Guest of the League
Steve Grogan
FFL: Week 11 | NFL: Week 11


College: Nebraska | 3 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 203 lbs
Birth Date: 6/13/1993
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2017 Bye Week: 7

Owned: 94.7%
Started: 52.0%
Total Pts: 68
Avg Pts: 7.56
Rank: 23 RB

Maize and Blue

Fantasy Week
Week 14Ameer Abdullah 41 rush and rec yds (4 pts)
Week 28Ameer Abdullah 86 rush and rec yds (8 pts)
Week 38Ameer Abdullah 86 rush and rec yds (8 pts)
Week 416Ameer Abdullah 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ameer Abdullah 3 yd rushing TD
Ameer Abdullah 109 rush and rec yds (10 pts)
Week 53Ameer Abdullah 34 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
Week 65Ameer Abdullah 54 rush and rec yds (5 pts)
Week 7
Week 83Ameer Abdullah 38 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
Week 910Ameer Abdullah 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ameer Abdullah 4 yd rushing TD
Ameer Abdullah 57 rush and rec yds (5 pts)
Ameer Abdullah 1 fumble lost (-1 pts)
Week 1011Ameer Abdullah 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ameer Abdullah 8 yd rushing TD
Ameer Abdullah 55 rush and rec yds (5 pts)
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Player Notes
Nov 16 12:40pm ET

The Lions are expecting to have their entire starting offense healthy and ready to go for Sunday's game against the Bears. This includes the offensive line, where they have suffered through numerous injuries throughout the season. A full healthy offensive line is a nice boost for running backs Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, both who performed better last week with a healthy line. Against a weak Bears run defense, Abdullah and Riddick each get a slight boost for this week.

Nov 12 5:03pm ET

Detroit Lions WR Ameer Abdullah racked up 52 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns and he added three yards on one reception.

Nov 12 4:30pm ET

Lions running back Ameer Abdullah had his second rushing touchdown in as many weeks, rushing 11 times for 52 yards and the score. In a game where the Lions primarily moved the ball through the air, Abdullah was able to find the end zone yet again. He had one reception for three yards as well, ceding most of the passing downs to fellow running back Theo Riddick. Abdullah gets a huge boost when he is being used in the red zone, a trend that has continued from last week. He is elevated into steady RB2 territory as a red zone threat, but still loses some luster in PPR leagues as long as the Lions continue to use Riddick in those situations.

Nov 11 12:33am ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah said everyone is to blame for the offense's struggles running the ball near the goal line, and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said it's 'tiny details' that are stopping Detroit from scoring touchdowns in those situations.

Nov 7 1:50pm ET

Ameer Abdullah finally got his chance in the red zone, converting a four-yard touchdown run in the Lions win over the Packers. Abdullah had expressed a desire to get more opportunities in the red zone and on third down, and it appears the Lions heeded his request. Abdullah finished the game with 21 carries for 48 yards and one catch for nine yards. Not a spectacular performance, but the touchdown certainly helped fantasy owners in need of a boost on Monday night. Should Abdullah continue to see more red zone opportunities going forward, his value will creep up. For now he is a RB2 with limited value in PPR leagues as the Lions prefer Theo Riddick in pass-catching opportunities.

Nov 7 12:23am ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah registered a season-high 21 rush attempts for 48 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 9 victory Monday, Nov. 6, against the Green Bay Packers. In addition, he had one reception for nine yards, but Abdullah also fumbled the ball twice in the game, with the Packers recovering one of them.

Nov 3 12:33pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah recently told reporters while he has no plans to ask Otis for a bigger role in the red zone, he is more than willing to help the team improve on its last-place ranking in short-yardage conversions (33.3 percent conversion rate on third- and fourth-and-1, far below the NFL average of 66.5 percent).

Nov 3 11:10am ET

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah said he wants more carries in short-yardage and red-zone situations. Abdullah has just eight red-zone carries all season, and he has yet to register a single carry on third down for a Lions as a team are dead last in success rate on third- and fourth-and-one. Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner have not been getting the job done in those roles and Abdullah wants his chance. Abdullah has been limited to just early-down work between the 20s, though he did convert a three-yard touchdown run in Week 4 against Minnesota. It looked like a sign of things to come with an increased role, but the Lions have since never gone back to him in short-yardage. With no role in the pass game or red zone, Abdullah's fantasy value is minuscule leading into Sunday's game with the Packers.

