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Theo Riddick | Running Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 201
College: Notre Dame
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Theo Riddick caught 5-of-5 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Detroit's Week 12 win over the Eagles, adding two rushes for six yards.
Riddick helped set the tone for the Lions' 45-14 blowout victory early, softening up the middle of the field. The score was his third of the season. Riddick has only 84 yards rushing on the year, but has caught at least five passes in 7-of-11 games. He's a PPR asset, but RB4 for standard league purposes. Nov 26 - 4:07 PM

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Theo Riddick caught 5-of-6 targets for 72 yards in Detroit's Week 11 win over the Raiders, adding six rushes for 14 yards.

Riddick was absolutely money on Detroit's final possession, soaking up targets as the Lions ran out the clock. Riddick actually got the "start," but remained in a three-way rotation with Ameer Abdullah and Joique Bell. One of the league's most reliable pass-catching backs, Riddick will be an RB3 for Detroit's Thanksgiving showdown with the Eagles' collapsing run defense.
Nov 22 - 5:05 PM

Theo Riddick rushed three times for one yard and caught all three of his targets for 25 yards Week 10 against the Packers.

Riddick did not get his usual complement of garbage time work in a game the Lions were winning throughout the second half, and his statline suffered for it. The good news is the Lions are still a bad team who should be losing most weeks, and Riddick is good for targets and yards in those situations. He will be worth a FLEX look in PPR formats against the Raiders.
Nov 15 - 6:20 PM

Theo Riddick rushed five times for 17 yards and caught 6-of-7 targets for 30 yards Week 8 against the Chiefs.

Riddick rotated into the game before Ameer Abdullah, but he still played well behind Joique Bell when the game was in doubt. As has become the norm, he racked up all his catches with the Lions down big in the second half. Riddick is on pace for 84 catches after eight games, a mark he could reach with Detroit seemingly living in garbage time every week. He will be a PPR option Week 10 against the Packers.
Nov 1 - 12:54 PM

Theo Riddick rushed three times for eight yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 40 yards in the Lions' Week 7 loss to the Vikings.

Riddick's passing-game effectiveness has locked him in as an every-week staple in Detroit's offense. Unfortunately, Riddick lacks the between-the-tackles running chops to be more than a lightly-used scatback. He'll be a weak flex option in PPR leagues when the Lions take on Kansas City in Week 8.
Oct 25 - 5:20 PM

Theo Riddick (groin) is probable for Week 7.

Riddick was limited in practice, but there was never any concern over his status after he played through his injury last week. Riddick is a gameflow-dependent RB3 against the Vikings.
Oct 23 - 4:47 PM

Theo Riddick (groin) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Riddick has become a fixture in PPR leagues on the strength of his 33 catches this year, which leads all NFL running backs. He'll play his usual passing-down role against the Vikings in Week 7.
Oct 22 - 4:27 PM

Theo Riddick (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Riddick played through his injury last week, totaling 78 yards on 10 touches. The Lions should get Joique Bell back Sunday, but it won't impact Riddick's role. Riddick's status isn't a Week 7 concern.
Oct 21 - 4:18 PM

Theo Riddick carried the ball seven times for 28 yards and caught 3-of-6 targets for 50 yards Week 6 against the Bears.

Riddick had just one target at halftime, but he was forced into lead-back duties after Ameer Abdullah was benched for fumbling early in the third quarter. Riddick had a huge 34-yard catch-and-run to start what appeared to be the Lions' game-winning drive in the fourth quarter, and he gained positive yards on all but one of his carries. Considering the state of the Lions' running game, that is an accomplishment. With Joique Bell (ankle) still struggling with injuries, Ameer Abdullah fumbling and Zach Zenner (chest) uncertain, Riddick will be worth adding in most leagues.
Oct 18 - 5:40 PM

Theo Riddick (groin) is active for Week 6 against the Bears.

This is a surprise after Riddick suffered a groin injury in practice Thursday and was not able to suit up Friday. With Joique Bell out again, Riddick will share work with Ameer Abdullah.
Oct 18 - 11:37 AM

Theo Riddick (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Although the "Q" tag indicates Riddick is 50:50 to play against the Bears, the fact that he missed Friday's practice entirely doesn't bode well. If Riddick can't go on Sunday, Ameer Abdullah could see more passing-game work.
Oct 16 - 4:03 PM

Theo Riddick (groin) did not practice Friday.

He was limited Thursday. This suggests he suffered the injury in Thursday's practice and puts him in serious doubt for Week 6 against the Bears. If Riddick can't play, Ameer Abdullah will get all the pass-game work.
Oct 16 - 11:39 AM

Theo Riddick (groin) was limited at Thursday's practice.

It's the first time he's shown up on the injury report this week. We're guessing he'll still be fine for Sunday's game against the Bears. Riddick leads all NFL running backs with 30 catches this year.
Oct 15 - 4:38 PM

Theo Riddick secured 10-of-13 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Cardinals.

The 10 catches marked a career-high for Riddick. He’s logged at least five receptions in each of his last four games and is slowly gaining steam in PPR formats. Riddick will get the Bears in Week 6.
Oct 11 - 8:43 PM

Theo Riddick rushed one time for five yards and caught all five of his targets for 31 yards in the Lions' Week 4 loss to the Seahawks on Monday night.

Riddick played 21 snaps to starter Ameer Abdullah's 30 with Joique Bell (ankle) out. He continues to do some damage out of the backfield as a pass catcher, but remains nothing more than an RB3/4 in PPR leagues.
Oct 6 - 12:02 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
RB1Joique Bell
2Ameer Abdullah
3Theo Riddick
4George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Lance Moore
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
WR31Lance Moore
TE1Eric Ebron
2Tim Wright
3Brandon Pettigrew
LT1Riley Reiff
2Corey Robinson
LG1Laken Tomlinson
C1Travis Swanson
RG1Manuel Ramirez
2Larry Warford
RT1Cornelius Lucas
2LaAdrian Waddle
K1Matt Prater