Guest of the League
Steve Grogan
FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1


College: Nebraska | 3 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 203 lbs
Birth Date: 6/13/1993
2018 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 93
Avg Pts: 5.81
Rank: 39 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 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
May 18 12:33pm ET

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

May 14 3:10pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah was frustrated with his performance, and his inconsistent role, in the Lions offense last year. Abdullah rushed for 552 yards on a dismal 3.3 yards per carry. He expressed frustration with his limited role in the passing game, a role that was primarily handled be fellow running back Theo Riddick. With LeGarrette Blount and rookie Kerryon Johnson in the fold, Abdullah will have an even tougher battle for playing time next year. He's not worth drafting in most fantasy formats, as his role is likely very limited at the moment.

May 12 12:53pm ET

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.

Apr 30 6:30pm ET

The Detroit Lions anticipate that first round pick Frank Ragnow will be the Lions starting center in Week 1. Ragnow will be a huge boost for Detroit's running game, a point of emphasis by new head coach Matt Patricia. This gives a slight boost to whomever the Lions have as their lead back when the season starts. Legarrette Blount and Ameer Abdullah are the likely guys, but that could change.

Apr 15 4:13pm ET

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.

Apr 11 1:43pm ET

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.

Mar 26 6:20pm ET

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quin said that running back Ameer Abdullah "sure does" have a role with the team going forward. Of course, the same was said about former tight end Eric Ebron, who was cut shortly after. It's hard to envision a heavy workload for Abdullah in the Motor City after the Lions signed LeGarrette Blount and are known to be looking for a running back in the upcoming draft. For now, Abdullah has limited fantasy value. That could change if he is traded to a team and lands a starting role.

Mar 2 10:23pm ET

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.

Mar 1 4:00pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah is on thin ice in regards to his role as a feature back in Detroit. Lions general manager Bob Quinn spoke to reporters on Thursday and said that Abdullah will need to come in and prove himself to a new group of coaches this season. Quinn has mentioned bringing in another running back in the past as well, so Abdullah's days may be numbered. From a fantasy perspective, he is not worth drafting unless it is clear he will get the lion's share of the carries in Detroit. Otherwise, he is best left alone come draft day in standard-sized leagues.

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.

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