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Theo Riddick | Running Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 200
College: Notre Dame
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The Lions plan to use both Theo Riddick and Reggie Bush going forward.
Riddick has impressed in two games filling in for Bush, averaging 80 total yards. He's unlikely to see carries when Bush returns, but could factor in the pass game. Lions OC Joe Lombardi has a history of three-back committees and could use Riddick in a Darren Sproles role. Riddick is on the RB3/FLEX radar in PPR leagues. Oct 28 - 11:36 AM

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Theo Riddick caught 8-of-12 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons Week 8.

Riddick added five yards on three carries on the ground. Riddick was a bad Matt Stafford throw away from another big play in the passing game, and made a stellar one-handed catch on the Lions' game-winning drive. Riddick also had a big game with Reggie Bush sidelined Week 6, and has made it clear he will be a solid PPR play as long as Bush is out.
Oct 26 - 1:07 PM

Theo Riddick (hamstring) participated fully in Thursday's practice.

With Reggie Bush (ankle) looking very questionable, Riddick can expect anywhere from 6-10 touches against the Falcons Sunday.
Oct 23 - 11:48 AM

Theo Riddick (hamstring) returned to Lions practice Wednesday.

He missed Week 7 against the Saints. With Reggie Bush (ankle) expecting to play in London vs. the Falcons, Riddick will pick up the scraps as the No. 3 back.
Oct 22 - 9:58 AM

Theo Riddick (hamstring) expects to play in Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Riddick missed his chance while Reggie Bush (ankle) was hobbled. With Bush expected to play this week in London, Riddick likely won't have much of a role.
Oct 21 - 10:21 AM

Theo Riddick (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 7.

It'll be the Joique Bell and Reggie Bush show against New Orleans.
Oct 17 - 4:01 PM

Lions RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) remained sidelined Thursday.

Riddick won't suit up for Sunday's game against the Saints, but it's not a huge concern for the Lions with Reggie Bush (ankle) returning.
Oct 16 - 2:46 PM

Theo Riddick (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Riddick aggravated his hamstring injury in Sunday's win, putting his Week 7 status in question. With Reggie Bush expected to return, Riddick will be just the No. 3 back.
Oct 15 - 2:41 PM

The hamstring injury Theo Riddick sustained Sunday is thought to be an aggravation of his earlier issue.

Riddick did well before leaving the win over the Vikings, catches five passes for 75 yards with a touchdown. But his hammy injury has been bothering him since Week 4 and now it's back. Reggie Bush (ankle) said he's going to play in Week 7 anyway.
Oct 12 - 9:04 PM

Lions RB Theo Riddick exited the Lions' Week 6 game against the Vikings with a hamstring injury.

Riddick missed last week's game with a hamstring injury. He is doubtful to return. Riddick had five catches for 75 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game.
Oct 12 - 3:10 PM

Theo Riddick is expected to take over as the Lions' No. 2 back if Reggie Bush (questionable, ankle) does not play in Week 6 at Minnesota.

Riddick missed Week 5 with a hamstring injury. He would probably do some of the things Bush normally does in Detroit's offense, albeit without the big-play ability. If Bush sits, expect Joique Bell to handle most of the workload.
Oct 10 - 3:34 PM

Lions RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 6.

Barring a setback, Riddick will be good to go for Sunday's game against the Vikings. With Reggie Bush (ankle) appearing doubtful, Riddick will likely suit up as Joique Bell's backup, though George Winn could also get some run.
Oct 9 - 5:28 PM

Theo Riddick (hamstring) practiced Wednesday.

It's a good sign for Riddick's Week 6 status that he was able to practice, but he'll likely be listed as limited. Joique Bell also returned to practice Wednesday.
Oct 8 - 2:51 PM

Lions RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Joique Bell (concussion) has also been ruled out. With both players out, Reggie Bush will shoulder the majority of the load against Buffalo. Bush is a borderline RB1 in all formats.
Oct 4 - 9:04 AM

Theo Riddick (hamstring) remained out of Lions practice Thursday.

Riddick is looking unlikely to suit up for Sunday's game against the Bills. It would be a huge missed opportunity for the buzzed-about offseason star, as Riddick would be in line for a decent amount of work behind Reggie Bush with Joique Bell (concussion) likely to sit.
Oct 2 - 2:56 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3Theo Riddick
4George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Jeremy Ross
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
3Ryan Broyles
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
4Jordan Thompson
5Kellen Davis
K1Matt Prater