College: Notre Dame | 7 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 201 lbs
Birth Date: 5/4/1991
2020 Bye Week: 8
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 288 RB
Riddick signed with the Broncos last year but didn't play a game with his new team. He injured his shoulder before the season and was placed on Injured Reserve. Riddick had four straight seasons with 50-plus receptions before last season. He will try to earn a top pass-catching role again this season. Rid-dick is 29 years old, so he still has a few good years left in the league. Riddick is too small to be an every-down back but he does great as a receiver out of the backfield. He has good moves in open space and top hands at the position.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Riddick can be a very consistent fantasy option because of his reception totals, but is a bit of a question mark after last year. You just aren't sure how much playing time he will get. He probably is best left un-drafted, but keep an eye on him early in the year to see if he is worth grabbing. He can get around 400 or 500 total yards and 30 receptions.
It's a serious question. Why is Theo Riddick in the NFL? What does he contribute to an NFL team? At the risk of oversimplifying the position, there are two primary types of running backs: power backs and satellite backs. If a running back can't really run, that's okay as long as he is dynamic in the receiving game like Tarik Cohen or Duke Johnson. What is Riddick? He can't run. He has a career ypc of 3.6 and has only rushed for more than 50 yards in a game twice (both way back in 2016). The common perception of Riddick is that he is this great receiving back. Sure, he has good hands with a career 77.2% catch rate, but he's not explosive at all. His best attribute is his 59th percentile agility score, which is kind of irrelevant when he also has 7th percentile speed and 25th percentile burst. Riddick ran a 4.71 at 5'10, 201 lbs. Kerryon Johnson is a better pass catcher and he can also run the ball. But Matt Patricia is already one of the worst coaches in the NFL and will probably continue to shove Riddick out there on passing downs. Riddick will be what he has always been and that's a guy you can plug into your lineup that you know won't make a difference, but also won't get you zero. There's no reason to draft or roster a guy like Riddick. You stream him in a bind and then ignore him at all other times.
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Denver Broncos RB Theo Riddick, a pending free agent, has been medically cleared after missing the entire 2019 season with a shoulder injury suffered in the preseason. He isn't expected back with the Broncos and will test the market.
Fantasy Spin: Riddick could be an intriguing 2020 PPR sleeper after missing 2019. He's still a year away from turning 30, and he averaged a productive 61.8 receptions per season during his final four seasons (2015-18) with the Lions.