Theo Riddick

#25 RB / Detroit Lions / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-9 Weight: 200 lb Age: 24 College: Notre Dame Bye 9

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Catches five passes against Oakland

    Riddick caught five passes off of six targets for 72 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland. He added 14 rushing yards on six carries. Riddick's 86 total yards were a season high and he tied a season high with 11 touches on Sunday. Riddick hasn't been much of a factor in the Lions' awful running game, having yet to crack 30 yards on the ground in a game this season. He's consistently been a factor in the passing game, however, his 50 catches representing the most of any back in the league. Lions' running backs haven't been fantasy studs this season, but Riddick may be the best of the bunch given his value in PPR leagues.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Catches three passes against the Packers

    Riddick snagged three passes off of three targets for 25 yards in Sunday's win over Green Bay. He added a yard on the ground on three carries. Sunday's 26 total yards was Riddick's lowest total of the season. Riddick averaged a whopping six catches per game during the season's first five weeks, but has averaged a more modest four catches per game in the Lions' last four contests. Riddick is still an elite pass-catching back, his 45 receptions ranking second among NFL running backs, and the Lions' poor pass protection likely means that Matthew Stafford will continue to rely on Riddick as an outlet. A recent reduction in production and four-game scoreless streak, however, has cut into Riddick's once-solid PPR league value.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Grabs six catches against Kansas City

    Riddick snatched six passes off of seven targets for 30 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City. He added 17 rushing yards on five carries. The five carries were Riddick's second most of the season and, perhaps more importantly, he snagged five or more passes for the fifth time in eight games. Riddick's 11 touches on Sunday were more than Joique Bell and Ameer Abdullah's touches combined and with quarterback Matthew Stafford often harrassed by pass rushers, quick passes to Riddick have become a staple of Detroit's offense. He ranks second on the team in catches and, unless the Lions make wholesale changes during the Week 9 bye, Riddick should remain a spot starter in PPR leagues.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Snags three passes in loss

    Riddick caught three passes off of four targets for 40 yards in Sunday's loss to Minnestoa. He added eight yards on the ground on three carries. Riddick has now been limited to three catches in consecutive games after averaging six catches per game during the season's first five weeks. He has lost his distinction of leading backs in catches, sitting one behind Danny Woodhead. Riddick doesn't carry the ball too often meaning that the vast majority of his value is tied to his abilities as a receiver. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has praised Riddick in recent weeks, but he is probably not worth a start until Stafford begins looking his way more often.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Active Sunday

    Riddick (groin) is active for Sunday's contest against the Vikings, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. While the Lions' ground attack hasn't clicked this season, Riddick has managed to loom large as a receiver, earning between five and 13 targets in five consecutive games. Among teammates, his 42 targets rank behind only Calvin Johnson (63) and Golden Tate (52), whose ankle injuries could force Matthews Stafford to search for his new reliable in the passing game.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Good to go

    Riddick (groin) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Riddick was limited throughout the week of practice, but there's been no indication that he's in real danger of missing Sunday's game. He served as the lead back for much of last week's win over the Bears, but with Joique Bell (ankle) and Ameer Abdullah both expected to play Sunday, Riddick may be back to his typical passing-down role. Of course, given how poorly Bell and Abdullah have played, it won't be surprising if Riddick starts to get a few more carries.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Building rapport with Matthew Stafford

    Quarterback Matthew Stafford often sees Riddick as the best option on the field, Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News reports. Stafford's words match his actions. Through the first six weeks of the season, Riddick ranks third on the team in targets and second in catches. His 33 receptions are the most among NFL running backs and are more than the likes of T.Y. Hilton and Randall Cobb. The Lions have had issues with running the ball and pass protection thus far this season, with quick outlet throws to Riddick serving as a means of coping with both weaknesses. With injuries, ineffectiveness and fumbles plaguing the Lions' backfield, Riddick may be in line for more chances to carry the ball as well.

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    Lions RB Theo Riddick limited again Thursday

    Lions running back Theo Riddick (groin) was limited in practice Thursday. Through six games, Riddick has used his role to rack up 33 catches for 278 yards and two touchdowns. He is expected to play in Week 7.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Limited Wednesday with groin injury

    Riddick was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a groin injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Riddick is establishing himself as one of the NFL's top receivers out of the backfield, corralling 33 of 42 targets for 278 yards and two touchdowns already through six games. He even made his first mark on the ground Sunday (seven rushes for 28 yards), but Ameer Abdullah wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday, while Joique Bell (ankle) participated fully, so Riddick will likely resort to his normal gig in Week 7 against the Vikings. That's assuming Riddick achieves active status this Sunday.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Sets career high in carries

    Riddick rushed for 28 yards on seven carries in Sunday's win over Chicago. He added three catches and 50 receiving yards on six targets. Riddick's place as one of the league's most prolific pass-catching backs is slowly becoming established. The Lions looked to see whether that production could translate on the ground on Sunday, handing the ball off to Riddick seven times, a career high. All seven carries came after Ameer Abdullah's fumble early in the third quarter. Riddick's four-yards-per-rush average was solid by Detroit's 2015 standards and any increased load running the ball Riddick sees this season should hoist him up into being a quality option in PPR leagues.

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