RB Theo Riddick - Detroit Lions

5-10, 201Born: 5-4-1991College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 6, pick 199 (2013)

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Summary

Theo Riddick has consistently been one of the league's top third-down backs. He has put together four straight seasons with at least 53 receptions. While he only carried it 40 times last season, he did manage a career-high 4.3 YPC. Even in PPR formats, Riddick didn't have any real fantasy value in 2018. He managed just 555 yards from scrimmage and didn't score any touchdowns for the first time in his career. Despite his solid usage as a receiver (61 receptions), his lack of touches (7.1 per game) made it impossible for Riddick to make a fantasy impact. With second-year back Kerryon Johnson likely to take on a bigger role, including more third-down work, it is hard to get excited about Riddick's fantasy usefulness moving forward. (May 23)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 78, 60
RB Redraft PPR - 60, 40, 45, 49, 51, 57, 60
RB Dynasty - 77, 50, 72

Stats and Projections

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2016 DET 10 92 357 1 67 53 371 5
2017 DET 16 84 286 3 71 53 444 2 1
2018 DET 14 40 171 0 75 61 384 0
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 25.0 * * 50.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 25.0 * * 45.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 20.0 * * 55.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 32.0 * * 51.1 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Theo Riddick's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 266
RB: 76
Overall-PPR: 213
RB-PPR: 66

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Latest News

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.

Our 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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