Theo Riddick, RB, Lions: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Theo Riddick, RB, Lions

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
RB - #25 102.22 DET Active 3 years 25 5'9 201
Contract Year PlayerContract Year Player

2016 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Jul-27-2016 by Shawn Childs


In essence, Riddick is a WR playing at the RB position. He caught 80 of 99 targets in 2015 for 697 yards and three TDs to finish as the 18th highest scoring RB in PPR leagues. Theo's one negative is that the Lions don't care to get him involved in the running game. He only had 43 rushes all year for 133 yards (3.1 yards per rush). In his career, Riddick averaged only 2.9 yards per rush (72 carries). Theo has great hands leading to 10 games with five catches or more. His ceiling is limited, but he offers a decent floor. I don't think his role will change in 2016 with a chance at more growth. Let's give him another 80+ catches for 1000+ yards and a handful of TDs leading to RB2 value in PPR leagues. As the 34rd RB off the board in the early draft season, Riddick looks like a definite value.

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2016 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #1
June 12th, 2016
8.06 John Rozek - Riddick caught 80 passes last year and I see him having the same role in the offense this year. A little luck with TDs and Riddick could easily finish as a solid RB 2 in PPR leagues.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #2
June 27th, 2016
6.08 USA Today - Tim Heaney - Receptions are the name of his game, and with Megatron retired, he'll have standalone flex value in PPR every week.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #3
August 10th, 2016
8.06 Scout Fantasy - Armando Marsal - Last season, he accounted for 17 percent of the team's targets and now that Calvin Johnson is retired there are 184 targets up for grabs. I can see Riddick being one of the biggest beneficiaries of Johnson's departure.
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