Theo Riddick news, rumors and stats

Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 201

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YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2013DET149252.78104266.500013510
Average:92531042670013510
Total:92531042670013510

Lions | Theo Riddick open to extension

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 18:49:15 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick said he is open to signing a contract extension, though no talks have taken place.

Fantasy Tip: At the very least, Riddick should be a solid starting option in points-per-reception formats in 2016, and with the potential for a bigger role in the run game, he could be a weekly flex option in traditional formats.

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NFL | C.J. Prosise wants to emulate Lion

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 10:39:21 -0800

Notre Dame RB C.J. Prosise said he wants to transition to the NFL the way Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick has, who played wide receiver at Notre Dame. "That's something I've been trying to mimic, kind of what he's done and try to take the steps that he's taken."

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is coming off a career year in which he led the NFL in receiving among running backs. Prosise isn't expected to be drafted high, but he could provide someone with depth at running back and another pass-catching threat out of the backfield. He won't be an immediate fantasy factor, though.

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Lions | Theo Riddick could have bigger role

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 11:34:02 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick, who led all running backs in catches last year after starting fourth on Detroit's depth chart, could be in line for a much bigger role in 2016. Riddick played most of the year behind RBs Joique Bell and Ameer Abdullah, too. Former NFL RB Marshall Faulk indicated Bell likely played more because he was being paid more. Riddick will likely be headed toward a bigger role next year regardless of what happens with Bell's contract.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick will look very intriguing as Detroit's second back if they decide to cut Bell this offseason. But either way, Riddick has tons of potential and value, especially in point-per-reception formats in Jim Bob Cooter's offense.

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Lions | Theo Riddick sets club record

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:54:42 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick posted four receptions in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears to set a club record for catches by a running back (80) in a single season.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick emerged as a useful fantasy option down the stretch, especially for those in formats which reward points per reception (PPR). He might be an interesting player heading into 2016, depending on what personnel and coaching moves the team makes in the offseason.

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Lions | Theo Riddick attains franchise record

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:52:27 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick set a single-season franchise record for receiving yards by a running back. On the season Riddick has 76 catches for 668 receiving yards.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick has been one of the biggest fantasy surprises in PPR leagues this year. Interestingly, Riddick is only two receptions behind Calvin Johnson on the season. Riddick is comfortably in RB2 territory for PPR drafts next year.

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Lions | Theo Riddick busy in passing game

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:52:21 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick had seven carries for 20 yards and seven catches for 63 yards in a 32-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick has five or more catches in five of his last six games, and while his carries vary from one week to the next, his work in the passing game makes him a viable flex option in PPR formats.

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Lions | Theo Riddick solid in passing game

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:59:41 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick caught five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in a blowout win over the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Nov. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick has been one of the most consistent pass-catching running backs in all of the NFL this year. He should be regarded as an every-week starter in PPR scoring formats.

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Lions | Ameer Abdullah not in doghouse

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:46:52 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah's diminished role in recent weeks has been a product of game situations and not because of the fumbling problems that he's had in his rookie season. "Every game's a little different, and I think some games you'll see him with the ball in his hands a little bit more, some games (you'll see) Joique Bell and Theo Riddick," head coach Jim Caldwell said. "I think you'll see them carry it some as well. So it just kind of depends on the ball game as to how we approach it." Abdullah had a season-low five snaps in the Week 8 game against the Kansas City Chiefs and finished with one carry for only three yards. He has only 201 yards and four fumbles since his 24-yard touchdown run on his first carry in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) still has heaps of potential and carries the most upside out of the Detroit running backs. However, it's been a struggle on a bad team that often falls behind early, and he has to deal with Bell and Riddick, too. Abdullah's role is expected to increase, but until we see proof, it's too hard to rely on him at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Joique Bell, Theo Riddick probable

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:57:30 -0700

Detroit Lions RBs Joique Bell (ankle) and Theo Riddick (groin) are both listed as probable for Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings. Riddick was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 23, while Bell practiced in full.

Fantasy Tip: Having Bell ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) back in the picture with Ameer Abdullah and Riddick ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) complicates matters for fantasy owners looking to start any of this trio. The Vikes aren't shabby against running backs this year, either. This is probably a situation to avoid entirely in fantasy circles, but Riddick has more upside in PPR formats like FantasyScore.

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Lions | Two Detroit RBs limited

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:22:24 -0700

Detroit Lions RBs Joique Bell (ankle) and Theo Riddick (groin) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Bell ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) was actually downgraded from yesterday, so he'll really need to be monitored as game day nears. Riddick has been a PPR stud all year and is worth a look on FantasyScore at $4,800 (9.6% of cap), especially if Bell is ruled out.

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