Guest of the League
Steve Grogan
FFL: Week 12 | NFL: Week 12


College: Notre Dame | 5 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 201 lbs
Birth Date: 5/4/1991
Depth Chart: RB2.1
2017 Bye Week: 7

Owned: 74.1%
Started: 20.9%
Total Pts: 49
Avg Pts: 4.90
Rank: 48 RB

Fightin' Irish

Fantasy Week
Week 18Theo Riddick 26 rush and rec yds (2 pts)
Theo Riddick 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Theo Riddick 7 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford
Week 23Theo Riddick 37 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
Week 33Theo Riddick 38 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
Week 41Theo Riddick 12 rush and rec yds (1 pts)
Week 55Theo Riddick 53 rush and rec yds (5 pts)
Week 65Theo Riddick 53 rush and rec yds (5 pts)
Week 7
Week 84Theo Riddick 45 rush and rec yds (4 pts)
Week 97Theo Riddick 73 rush and rec yds (7 pts)
Week 1010Theo Riddick 47 rush and rec yds (4 pts)
Theo Riddick 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Theo Riddick 8 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford
Week 113Theo Riddick 39 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
Week 123Theo Riddick 30 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
Week 13
Week 14
Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 2
Playoff Week 3
Player Notes
Nov 23 8:13pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed for 20 yards on five carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12. He also caught one pass for 10 yards during the game.

Nov 19 5:43pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed nine times for a team-high 35 yards in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears and he added one reception for four yards on two targets.

Nov 12 5:03pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed four times for 35 yards in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns while adding three receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown on his three targets.

Nov 12 4:50pm ET

Lions running back Theo Riddick had his second receiving touchdown of the year on Sunday, hauling in three total catches for 12 yards. He had his most productive game on the ground as well, rushing four times for 35 yards, including a nice scamper for 21 yards in the second quarter. Riddick has seen his usage increase slightly in the last two games, making him an intriguing add in deeper PPR formats for the rest of the season. Ameer Abdullah is very clearly the lead back in Detroit, but Riddick usually gets a few carries each game and is used more often in the passing game than Abdullah. He is worth adding in PPR formats where he is not owned.

Nov 7 2:00pm ET

Theo Riddick had one of his most productive games of the season on Monday, only rushing five times for 11 yards but hauling in all four of his targets for 62 yards. Riddick only really had two big plays however, as he had one rush for 14 yards and one 63 yard reception, with the rest of his offensive plays combining for negative four yards. Riddick has had a hard time carving out a role in the Lions offense this season, and despite the decent numbers on Monday he is still a risky flex play in PPR formats only and should not be counted on week in and week out.

Nov 7 12:33am ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick accumulated a season-high 73 total yards in the team's Week 9 game Monday, Nov. 6, versus the Green Bay Packers. He finished with 11 rushing yards on five attempts and hauled in all four of his targets for 62 yards.

Oct 15 8:03pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed twice for eight yards in Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints while adding five receptions for 45 yards on seven targets.

Oct 8 6:33pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed twice for eight yards in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers while adding four receptions for 45 yards on five targets.

Oct 6 12:23pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick has received more defensive attention than he has in previous years, according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. 'There's definitely quite a bit of attention going to him. There's been a couple plays here or there where we've just not connected which could have been big ones, so it's kind of on us to get that going. On me as well. I wouldn't say defenses are drastically changing their structure, but every now and then there might be a vital call where Theo may have been one-on-one in the past and now he's sort of doubled,' Cooter said.

Oct 4 3:50pm ET

Lions receiver Kenny Golladay (knee) sat out the Lions open practice on Wednesday. Golladay put up an 0-fer in Week 4 against the Vikings, severely damaging his stock on the season. After scoring two touchdowns in Week 1, Golladay has only hauled in three catches for 33 yards since then. He is the clear No. 4 wideout behind Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and TJ Jones, and with Theo Riddick and Eric Ebron in the fold it seems likely that Golladay will only receive limited opportunities from here on out. His status in Week 5 is yet to be determined, but he should not be started outside of very deep formats going forward.

Oct 1 6:20pm ET

Theo Riddick was once again a non-factor for the Lions in their 14-7 win over the Vikings. Riddick carried four times for four yards and had one reception for eight yards. Riddick's counterpart, Ameer Abdullah, had 20 carries and three receptions in the contest, including a touchdown. It is very clear who is the No. 1 back in Detroit, and with Abdullah getting targeted more frequently it seems that Riddick's days of fantasy relevance are dwindling. Hold him in PPR leagues for now but he should be dropped in all other formats, and may need an injury to be a fantasy starter this season.

Sep 25 5:30pm ET

Lions running back Theo Riddick has transitioned almost completely into a receiver this season. He did not receive a single carry in Sunday's 30-26 loss to the Falcons, but had four receptions for 38 yards. The Lions only ran the ball 19 times, with 14 carries going to Ameer Abdullah, three to Zach Zenner, and two by Matthew Stafford. More disturbing for Riddick owners is that Abdullah also hauled in three receptions for 39 yards, taking away from his opportunities to catch the ball. Riddick has only received 10 carries this season, so if he begins to lose targets to Abdullah as well, his fantasy relevance will dwindle pretty quickly. He is worth a roster spot in PPR formats at the moment, but unless he has more weeks like he did Week 1 (6 receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown) he will see himself on fantasy benches more often than not.

Sep 18 11:53pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed nine times for 20 yards while added three receptions for 17 yards in Week 2 against the New York Giants on Monday, Sept. 18.

Sep 10 7:43pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick racked up six receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 1 against the Cardinals. He also rushed once, but he went backwards for a yard.

Sep 7 11:03pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah and RB Theo Riddick could be on the field together at times, according to Tim Twentyman of

Aug 28 1:10pm ET

The Lions got running back Theo Riddick into some action in their preseason game on Friday against the Patriots. Riddick has been wearing a no-contact jersey for a while now after undergoing two wrist surgeries in the offseason. However, the Lions wanted him to get some work with the first-teamers so they rolled him out there on Friday. He did not make a big impact, getting one rushing attempt for no gain and one target that went incomplete, but his presence indicates he should be ready to go for week one. Riddick is a nice change of pace back for the Lions, who will deploy Ameer Abdullah as their every down back. Riddick will be used primarily as a pass-catching back, making him very attractive in PPR formats. He holds little value otherwise, however.

Jul 31 9:23am ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrists) practiced in a non-contact jersey Sunday, July 30.

Jul 26 1:43pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick could see his role expand even more inside the red zone this year, according to Tim Twentyman of

Jul 26 12:50pm ET's Tim Twentyman thinks Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick is one of the best red-zone threats in all of the league, and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter can create a ton of matchup problems with Riddick down near the stripe. Of Riddick's five receiving touchdowns in 2016, all of them were in the red zone and three were from one yard out. It all sounds nice and good, but Ameer Abdullah is the main ball carrier in Detroit and Zach Zenner will also fight Riddick for playing time. However, Detroit must find a way to replace all the red-zone looks that Anquan Boldin gobbled up last year, and Riddick is a good bet for some of that work. Riddick will likely be touchdown-dependent as an RB3/4 in PPR leagues in 2017.

Jul 24 7:53pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) expects to be ready for the start of training camp but it is not known if he will be limited during the early part of camp. Riddick's surgically repaired wrists are structurally sound, according to a source.

Player Transactions
  • 06-Feb-2017: DET - Off IR - wrist
  • 31-Dec-2016: DET - On IR - wrist
  • 09-Sep-2016: DET - Re-signed - Three-year extension (through 2019)
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