Theo Riddick news, rumors and stats

Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 200

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

Lions | Coach happy with Theo Riddick's play

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:32:00 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick showed good skills during his performance in the first preseason game, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. "You know, Theo ran well. Theo got some tough yards, great effort plays and then also he made some people miss, which he's certainly capable of doing," Caldwell said. "So it was fun to get an opportunity to see him go at it a little bit and I thought on the ground he was productive." Riddick finished the game with 35 yards on eight carries.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick probably will start the season behind Joique Bell and Ameer Abdullah on the depth chart, but he should still have a role in the offense as a receiver out of the backfield. Riddick probably will have more value in point-per-reception leagues but could be a late-round pick in any league.

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

Lions | Theo Riddick listed as starter

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:37:48 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick is listed as the starting running back on the team's first depth chart since RB Joique Bell (Achilles', knee) is on the Physically Unable to Perform list. RB Ameer Abdullah is listed as the No. 2 running back on the depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is listed as the starter for now but things should change as the preseason goes on. Riddick should have more value in point-per-reception leagues since he likely will be used as a receiver out of the backfield. Bell and Abdullah could be middle-round options in drafts if they share work at the position.

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

Lions | Theo Riddick likely to have similar role

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 11:07:48 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick is expected to have a similar role in 2015 than he did last season but could see more time in the slot.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick was used mostly as a receiver out of the backfield last season and will have more value in point-per-reception leagues if he receives a similar role. Riddick could be a late-round option in PPR leagues because of his receiving skills but may not be a great option in standard leagues.

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

Lions | Teammate high on Theo Riddick

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:08:57 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick should have a solid role in the offense this upcoming season because of his ability, according to QB Dan Orlovsky. "Theo's too good to not put on the field," Orlovsky said. "Theo has stuff that you can't coach, that you can't teach, that you're born from God with. He just has an ability to get open better than everyone else." Orlovsky said he believes Riddick can have 60 catches in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick likely will not start for the Lions this season but could be a weapon in the passing game. Riddick likely will have more value in point-per-reception leagues and could be an option in late rounds in those leagues. He could also be a depth option in standard leagues.

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

Lions | Theo Riddick's role to expand

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:22:51 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick will have his role expanded in 2015. The team may opt to draft a running back in the NFL Draft, so how much his role will expand has yet to be determined.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is an excellent receiver out of the backfield, but he hasn't shown a lot in the running game yet. He could wind up being an RB3 with upside in PPR formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Theo Riddick may have better role

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:17:08 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick likely will be given the chance to earn a bigger role in the offense next season after the team released RB Reggie Bush.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick did not receive a lot of carries this past season but was involved in the passing game. He caught 34 passes for 316 yards and four touchdowns during the season. Riddick likely will have more value in point-per-reception leagues than he will in standard leagues, but probably will be a mid- to late-round pick in most drafts.

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

Lions | Reggie Bush remains confident

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:45:25 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) and the coaching staff believe that he can return to form and be one of the most dangerous weapons out of the backfield. Bush has missed five games because of injuries this year, and he had just 12 touches for 34 total yards in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Theo Riddick didn't play at all, but offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said that was a one-game anomaly.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to say if Bush ($4,000) will be at full health before the end of the season. For right now, though, Joique Bell ($6,600) is the better play at FantasyScore, and Theo Riddick ($3,600) isn't a smart play with Bush back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers

Lions | Theo Riddick without a role?

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:45:09 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick doesn't have much of a role in the offense right now, because RB Reggie Bush is more valuable as both a runner and a receiver. Bush is averaging 1.1 more yards per carry than Riddick and has more speed than him, too. Riddick hasn't shown much ability as a pure running back, making the offense predictable when he's on the field. The Lions have run 25 times of Riddick's 133 snaps this year.

Fantasy Tip: Bush's return has really made Riddick useless for fantasy football owners; Riddick wasn't used at all in Week 14. Don't bother looking at him for $3,600 at FantasyScore this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings. Bush ($4,000) should start being considered again as a flex option in PPR leagues like FantasyScore.

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

Lions | Theo Riddick not being punished

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:19:49 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick's lack of playing time in Week 14 was not because he was being punished, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Riddick saw just seven snaps on special teams.

Fantasy Tip: With Joique Bell and Reggie Bush healthy, Riddick's value will be limited going forward, especially if Sunday's game was any indication of his future usage.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers

Lions | Theo Riddick saw little action

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:04:15 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick played seven snaps Sunday, Dec. 7, all of which were on special teams. Head coach Jim Caldwell said it was determined by the flow of the game.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick's value plummeted with Reggie Bush's (ankle) return, but he could still be a factor in the final three games.

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

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