Detroit Lions
  • 5'9"
  • 201
  • 27
  • 5 years
  • Notre Dame
  • 2013 R6 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2013 DET 14 17 9 25 2.8 1 0 8 4 26 0 51 1 0 0 1
2014 DET 14 70 20 51 2.6 0 0 50 34 316 4 367 4 0 0 4
2015 DET 16 142 43 133 3.1 0 1 99 80 697 3 830 3 0 0 3
2016 DET 10 159 92 357 3.9 1 0 67 53 371 5 728 6 0 2 4
  Avg 14 109 50 170 3.2 1 0 59 45 371 3 541 4 0 0 3

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 DET 16 155 84 286 3.4 3 1 71 53 444 2 730 5 0 0 4

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 4:27pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: Riddick has proven to be a decent low-end RB3 or flex option in PPR formats, but he has significantly less value in standard play.

  • Posted: 12/22/2017 12:05pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Riddick likely will share playing time with Ameer Abdullah this week but should receive a solid amount of touches in the running and passing game. He can be considered a flex option in point-per-reception leagues because he should have some success against the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Posted: 12/21/2017 1:10pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Riddick may not see as much work as he has been with Ameer Abdullah now fully healthy. He'll still see his fair share of touches, though, especially if Abdullah is in the dog house as has been speculated. Riddick deserves RB2 or flex consideration in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 12/20/2017 1:14pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) was full go in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: Riddick continues to be the Detroit running back you want to start in PPR leagues. He came back down to earth last week, but Riddick has been a borderline PPR RB1 over the last three weeks. Start him comfortably in what is a terrific matchup versus the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Posted: 12/16/2017 5:40pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick ran eight times for 49 yards in a Week 15 win over the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: With Riddick and Tion Green splitting carries as Ameer Abdullah heals, it has been a logjam in Detroit. Riddick is battling some wrist issues, but overall this was not the strong performance the Lions hoped for from their running game.

  • Posted: 12/16/2017 3:52pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) suffered a wrist injury in Week 15 and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see how long Riddick may be sidelined. Ameer Abdullah and Tion Green would see time at running back while Riddick is sidelined and would have value in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 7:08pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: Riddick was the biggest beneficiary with Ameer Abdullah inactive, as he has 16 total touches to five for Tion Green and two for Zach Zenner. As long as Abdullah is on the shelf it's Riddick who is a valuable flex play in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 5:52am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick is expected to start Week 13's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is expected to sit out against the Ravens, so Riddick is receiving the starting nod and should receive the bulk of the carries, making him a decent flex option in PPR leagues. RBs Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner could also see time in the backfield but are not viable starting options in any fantasy format.

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 4:59pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Riddick has been receiving under 10 touches per game for most of the season and has been limited to two catches for 14 yards in he last two games. He should still be used in the running and passing game but is not a must-start option for owners in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 2:35pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Riddick stepped up in the backfield with Ameer Abdullah going nowhere. Neither running back has a very good fantasy outlook heading into Thanksgiving against the Vikings in Week 12.

  • Posted: 11/6/2017 9:21pm 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.

    Huddle Up: It's not saying much that Riddick was able to produce a season high in this one, as the five-year veteran really hasn't had a chance to match his output from the previous two years. But it's worth noting that after Ameer Abdullah fumbled the ball for the second time in the game, it was Riddick and Dwayne Washington who saw all the work out of the backfield, meaning Riddick could be getting a boost if Abdullah's workload is cut. It's a situation worth following.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 4:53pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Riddick is far more valuable in PPR fantasy leagues than standard formats. The Lions are off in Week 7.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 3:26pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Riddick doesn't do much in the run game, and he likely never will. But he has soft hands out of the backfield, reeling in three or more catches in four of his five games. He remains a decent RB3 or flex play in PPR leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 6 against the Saints.

  • Posted: 10/6/2017 9:09am 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.

    Huddle Up: There is little doubt Ameer Abdullah's increased role in the offense has played a role in Riddick's lack of production so far as well, as has the fact Detroit isn't playing from behind near as much as it has in previous years. Riddick is worth holding onto, but he may be more of a low-end flex option this year who is only useful in negative game-script situations, which aren't always easy to predict beforehand.

  • Posted: 9/18/2017 8:51pm 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.

    Huddle Up: With Ameer Abdullah back to 100 percent health, Riddick will have to share the touches in the Detroit backfield. He doesn't have a ton of fantasy appeal in most standard fantasy formats, but he is a solid RB3 or flex play in most PPR leagues. The Lions host the Falcons in Week 3.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 4:37pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Riddick is a decent option in most PPR leagues, but he isn't a terribly attractive play in most standard formats. He'll look for better production in Week 2 on the road against the Giants on Monday night.

