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 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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Michael Rothstein

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Stevan Ridley the favorite for No. 3

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:01:30 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Stevan Ridley seems to be the frontrunner for the No. 3 running back position behind RBs Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, according to Tim Twentyman of detroitlions.com. Ridley would provide a change of pace from Abdullah and Riddick, but he'll still have to prove himself after missing most of the offseason with an undisclosed injury.

Fantasy Tip: Ridley may vulture a touchdown here and there when the Lions are in goal-line situations, but he can mostly be avoided as long as Abdullah and Riddick are healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | More running for Theo Riddick?

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:58:46 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick could have a bigger role running the ball in 2016, according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick really broke out as a PPR machine last season. He'll have to split touches with Ameer Abdullah, but Riddick is still a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 option in PPR formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Theo Riddick open to extension

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 18:49:15 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick said he is open to signing a contract extension, though no talks have taken place.

Fantasy Tip: At the very least, Riddick should be a solid starting option in points-per-reception formats in 2016, and with the potential for a bigger role in the run game, he could be a weekly flex option in traditional formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

NFL | C.J. Prosise wants to emulate Lion

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 10:39:21 -0800

Notre Dame RB C.J. Prosise said he wants to transition to the NFL the way Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick has, who played wide receiver at Notre Dame. "That's something I've been trying to mimic, kind of what he's done and try to take the steps that he's taken."

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is coming off a career year in which he led the NFL in receiving among running backs. Prosise isn't expected to be drafted high, but he could provide someone with depth at running back and another pass-catching threat out of the backfield. He won't be an immediate fantasy factor, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Theo Riddick could have bigger role

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 11:34:02 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick, who led all running backs in catches last year after starting fourth on Detroit's depth chart, could be in line for a much bigger role in 2016. Riddick played most of the year behind RBs Joique Bell and Ameer Abdullah, too. Former NFL RB Marshall Faulk indicated Bell likely played more because he was being paid more. Riddick will likely be headed toward a bigger role next year regardless of what happens with Bell's contract.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick will look very intriguing as Detroit's second back if they decide to cut Bell this offseason. But either way, Riddick has tons of potential and value, especially in point-per-reception formats in Jim Bob Cooter's offense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Theo Riddick sets club record

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:54:42 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick posted four receptions in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears to set a club record for catches by a running back (80) in a single season.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick emerged as a useful fantasy option down the stretch, especially for those in formats which reward points per reception (PPR). He might be an interesting player heading into 2016, depending on what personnel and coaching moves the team makes in the offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Lions | Theo Riddick attains franchise record

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:52:27 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick set a single-season franchise record for receiving yards by a running back. On the season Riddick has 76 catches for 668 receiving yards.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick has been one of the biggest fantasy surprises in PPR leagues this year. Interestingly, Riddick is only two receptions behind Calvin Johnson on the season. Riddick is comfortably in RB2 territory for PPR drafts next year.

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Lions | Theo Riddick busy in passing game

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:52:21 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick had seven carries for 20 yards and seven catches for 63 yards in a 32-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick has five or more catches in five of his last six games, and while his carries vary from one week to the next, his work in the passing game makes him a viable flex option in PPR formats.

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