Theo Riddick

#25 RB / Detroit Lions / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-9 Weight: 200 lb Age: 24 College: Notre Dame Bye 9,18,19,20,21

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58%
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20%
RB Rank
65
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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Leads running backs in catches

    Riddick caught 80 of 99 targets for 697 yards and three touchdowns and added 133 yards on 43 carries in 2015. Riddick ended the season tied with Danny Woodhead for most receptions by a running back. The third-year back was by far the most consistent performer in Detroit's backfield, leading the threesome with 833 total yards. With at least five catches in 10 games in 2015, Riddick should continue to be featured prominently in Detroit's passing attack in 2015 and could be starter-material in PPR leagues.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Snatches four passes against Chicago

    Riddick caught four of five targets for 29 yards and added four yards on two carries in Sunday's win over Chicago. Riddick closed the season tied with San Diego's Danny Woodhead for the most receptions in the league for a running back. The third-year back struggled to find the end zone, scoring just thrice all season, but was a consistent producer - catching at least four passes in 11 of 16 games. Veteran back Joique Bell emerged as a threat in the passing game late in the season, with 12 catches in the Lions' final six games. Should Bell bounce, Riddick may gain a stronger hold as the team's pass-catching back in 2016.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Snatches seven balls against the 49ers

    Riddick hauled in seven of eight targets for 63 yards and added 20 yards rushing on seven carries in Sunday's win over the 49ers. After putting together one of his worst games of the season against the Saints on Monday, Riddick returned to form against San Francisco - topping five receptions for the sixth time in eight games. Riddick has been the most consistently productive of Detroit's three-headed stable of backs, but he's found the end zone just once since Week 5 and has yet to reach 100 total yards in a game this season. With that in mind, Riddick's production is far more useful in PPR formats than standard leagues.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Tallies 30 yards against the Saints

    Riddick caught two passes off of two targets and added three rushing yards on two carries in Monday's win over New Orleans. Go figure. The league's top pass-catching back had one of his worst games of the season against a pass defense that ranks at the bottom of the league. Riddick's four touches on Monday were his fewest since Week 1 and snapped a four-game stretch during which he caught at least five passes in each game. His 13 total offensive snaps, per Pro Football Focus, were also his lowest since Week 1. The Lions had arguably their best game of the season running the football, which played toward the strengths of Ameer Abdullah and Joique Bell. Given his track record, Monday's game should be considered an exception rather than a rule for Riddick.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Targeted 11 times against the Rams

    Riddick snagged seven catches off of 11 targets for 44 yards and added 18 yards on three carries in Sunday's loss to St. Louis. Riddick led the team with 11 targets on Sunday and his 10 total touches had him leading the Lions' backfield for the first time since Week 8. He also saw his most receptions since Week 5 and extended his run of games with at least five catches to four. Given the crowded nature of Detroit's backfield, Riddick isn't reliable from a yardage standpoint and has scored just thrice this season, making him a tough start in standard leagues. He remains a solid contributor in PPR leagues.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Catches five passes against Green Bay

    Riddick snagged five passes off of six targets for 27 yards and added a four-yard rush in Thursday's loss to the Packers. Riddick has now caught at least five passes in four of the Lions' last five games. His 60 receptions rank 15th in the NFL and are eight more than any other back, albeit in one more game. His receiving ability makes him a good-but-not-great player in PPR leagues, but there are two components of Thursday's game that are worth keeping an eye on. One, rookie Ameer Abdullah had arguably his best game of the season against the Packers. Secondly, Riddick's 31 total yards was his second lowest total of the season.

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    Lions' Theo Riddick: Pulls in a touchdown grab against Philadelphia

    Riddick caught five passes off of five targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's win over the Eagles. He added six yards on the ground on two carries. With the game scoreless late in the first quarter, Riddick circled out of the backfield, cut across the middle and hustled into the end zone untouched for his first score since Week 5. Even with the Lions in position to run out the clock for much of the second half, Riddick carried the ball just twice - a signal that the Lions don't think much of Riddick and his three-yards-per-carry average as part of their rushing attack. His pass-catching acumen, however, continues to be on full display as Thursday was his seventh game of the season with at least five catches. Throughout the season, Riddick has been a valuable player in PPR leagues. Yet, if he continues to pile up yardage, he has 134 yards receiving in the past two weeks, he may find a role on running-back-needy standard league teams.

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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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