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Lions | Theo Riddick questionable

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:21:06 -0800

Detroit Lions LB Theo Riddick (wrist) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick should be fine for the game and will receive most of the work at running back despite the injury. He should be considered a decent No. 2 running back in all leagues because of his production in the passing game in addition to the running game.

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Lions | Theo Riddick on the field

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:57:03 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) was participating during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick should be able to play in Week 14, but owners will need to monitor the situation to see if he suffers any setbacks. Riddick has not posted great numbers over the last few weeks but should still have a solid role in the offense. He can be a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick sits Wednesday

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:02:08 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Fantasy Tip: It seems unlikely that Riddick would sit this week after being able to play last week while not at 100%. If the shifty running back is unexpectedly sidelined, however, then Dwayne Washington would make for a sleeper option in deeper standard leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick will play

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:14:13 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 13 game.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick should receive most of the work at running back against the New Orleans Saints and should also be involved in the passing game. He should be a solid No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick likely to play

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:01:33 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) is expected to play in Week 13's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick was limited in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He has been an integral part of Detroit's running and passing game and should continue to be viewed as a solid RB2 option, especially in PPR formats.

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Lions | Questionable tag for Theo Riddick

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:26:57 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick should be able to play this week, but owners will need to check the inactive list to make sure. He has been a factor in the running and passing game and can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues.

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Lions | Limited practice for Theo Riddick

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:26:38 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

Fantasy Tip: There are no indications that Riddick will be missing this game, as long as he doesn't have any setbacks between now and kickoff. He's one of the more underrated running backs this week as he should be heavily involved in the passing game in what could be a shootout with the New Orleans Saints. He has high-end RB2 upside in PPR leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick also limited

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:23:38 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick had an off week last week, but he's primed for a rebound performance in a great matchup versus the New Orleans Saints. He should continue to split time in the running game, but his value in the passing game makes him an RB2 option in PPR formats.

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Lions | Theo Riddick a disappointment

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:21:40 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick only managed 58 yards from scrimmage Thursday, Nov. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick and the rest of the offense were definitely in one of their tougher matchups of the year against the Minnesota Vikings. He'll continue to lead the Lions in touches out of the backfield as long as he's healthy, though. Don't be terribly discouraged by this outing.

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Lions | Theo Riddick listed as questionable

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:46:29 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 23, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick should be able to play this week and probably will see the majority of snaps at running back. His ability to produce in the running and passing game is why he should be considered a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick limited

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:30:15 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick was hampered last week, too, but he still turned in a nice day in the passing game. That could be the case again this week if he is active. Look for his practice status tomorrow. If he's still limited then he'll be considered questionable.

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Lions | Theo Riddick limited Monday

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:13:48 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 21. The Lions did not practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick did most of his damage in the passing game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11 where he had 70 yards receiving. Riddick will continue to be the team's No. 1 running back and should be considered a solid No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick injures his finger

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:52:39 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (finger) said Sunday, Nov. 20, that he caught his hand in a helmet in the Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He said it shouldn't affect his ability to carry the ball going forward.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick rushed for 13 yards, but hauled in eight receptions for 70 yards on a game-high 10 targets. He is a must-start fantasy option in PPR formats heading into the Thanksgiving game against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12.

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Lions | Theo Riddick will play Sunday

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 07:38:23 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) will play in Week 11's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick had been limited in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He should be viewed as a RB2 in standard fantasy leagues, with added value in PPR formats.

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Lions | Questionable tag for Theo Riddick

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:52:00 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick probably will be able to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars and will be involved in the running and passing game. He should be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues and will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick limited Thursday

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:59:09 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Nov. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick should be able to play as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks. He's an RB2 in standard leagues and his receiving prowess gives him more value in PPR formats.

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Lions | Theo Riddick limited Wednesday

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:50:45 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Fantasy Tip: While the Jacksonville Jaguars have been pretty good against the run this year, Riddick is versatile enough to cause problems for any defense. If he doesn't suffer any setbacks this week then he's an RB2 with more value in PPR formats.

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Lions | Theo Riddick active for Week 9

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 08:49:37 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) is active for Week 9's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick was a limited participant in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He should be viewed as a decent RB2 in PPR fantasy leagues despite the challenging matchup versus Minnesota.

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Lions | Theo Riddick questionable for Week 9

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 15:48:01 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 4, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick likely will be able to play this week and should receive a majority of the work at running back. He will be involved in the running and passing game and should be considered a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick limited in practice

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 19:08:08 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick appears to be in the same boat as last week, as he was limited mid-week but able to play and flourish. He is a tremendous RB2 option in all PPR fantasy formats despite the fact he is facing a tough defense.

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Lions | Theo Riddick also limited

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:40:34 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) had a limited practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick was limited mid-week last week as well and still turned in a stellar performance. He and the Lions face a tougher test in the Minnesota Vikings this week, but the Vikings did just give up over 150 rushing yards and a touchdown to Jordan Howard on Monday night. Riddick remains a solid RB2 option in PPR leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick leads DET rushers

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 13:49:58 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick ran 11 times for 56 yards Sunday, Oct. 30, in a 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: This wasn't a bad outing for Riddick, but the Lions rushing game is in so much flux that Riddick might not be the leader every week.

