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Theo Riddick | Running Back | #25

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 201
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (199) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Theo Riddick rushed four times for 10 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 12 yards in the Lions' Week 17 win over the Packers.
Riddick had to leave early with a ribs injury. It was a mostly disappointing 2017 season for Riddick, who scored a receiving touchdown in Week 1, but didn't score again until Week 10 after being heavily used in the red zone last season. Riddick provided some late-season value in the fantasy playoffs when Ameer Abdullah hurt his neck and was phased out of the offense, but Riddick is not a viable runner and again averaged less than 4.0 YPC for the fifth time in five seasons. Riddick finishes with a 84-286-3 rushing line to go with a 53-444-2 receiving line, finishing top-10 among RBs in catches. Riddick is signed through 2020 and should keep his pass-game role under what will likely be a new coaching staff in Detroit. Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:32:00 PM

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Theo Riddick rushed eight times for 16 yards while catching 3-of-4 targets for 23 yards in Lions' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

Riddick started the game at running back for the Lions but was the least effective of all three Lions backs to receive playing time. With the Lions missing three starting offensive lineman, Riddick was unable to find consistent running room against a Bengals defense that recently got Vontaze Burfict back from injury. Riddick has a good matchup against the Packers in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Theo Riddick (wrist) wasn't listed on the Lions' final injury report for Week 16 against the Bengals.

He aggravated a wrist injury in Week 15 but didn't miss any practice reps this week. Riddick has averaged 72 yards from scrimmage with three touchdowns over his last three games while usurping the lead role from Ameer Abdullah. He'll be in the flex conversation for championship this week.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 03:12:00 PM

Theo Riddick (wrist) is practicing in full for Week 16 against the Bengals.

Riddick aggravated his surgically-repaired wrist in Week 15 but he'll be good to go against the Bengals on Sunday. He can be safely employed as a flex option for championship week.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 04:05:00 PM

Theo Riddick rushed eight times for 49 yards while catching all three of his targets for 12 yards in Saturday’s Week 15 win over the Bears.

Despite Ameer Abdullah returning from injury, Riddick started the game and played 30-of-40 snaps in the first half for the Lions. On his final snap of the first half, Riddick lost a fumble on a play that was set up to run out the clock, which Chicago recovered and turned into points right before the half. That just about ended Riddick’s night as he only returned for a third-down play in the third quarter in which he suffered a wrist injury. Riddick had offseason wrist surgery, so his situation will need to be monitored throughout the week, but if available, he is only an FLEX option next week against the Bengals.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 07:43:00 PM

Theo Riddick rushed 10 times for 29 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' Week 14 win over the Bucs, adding six catches for 64 additional yards.

The rushing scores were just the fourth and fifth of Riddick's five-year career. The first was a two-yard bunny on an inside handoff. The second was a rugged 18-yarder where Riddick shed some tackles from the Bucs' awful defense. Despite the two-score day, Riddick isn't about to take the lead on early downs. He will remain best utilized in PPR leagues for the fantasy semifinals in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Theo Riddick rushed five times for 21 yards and a touchdown while adding 41 yards on five receptions in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Ravens.

Riddick started the game in place of an injured Ameer Abdullah, but was out-carried by rookie Tion Green 11-to-5 in the game. Despite being the second option in the run game, Riddick got the first goal line opportunity and converted it into ta touchdown with a 4-yard run on the opening drive of the third quarter. Abdullah's injury doesn't appear to be long term, but if he misses any more time, Riddick will hold lower RB2 value in PPR formats in Week 14 at Tampa Bay.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:31:00 PM

Theo Riddick rushed five times for 20 yards in the Lions' Thanksgiving loss to the Vikings, adding a 10-yard reception.

Riddick out-rushed Ameer Abdullah 20-14 on one fewer carry, but that's not saying much. Abdullah has been ineffective enough to create an opening for Riddick on early downs, but Riddick doesn't have the skill-set to take advantage. He figures to remain limited to low-end RB3/4 status in PPR leagues.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 04:49:00 PM

Theo Riddick contributed 35 yards on nine carries while adding one catch for four yards on two targets Sunday in the Lions’ Week 11 win over the Bears.

