College: Notre Dame | 5 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 201 lbs
Birth Date: 5/4/1991
2018 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 95
Avg Pts: 5.94
Rank: 38 RB
|Preseason||8||Theo 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 2||3||Theo Riddick 37 rush and rec yds (3 pts)|
|Week 3||3||Theo Riddick 38 rush and rec yds (3 pts)|
|Week 4||1||Theo Riddick 12 rush and rec yds (1 pts)|
|Week 5||5||Theo Riddick 53 rush and rec yds (5 pts)|
|Week 6||5||Theo Riddick 53 rush and rec yds (5 pts)|
|Week 8||4||Theo Riddick 45 rush and rec yds (4 pts)|
|Week 9||7||Theo Riddick 73 rush and rec yds (7 pts)|
|Week 10||10||Theo 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 11||3||Theo Riddick 39 rush and rec yds (3 pts)|
|Week 12||3||Theo Riddick 30 rush and rec yds (3 pts)|
|Week 13||12||Theo Riddick 62 rush and rec yds (6 pts)|
Theo Riddick 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Theo Riddick 4 yd rushing TD
|Week 14||21||Theo Riddick 93 rush and rec yds (9 pts)|
Theo Riddick 2 rushing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Theo Riddick 2 yd rushing TD
. . . Theo Riddick 18 yd rushing TD
|Playoff Week 1||5||Theo Riddick 61 rush and rec yds (6 pts)|
Theo Riddick 1 fumble lost (-1 pts)
|Playoff Week 2||3||Theo Riddick 39 rush and rec yds (3 pts)|
|Playoff Week 3||2||Theo Riddick 22 rush and rec yds (2 pts)|
Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah is a candidate to be traded during this year's draft, and he's more likely to be moved than Theo Riddick because Abdullah is in the last year of his deal and his role is less defined after the team signed LeGarrette Blount in free agency. The Lions are also expected to address running back early in the draft, so Abdullah's role has really taken a hit. He rushed 165 times for 552 yards (career-low 3.3 yards per carry) and four touchdowns in 2017. If Abdullah remains with Detroit, he'll be one to avoid in fantasy drafts.
The Detroit Lions have announced they are planning to use a running back by committee approach next season. That will severely limit the fantasy value of each running back in Detroit. LeGarrette Blount, Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and whatever potential running back they draft will be an unpredictable and borderline unplayable fantasy asset next season. Draft accordingly.
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.
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ribs) suffered an injury to his ribs in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers.
Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick (rib) suffered a rib injury in Week 17 against the Packers and is questionable to return. Riddick ran the ball four times for 10 yards before leaving, and with this being a meaningless game, Riddick may not return to action. That'd mean Tion Green and Ameer Abdullah would split the backfield carries the rest of the way.
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed eight times for 16 yards in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added three receptions for 23 yards on four targets.
Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick may be in a bad spot today against the Bengals, as three of his offensive linemen are out. The Lions declared WR Bradley Marquez, RB Zach Zenner, RB Dwayne Washington, C Travis Swanson, RT Rick Wagner, RG T.J. Lang and DT Rodney Coe inactive for Week 16 against the Bengals. The Bengals defense will also get Vontaze Burfict and Dre Kirkpatrick back from injury.
Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick (wrist) completed a full week of practice and is not listed on Friday's injury report. He will be a full-go for Sunday's matchup against the Bengals. The Bengals do not have a strong run defense, but the Lions have struggled all year to get a run game going. Expect Riddick to be used primarily in passing sets, with both Ameer Abdullah and Tion Green active. Riddick is a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues this week.
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Detroit Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 22, but has been ruled out for Week 16. OG T.J. Lang (foot) did not participate in practice and is listed as doubtful. OT Brian Mihalik (illness) and DT Rodney Coe (illness) did not practice and are listed as questionable. OT Ricky Wagner (ankle) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury) and RB Theo Riddick (wrist) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 21.
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) was full go in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick ran eight times for 49 yards in a Week 15 win over the Chicago Bears.
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) suffered a wrist injury in Week 15 and is considered questionable to return.
Lions running back Theo Riddick is a risky RB2 option for Week 15. On one hand, he has taken over lead back duties in Detroit and should see a high volume of carries and targets out of the backfield. On the other hand, a flurry of injuries to the offensive line and the presence of both Tion Green and Ameer Abdullah means Riddick will have a short leash on Saturday. The Bears are about middle of the pack defensively as well. Riddick is a solid RB2 in PPR leagues, but is much more risky in standard formats. He should see enough volume to have a decent floor, but he carries some risk as well.
Detroit Lions' RB Theo Riddick scored 27.30 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 14 win in Tampa Bay. Riddick ran for 29 yards and caught six passes for 64 yards with two touchdowns.
Lions running back Theo Riddick has a monstrous game on Sunday against the Bucs. He was filling in for the injured Ameer Abdullah and was a PPR darling. He rushed 10 times for 29 yards, but scored two touchdowns. Additionally, he caught six passes for 64 yards. That's good for a 27.3 in PPR formats. Fantasy owners who streamed Riddick in the first round of the play-offs have to be overjoyed with the results. His value for the rest of the season will depend on the health of Abdullah, but Riddick is a safe PPR play regardless. In standard formats, he should be held while Abdullah's health is determined ahead of next week's game against the Bears.
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick rushed 10 times for a team-high 29 yards in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added six receptions for 64 yards on 10 targets.
Lions running back Theo Riddick had his most productive game of the season in the absence of Ameer Abdullah on Sunday. Riddick rushed nine times for only 21 yards but had his first rushing touchdown of the season. Additionally, Riddick caught all five of his targets for 41 yards. Riddick has been a solid option in PPR leagues all season but is not a great fantasy option as long as Abdullah is healthy. With Abdullah expected to be back next week, Riddick is only an option in deeper PPR leagues going forward.
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick is expected to start Week 13's game against the Baltimore Ravens.