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Theo Riddick | Running Back | #25

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 (wrist surgeries) is practicing in a red, no-contact jersey at Lions camp.
Riddick only recently recovered from offseason surgery on both of his wrists, so the Lions are easing him into practice. Riddick will retain the same role in which he's averaged over five catches per game the past two seasons. Jul 31 - 1:01 AM

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Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website expects Theo Riddick to be even more involved in the red zone this season.

Anquan Boldin, now a free agent, was third in the NFL with 22 red-zone targets last season, so there is a massive piece of the pie to be accounted for in Detroit. While Eric Ebron figures to see an uptick in scoring-area looks, Riddick also stands to gain quite a bit after catching all five of his touchdowns in the red zone last year. Detroit's running back situation is a tough one to figure out, but finding the guy who has the best chance to score touchdowns is a great place to start. Riddick is one of OC Jim Bob Cooter's favorite weapons near the end zone.
Jul 26 - 9:49 AM

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein said don't expect Theo Riddick (wrists) to "do much" at OTAs.

Riddick is coming off surgeries on both wrists and the Lions have a reputation of bringing players along slowly after injuries. Per Rothstein, the goal is to have Riddick ready "by some point in August." Riddick will fill his usual role on passing downs when healthy.
May 28 - 10:17 AM

Theo Riddick underwent surgery on both of his wrists after the season.

The injuries cost Riddick the final four games of last season, and they might prevent him from participating in the offseason program. While roles throughout the rest of Detroit's backfield remain in flux and could be affected by the draft, Riddick should be locked in as the team's passing-down specialist. Under OC Jim Bob Cooter, the Lions have embraced a quick-pass offense that suits Riddick's skill set. He will again be a worthwhile mid-round investment in 2017 PPR drafts.
Mar 26 - 2:53 PM

Lions placed RB Theo Riddick (wrist) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Riddick hadn't played since Week 13 and was already ruled out for Sunday night's game. He won't be available if the Lions advance to the playoffs. Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington will remain a committee in Riddick's place.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Theo Riddick (wrist) is out for Week 17 against the Packers.

This will be his fourth straight absence. Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington will lead the backfield in his absence, though Zenner is the more appealing fantasy option of the two.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Theo Riddick (wrist) is not practicing Friday.

He's looking doubtful for Sunday's big game that will determine the NFC North winner. If Riddick sits, Zach Zenner will be the preferred RB2 play.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 11:50:00 AM

Theo Riddick (wrist) remained sidelined on Thursday.

It looks like Riddick is going to end the regular season having missed four straight games. Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington will handle running back duties for Sunday's must-win game against the Packers.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 01:00:00 PM

Theo Riddick (wrist) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Riddick apparently did more on the side field at practice last week, but he's not ready to return yet. We'll have another update on Thursday. Zach Zenner carried the rock well Monday against Dallas and will be an RB2 if Riddick sits.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 01:06:00 PM

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press said Theo Riddick (wrist) ramped up his "side work" last week.

Riddick has been sidelined since Week 13 and has not practiced in the last two weeks. Losers of their last two and in danger of falling out of the playoffs, the Lions could certainly use Riddick Sunday night against the Packers. Zach Zenner started against the Cowboys on Monday night and could get the nod again if Riddick sits.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 09:22:00 AM

Theo Riddick (wrist) is inactive for Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Darius Slay (hamstring) is also out after both players were listed as doubtful. Also inactive for Detroit are RB Joique Bell, C Travis Swanson, QB Jake Rudock, OT Cornelius Lucas, and DT Khyri Thornton. With Bell and Riddick out, Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner are the only available running backs.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 07:11:00 PM

Theo Riddick (wrist) is doubtful for Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Riddick is not going to play after sitting out practice all week. Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner will split the work with Riddick sidelined. Washington is the better fantasy play, but he is no better than an RB3.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Theo Riddick (wrist) is "considered doubtful" for Week 16.

Riddick's status won't be known until Saturday but he's not going to play after missing practice the last two days. Dwayne Washington is the favorite to lead Detroit in Week 16 carries and will be a back-end RB3 against Dallas.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Theo Riddick (wrist) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Riddick can be safely ruled out if he doesn't return to at least a limited practice on Saturday. He's been dealing with a wrist injury. If Riddick sits out on Monday night, which seems likely, Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner would share backfield duties against Dallas. Washington is the more appealing fantasy option but will merely be a back-end RB3 for championship week.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Theo Riddick (wrist) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Riddick has missed the last two games with a wrist injury. The Lions play on Monday this week, so at least Riddick will have a little extra time to get ready. Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner would split carries if Riddick can't get the green light against Dallas.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 01:20:00 PM

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QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
3Brad Kaaya
RB1Ameer Abdullah
2Theo Riddick
3Zach Zenner
4Dwayne Washington
5Matt Asiata
GLB1Ameer Abdullah
2Zach Zenner
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Golden Tate
2Jace Billingsley
3Jared Abbrederis
4Michael Rector
WR21Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
3T.J. Jones
4Keshawn Martin
5Noel Thomas
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Eric Ebron
2Darren Fells
3Cole Wick
4Michael Roberts
5Tim Wright
LT1Greg Robinson
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Corey Robinson
4Taylor Decker
LG1Graham Glasgow
2Laken Tomlinson
3Brandon Thomas
C1Travis Swanson
2Leo Koloamatangi
RG1T.J. Lang
2Joe Dahl
RT1Rick Wagner
2Cornelius Lucas
3Storm Norton
4Nick Becton
K1Matt Prater