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  Lions | Theo Riddick not a lock to stick?    Thu Jun 13, 05:41 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick is not guaranteed to make the team out of training camp, in the opinion of the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.

Footballguys view: The Lions have always used Riddick as their pass-catching back. That could change if starter Kerryon Johnson is utilized more in the passing game. With C.J. Anderson to back up Johnson, the team may decide to move on from Riddick. The Lions would save $3.6 million on the cap if they let Riddick go. Riddick is in the final year of his contract and he's on the books for $4.6 million.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick done in Detroit?    Thu Jan 24, 04:42 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick is expected to be released or traded this offseason, which would save the Lions more than $3.4 million, according to Spotrac.

Footballguys view: Even though he caught 61 passes in 2018, Riddick was not quite himself averaging just 6.3 yards per catch. He's a receiving back who can catch 50-plus passes no matter where he goes.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick sees 10 touches    Sun Dec 16, 05:20 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed eight times for 47 yards and added nine yards on two catches against the Buffalo Bills in Week 15.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick totals 10 touches    Sun Dec 9, 11:26 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed six times for 28 yards in Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals and he added four grabs for 30 yards.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick involved in passing game    Thu Nov 22, 04:44 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick caught seven passes for 48 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 12. He also rushed for 12 yards on two carries.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick running in the slot often    Thu Nov 15, 10:22 AM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick has lined up in the slot 18 times since the team traded WR Golden Tate, which leads all running backs since Week 9.

Footballguys view: Riddick could see an uptick in targets this week against the Panthers if Marvin Jones is inactive or ineffective. He has some PPR flex appeal and could be an RB2 in a pinch.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick records six grabs    Sun Nov 11, 05:42 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick didn't have any carries but he had six grabs for 60 yards on seven targets in the Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick hauls in seven catches    Sun Nov 4, 04:32 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick posted a game-high seven receptions for 36 yards on eight targets in Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Footballguys view: Riddick could inherit a lot of the high percentage targets that Golden Tate vacated and provide us some cheap PPR points. He should be picked up in PPR leagues with the Bears up next.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick on track to play    Fri Nov 2, 05:35 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 2, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.

Footballguys view: Riddick should steal some snaps and receptions from Kerryon Johnson, who is still a solid RB2 play, but more prone to game script problems if the Lions fall behind against the Vikings.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick limited Thursday    Thu Nov 1, 04:13 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

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  Lions | Detroit's Wednesday injury report    Wed Oct 31, 04:28 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee), DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), OT Taylor Decker (back), LB Christian Jones (knee), OG T.J. Lang (hip) and LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck, toe) were limited.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick ruled out    Fri Oct 26, 04:16 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 26, and has been ruled out for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Kerryon Johnson should get more snaps in the passing game again this week if you were looking for a nudge to use him against the Seahawks.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick still sidelined    Thu Oct 25, 05:37 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 25.

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  Lions | Detroit's Wednesday practice report    Wed Oct 24, 05:26 PM

Detroit Lions LB Jarrad Davis (calf) and RB Theo Riddick (knee) were held out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. RB Ameer Abdullah (ankle), DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and CB Darius Slay (toe) were limited.

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  Lions | Week 7 Detroit Lions inactives    Sun Oct 21, 11:33 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared OG Joe Dahl, OT Andrew Donnal, WR Brandon Powell, DL Kerry Hyder, RB Theo Riddick, CB Lenzy Pipkins and DL Ziggy Ansah inactive for Week 7.

Footballguys view: Ameer Abdullah is active and Kerryon Johnson will play a larger role in the passing game with Riddick out.

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  Lions | Ameer Abdullah could have role    Fri Oct 19, 10:28 PM

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah could see some action in passing situations with RB Theo Riddick (knee) ruled out against the Miami Dolphins in Week 8.