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Lions | Theo Riddick should be in uniform

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:45:07 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday,, Oct. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick likely will take over the starting running back job and should see plenty of touches during the game. He can be a solid No. 2 running back in most leagues and will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick upgraded to full at practice

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:49:18 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Oct. 27.

Fantasy Tip: After getting in a limited session on Wednesday, it looks like Riddick will be on his way back from a two-game absence. Prior to landing on the sidelines, the 25-year-old tailback was the biggest piece of Detroit's running game, and he should resume his busy role against the Texans. His return might also hinder Golden Tate, who has stepped up big time the past two weeks in Riddick's absence. Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett also head back to the end of the line if Dwayne Washington suits up as well.

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Lions | Theo Riddick expected to play

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:45:33 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) is expected to play against the Houston Texans in Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick has missed the last two games because of the injury but probably will regain his starting job in Week 8. He can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option if he is active.

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Lions | Theo Riddick limited Wednesday

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:40:11 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Pay close attention to Riddick's progress this week since he's missed the last two games with the ankle ailment. He should be started as an RB2 in PPR leagues if he is active. He may not run as much if he does play with Dwayne Washington likely back.

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Lions | Week 7 inactives for Lions

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:46:56 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Adairius Barnes, OT Corey Robinson, LB DeAndre Levy, RB Dwayne Washington, TE Eric Ebron, DL Haloti Ngata, RB Theo Riddick inactive for Week 7.

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Lions | Theo Riddick won't play in Week 7

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:55:44 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 21, and he has been ruled out for Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: With Riddick out and Dwayne Washington questionable, Zach Zenner could be worth a flier in DFS formats if he ends up starting in Week 7.

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Lions | No practice again for Theo Riddick

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:19:25 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) missed practice for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 21.

Fantasy Tip: It's not looking good for Riddick, who is trending toward missing his second straight game. Zach Zenner, Dwayne Washington, and Justin Forsett will likely share backfield touches this week against the Washington Redskins, with game script likely to determine which one will be the best play in fantasy. Golden Tate enjoyed his best game of the season by far last week with Riddick and Eric Ebron out, and a similar scenario could play out again this week.

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Lions | Theo Riddick misses practice again

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:15:08 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick hasn't practiced yet this week and could be in danger of missing his second consecutive contest. If he has to sit out again, the Lions would likely go to a three-man committee of Justin Forsett, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington, making it very difficult to trust either of those options this weekend in any fantasy league.

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Lions | Theo Riddick does not practice

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:00:26 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick was not able to play in Week 6 and likely will have to practice this week if he wants a chance to play in Week 7. Owners probably should consider other options for their lineups and not hope that Riddick plays.

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Lions | Week 6 Lions inactives

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 08:44:35 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Adairius Barnes, LB DeAndre Levy, RB Dwayne Washington, TE Eric Ebron, DL Haloti Ngata, OG Larry Warford, RB Theo Riddick inactive for Week 6.

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Lions | Theo Riddick to sit Week 6

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:09:13 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Tip: With Dwayne Washington questionable due to foot and ankle sprains, newly signed Justin Forsett may have a bigger-than-expected role less than a week after joining the Lions. Forsett fits Riddick's role in this offense much better than Zach Zenner, so five to eight carries and three to five catches for the former Baltimore Raven should not be ruled out. That alone would put Forsett on the flex radar.

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Lions | Theo Riddick out again Friday

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:34:32 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) is out of practice Friday, Oct. 14.

Fantasy Tip: This certainly sheds doubt on his status for Week 6, but he could still suit up against the Los Angeles Rams. He'd have a decent matchup if he's able to play and isn't limited. Check his status before kickoff for a possible flex play.

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Lions | Theo Riddick remains sidelined

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:55:08 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick could be a game-time decision this week, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. He should be a starting option if he is active, but owners will need other options available if he misses the game. Justin Forsett could receive solid playing time in Week 6 if Riddick is not able to play and could be a flex option.

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Lions | Theo Riddick misses practice

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:26:37 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Riddick is in any danger of missing the team's Week 6 game, so owners should monitor the situation. Riddick could lose some carries to Justin Forsett but should still be a No. 2 running back in some standard leagues and most point-per-reception leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick finds end zone twice

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 17:29:06 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick ran 11 times for a game-high 49 yards in the Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and he also had six receptions for 33 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was targeted six times.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is a tremendous fantasy option as the top back in the Motor City, especially in formats which reward points per reception (PPR). The Lions host the Rams in Week 6, a rush defense shredded by LeSean McCoy and the Bills in Week 5.

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Lions | Theo Riddick leads weak RB attack

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 13:43:42 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick led all team rushers, but he had just 31 yards on 11 carries in a 17-14 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Until the Lions get their running game figured out, it will affect their chances to win. Riddick carries little fantasy value if he can't get his game going against a weak team like the Bears.

