Theo Riddick

Theo Riddick

RB - DET
Height: 5' 9"Weight: 201 lbsAge: 27College: Notre DameDrafted: #199 (6th Rd. by Detroit)

Week 3 Outlook

NE @ DET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #48
Projection 5.6 pts

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Theo Riddick secures team-high nine receptions in Week 2

Theo Riddick reeled in nine receptions on 12 targets for 47 yards during the Lions 30-27 loss to the 49ers. He did not register a carry.

Fantasy Impact

Riddick is well established in his pass-catching role for the Lions, especially when playing from behind in the hurry-up offense like they were against 49ers. They could be in the same mode next week with a matchup against the Patriots, making Riddick worth fantasy consideration in PPR leagues.

Brad Richter4 days ago
Theo Riddick posts five receptions in Monday night loss

Theo Riddick led the Lions with 20 rushing yards on four carries. He also reeled in five receptions for 15 yards on seven targets during the Lions 48-17 loss to the Jets on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact

Riddick led the Lions backfield in touches with nine. He will continue to be the third-down and two-minute drill back for the Lions giving him some fantasy appeal in PPR leagues in games where the Lions are forced to play from behind.

Brad Richter1 week ago
Theo Riddick picks up 50 receiving yards in Friday's preseason game

Theo Riddick led the Lions in receiving on Friday with three catches for 50 yards. He hauled in all three targets with a long 42-yard catch and run in the first quarter. Riddick also had one carry for six yards in the 30-17 loss to the Giants.

Fantasy Impact

Riddick could see fewer carries this season with rookie Kerryon Johnson leading the backfield but Riddick should still be involved in the passing game as a trusted target for Matthew Stafford. Riddick has registered 53 receptions in each of the last two seasons and could be on his way to similar volume this season. He only has value in PPR leagues as a late-round bye-week fill-in.

Brad Richter5 weeks ago
Theo Riddick receives only six touches in final game

Theo Riddick ran the ball four times for 10 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in the Lions' win over Green Bay.

Fantasy Impact

It's difficult to get a read on Riddick's usage, at least as it pertains to his role going forward. He hadn't finished a game with single-digit touches since Week 12, and workload has been Riddick's biggest issue all year. To be fair, the team didn't need him at all in this game given Matthew Stafford's success with his receivers. It's sad to see how far Riddick has fallen considering the PPR monster he was not too long ago. The dynamics of this team would have to change rather dramatically for Riddick to be worth anything more than a late round flier in any leagues. The upcoming coaching change could help somewhat, but it's pointless to speculate until we know who will be calling the plays.

Shane McCormack38 weeks ago
Theo Riddick unproductive with healthy workload

Theo Riddick led the team in carries with eight, with which he only accrued 16 yards. He caught three passes as well, which amounted to 23 yards.

Fantasy Impact

It was an ugly day for the Lions, who saw their playoff hopes crushed by a team with no skin in the game. Riddick seems like he'll be a long-term fixture on this team given his unique skillset, but his prospects will depend on what this coaching staff looks like next year. He's untouchable as the team is currently constituted.

Shane McCormack39 weeks ago