RB - LV
Week 3 Outlook
Las Vegas Raiders move RB Theo Riddick to reserve/retired list.
Riddick, 30, began training camp on the COVID-19 list, has now been moved to the retired list. He last played a full season in the NFL in 2017 with the Detroit and his days of fantasy relevance are over. We will wait to see if this is just a roster manipulation move by the Raiders or if Riddick is really calling it a career. Stay tuned.
Las Vegas running back Theo Riddick has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Riddick will miss the start of training camp and can't rejoin the team until he passes protocols. The loss of reps will hurt, but luckily for him Jalen Richard is also out so he shouldn’t lose ground in the battle for the team’s RB3 spot. The Raiders signed Riddick this offseason, where he will act as an insurance policy for the Raiders offering little to no fantasy value without injury.
RB Theo Riddick is re-signing with the Raiders for one-year, $50k guaranteed.
The Raiders signed both Riddick and Kenyan Drake today, likely solidifying their running back room as they had into the 2021 season. Josh Jacobs is still expected to be the lead back, but Drake (2-year, $14.5M deal) will certainly be involved in the offense. Riddick will be more of an insurance policy for the Raiders.
The Raiders released RB Theo Riddick on Saturday.
Riddick signed a one-year deal with the Raiders during the off-season. He was released on Saturday, but could be added to the practice squad. Riddick missed all of 2019 due to a shoulder injury. The 29-year-old was originally added to the Raiders’ roster as mere RB depth. Riddick being released should open up more targets out of the passing game for Josh Jacobs and Jalen Richard.
The Raiders signed pass-catching specialist Theo Riddick as an RB depth move, per Vic Tafur of the Athletic.
Pass-catching specialist Theo Riddick signed a one-year deal with the Raiders on Saturday. According to Tafur, the signing is a mere RB depth move. Riddick missed all of 2019 due to a shoulder injury. Josh Jacobs was expected to take on an expanded role on third downs, but the Riddick signing could complicate things. The 29-year-old RB will compete for a third-down role with Jacobs, Lynn Bowden and Jalen Richard.