The 10 touches were Riddick’s most since Week 2, though his impact was still minimal. Known for being among the better pass-catching backs in the league, Riddick has managed just four catches for 16 yards on five targets over his last two outings. Even in deeper PPR leagues he’s becoming a tough sell as a starter. A breakout game Thursday against the Vikings, a team that held him to 12 yards from scrimmage in Week 4, seems unlikely.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 06:15:00 PM

Theo Riddick rushed four times for 35 yards and caught three passes for 12 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Browns.

Riddick scored a game-tying TD in the third quarter on a red-zone dumpoff. He didn't do much outside of an early 21-yard run, and finished with negative rushing yards in the second half. Riddick has been more involved the last two weeks and will be on the FLEX radar for Week 11.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Theo Riddick rushed five times for 11 yards and caught all four of his targets for 62 yards in the Lions' Week 9 win over the Packers.

His longest run went for 14, and Riddick's big pass play on a blitz-beating screen went for 63 yards. Outside of those two plays, Riddick was consistently losing yards. He got one carry from the one-yard line after Ameer Abdullah fumbled on first-and-goal, but Riddick predictably didn't punch it in the end zone. He's allergic to scoring. Riddick will be an RB3/4 next week vs. Cleveland.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 12:05:00 AM

Theo Riddick rushed four times for 21 yards and caught two passes for 24 yards in Week 8 against the Steelers.

Riddick wasn't involved in the pass game despite Matthew Stafford's 45 attempts, getting targeted just two times. He's hasn't been much of a factor over the last three weeks, averaging just 45 total yards. Riddick won’t be more than a low-end FLEX for Week 9.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 11:54:00 PM

Theo Riddick hauled in 5-of-7 targets for 45 yards in the Lions' Week 6 loss to the Saints.

He also rushed twice for eight yards. This was a game Riddick should have dominated considering the Lions were down big almost from the first kick, so this was a bit of a disappointing performance, especially considering one of his targets bounce off his hands for an interception. The stat line was still better than most we have seen from him this season, but this very well could be his ceiling at this point. Riddick will be just a PPR option after the bye.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 06:00:00 PM

Theo Riddick rushed twice for eight yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 45 yards in the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Panthers.

Riddick showed nifty open-field moves on a 21-yard reception, but the Lions haven't made a commitment to feeding him the rock so far this season. He has reached double-digit touches in just 1-of-5 games. Even against the Saints in Week 6, Riddick will be a low-floor flex option specific to PPR leagues.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 04:44:00 PM

Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter blamed defenses scheming against Theo Riddick on Riddick's dip in production through four weeks.

"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. "He's had success receiving the ball in this league especially and he’s getting attention for it." Riddick played a season-low 25.7% of the snaps in Week 4 and has just nine touches over the last two weeks. If his snaps don't rise in Week 5, he can be cut in 12-team leagues.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 09:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
3Matt Cassel
RB1Kerryon Johnson
2Theo Riddick
3LeGarrette Blount
4Ameer Abdullah
5Dwayne Washington
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Kerryon Johnson
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Kerryon Johnson
FB1Nick Bawden
WR11Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
3Andy Jones
4Dontez Ford
WR21Golden Tate
2T.J. Jones
3Jace Billingsley
4Bradley Marquez
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Luke Willson
2Michael Roberts
3Levine Toilolo
4Hakeem Valles
5Marcus Lucas
LT1Taylor Decker
2Tyrell Crosby
3Brian Mihalik
LG1Graham Glasgow
2Joe Dahl
3Dan Skipper
C1Frank Ragnow
2Wesley Johnson
RG1T.J. Lang
2Kenny Wiggins
3Leo Koloamatangi
RT1Rick Wagner
2Corey Robinson
3Adam Bisnowaty
K1Matt Prater