Nov 1 4:00pm ET

Lions left tackle Taylor Decker (shoulder) returned to practice on Wednesday, meaning the Lions have three weeks to decide whether to activate him from the physically unable to perform list or sideline him for the year. More than likely Decker will be cleared to play in the coming few weeks. The Lions offensive line has struggled mightily this season, allowing 25 sacks and only 82.1 rushing yards per game, ranking 27th and 28th in the league, respectively. Decker's return will give a slight boost in fantasy value for running backs Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, and potential tight end Eric Ebron as well.

Oct 30 4:10pm ET

Ameer Abdullah had another rough game on Sunday, rushing 11 times for 27 yards and catching three passes for 11 yards. The Lions have struggled to run behind a weak offensive line so far this season, with Abdullah taking the brunt of the beating. Abdullah has yet to top 100 yards on the ground this season and is sitting on 369 yards and one touchdown on the season. With Theo Riddick serving as a pass-catching back, Abdullah's value has tanked into barely flex territory, and unless the Lions get help up front it may stay that way throughout the rest of the season.

Oct 29 11:53pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah rushed 11 times for just 27 yards in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers while adding three grabs for 11 yards.

Oct 20 1:20pm ET

Ameer Abdullah's disappointing season thus far can be attributed largely to the Lions poor offensive line. Abdullah ranks fourth in the NFL in yards after contact at 2.97. However, he is only 29th in the league in yards per carry, coming in at 3.8. The Lions are leading the league in "stuffed runs" aka running plays where the back is hit in the backfield. Abdullah has done his part to stay on his feet, but repeatedly getting hit behind the line of scrimmage has made it tough for him to rack up big yardage. Help may be coming however, as Lions tackle Taylor Decker is nearing a return. He is expected back in early November and will replace Greg Robinson, who has struggled heavily in his place. It remains to be seen how big of an impact Decker will have, but any improvement to the offensive line should help Abdullah going forward.

Oct 15 8:03pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah rushed 14 times for 54 yards in Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints. He was also targeted twice in the pass game but did not have any catches.

Oct 14 9:23am ET

Carolina Panthers LB Shaq Thompson was not fined by the National Football League even though he committed a face-mask penalty on Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah during the second quarter of Week 5's game.

Oct 14 9:23am ET

Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly was fined $9,000 by the National Football League for his face-mask penalty against Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah during the second quarter of Week 5's game, according to a league spokesman.

Oct 8 6:33pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah rushed 10 times for 31 yards in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers, and he added one reception for three yards.

Oct 6 5:33pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.

Oct 6 3:53pm ET

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), RB Dwayne Washington (quad) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers. S Don Carey (knee) and C Travis Swanson (knee) each logged a full practice Friday, Oct. 6, while DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), LB Jarrad Davis (neck), OT Ricky Wagner (ankle, shoulder) and Tahir Whitehead (pectoral) were limited; all six players are listed as questionable. OG T.J. Lang (back) and DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) did not practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. RB Ameer Abdullah (ankle), LB Steve Longa (non-injury) and S Glover Quin (groin) each practiced fully Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

Oct 6 1:30pm ET

Ameer Abdullah is not on the injury report for the Lions heading into Week 5's matchup against the Panthers. Abdullah was a full-participant on Thursday and again on Friday, meaning the slight ankle injury that held him out at the very end of Week 4's victory over the Vikings is behind him. Abdullah posted his best game of the season last week, carrying 20 times for 94 yards and scoring a touchdown, while also catching three passes for 15 yards. Look for him to continue to carry the load on Sunday against the Panthers, bringing him into the RB2 category.

Oct 6 6:40am ET

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice. He is officially on track to start against the Panthers, who rank 5th against fantasy RB. Finally biting into Theo Riddick's passing-game usage, Abdullah is strengthening his RB2 case.

Player Transactions
  • 07-Feb-2017: DET - Off IR - foot
  • 21-Sep-2016: DET - On IR - foot
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