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Theo Riddick | Running Back | #25

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 201
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (199) / DET
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Theo Riddick rushed four times for two yards in the Lions' Week 13 win over the Saints, adding five receptions for 15 yards and a touchdown.
The Lions barely pretended Riddick was a running back, instead featuring Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner on early downs. Washington injured his ankle, so perhaps Riddick will be in for more carries in Week 14. Regardless of Washington's health, Riddick won't be a realistic RB2 in standard leagues against the Bears. Dec 4 - 5:55 PM

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Theo Riddick (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Riddick went through another "limited" practice week, but he's in no danger of sitting out against the Saints. The style of that game suits Riddick's skill set. He's an intriguing DFS play on full-PPR sites.
Dec 2 - 4:30 PM

Theo Riddick (ankle) was "limited" in Thursday's practice.

The Lions list Riddick as "limited" regardless of his practice participation. He's on the RB2/3 borderline for Week 13.
Dec 1 - 4:02 PM

Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

He's usually limited at practice. Riddick has a plus matchup against the Saints to look forward to in Week 13. He'll be an RB2 in PPR leagues but more of an RB3 in standard formats.
Nov 30 - 4:19 PM

Theo Riddick rushed nine times for 45 yards in the Lions' Week 12 win over the Vikings, adding five receptions for 13 additional yards.

Used more like a receiver in Week 11, Riddick actually looked explosive on his runs this afternoon, but the Lions refused to give him the ball. Riddick was much less effective than usual as a pass catcher, averaging 2.6 yards per grab. He was getting chopped down by Minnesota the second he caught the ball. A PPR-type who will almost never see a goal-line carry, Riddick is an RB3 for standard league purposes.
Nov 24 - 3:53 PM

Theo Riddick (ankle) is active Week 12 against the Vikings.

He was never seriously expected to miss. Riddick could lose some early-down work to Dwayne Washington, but he is a back-end RB2. Detroit declared Justin Forsett, WLB DeAndre Levy, QB Jake Rudock, OT Cornelius Lucas, S Don Carey, OL Joe Dahl, and DT Khyri Thornton inactive for Week 12.
Nov 24 - 11:02 AM

Theo Riddick (ankle) is questionable for Thursday against the Vikings.

The Lions seem to be going the way of the Patriots, listing every player as limited in practice and questionable on their injury report. Riddick is fully expected to play. He's been on the injury report with an ankle for weeks.
Nov 23 - 3:58 PM

Theo Riddick (ankle) remained "limited" in Tuesday's practice.

The "running back" — who caught eight passes while rushing only four times in Week 11 — will be fine for Thursday's Thanksgiving showdown with the Vikings. Riddick is a bottom-end RB2.
Nov 22 - 4:01 PM

Theo Riddick caught 8-of-10 targets for 70 yards and rushed four times for 13 yards Week 11 against the Jaguars.

Riddick gave up almost all the rushing work to Dwayne Washington, who only managed six yards on 13 carries. He handled the passing-down snaps, however, and looked as spectacular as usual in the open field. Riddick went to the locker room early before halftime with a hand injury and did not appear to play a full complement of snaps in the second half, but he was getting touches all the way until the end of the game. He should be fine to face the Vikings on Thanksgiving. Riddick had 76 total yards against the Vikings in Week 9.
Nov 20 - 5:05 PM

Theo Riddick (ankle) is active for Week 11 against the Jaguars.

As is DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle). There was never much of a question about either despite questionable tags. Riddick is a locked-in RB2 in a solid matchup. Detroit declared WLB DeAndre Levy (knee), Justin Forsett, OG Joe Dahl, OT Cornelius Lucas, WR Corey Fuller, DT Tyrunn Walker, and CB Adairius Barnes inactive for Week 11.
Nov 20 - 11:32 AM

Theo Riddick (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 11.

Not buying this anymore. Riddick will be all systems go versus the Jags.
Nov 18 - 4:07 PM

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

The Lions are just managing Riddick's reps. He's logged at least 15 touches in every game but one this year. Riddick will be an RB2 against Jacksonville in Week 11.
Nov 17 - 4:08 PM

Theo Riddick (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Coming off the Lions' bye, Riddick should be fine for Week 11. He's averaged 97 yards from scrimmage with three touchdowns over his last three games. Consider him an RB2 against Jacksonville this week.
Nov 16 - 4:24 PM

Theo Riddick rushed 14 times for 70 yards and caught 1-of-3 targets for six yards in the Lions' Week 9 win over the Vikings.

His highlight was a first-quarter 42-yard run. Otherwise, Riddick was bottled up. Riddick seemed to get shaken up in the first half and blew a critical blitz pickup that resulted in a Matthew Stafford interception. He wound up ceding ten carries to Dwayne Washington, who ran hard but found very little room in a 26-yard game. Riddick has battled a multitude of lower-body injuries, so he should benefit from the Lions' Week 10 bye ahead of a Week 11 date with Jacksonville.
Nov 6 - 4:23 PM

Theo Riddick is active for Week 9 against the Vikings.

Riddick was listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but he was always expected to play. He has been dominating snaps and touches in Detroit's backfield, and the Vikings have been bleeding receiving production to enemy backs.
Nov 6 - 11:35 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
RB1Dwayne Washington
2Zach Zenner
3Ameer Abdullah
GLB1Dwayne Washington
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Marvin Jones
2Anquan Boldin
WR21Golden Tate
2Andre Roberts
WR31Anquan Boldin
TE1Eric Ebron
2Clay Harbor
3Matthew Mulligan
LT1Taylor Decker
2Cornelius Lucas
LG1Laken Tomlinson
2Joe Dahl
C1Travis Swanson
2Graham Glasgow
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Riley Reiff
K1Matt Prater