  • Posted: 9/7/2017 7:56pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah is the more complete back of the two. He has a chance to sneak into RB2 territory this season, but he is more of a flex play in Week 1 against an Arizona defense that allowed just 3.6 yards per carry last year. Riddick is mainly a threat as a receiver out of the backfield and can be a RB3 in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 7/31/2017 6:18am ET

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

    Huddle Up: Riddick is expected to be a valued target inside the red zone, and he could provide bang for the fantasy buck as an RB3 in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 7/26/2017 10:34am 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.

    Huddle Up: The Lions need someone to replace Anquan Boldin's 22 red zone targets last year, good for third in the league. Riddick had five receiving touchdowns last year - all inside the 20 and three from one yard out. Along with Eric Ebron, expect Riddick to become a key part of Detroit's attack near the goal line. Riddick should provide RB3 worth in fantasy.

  • Posted: 7/24/2017 4:31pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Riddick missed all of the offseason workouts because of his wrists but probably will receive some work during the preseason. He likely will be used as mostly a receiver out of the backfield but will also receive some carries during the season. He will be a valuable option in point-per-reception leagues and can be a No. 3 running back or flex option for owners.

  • Posted: 7/14/2017 8:36pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Riddick should at least make for a solid flex play in PPR formats, and given Abdullah's injury history, there is a good chance Riddick could be a RB2 at some point this season.

  • Posted: 5/31/2017 12:19pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Riddick probably will not do much until training camp because he is still recovering from wrist surgery. He should receive most of his work as a receiver out of the backfield but could receive some carries. He probably can be considered a No. 3 running back in standard leagues and has a chance to be a low-end No. 2 back in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 5/28/2017 8:21am 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.

    Huddle Up: Riddick is coming off surgery on both wrists and Rothstein believes the goal is to have him ready 'by some point in August.' The fifth-year back will continue to see most of his snaps on passing downs, while the Lions cross their fingers Ameer Abdullah can stay healthy and hope the improvements they made on the offensive line are enough to pick up their woeful rushing attack. Riddick should be considered a decent RB2 option in most PPR formats.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 ARI 1 -1 0 6 27 1
2 @NYG 9 20 0 3 17 0
3 ATL 0 0 0 4 38 0
4 @MIN 4 4 0 1 8 0
5 CAR 2 8 0 4 45 0
6 @NO 2 8 0 5 45 0
8 PIT 4 21 0 2 24 0
9 @GB 5 11 0 4 62 0
10 CLE 4 35 0 3 12 1
11 @CHI 9 35 0 1 4 0
12 MIN 5 20 0 1 10 0
13 @BAL 9 21 1 5 41 0
14 @TB 10 29 2 6 64 0
15 CHI 8 49 0 3 12 0
16 @CIN 8 16 0 3 23 0
17 GB 4 10 0 2 12 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @IND 7 45 1 5 63 1
2 TEN 11 37 0 4 28 0
3 @GB 10 9 0 7 39 0
4 @CHI 11 31 0 4 27 0
5 PHI 11 49 0 6 33 2
8 @HOU 11 56 0 8 77 1
9 @MIN 14 70 0 1 6 0
11 JAC 4 13 0 8 70 0
12 MIN 9 45 0 5 13 0
13 @NO 4 2 0 5 15 1

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @LAC 0 0 0 2 37 1
2 @MIN 1 5 0 5 41 0
3 DEN 0 0 0 8 66 0
4 @SEA 1 5 0 5 31 0
5 ARI 0 0 0 10 53 1
6 CHI 7 28 0 3 50 0
7 MIN 3 8 0 3 40 0
8 @KC 5 17 0 6 30 0
10 @GB 3 1 0 3 25 0
11 OAK 6 14 0 5 72 0
12 PHI 2 6 0 5 62 1
13 GB 1 4 0 5 27 0
14 @LAR 3 18 0 7 44 0
15 @NO 2 3 0 2 27 0
16 SF 7 20 0 7 63 0
17 @CHI 2 4 0 4 29 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NYG 1 4 0 0 0 0
2 @CAR 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 GB 3 16 0 0 0 0
4 @NYJ 1 2 0 0 0 0
6 @MIN 3 6 0 5 75 1
8 @ATL 3 5 0 8 74 1
10 MIA 3 0 0 2 5 1
11 @ARI 2 2 0 3 24 0
12 @NE 2 12 0 3 40 0
13 CHI 0 0 0 6 54 0
14 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 MIN 1 4 0 0 0 0
16 @CHI 0 0 0 2 10 0
17 @GB 0 0 0 5 34 1
P1 @DAL 0 0 0 4 39 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @WAS 2 -2 0 1 8 0
4 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @GB 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 DAL 1 7 0 1 7 0
10 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 GB 0 0 0 1 5 0
14 @PHI 4 12 0 0 0 0
15 BAL 0 0 0 1 6 0
16 NYG 2 8 1 0 0 0
17 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0

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