Theo Riddick

Theo Riddick

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

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
29th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #136
Best / Worst #87 / #253
ADP #163


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 McCormack29 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 McCormack30 weeks ago
Theo Riddick regresses to his usual self in divisional bout

Riddick ran the ball eight times for 49 yards and caught three passes for another 12 yards through the air. He led the team in touches but was out-carried by rookie Tion Green.

Fantasy Impact

Last week's explosion was an obvious aberration, and this week proved that. Detroit's attack was aerial in nature, but didn't involve Riddick's pass-catching skills in all but a few instances. His ceiling will continue to lower as Ameer Abdullah begins to increase his workload off of an injury.

Shane McCormack31 weeks ago
Theo Riddick explodes in feature role

Theo Riddick led the team in touches in the Lions' 24-21 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. He had 10 carries for only 29 yards, but two of those were scoring plays. He also caught six passes for 64 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Riddick has certainly impressed with Ameer Abdullah sidelined, but it would be foolish to overestimate his value. While he did make his case as a goal-line option, Riddick has historically never been a touchdown scorer, instead padding his stats with receptions in PPR leagues. In fact, Theo has never scored more than one rushing touchdown in an entire season - a trend that has obviously been broken with this latest performance. He's certainly flex-worthy, especially in PPR, for as long as Abdullah remains injured, but Abdullah will be back soon and Tion Green will be looking to expand his role as well. It's a major gamble to depend on Riddick at this juncture.

Shane McCormack31 weeks ago
Theo Riddick stays busy in loss to Ravens

Theo Riddick notched his season high in touches on Sunday with nine rushes for 21 yards and a touchdown to go with five receptions for 41 more yards through the air.

Fantasy Impact

Riddick had his first real chance to shine with Ameer Abdullah out for the first time all season. He wasn't remarkable, but Riddick did manage to score on the ground and rack up respectable receiving yardage on limited work. Sadly, rookie Tion Green ended up seizing a sizable chunk of carries, putting the kibosh on Riddick's prospects as a fantasy asset going forward.

Shane McCormack33 weeks ago