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Theo Riddick

27-Year-Old Running Back – Detroit Lions

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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84

Yds

286

TD

3

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444

TD

2

2018 Rush/Rec Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Riddick once again handled more work on the ground than the Lions would have liked in 2017, parlaying the role into a career-high three rushing touchdowns while playing 16 games for the second time. W...

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2018 ADP:  169.53

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  6

HT: 5' 9"   WT: 201   DOB: 5/4/1991  College: Notre Dame  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Theo Riddick Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $12.75 million extension with the Lions in September of 2016.

April 28, 2018  –  Theo Riddick News

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Riddick is part of a new-look Lions backfield that added Kerryon Johnson in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Theo Riddick 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
2009 18 CFB 12 29 160 0 5.5 - - - - - 6 43 7.2 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 19 CFB 9 11 29 0 2.6 - - - - - 40 414 10.4 3 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 10 14 63 0 4.5 - - - - - 38 436 11.5 3 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 13 190 917 5 4.8 - - - - - 36 370 10.3 2 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 DET 14 9 25 1 2.8 0 0 0 0 0 4 26 6.5 0 8 12 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 DET 14 20 51 0 2.6 0 0 0 0 0 34 316 9.3 4 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 DET 16 43 133 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 80 697 8.7 3 99 0 0 0 0 1 1
2016 25 DET 10 92 357 1 3.9 2 1 0 0 0 53 371 7.0 5 67 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 26 DET 16 84 286 3 3.4 1 0 0 0 0 53 444 8.4 2 71 0 0 0 0 1 1
2018 Proj 27 DET Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Theo Riddick

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Theo Riddick 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
2009 18 CFB 12 1.7 2.2 1.9 2 13 - - - 1 4 - - - -
2010 19 CFB 9 6.9 11.4 9.1 1 3 - - - 4 46 - - - -
2011 20 CFB 10 6.8 10.6 8.7 1 6 - - - 4 44 - - - -
2012 21 CFB 13 13.1 15.9 14.5 15 71 - - - 3 28 - - - -
2013 22 DET 14 0.8 1.1 0.9 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 3.3 1 0 0
2014 23 DET 14 4.3 6.8 5.6 1 4 3 2 0 2 23 6.3 10 5 1
2015 24 DET 16 6.3 11.3 8.8 3 8 5 2 1 5 44 7.0 14 4 1
2016 25 DET 10 10.9 16.2 13.5 9 36 7 5 2 5 37 5.5 15 6 3
2017 26 DET 16 6.4 9.8 8.1 5 18 9 5 3 3 28 6.3 9 3 1
2018 Proj 27 DET Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Theo Riddick

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Theo Riddick – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

472

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Theo Riddick was on the field for 472 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Theo Riddick was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 470 107
2016 423 0
2017 472 0
Theo Riddick 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 21 0 1 -1 0 -1.0 0 0 6 27 4.5 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2 @NYG 27 0 9 20 0 2.2 0 0 3 17 5.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Atl 34 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 4 38 9.5 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
4 @Min 18 0 4 4 0 1.0 0 0 1 8 8.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 Car 30 0 2 8 0 4.0 0 0 4 45 11.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6 @NO 35 0 2 8 0 4.0 0 0 5 45 9.0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Pit 30 0 4 21 0 5.3 0 0 2 24 12.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
9 @GB 25 0 5 11 0 2.2 0 0 4 62 15.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
10 Cle 17 0 4 35 0 8.8 1 0 3 12 4.0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
11 @Chi 30 0 9 35 0 3.9 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
12 Min 26 0 5 20 0 4.0 0 0 1 10 10.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 @Bal 40 0 9 21 1 2.3 0 0 5 41 8.2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
14 @TB 48 0 10 29 2 2.9 0 0 6 64 10.7 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
15 Chi 33 0 8 49 0 6.1 0 0 3 12 4.0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 @Cin 40 0 8 16 0 2.0 0 0 3 23 7.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 GB 18 0 4 10 0 2.5 0 0 2 12 6.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 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 Theo Riddick  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   201 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.68 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   30.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   118 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press
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Detroit Lions Team Injury Report
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Theo Riddick: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Riddick (ribs) rushed 84 times for 286 yards and three touchdowns while securing 53 of 71 targets for 444 yards and two touchdowns across 16 games in 2017.

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Riddick is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Packers due to a rib injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Riddick rushed eight times for 16 yards while catching three of four targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Bengals.

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Riddick (wrist) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game in Cincinnati.

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Riddick (wrist) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

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Riddick is questionable to return to Saturday's contest against the Bears due to a wrist injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Riddick appears to have surpassed Ameer Abdullah as the Lions' No. 1 running back, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

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Riddick rushed 10 times for 29 yards and two touchdowns and brought in six of 10 targets for 64 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Buccaneers.

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Riddick carried nine times for 41 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Ravens. He also caught all five passes for 41 yards in the 44-20 loss.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Used almost purely as a receiving option the year before, Riddick was forced into a larger role in 2016, with mixed results, after Ameer Abdullah was injured. Riddick did have a couple of big performances, notably piling up 133 combined yards against the Texans in Week 8, but the increased workload took its toll as ankle and wrist issues limited Riddick to just 10 games. Heading into his fifth NFL season, the 5-9, 201-pound scatback has proven he can pick up real estate when he gets the ball in the open field, and despite missing nearly half the year he still finished in the top 10 among RBs in catches and targets thanks to Jim Bob Cooter's uptempo West Coast-flavored offense. Riddick underwent surgery on both wrists late last season in an effort to prevent a repeat of those issues, and while he sat out most of OTAs, the Lions expect him to be ready for training camp. Don't expect a repeat of his numbers on the ground, but if he can stay healthy he has the skills to match or even exceed his 2015 production (80 catches for 697 yards) through the air.

2016

He's a one-trick pony, but it's a pretty good trick. Riddick became the seventh running back since the merger to go over 600 yards receiving without making it to 150 yards rushing. He led all running backs in receptions, and most of them came late 36 grabs in the fourth period. If you're in a standard league, you have permission to drop Riddick in the ranks. The Lions are overflowing with running backs, and Riddick doesn't have the size to play in all packages. But after unleashing Riddick's dynamic pass-catching ability, Detroit would be foolish to turn away from a talented player. Riddick can probably keep 80-90 percent of last year's receiving haul, and that makes him a handy player in PPR formats.

2015

Although he's rarely involved in the running game, Riddick proved his value as a receiver last year, splitting targets almost equally with Joique Bell and Reggie Bush. He was a weapon out of the slot, leading all running backs with 2.45 receiving yards per route. Riddick's smaller size and lack of elite speed may typecast him as a change-of-pace back, but he does run with surprising power and burst, and has enough elusiveness to make tacklers miss in the open field. Bush's departure seemed like a boon for Riddick's 2015 prospects, but the Lions perhaps slammed that door closed when they drafted Ameer Abdullah, a back with better running ability and pass-catching skills than Riddick, to take Bush's place. Riddick should still see plenty of targets in Detroit's pass-happy offense, but he might need an injury ahead of him on the depth chart to get increased work.

2014

Riddick saw nine carries in his rookie year and scored his first career touchdown in Week 16 versus the New York Giants. This season will be much of the same for Riddick who will see minimal carries behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell in the Lions' dynamic offensive attack.

2013

Riddick will be a reserve running back for the Lions in 2013.