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Lions | Theo Riddick dwarfing into timeshare

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:27:32 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick will enter a timeshare with RB Dwayne Washington, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick had just nine yards on 10 carries last week, but he's a capable receiver out of the backfield. He'll be a flex consideration against the Chicago Bears this week.

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Lions | Theo Riddick plays starter's snaps

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:28:55 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick played in 45 of the 68 offensive snaps in Week 3. RB Dwayne Washington played in 25 snaps.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick had 10 rushes for just nine yards but caught seven balls for 39. Washington rushed 10 times for 38 yards, and he could start to see a bigger role. Riddick is an RB3, and Washington is a flex option against the Chicago Bears next week.

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Lions | Zach Zenner could be involved Week 3

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:23:02 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner may serve as the team's goal-line back and possibly four-minute back during the absence of Ameer Abdullah, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein. Theo Riddick is still expected to see slightly more work, while Dwayne Washington is expected to absorb at least some of Abdullah's early-down role.

Fantasy Tip: Rothstein supports his case by saying Zenner is bigger than Riddick and has better ball security than Washington, but it's hard to believe Washington's new early-down workload will be so significant that he cannot continue to serve as the goal-line back as well. Zenner will likely be active on game day while Abdullah is away, but it's far from a lock he'll slide into Washington's old role.

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Lions | Theo Riddick to take over

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:18:48 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) is out for the season, and RB Theo Riddick will get the first crack as the team's top back. RB Dwayne Washington and RB Zach Zenner will back him up.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick has been productive as a receiver, but he hasn't really proven to be a consistent runner. Washington has the tools to do both and is the dark horse here. Riddick is likely already owned, and he's a low-end RB2 for now. Washington has flex appeal against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3.

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Lions | Theo Riddick quiet Sunday

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:03:48 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick ran 11 times for 37 yards and caught passes for 28 yards in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 18. RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) left early, but Riddick wasn't able to capitalize on the extra work.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is primarily a PPR weapon for fantasy owners. Any increased workload in the running game is gravy. Watch Abdullah's status for Week 3, but Riddick is a midrange flex play either way against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

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Lions | Theo Riddick improving as a runner

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:42:59 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick played 24 snaps and had seven carries for 45 yards in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts, and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said Riddick has spent a lot of time with running backs coach David Walker to improve his vision and ability to read blocks.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is one of the best pass-catching backs in the NFL, and if he continues to see a handful of carries, he will be a legit RB2 in PPR formats. For now, consider him a solid flex play in PPR leagues and must-have handcuff to Ameer Abdullah in standard leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick able to return to game

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 16:35:13 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (head) was able to return to the Week 1 game against the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter after apparently passing his concussion evaluation.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick left the game after having his bell rung, but apparently satisfied all of the league's mandated concussion requirements. That's good news for fantasy owners in fantasy leagues, especially PPR formats.

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Lions | Theo Riddick exits with head injury

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 16:11:24 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (head) left the Week 1 game against the Indianapolis Colts due to a head injury. He is being evaluated for a concussion.

Fantasy Tip: Before Riddick left he posted a rushing touchdown while also grabbing three receptions. When healthy he is a valuable RB3 in fantasy formats which reward points per reception (PPR). If he is forced to miss time it's good news for Ameer Abdullah, who figures to see even more touches.

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Lions | Theo Riddick inks three-year extension

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:04:41 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $12.5 million Friday, Sept. 9, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick was a solid PPR option last season with 80 receptions and 830 yards from scrimmage. However, there could be a slight decline in his volume with Ameer Abdullah potentially taking a step forward in his second season. Riddick is also nothing more than a depth piece in standard leagues because he isn't a touchdown threat on the ground with one career rushing score through his first three seasons.

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Lions | Detroit backup RBs could be busy

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:20:42 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah wants to be the every-down back, but head coach Jim Caldwell indicated Tuesday, Aug. 30, he will keep his running-back-by-committee approach, meaning plenty of reps could be in the offing for RBs Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington, in that order. "I think you have to spread it out a little bit," Caldwell said.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick has the most fantasy appeal of the group, as he could see plenty of touches in the red zone and is a force out of the backfield as a receiver. You should take a wait-and-see approach with Zenner and Washington, as it might take an injury to Abdullah or Riddick to give them any fantasy appeal.

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Lions | Theo Riddick worked with starters

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:19:40 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick received all of the snaps with the first-team offense during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18, in part because RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) did not play.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick will have a solid role on offense even when Abdullah will be able to play again. He should be a valuable option for owners in point-per-reception leagues since he caught 80 passes last season. He could be a weekly flex option in PPR leagues and a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in standard leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick misses first pads practice

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 15:44:48 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (undisclosed) missed the team's first practice in pads on Sunday, July 31, with a minor undisclosed injury.

Fantasy Tip: The team believes Riddick's injury is not serious, but it does hinder his ability to develop behind RB Ameer Abdullah. Riddick is an RB2 to high-end RB3 selection at best in fantasy leagues.

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