Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

RB Theo Riddick - Detroit Lions

5-10, 201Born: 5-4-1991College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 6

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn, US Presswire

Riddick had surgery in both of his wrists in December 2016. He was still out during minicamp in June, but the team has given no indications that they don't expect him to be ready for training camp.

Summary

Theo Riddick has developed into one of the best receiving backs in the league and is a big part of the Lions passing game. He missed six games last season but still managed to catch 53 passes (5.3 per game). In 2015, he caught 80 passes (5.0 per game). Riddick has not performed well as a runner however, with a career average of just 3.5 yards per attempt. He did show signs of modest improvement as a runner last season however. His 3.9 YPC and 92 rushing attempts in 2016 both rank as career highs. The Lions locked Riddick up last fall with a three-year extension that will keep him in Detroit through the 2019 season. Riddick's value in fantasy leagues is mostly limited to the PPR format, where his average of 5.1 receptions per game over his past 26 games projects out to 82 catches in a full season. He is low-end RB2 with some further upside should Ameer Abdullah get injured again or prove ineffective in the lead role. (June 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 38, 21, 31, 38, 38, 39, 39, 39, 39, 40, 40, 40, 41, 42, 42, 43, 45, 52, 52
Overall Redraft - 86, 42
RB Redraft PPR - 33, 16, 22, 26, 28, 29, 30, 30, 31, 31, 32, 32, 36, 37, 38, 38, 38, 40, 40, 41, 42
Overall Redraft PPR - 92, 53
RB Dynasty - 33, 19, 32, 34, 35, 40, 52
Overall Dynasty - 97, 63

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 DET 14 20 51 0 50 34 316 4
2015 DET 16 43 133 0 99 80 697 3 1
2016 DET 10 92 357 1 67 53 371 5
2017 PROJ-Dodds 14 69 * * 59 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 15 50 * * 75 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 14 80 * * 55 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 87 * * 43 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 98
RB: 36
Overall-PPR: 95
RB-PPR: 35

Detroit Lions Team Links

Team Report      Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

Top 150 Dynasty RB Pre-Free Agency
  Sigmund Bloom - March 2
Offseason Injury Rounds: Offense
  Jene Bramel - April 1
Dynasty Trade Value Chart
  Dan Hindery - April 2
Early MFL10 Strategy: Running Back
  Sigmund Bloom - April 4
Overvalued Players: Running Backs
  FBG Staff - July 19
The Gut Check No. 399: RB Production Shares, ADP, and Consistency
  Matt Waldman - June 12
Overvalued Players: Running Backs
  FBG Staff - June 12
Value Plays: Running Backs
  FBG Staff - July 19
How to Attack Your Large-League PPR Draft
  Jeff Tefertiller - July 17
Dynasty Trade Value Chart: Summer Update
  Dan Hindery - July 12

Articles from around the web

Rushing Expectation 2017: Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick & Zach Zenner
  Joe Holka - July 13
Yes, You Should (Still) Be Going Zero RB in 2017
  Joe Holka - July 13
Which Running Backs Outperformed Their Teammates the Most in 2016?
  Brandon Gdula - July 13
Fantasy football backfield situations by team in 2017
  James Koh - July 13
2-Quarterback Mock Draft
  Jesse Pantuosco - July 12
Best late-round fantasy football running back values
  Matt Franciscovich - July 12
Juggernaut Index, No. 25: Detroit is a PPR fantasy buffet
   - June 30
IDP Draft Strategy: The Definitive Guide
  Mike Woellert - June 28
Dominant Red Zone Receivers
  Raymond Summerlin - June 26
Lions Fantasy Preview
  Evan Silva - June 23

Latest News

Lions | Theo Riddick mainly a receiver? (Fri Jul 14, 11:36 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick will be used mainly in the passing game if RB Ameer Abdullah is healthy, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, and Birkett believes Riddick could approach 1,000 yards from scrimmage with around 700 coming as a receiver.

Our View: That's pretty much the deal with Riddick. They won't use him a a runner that much (leave that to Abdullah if healthy), but Riddick should be their primary receiver out of the backfield. That makes him a PPR special, and fantasy owners are drafting him at RB35 (7.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.
link to story   

2017 Schedule

1vs Arizona Cardinals
2@ New York Giants
3vs Atlanta Falcons
4@ Minnesota Vikings
5vs Carolina Panthers
6@ New Orleans Saints
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Pittsburgh Steelers
9@ Green Bay Packers
10vs Cleveland Browns
11@ Chicago Bears
12vs Minnesota Vikings
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15vs Chicago Bears
16@ Cincinnati Bengals
17vs Green Bay Packers