Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah

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

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
26th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #59
Best / Worst #31 / #120
ADP #72

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What we saw from Abdullah before he went down again was electric. If Theo Riddick wasn't there to take a bunch of touches, Abdullah just might be considered the biggest boom or bust player of the year. He has superstar ability, but the situation just doesn't lend itself well to a breakout. With that said, assuming he stays healthy, the floor looks promising here.

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Ameer Abdullah to be Lions' RB1 in 2017?

Detroit Lions running backs coach David Walker "confirmed" to the Detroit Free Press Ameer Abdullah will be the team's "featured back" in 2017 if his health remains intact. "Ameer’s our guy," Walker said Wednesday. "Theo has his role, and then the other guys, they got to kind of fit where they fit and that’s how we’ll go."

Fantasy Impact

It comes to no surprise that Abdullah will enter 2017 as the Lions' RB1. The only notable offseason addition they made to their backfield was signing Matt Asiata in free agency to be a short-yardage role player at best if he even makes the final roster. For Theo Riddick, he is in line to resume his role as the team's primary receiver out of the backfield. It's a role in which when healthy, Riddick could flourish. In 2015, he played in all 16 games and produced an 80-697-3 stat line. Aside from his health, the biggest question surrounding Abdullah is his workload. Dave Birkett of the Detriot Free Press doesn't believe the third year rusher is a lock for "250 carries." Still, at his current RB27 ADP, Abdullah is a rusher to target in upcoming fantasy drafts. His upside is greater than his ADP.

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Projections
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
171717.94.333.4282.221.9134.2
Statistics
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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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OppSummary
Next GameBYE
Next 3 GamesARI, NYG, ATL21st easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)TB, CHI, CIN15th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--18th easiest remaining opponents