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21 Ameer Abdullah RB

Detroit Lions

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
79%11%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
141655523.342

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Lions' Ameer Abdullah: Reaches paydirt in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah carried eight times for 18 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 35-11 victory over Green Bay. He also brought in one of two targets for 11 yards.

Abdullah -- again rotating in behind Theo Riddick (ribs) and rookie Tion Green -- did little to nothing before scampering for a seven-yard touchdown in garbage time, averaging just 1.6 yards on his seven other totes. He didn't get many opportunities, though, as the Nebraska product has barely played these last three games with Detroit management opting to give Green an extended look. Neither tailback has lit the world on fire, but Abdullah produced just 3.36 yards per carry in the 11 games he started this season, while Green averaged 3.92 yards behind the same offensive line in the five games he was active. Though not a drastic difference in efficiency, Green also fared better in the eye test as he looked to be the superior two-down, between-the-tackles runner. Abdullah, who remains under contract through 2018, should be back in Detroit for another season, but his days as the top dog appear to be over.

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Lions' Ameer Abdullah: Serving as No. 3 runner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah rushed six times for 21 yards while catching one of two targets for five yards during Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Bengals.

Abdullah saw just 11 snaps compared to 40 for Theo Riddick and 13 for Tion Green. He didn't make the most of his opportunities, either, and now owns 3.4 yards-per-carry average on the season. We expect him to remain the Lions' No. 3 runner in the season finale Sunday against the Packers.

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Lions' Ameer Abdullah: Minimal usage in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah rushed once for eight yards during Saturday's 20-10 victory over the Bears. He also turned three of four targets into 18 yards.

Abdullah logged eight offensive snaps compared to 33 for Theo Riddick (wrist) and 23 for Tion Green. The latter two saw eight and 10 carries, respectively. This all comes after days of speculation that Abdullah was a healthy scratch last week against Tampa Bay. While it's possible the Lions are easing him back from his neck injury, which are treated cautiously in today's age, there seems to be a real case for the Lions having found a rushing attack they can rely on. On 150 carries across 11 games this season, Abdullah has averaged 3.4 yards, including a 2.8 YPC clip across his last six outings. Meanwhile, Green averaged 4.1 YPC in the two recent games he received at least a 10-carry workload while Riddick -- normally a receiving specialist -- stumbled out of the gates but has averaged 4.2 yards per tote since Week 10, matching Abdullah's season-total rushing touchdown mark in the process (three).

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Lions' Ameer Abdullah: Returns after two-game absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah is listed as active Saturday against the Bears, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Abdullah was a legitimate inactive Week 13 due to a neck issue, but there were rumblings he was healthy enough to suit up last Sunday in Tampa Bay, when he logged a second consecutive DNP. Upon his return Saturday, it'll be interesting to see if he supplants Theo Riddick or even Tion Green in the pecking order. That said, Abdullah won't have to worry about Zach Zenner or Dwayne Washington poaching snaps due to both landing on the inactive list.

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Lions' Ameer Abdullah: Listed as full participant Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Abdullah (neck) was listed as a full practice participant on the Lions' injury report Tuesday.

With his neck injury behind him, Abdullah can focus on getting back in the good graces of head coach Jim Caldwell, who has included the running back among the inactives the past two games. Prior to the absence, Abdullah was averaging a career-worst 3.4 YPC, so the Lions rolled with Theo Riddick and Tion Green at running back. It remains to be seen if Abdullah will do enough this week to regain his perch at the top of the depth chart in time for Saturday's contest.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/10/17ARI153070
29/18/17NYG1786340
39/24/17ATL1447110
410/1/17MIN2094291
510/8/17CAR1031160
610/15/17NO1454340
810/29/17PIT112780
911/6/17GB2148111
1011/12/17CLE1152201
1111/19/17CHI1122110
1211/23/17MIN61450
1312/3/17BAL0000
1412/10/17TB0000
1512/16/17CHI1880
1612/24/17CIN62160
1712/31/17GB81871
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2015Detroit Lions1691435974.2362427
2016Detroit Lions22181015.624016
2017Detroit Lions14111655523.3344524
TOTAL322232612503.83661057
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2015Detroit Lions169251837.33611011
2016Detroit Lions2255711.4181004
2017Detroit Lions1411251626.52211013
TOTAL3222554027.33632028
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2015Detroit Lions1637107729.110404
2016Detroit Lions200---000
2017Detroit Lions14817922.42900
TOTAL3245125627.910404
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2015Detroit Lions1644.000000.0000
2016Detroit Lions200.000000.0000
2017Detroit Lions1411.000000.0000
TOTAL3255.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2015Detroit Lions1652020020
2016Detroit Lions200000000
2017Detroit Lions1421000000
TOTAL3273020020
 
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Height/Weight:
5-9/203
Birthdate:
6/13/1993
Age:
24
Hometown:
Mobile, AL, USA
School:
Nebraska
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: