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Ameer Abdullah

25-Year-Old Running Back – Detroit Lions

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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165

Yds

552

TD

4

Yds

162

TD

1

2018 Rush/Rec Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

It seems the window has finally closed on Abdullah's chance to hold down a lead role. While he played 14 games in 2017, neck and ankle injuries limited his effectiveness, and his YPC was by far a care...

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2018 ADP:  228.91

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  6

HT: 5' 9"   WT: 203   DOB: 6/13/1993  College: Nebraska  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ameer Abdullah Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $4.16 million contract with the Lions in May of 2015.

April 28, 2018  –  Ameer Abdullah News

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General manager Bob Quinn said Abdullah will have to compete for his snaps ahead of the 2018 season, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

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Ameer Abdullah NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 18 CFB 13 42 150 3 3.6 - - - - - 1 11 11.0 0 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 14 226 1137 8 5.0 - - - - - 24 178 7.4 2 0 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 281 1690 9 6.0 - - - - - 26 232 8.9 2 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 CFB 13 264 1611 19 6.1 - - - - - 22 269 12.2 3 0 - - - - - -
2015 22 DET 16 143 597 2 4.2 3 0 0 0 0 25 183 7.3 1 38 1077 0 0 0 5 2
2016 23 DET 2 18 101 0 5.6 1 0 0 0 0 5 57 11.4 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 24 DET 14 165 552 4 3.3 5 0 0 0 0 25 162 6.5 1 35 179 0 0 0 2 1
2018 Proj 25 DET Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Ameer Abdullah

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ameer Abdullah Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 18 CFB 13 2.6 2.7 2.7 3 12 - - - 0 1 - - - -
2012 19 CFB 14 13.7 15.4 14.5 16 81 - - - 2 13 - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 19.9 21.9 20.9 22 130 - - - 2 18 - - - -
2014 21 CFB 13 24.6 26.3 25.5 20 124 - - - 2 21 - - - -
2015 22 DET 16 6.0 7.6 6.8 9 37 12 2 2 2 11 4.8 6 1 1
2016 23 DET 2 10.9 13.4 12.2 9 51 2 0 0 3 29 11.4 1 0 0
2017 24 DET 14 7.2 9.0 8.1 12 39 20 8 5 2 12 4.6 9 2 1
2018 Proj 25 DET Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Ameer Abdullah

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ameer Abdullah – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Running Back
Also Listed As:  #2 Kick Returner

Snap Count Stats

378

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Ameer Abdullah was on the field for 378 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Ameer Abdullah was on the field for 11 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 355 72
2016 57 1
2017 378 11
Ameer Abdullah 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Ari 36 0 15 30 0 2.0 0 0 3 11 3.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0
2 @NYG 28 0 17 86 0 5.1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Atl 29 0 14 47 0 3.4 0 0 3 39 13.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4 @Min 33 0 20 94 1 4.7 1 0 3 15 5.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
5 Car 22 0 10 31 0 3.1 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
6 @NO 37 0 14 54 0 3.9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Pit 32 0 11 27 0 2.5 0 0 3 11 3.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @GB 33 0 21 48 1 2.3 0 0 1 9 9.0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 2 0 0 0
10 Cle 31 0 11 52 1 4.7 1 0 1 3 3.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
11 @Chi 29 1 11 22 0 2.0 0 0 2 13 6.5 1 2 0 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1
12 Min 29 0 6 14 0 2.3 0 0 3 29 9.7 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
13 @Bal
14 @TB
15 Chi 8 2 1 8 0 8.0 0 0 3 13 4.3 0 4 0 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0
16 @Cin 11 6 6 21 0 3.5 0 0 1 5 5.0 0 2 0 0 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 GB 20 2 8 18 1 2.3 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 2 0 0 25 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Ameer Abdullah  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   203 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.60 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   3.95 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.79 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   30.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.63 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   43 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   130 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   24 reps
GREAT
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Ameer Abdullah: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Abdullah has had a full offseason to train for the first time in his career, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. "Definitely ready for a big year," the running back recently said. "My body feels as good as it's felt since I've been here, so I think that's the most important thing. I've had an unfortunate streak of two injuries in a row. Coming back from those have been tough in their own respect, but I'm glad I'm all the way back."

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Lions general manager Bob Quinn said he has big hopes for Abdullah in 2018, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

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Abdullah will need to prove himself to the Lions' new coaching staff, ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein reports.

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Abdullah carried eight times for 18 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 35-11 victory over Green Bay. He also brought in one of two targets for 11 yards.

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Abdullah rushed six times for 21 yards while catching one of two targets for five yards during Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Bengals.

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Abdullah rushed once for eight yards during Saturday's 20-10 victory over the Bears. He also caught three of four targets into 18 yards.

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Abdullah is listed as active Saturday against the Bears, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Abdullah came out of the gate flying in 2016, racking up 120 combined yards in a Week 1 win over the Colts, but what was initially thought to be a foot sprain suffered the following week instead turned out to be a season-ending injury. The Lions still have passing-down maven Theo Riddick, but Abdullah could be in line for a heavy workload on the ground behind an improved O-line. The 5-9, 203-pound back doesn't have the typical frame for a lead role, but his vision, burst and patience make him a good fit for the team's power running scheme, and while he hasn't had much chance to show it in the pros he did flash some aptitude as a receiver in college. He has also had some ball security issues, fumbling five times as a rookie, but if he can stay healthy and hold onto the rock he could be in line for a big 2017.

2016

Perhaps the sneakiest thing the Lions did over the past calendar year was keep Abdullah's January labrum surgery a complete secret. The Lion — err, cat— was released from the bag in late May when the news was disclosed. It's poor timing for Abdullah to be on a rehab program, given the crowded nature of the Detroit backfield. Theo Riddick, Stevan Ridley, Zach Zenner and rookie Dwayne Washington are also around, jostling for position. Abdullah entered the NFL with a sterling pass-catching reputation, but Riddick wound up being Detroit's go-to back on third downs and in hurry-up spots. Abdullah also had a rep for being a home-run hitter, so it was disappointing to see him manage a modest three runs over 20 yards. That said, a 4.2 YPC isn't bad for a first go, and the Lions occasionally treated him like a featured back, giving him 10 games with double-digit touches. Abdullah also deserves props for playing through the shoulder injury, which was a factor in the final two games of the year.

2015

A second-round pick out of Nebraska, Abdullah has the skills to immediately step into Reggie Bush's vacated role in the Lions' backfield. A little undersized for a feature back at 5-9, 205, Abdullah has the best hands of any running back in this year's draft and didn't drop a single pass in his final two seasons of college ball. He's not purely a change-of-pace back, however, showing good patience as he waits for holes to develop and the burst to drive through them once they do. Problems with ball security and pass protection could restrict Abdullah's snaps as a rookie, and even with a good training camp he isn't likely to unseat Joique Bell as the starter. But given how often Matthew Stafford looks to his running backs in the passing game, Abdullah is in the right system to make an impact in a limited role.