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 working on sidelines

Wed, 31 May 2017 12:19:19 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) was running and working out on the sidelines during practice Wednesday, May 31, and had the ball in his left hand because his right hand is heavily wrapped.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick probably will not do much until training camp because he is still recovering from wrist surgery. He should receive most of his work as a receiver out of the backfield but could receive some carries. He probably can be considered a No. 3 running back in standard leagues and has a chance to be a low-end No. 2 back in point-per-reception leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | No rush for Theo Riddick to return

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:21:39 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) is unlikely to do much at OTAs as the team has a history of bringing back established players from injury slowly, per ESPN's Michael Rothstein.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is coming off surgery on both wrists and Rothstein believes the goal is to have him ready "by some point in August." The fifth-year back will continue to see most of his snaps on passing downs, while the Lions cross their fingers Ameer Abdullah can stay healthy and hope the improvements they made on the offensive line are enough to pick up their woeful rushing attack. Riddick should be considered a decent RB2 option in most PPR formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Michael Rothstein

Lions | Theo Riddick had double wrist surgery

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:03:23 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) underwent surgery on both of his wrists after the season, according to sources. Riddick is expected to be a full participant in organized team activities later this spring.

Fantasy Tip: The Lions appear to be doing everything in their power to improve the running game this offseason, but Riddick's role as the passing-down specialist in an offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter's quick-hitting offense would seem to make him the safest fantasy investment at his position. At the moment, he's worth a look as a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues this season.

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

Lions | Theo Riddick in a cast

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:30:09 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) had his left wrist in a hard cast Monday, Jan. 9, but he said he hasn't had surgery on it.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick had 53 catches for 371 yards and five scores through the air, and he had a 92-357-1 rushing line. It's not a lock that he'll be used as frequently as he was this season with the late-season emergence of Zach Zenner and the return of Ameer Abdullah (foot). At best, he'll be an RB3 in PPR leagues.

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

Lions | Theo Riddick placed on IR

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:05:16 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 31. The team also promoted practice squad WR Jace Billingsley to their active roster.

Fantasy Tip: Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington will continue to see playing time with Zenner receiving most of the work. Zenner can be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues, while Washington probably can be avoided. Riddick may not be a starting running back next season but will still have a solid role on offense and can be a mid- to late-round option in point-per-reception leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick won't return Week 17

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:37:12 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) missed practice again Friday, Dec. 30, and he has been ruled out for the team's Week 17 contest Sunday, Jan. 1, against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: With Riddick set to miss his fourth straight game, this will once again open the door for Zach Zenner, who is coming off the best performance of his career this past Monday night, so owners should strongly consider him as an RB2. Dwayne Washington also gets a boost, but he hasn't really proven anything to justify being deployed in standard leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Michael Rothstein

Lions | Theo Riddick misses another practice

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:22:35 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) missed practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick has missed the last three contests and his lack of participation in practice this late into the week makes it likely he's going to miss a fourth straight. If that is indeed the case once again, owners should give consideration to Zach Zenner, who stepped in and performed admirably this past Monday night. Dwayne Washington also deserves a look, but Zenner is the better bet.

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Lions | Theo Riddick doesn't practice

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:03:57 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Riddick to suit up this week after missing the last two games. The Lions will likely save him for the postseason. One can do worse than starting Zach Zenner, if need be, after he found the endzone twice last week.

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

Lions | Theo Riddick did more side work

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 06:47:41 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) ramped up his side work in practice last week.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick has a chance to return for the regular season finale against the Green Bay Packers. It's a midrange matchup, and he could be a flex candidate in PPR leagues.

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Lions | Theo Riddick to miss Week 16

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:14:25 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 16 game.

Fantasy Tip: Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner will continue to share snaps at running back with Riddick sidelined. Washington probably will receive a few more touches than Zenner, but neither player should be fantasy options.

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