Theo 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 Detroit 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.
Theo 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 Detroit 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.
Theo 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 Detroit 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.
Theo 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 Detroit Lions make wholesale changes during the Week 9 bye, Riddick should remain a spot starter in PPR leagues.
Theo 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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