

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:09:31 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick has received more defensive attention than he has in previous years, according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. "There's definitely quite a bit of attention going to him. There's been a couple plays here or there where we've just not connected which could have been big ones, so it's kind of on us to get that going. On me as well. I wouldn't say defenses are drastically changing their structure, but every now and then there might be a vital call where Theo may have been one-on-one in the past and now he's sort of doubled," Cooter said.

Fantasy Tip: There is little doubt Ameer Abdullah's increased role in the offense has played a role in Riddick's lack of production so far as well, as has the fact Detroit isn't playing from behind near as much as it has in previous years. Riddick is worth holding onto, but he may be more of a low-end flex option this year who is only useful in negative game-script situations, which aren't always easy to predict beforehand.

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Lions | Theo Riddick totals 12 touches

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:51:20 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed nine times for 20 yards while added three receptions for 17 yards in Week 2 against the New York Giants on Monday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: With Ameer Abdullah back to 100 percent health, Riddick will have to share the touches in the Detroit backfield. He doesn't have a ton of fantasy appeal in most standard fantasy formats, but he is a solid RB3 or flex play in most PPR leagues. The Lions host the Falcons in Week 3.

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Lions | Theo Riddick totals seven touches, TD

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:37:30 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick racked up six receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 1 against the Cardinals. He also rushed once, but he went backwards for a yard.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is a decent option in most PPR leagues, but he isn't a terribly attractive play in most standard formats. He'll look for better production in Week 2 on the road against the Giants on Monday night.

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Lions | Ameer Abdullah part of two-RB sets?

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 19:56:25 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah and RB Theo Riddick could be on the field together at times, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah is the more complete back of the two. He has a chance to sneak into RB2 territory this season, but he is more of a flex play in Week 1 against an Arizona defense that allowed just 3.6 yards per carry last year. Riddick is mainly a threat as a receiver out of the backfield and can be a RB3 in PPR formats.

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Lions | Theo Riddick wearing stop sign

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:18:00 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrists) practiced in a non-contact jersey Sunday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is expected to be a valued target inside the red zone, and he could provide bang for the fantasy buck as an RB3 in PPR leagues.

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Lions | Theo Reddick to get busier in red zone?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:34:29 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick could see his role expand even more inside the red zone this year, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Fantasy Tip: The Lions need someone to replace Anquan Boldin's 22 red zone targets last year - a mark that was good for third in the league. Riddick had five receiving touchdowns last year, all five were inside the 20 and three were from one yard out. Along with Eric Ebron, rookie Kenny Golladay and perhaps Ameer Abdullah, expect Riddick to become a key part of Detroit's attack near the goal line. Riddick should maintain RB2 status in fantasy.

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