Footballguys view: Abdullah has been buried on the depth chart but now may see some snaps with Riddick down. We're not expecting much, but it will be interesting to see what he brings to the game if he gets some playing time. Abdullah will have to get a chance with a different team next year once he hits free agency to get a better shot at more playing time.

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  Lions | Detroit's injury report for Week 7    Fri Oct 19, 04:51 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) did not participate in practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Miami Dolphins. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 19, and is listed as questionable. OG T.J. Lang (concussion) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) participated fully in practice Friday but are also listed as questionable. LB Eli Harold (non-injury), RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle), CB Teez Tabor (groin) and S Tavon Wilson (back) logged full practices Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick absent again from practice Friday    Fri Oct 19, 12:10 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) did not practice for a third straight day Friday, Oct. 19.

Footballguys view: Kerryon Johnson could see more passing game work to raise his floor while his ceiling is still being lowered by usage, which could change coming out of the bye. Ameer Abdullah should also get some snaps and touches this week.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick absent from practice again    Thu Oct 18, 06:55 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

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  Lions | Detroit's Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 18, 04:46 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) was held out of practice Thursday, Oct. 18. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) was limited. LB Eli Harold (non-injury related), OG T.J. Lang (concussion), TE Michael Roberts (knee), CB Teez Tabor (groin) and S Tavon Wilson (back) participated fully.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick misses practice Wednesday    Wed Oct 17, 07:16 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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  Lions | Wednesday's practice report for Detroit    Wed Oct 17, 04:29 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), OG T.J. Lang (concussion) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) were listed as limited participants, while LB Eli Harold (not injury related), RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle), CB Teez Tabor (groin) and S Tavon Wilson (back) were able to practice in full.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick quiet in Week 4    Sun Sep 30, 05:42 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick caught four passes for 20 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4. He also rushed for seven yards on one carry during the game.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick nicked up in road loss    Sun Sep 16, 07:30 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) suffered an ankle injury late in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: Riddick's injury could open up a big passing game role for rookie Kerryon Johnson against the Patriots next week. Ameer Abdullah should also get a small shot at redemption if Riddick is out.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick does not practice    Tue Aug 21, 10:49 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: No telling what the reason is, but don't sound the alarm. Riddick is the clear cut change-of-pace/receiving back for the Lions. He's got plenty of flex appeal in PPR leagues.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick shows receiving skills    Fri Aug 17, 10:26 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick had one carry for six yards and caught three passes for 50 yards in a 30-17 preseason loss to the New York Giants Friday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: Riddick continues to get it done as a receiver. Fantasy GMs in PPR leagues know what to expect from the seasoned veteran. He's got some 'flex appeal' in deeper leagues and right now Riddick is going off the board at RB60 (13.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Lions | Ameer Abdullah unlikely to contribute much    Fri May 18, 12:24 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount are expected to receive much of the early-down work with Theo Riddick playing a third-down role, potentially leaving Ameer Abdullah potentially as a game-day inactive or on the roster bubble, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Footballguys view: And what a mess this seems to be. This looks like a full-blown committee, which could limit every single back's value. We'll have to watch how this shakes out, but it looks grim for fantasy owners.

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  Lions | Detroit to use committee backfield    Wed Apr 11, 01:37 PM

Detroit Lions RBs LeGarrette Blount, Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and others are expected to be used as a committee, according to head coach Matt Patricia.

Footballguys view: Patricia is a proponent of using a running back's strengths in favorable situations...but his doesn't look like a favorable situation for fantasy owners. Blount could have the most value in leagues that reward heavily for touchdowns. Riddick should continue to be the most valuable Lions RB in PPR leagues while Abdullah remains a mystery as to what he can do and be as a pro.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick bangs up ribs    Sun Dec 31, 05:27 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ribs) suffered an injury to his ribs in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick totals 11 touches    Sun Dec 24, 07:27 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed eight times for 16 yards in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added three receptions for 23 yards on four targets.

