Theo Riddick, RB, Lions
2014 Outlook: Deep-league OnlyLast updated on Jun-28-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
Second-year back Theo Riddick had a great spring and most likely won the number three spot in Detroit. He and wide receiver Jeremy Ross were the young stars of minicamp. It is yet to be seen what Riddick's role will be, yet it is a safe assumption that if Bush or Bell are injured, Riddick will be a must-add in all league. With that opportunity (much like Joique Bell last season), Riddick would earn more playing time and possibly enough touches to merit the occasional start. Riddick is a sleeper in dynasty leagues as well. Although you're better off holding onto him for the time being as he'll have to wait his turn.
Running back Mikel Leshoure was cut from the Lions' roster Saturday. Leshoure was the Lions' 2011 second-round pick, but he was stuck on the depth chart behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell last year. Leshoure is just 24 years old and may be claimed by another team through waivers. Bush, Bell and Theo Riddick will make up the Lions' rushing attack in 2014.Fantasy Analysis:
This is good news for owners of Bush and Bell as Leshoure will not be around to vulture away any touchdowns or other work. Look for the Lions to use roughly a straight split between Bush and Bell, with Bush having an edge in the passing game and Bell in between-the-tackles running plays. Depending on where he lands, Leshoure could be an interesting waiver candidate down the road, but until he is on an active roster, he should not be owned in any fantasy leagues.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors8/30 - Lions cut RB Mikel Leshoure
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|15.01||Gridiron Irishmen - Last rb taken, pass catcher that could explode if injury occurs to Bush or Bell|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|13.02||DLF - Riddick looks poised to fill the Sproles role in Lombardi's offense, a role that has always been a fantasy goldmine.|
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