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4 hours ago, dashoe said:

Riddick is wearing a cast on his right wrist at OTAs, Carlos Monarrez of The Detroit Free Press reports.

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/05/24/ameer-abdullah-ota-pratice/343808001/

 

 

 

Strike one for me on Theo. Makes ameer more attractive

 

nothing has changed since the offseason. Let us know in August if he's still in a cast 

 

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein said don't expect Theo Riddick (wrist) to "do much" at OTAs.
Riddick is coming off surgeries on both wrists and the Lions have a reputation of bringing players along slowly after injuries. Per Rothstein, the goal is to have Riddick ready "by some point in August." Riddick will fill his usual role on passing downs when healthy. May 28 - 10:17 AM
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16 hours ago, Impreza178 said:

 

nothing has changed since the offseason. Let us know in August if he's still in a cast 

 

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein said don't expect Theo Riddick (wrist) to "do much" at OTAs.
Riddick is coming off surgeries on both wrists and the Lions have a reputation of bringing players along slowly after injuries. Per Rothstein, the goal is to have Riddick ready "by some point in August." Riddick will fill his usual role on passing downs when healthy. May 28 - 10:17 AM

 

20 hours ago, dashoe said:

Riddick is wearing a cast on his right wrist at OTAs, Carlos Monarrez of The Detroit Free Press reports.

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/05/24/ameer-abdullah-ota-pratice/343808001/

 

 

 

Strike one for me on Theo. Makes ameer more attractive

 

A guys wrist in May is a strike?

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20 hours ago, dashoe said:

Riddick is wearing a cast on his right wrist at OTAs, Carlos Monarrez of The Detroit Free Press reports.

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/05/24/ameer-abdullah-ota-pratice/343808001/

 

 

 

Strike one for me on Theo. Makes ameer more attractive

 

Can't agree about an injury in May.


Also, even with the cast, I imagine he's a better receiver with better ball security than Abdullah.

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24 minutes ago, irvnasty said:

 

Can't agree about an injury in May.


Also, even with the cast, I imagine he's a better receiver with better ball security than Abdullah.

hahaha...wow, sad but true. lol.

This post gave me a chuckle.

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44 minutes ago, petekrum said:

 

 

A guys wrist in May is a strike?

 

 Definitely a strike, i refuse to draft injured players  who dont' start the season healthy.  Strike  2 is injured during training camp  strike 3 is still injured preseason games and up in the air come week1. I wont touch them have to start season healthy. 

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7 minutes ago, MillenWasmyFavorite said:

Yet, you had Watkins and Ajayi on your rosters last year.

 

Strange hard lines at work.

 

 

Didnt draftt  watkins and ajayi , waiver wire picks,  trades with frustrated owners or bye week drops

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17. Theo Riddick, DET
2017 Projection: 45 attempts / 157 rushing yards / 1 rushing touchdown; 75 receptions / 600 receiving yards / 6 receiving touchdowns (192 points)
Outlook: A receiver in a running back's body, Theo Riddick is one of the most proficient receiving backs in the NFL today. Signed to an extension last offseason, Riddick is a cemented part of the Lions aerial attack. The departure of Anquan Boldin frees up some red zone opportunities for other members of this offense, and I expect Riddick to thrive in his reprised role as passing-game specialist. Always a threat for big weeks in PPR combined with his relatively low-cost to others in the Top 20, Riddick will continue to be a great pick and valued part of the Lions attack. Stafford loves him, and it will show again this year.

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19 minutes ago, Br0kenB said:

17. Theo Riddick, DET
2017 Projection: 45 attempts / 157 rushing yards / 1 rushing touchdown; 75 receptions / 600 receiving yards / 6 receiving touchdowns (192 points)
Outlook: A receiver in a running back's body, Theo Riddick is one of the most proficient receiving backs in the NFL today. Signed to an extension last offseason, Riddick is a cemented part of the Lions aerial attack. The departure of Anquan Boldin frees up some red zone opportunities for other members of this offense, and I expect Riddick to thrive in his reprised role as passing-game specialist. Always a threat for big weeks in PPR combined with his relatively low-cost to others in the Top 20, Riddick will continue to be a great pick and valued part of the Lions attack. Stafford loves him, and it will show again this year.

 

45 rush attempts..... 

 

HA.

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Just now, boltup15 said:

 

45 rush attempts..... 

 

HA.

I said in a previous thread that I expect 4 running backs to make the Lions roster, which is why I don't think Riddick will run much.

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10 minutes ago, Br0kenB said:

I said in a previous thread that I expect 4 running backs to make the Lions roster, which is why I don't think Riddick will run much.

 

Less than 3 carries per game.... makes sense. 

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36 minutes ago, boltup15 said:

 

Less than 3 carries per game.... makes sense. 

92 last year with the #1 preseason RB on the depth chart on IR. < 45 in his previous 3 seasons before last.

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Just now, Br0kenB said:

92 last year with the #1 preseason RB on the depth chart on IR. < 45 in his previous 3 seasons before last.

 

92 last season while playing 10 games. 

 

First game while Abdullah was there he had 7 carries. In one game he already had about 16% of your projection. On pace for 112 carries. 

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1 hour ago, boltup15 said:

 

92 last season while playing 10 games. 

 

First game while Abdullah was there he had 7 carries. In one game he already had about 16% of your projection. On pace for 112 carries. 

At 3.9 a rush, not too inspiring. I believe it was more so due to the lack of options than anything else. If you think that he will get close to 90 carries with a healthy Abdullah, Zenner, and very likely Asiata/Washington in the backfield, then that's your hunch. I just can't see him even getting close to that amount when he is a mediocre at best runner and an awesome receiving game option.

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1 hour ago, Br0kenB said:

If you think that he will get close to 90 carries with a healthy Abdullah, Zenner, and very likely Asiata/Washington in the backfield, then that's your hunch

 

You just labeled 4 other RB's besides Riddick that you expect to be involved in this offense..... it's not a hunch, I am 100% sure Riddick will get more than 45 carries or at least in whatever games he plays extrapolates to a lot more than 45 carries. Even Chris Thompson had 68 last season. When Riddick gets on the field they most likely use him as a receiver. But they also have to switch it up. All 5 of Riddick, Zenner, Asiata, Abdullah and Washington are going to see carries. You're probably going to see Abdullah/Riddick playing with Zenner or D Wash getting goal line carries and maybe short yardage as well. 

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2 hours ago, boltup15 said:

 

You just labeled 4 other RB's besides Riddick that you expect to be involved in this offense..... it's not a hunch, I am 100% sure Riddick will get more than 45 carries or at least in whatever games he plays extrapolates to a lot more than 45 carries. Even Chris Thompson had 68 last season. When Riddick gets on the field they most likely use him as a receiver. But they also have to switch it up. All 5 of Riddick, Zenner, Asiata, Abdullah and Washington are going to see carries. You're probably going to see Abdullah/Riddick playing with Zenner or D Wash getting goal line carries and maybe short yardage as well. 

Your point? Look at 2015. There was a similar pattern of involvement among the Detroit running backs. All will get carries. An extra 20 carries or so isn't going to do enough to influence Riddick's fantasy value.

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12 minutes ago, Br0kenB said:

Your point? Look at 2015. There was a similar pattern of involvement among the Detroit running backs. All will get carries. An extra 20 carries or so isn't going to do enough to influence Riddick's fantasy value.

 

How about this, if Riddick is one pace for more than 45 attempts next season or finishes the season with more than 45 rush attempts you have to stop posting your 'projected point finishes' for players next season. If he doesn't I'll change my avatar to anything of your liking. 

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I don't think zenner Is a factor for carries. He's just a pre season wonder. If Abdullah can stay on the field and be more of a featured player Riddick rushing attempts will go down some. Especially if their Oline can be a big improvement maybe more than any team. But.... The loss of decker hurts bad and may put them back to square one. Their tackle situation could swing a lot of prijections . This could be the number one preseason team to watch. 

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20 minutes ago, Ravensdan said:

I don't think zenner Is a factor for carries. He's just a pre season wonder. If Abdullah can stay on the field and be more of a featured player Riddick rushing attempts will go down some. Especially if their Oline can be a big improvement maybe more than any team. But.... The loss of decker hurts bad and may put them back to square one. Their tackle situation could swing a lot of prijections . This could be the number one preseason team to watch. 

Great point.   I just don't see Zenner and Wash doing much besides occasional COP and maybe short GL.  this team is so dynamic with their sets it's going to be Abdullah or Reddick 90% of the time- even near the GL.  Without injury I'd put Ameer at 12-15 carries a game (190ish total)  and Riddick at 4-7 (70-90ish).    Agree about preseason-  gotta see what's up.  

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10 hours ago, cousinal111 said:

Granted it was because of the Abdullah injury, but I think Riddick was a top 10 ppr RB before getting injured last year.

 

16.2 ppr ppg. It was very incredible. It will be tough for me to decide besides Woodhead and Riddick, but the lack of RB talent in DET has me leaning towards Riddick now. And Riddick has already been a top RB with DET while Woodhead is in a new system. 

 

I do think getting that 16.2 ppr ppg will definitely be a stretch but 13 ppg seems more doable. 4-5 receptions per game will become 8-10 ppr points plus 7-8 carries for another 20-30 yards with some TD's sprinkled in. 

 

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Jesus... I didn't realize this backfield was such a mess. 

Getting less hopeful of the idea of pairing Abdullah and Riddick to hedge bets.

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14 hours ago, boltup15 said:

 

How about this, if Riddick is one pace for more than 45 attempts next season or finishes the season with more than 45 rush attempts you have to stop posting your 'projected point finishes' for players next season. If he doesn't I'll change my avatar to anything of your liking. 

What do my projections have to do with anything? They are meant to be conversation starters in June/July and sharing work I do for myself is nothing but a good thing for this forum. I'm not taking your bet, partially because it's dumb (5 carries in game 1 or an injury and he will top 45 pace right then and there) and partially because I did a similar bet on this forum last season and he went ghost on the forum as a whole shortly after. But I'm not going to stop posting and sharing projections I have because, shockingly, they get their fair amount of feedback and discussion on their own.

 

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1 hour ago, Br0kenB said:

I'm not taking your bet, partially because it's dumb (5 carries in game 1 or an injury and he will top 45 pace right then and there)

 

It's a dumb bet because you realize he will get more than 45 carries. 

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