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 wearing stop sign

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:18:00 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrists) practiced in a non-contact jersey Sunday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is expected to be a valued target inside the red zone, and he could provide bang for the fantasy buck as an RB3 in PPR leagues.

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

Lions | Theo Reddick to get busier in red zone?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:34:29 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick could see his role expand even more inside the red zone this year, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Fantasy Tip: The Lions need someone to replace Anquan Boldin's 22 red zone targets last year - a mark that was good for third in the league. Riddick had five receiving touchdowns last year, all five were inside the 20 and three were from one yard out. Along with Eric Ebron, rookie Kenny Golladay and perhaps Ameer Abdullah, expect Riddick to become a key part of Detroit's attack near the goal line. Riddick should maintain RB2 status in fantasy.

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Lions | Theo Riddick expects to be ready for camp

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:31:03 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) expects to be ready for the start of training camp but it is not known if he will be limited during the early part of camp. Riddick's surgically repaired wrists are structurally sound, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick missed all of the offseason workouts because of his wrists but probably will receive some work during the preseason. He likely will be used as mostly a receiver out of the backfield but will also receive some carries during the season. He will be a valuable option in point-per-reception leagues and can be a No. 3 running back or flex option for owners.

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

Lions | Theo Riddick mainly a receiver?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:36:10 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick should at least make for a solid flex play in PPR formats, and given Abdullah's injury history, there is a good chance Riddick could be a RB2 at some point this season.

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

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.

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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.

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