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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions
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Lions | Ameer Abdullah unlikely to contribute much

Fri, 18 May 2018 09:24:11 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount are expected to receive much of the early-down work with Theo Riddick playing a third-down role, potentially leaving Ameer Abdullah potentially as a game-day inactive or on the roster bubble, according to Tim Twentyman of

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Lions | Ameer Abdullah frustrated with role

Sat, 12 May 2018 09:40:51 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah said he was frustrated with the role he had in 2017 because he did not receive consistent touches during games.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah probably will not have a big role in the offense again this season with LeGarrette Blount, Kerryon Johnson and Theo Riddick on the roster. Owners should monitor his situation during training camp to see what role he will receive, but he likely will not be a great fantasy option.

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Lions | Ameer Abdullah on the block?

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:35:56 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah would presumably be the easiest running back to move from the roster this offseason because he's in the final season of his rookie contract and his role appears to be less defined than LeGarrette Blount's or Theo Riddick's, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah could never get or stay on the good side of the previous administration in Detroit despite being the clear top back on the roster, and he is not tied to the either the general manager or the head coach in place now. At this point, he would likely benefit from a change of scenery. If he gets dealt this spring or summer, Abdullah could finally live up to his previous fantasy hype if he can find a way to improve his ball security and durability.

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Lions | Detroit to use committee backfield

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:37:32 -0700

Detroit Lions RBs LeGarrette Blount, Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and others are expected to be used as a committee, according to head coach Matt Patricia. Patricia is a proponent of using a running back's strengths in favorable situations.

Fantasy Tip: Detroit's running game has been stagnant for years now, frustrating fantasy managers. That frustration may not subside with Patricia at the helm. Blount has more upside in standard leagues as the Lions' main touchdown threat, while Riddick possesses RB2 to RB3 upside in PPR formats.

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Lions | Ameer Abdullah must produce

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 19:15:44 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah has "three-down value," according to general manager Bob Quinn, but Quinn said he will have to perform well this offseason to "prove himself" to the new coaching staff.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah disappointed as the lead back last season, and even if he breaks camp as the starter, he projects as a RB3.

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Lions | Week 17 game recap for Lions

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:40:09 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 20-of-29 passes for 323 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers. RB Tion Green rushed for a team-high 21 yards, while RB Ameer Abdullah rushed eight times for 18 yards and a score. WR Golden Tate led the way with 104 yards on seven grabs with a score, while WRs Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay also found the end zone. Jones had four grabs for 81 yards, and Golladay had 80 yards on his two grabs.

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Lions | Ameer Abdullah goes nowhere fast

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 16:26:48 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah ran six times for 21 yards in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added one grab for five yards on two targets.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah's days as the primary back in Motown appear to be over, as he just hasn't been able to take the job and run with it. Tion Green averaged 6.1 yards per tote and he found the end zone. He might get a long look in Week 17 with the team out of the playoffs, as the team evaluates what it has in Green.

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Lions | One carry for Ameer Abdullah

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:34:20 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah rushed on time for eight yards and caught three passes for 13 yards in a 20-10 win over the Chicago Bears Saturday, Dec. 16.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah had a minimal role in his return from a neck injury. He should see more touches going forward, but he is still a desperation flex play.

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Lions | Week 15 injury report for Detroit

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:20:59 -0800

Detroit Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) and OT Ricky Wagner (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 14, and have been ruled out for Week 15. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) and OG T.J. Lang (foot) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. OT Emmett Cleary (ankle) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. RB Ameer Abdullah (neck), CB Jamal Agnew (knee), OT Taylor Decker (shoulder), WR T.J. Jones (non-injury), CB Nevin Lawson (illness), OT Corey Robinson (foot) and QB Matthew Stafford (hand) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Lions | Ameer Abdullah on track to play

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:20:20 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah has missed the last two games because of the injury but should be in uniform against the Chicago Bears. It is not known if he will regain his starting job but should have a decent role in the offense. He likely will share playing time with Theo Riddick during the game and can be benched if owners have better options.

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