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Steve Grogan
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RB DET

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

Owned: 80.8%
Started: 11.7%
Total Pts: 93
Avg Pts: 5.81
Rank: 39 RB

Maize and Blue

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
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 109 rush and rec yds (10 pts)
Ameer Abdullah 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ameer Abdullah 3 yd rushing TD
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 57 rush and rec yds (5 pts)
Ameer Abdullah 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ameer Abdullah 4 yd rushing TD
Ameer Abdullah 1 fumble lost (-1 pts)
Week 1011Ameer Abdullah 55 rush and rec yds (5 pts)
Ameer Abdullah 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ameer Abdullah 8 yd rushing TD
Week 119Ameer Abdullah 35 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
Ameer Abdullah 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Ameer Abdullah 2 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford
Week 124Ameer Abdullah 43 rush and rec yds (4 pts)
Week 13
Week 14
Playoff Week 12Ameer Abdullah 21 rush and rec yds (2 pts)
Playoff Week 22Ameer Abdullah 26 rush and rec yds (2 pts)
Playoff Week 38Ameer Abdullah 29 rush and rec yds (2 pts)
Ameer Abdullah 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Ameer Abdullah 7 yd rushing TD
Player Notes
Jan 2 2:00pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah faces a tough offseason after seeing himself demoted to third-string running back toward the end of 2017. He started the year as the clear-cut No. 1 back but eventually lost playing time to Theo Riddick and undrafted rookie Tion Green. It seems likely that the Lions will pursue upgrades to the running game this offseason, leaving Abdullah's future with the team uncertain. He is under team control for one more year, but do not be surprised if he is traded this offseason. Perhaps a fresh start will be good for the third-year man.

Dec 31 4:50pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah rushed for a touchdown in Detroit's 35-11 win over the Packers on Sunday. He finished with 18 yards on the ground and one catch for 11 yards on the day. Abdullah was a major bust in fantasy this season. He finishes with 552 rushing yards and 162 passing yards, with five total touchdowns. The Lions will likely be focusing on the running game this offseason, and Abdullah may not have much fantasy relevance left in him after this ugly season.

Dec 31 4:43pm ET

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.

Dec 24 7:33pm ET

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.

Dec 22 2:10pm ET

Despite a strong matchup against a poor run defense in Cincinnati, fantasy owners should avoid both Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick outside of deep leagues. The Lions have not gotten their run game going all season, and will likely continue to look to the air on Sunday against the Bengals. In deep PPR leagues Riddick and Abdullah hold some value, but in standard formats they should be left on the bench or the waiver wire.

Dec 19 1:00pm ET

Lions running back Ameer Abdullah has seen his playing time plummet in the last few weeks. After starting the first 11 games of the season, Abdullah has hardly played the last three weeks. On Saturday against the Bears, Abdullah only saw eight snaps despite starter Theo Riddick missing most of the second half with a wrist injury. Rookie Tion Green nearly tripled Abdullah's output, earning 23 snaps. At this point, none of the Lions running backs are worth owning except in deep formats. Riddick is worth a look in PPR leagues, but Green and Abdullah should be left on the waiver wire for the fantasy championships.

Dec 16 9:43pm ET

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.

Dec 16 3:20pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (neck) is active for Saturday's Week 15 game versus the Bears. Abdullah has missed the previous two games with a neck injury and is only an RB3 option for fantasy owners in the hopes that he scores a touchdown as he has failed to reach 60 yards from scrimmage in a game since Week 4. His return relegates Theo Riddick to RB3 status as well after Riddick had 14 and 16 touches over the past two weeks with Abdullah inactive, his two highest totals of the season.

Dec 14 5:50pm ET

Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (neck) is not listed on the final injury report of the week. He should be healthy and active in Week 15 against the Bears. However, his role is undefined as Theo Riddick and Tion Green could take over the lead back role on Sunday. Abdullah is not worth starting in any fantasy format, as he may not see more than a handful of touches on Sunday.

Dec 14 3:33pm ET

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.

Dec 14 3:23pm ET

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

Dec 13 5:53pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Dec 13 11:13am ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is expected to return in Week 15.

Dec 12 6:03pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Dec 12 5:30pm ET

Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (neck) was a full participant at practice on Tuesday. Abdullah was scratched on Sunday, although it is unclear exactly whether he was a healthy scratch or if the neck was still bothering him. Regardless, Abdullah seems to have lost his grip as the No. 1 back in Detroit after Theo Riddick rushed for two touchdowns last week. Abdullah should be benched or dropped in all but the deepest fantasy formats.

Dec 11 4:00pm ET

Lions running back Ameer Abdullah appears to have lost his role as the go-to back in Detroit. Abdullah was inactive in Week 14 against the Bucs. He had been limited all week with a neck injury but was cleared to play ahead of Sunday's game. His inactive tag was more to get other guys playing time, a clear sign that Abdullah is not the guy anymore. Theo Riddick had himself a fantastic game on Sunday, hauling in six catches for 64 yards and rushing for two touchdowns. Rookie Tion Green and Zach Zenner could figure more into the running game as well going forward. Riddick is a solid RB2 in PPR leagues and a flex consideration in standard formats. Abdullah is probably a safe drop outside of very deep leagues going forward.

Dec 10 12:03pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 14 game.

Dec 10 12:00pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (neck) is inactive for Week 14 against the Bucs. Abdullah got in a week of limited practices with his neck issue. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported earlier Sunday his absence is "more for play than injury reasons." Abdullah has not been an effective player this season. UDFA Tion Green will take the lead on early downs, with Theo Riddick perhaps mixing in a little more than usual. Also inactive for the Lions are RT Rick Wagner, RB Dwayne Washington, CB Jamal Agnew, OG Emmett Cleary, LB Nick Bellore and WR Bradley Marquez.

Dec 10 11:50am ET

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (questionable, neck) is not expected to play Week 14 against the Buccaneers according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Per Rapoport, his absence is "more for play than injury reasons." In other words, Abdullah is going to be a healthy scratch. It is surprising to see the Lions go away from their No. 1 back this late in the year, though Abdullah certainly has not impressed this season. He ranks near the bottom of the league in yards per carry and has been a non-factor in fantasy aside from the occasional goal-line touchdown. Tion Green, who led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well. Riddick is the preferred back, but neither are great options.

Dec 10 11:33am ET

The Detroit Lions have declared RB Ameer Abdullah, CB Jamal Agnew, LB Nick Bellore, OT Emmett Cleary, WR Bradley Marquez, OT Ricky Wagner, RB Dwayne Washington inactive for Week 14.

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