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  Lions | Detroit's Week 16 injury report    Fri Dec 22, 03:06 PM

Detroit Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 22, but has been ruled out for Week 16. OG T.J. Lang (foot) did not participate in practice and is listed as doubtful. OT Brian Mihalik (illness) and DT Rodney Coe (illness) did not practice and are listed as questionable. OT Ricky Wagner (ankle) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury) and RB Theo Riddick (wrist) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick ready to play    Fri Dec 22, 03:05 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick fully practices    Thu Dec 21, 04:10 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

Footballguys view: Riddick should play this weekend, and have enough total yards to be a decent RB 3.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick fully practices    Wed Dec 20, 04:14 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) was full go in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick touches the ball eight times in Week 15    Sat Dec 16, 08:40 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick ran eight times for 49 yards in a Week 15 win over the Chicago Bears.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick injures wrist    Sat Dec 16, 06:52 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) suffered a wrist injury in Week 15 and is considered questionable to return.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick totals 93 yards, two scores    Sun Dec 10, 10:08 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed 10 times for a team-high 29 yards in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added six receptions for 64 yards on 10 targets.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick to start in Week 13    Sun Dec 3, 08:52 AM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick is expected to start Week 13's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick posts 30 total yards    Thu Nov 23, 07:59 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed for 20 yards on five carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12. He also caught one pass for 10 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Nobody seems very effective coming out of the Detroit backfield, though Riddick seemed the best of the bunch. Down for much of the game, the run game became less important so perhaps had the game been closer, earlier, Riddick might have produced more.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick totals 10 touches    Sun Nov 19, 05:35 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed nine times for a team-high 35 yards in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears and he added one reception for four yards on two targets.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick totals seven touches    Sun Nov 12, 04:58 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed four times for 35 yards in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns while adding three receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown on his three targets.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick records season high in yards    Tue Nov 7, 12:21 AM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick accumulated a season-high 73 total yards in the team's Week 9 game Monday, Nov. 6, versus the Green Bay Packers. He finished with 11 rushing yards on five attempts and hauled in all four of his targets for 62 yards.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick totals 53 yards    Sun Oct 15, 07:53 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed twice for eight yards in Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints while adding five receptions for 45 yards on seven targets.

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  Lions | Six total touches for Theo Riddick    Sun Oct 8, 06:26 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed twice for eight yards in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers while adding four receptions for 45 yards on five targets.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick being taken away?    Fri Oct 6, 12:09 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick has received more defensive attention than he has in previous years, according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick totals 12 touches    Mon Sep 18, 11:51 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed nine times for 20 yards while added three receptions for 17 yards in Week 2 against the New York Giants on Monday, Sept. 18.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick totals seven touches, TD    Sun Sep 10, 07:37 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick racked up six receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 1 against the Cardinals. He also rushed once, but he went backwards for a yard.

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  Lions | Ameer Abdullah part of two-RB sets?    Thu Sep 7, 10:56 PM

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah and RB Theo Riddick could be on the field together at times, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Footballguys view: Abdullah should lead the backfield in touches and snaps, but the size of Riddick's role will cap his upside. We'll be watching closely as they face the Cardinals without ILB Deone Bucannon.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick wearing stop sign    Mon Jul 31, 09:18 AM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrists) practiced in a non-contact jersey Sunday, July 30.

Footballguys view: Riddick is the team's main receiving weapon out of the backfield, and he's got fantasy appeal in PPR leagues. We see Riddick as a RB3/flex option in PPR leagues and a 65-catch season isn't out of the question. Riddick has a current ADP of RB34 (7.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Lions | Theo Reddick to get busier in red zone?    Wed Jul 26, 01:34 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick could see his role expand even more inside the red zone this year, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Footballguys view: The Lions are going to find more looks for guys like Riddick in the red zone with Anquan Boldin no longer with the team. Some looks/targets will be for Riddick and some should go towards TE Eric Ebron...and maybe even a few for rookie TE Mike Roberts.

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