Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah

Height: 5' 9"Weight: 203 lbsAge: 24College: NebraskaDrafted: #54 (2nd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
26th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #65
Best / Worst #33 / #221
ADP #70


Expert Note
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It's been a disappointing career thus far, but the Lions didn't add a goal-line back via free agency or the draft, which tells me that Abdullah will get the first crack at the starting job. Theo Riddick also had surgery on both of his wrists, which could potentially lead to more work in the passing game.

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Ameer Abdullah expected to return as 'featured' back in 2017

Detroit Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman is reporting running back Ameer Abdullah (foot) is "feeling good" entering OTAs. "I would say about early March late February (I was back on the field),” Abdullah said via “We’re still progressing with things, but I feel good now. We got time to take our time right now, but we’re attacking this thing and I’m expecting to be full go, which I have been." Twentyman later added that "the Lions seem to expect the third-year back to play a featured role in their offense in 2017."

Fantasy Impact

Abdullah, who is nearly fully recovered from a foot injury suffered early in the 2016 season, is on track to return to football activities at OTAs. If the 23-year-old rusher's health remains intact moving forward, he is expected to open the upcoming season as the Lions' "featured" back ahead of Theo Riddick. With Abdullah handing the bulk of the early down work, Riddick is in line to resume his role as the team's primary pass-catching back as well as the starter's handcuff. From a fantasy football perspective, Abdullah should be viewed in the mid-range RB2 tier, whose stock is on the rise.

ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #27RB #16RB #6242
Dynasty RB #24RB #13RB #3814
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week38003.8
Season to Date50.502.510.9
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 2vs. TEN38003.8
Week 1@ IND630518
Strength of Schedule
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Next Gamevs. ARI28th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesNYG, ATL, MIN20th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)TB, CHI, CIN15th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--18th easiest remaining opponents