Lions' Theo Riddick: Leads backfield in touches

Riddick rushed four times for 20 yards while securing five of seven targets for 15 yards during Monday's 48-17 loss to the Jets.

Riddick ultimately led the Lions backfield in touches, but not by much, as rookie Kerryon Johnson finished right behind him with eight. While the veteran firmly remains Detroit's preferred passing-down back, it wouldn't be a total surprise if he slightly loses his grip on the role as the season goes on given the potential Johnson is showing as a receiver. With that said, fellow tailback LeGarrette Blount sustained an apparent knee injury Monday, and if the early down bruiser is forced to miss any time, Riddick and Johnson could see a boost in playing time. Furthermore, if the Detroit defense is really as bad as it looked in Week 1, game script could frequently turn in Riddick's favor.

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