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RB DET

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: 89.3%
Started: 31.9%
Total Pts: 11
Avg Pts: 5.50
Rank: 36 RB

Fightin' Irish

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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)
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Player Notes
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 DetroitLions.com.

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 DetroitLions.com.

Jul 26 12:50pm ET

Lions.com'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.

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.

May 31 3:33pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) was running and working out on the sidelines during practice Wednesday, May 31, and had the ball in his left hand because his right hand is heavily wrapped.

May 28 11:43am ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) is unlikely to do much at OTAs as the team has a history of bringing back established players from injury slowly, per ESPN's Michael Rothstein.

May 24 2:10pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick (wrists) is limited during organized team activities, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Riddick played in just 10 games in 2016 after having surgery on both of his wrists late in the year. It's a good sign that he's at least limited, though, and barring any setbacks he should be good to go for the regular season as the pass-catching back behind Ameer Abdullah in Detroit's offense.

Mar 26 3:33pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) underwent surgery on both of his wrists after the season, according to sources. Riddick is expected to be a full participant in organized team activities later this spring.

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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Week 1ARI81-100627170
Week 2@NYG392000317030
Week 3ATL
Week 4@MIN
Week 5CAR
Week 6@NOR
Week 7bye
Week 8PIT
Week 9@GNB
Week 10CLE
Week 11@CHI
Week 12MIN
Week 13@BAL
Week 14@TAM
Week 15CHI
Week 16@CIN
Week 17GNB
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