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Steve Grogan
FFL: Week 1 | NFL: Week 1


College: Nebraska | 2 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 203 lbs
2017 Bye Week: 7

Total Pts: 21
Avg Pts: 1.31
Rank: 87 RB

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Week 118Ameer Abdullah 120 rush and rec yds (12 pts)
Ameer Abdullah 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Ameer Abdullah 11 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford
Week 23Ameer Abdullah 38 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
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Player Notes
Jul 15 1:52pm ET

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.

Jun 11 9:13pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah makes the offense noticeably better and is 'the best two-way back' on the roster, in the opinion of Tim Twentyman of

Jun 1 3:10pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (foot) said that he had a Lisfranc injury to his foot last season that required surgery. Abdullah suffered the injury in Week 2 and landed him on Injured Reserve. The Lions and Abdullah kept the exact nature of the injury a mystery, but the only thing that matters now is that he is fully healthy and has been a full participant in organized team activities. Abdullah has been confirmed as the lead back heading into the season. That should give him RB2 value, but the presence of Theo Riddick for the passing downs limits Abdullah's allure in PPR formats.

Jun 1 2:03pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) tore his Lisfranc ligament in Week 2 last season. It was well documented that Abdullah injured his foot, but the Lisfranc injury, specifically, had not been disclosed.

Fantasy Spin: Abdullah could be different player this year now that the is healthy.

May 31 10:43am ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah remains the team's starting running back, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

May 24 5:13pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) accelerated through openings and changed direction without breaking stride during organized team activities Wednesday, May 24.

May 22 2:30pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (foot) said he was back on the field in early March and feels good following his foot injury last season. Detroit expects Abdullah to be in a feature role in their backfield in 2017, especially after they didn't sign or draft any additional runners this offseason. Abdullah averaged 5.6 yards per carry before he was injured in Week 2 and had just 18 attempts in the two games. If the soon-to-be 24-year-old can stay healthy all year, he could be in line for upwards of 200 carries in this offense. Because he missed so much time in 2016, look for him to be a value pick as you fill out your running back stable.

May 22 2:23pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) said he's attacking this offseason with a more focused mindset and working as hard as he can to be the best player he can be. The third-year running back also hopes to leave his injury woes behind him. He's focused on the little things and the work he has to do to maintain his body for the NFL after suffering a season-ending foot injury in Week 2 last season.

Fantasy Spin: Abdullah is a wild card for the coming year but has the potential to do big things if all goes well for him.

Apr 30 11:23am ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah will be the team's starting running back this fall, according to general manager Bob Quinn.

Apr 17 10:53pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) began the team's offseason program on time Monday, April 17. It's the first time he will go through this after missing last year's offseason work while rehabbing from shoulder labrum surgery. He's still 'getting there' in regards to his injury, but added that he's 'at a really good spot.'

Mar 29 9:13pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) is expected to see some work during OTAs this spring, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Mar 10 12:23am ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah's (foot) foot injury was frustrating to deal with last season, according to general manager Bob Quinn, and beat writer Bob Wojnowski believes Detroit needs to add a power back to stabilize a running game that has produced one 1,000-yard rusher in the last 14 seasons.

Mar 3 10:33am ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) has been medically cleared from his foot injury.

Feb 18 8:53pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) remains on track to return for spring practice, and he posted a video of himself running on an incline treadmill.

Feb 11 8:53pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah has the 'potential' to develop into an every-down back, according to retired RB Barry Sanders.

Fantasy Spin: He needs to stay healthy. The ability is there but he needs to stay on the field.

Jan 27 12:53am ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah is a 'complementary' back, according to NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks, and Brooks said the Lions need to target an every-down, 'crown-jewel type' back in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Spin: Abdullah can't stay healthy so using him as a complimentary back makes sense at this point.

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