Theo Riddick
Theo Riddick
29-Year-Old Running BackRB
Las Vegas Raiders
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Theo Riddick in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Raiders in September of 2020.
Four receptions in season finale
RBLas Vegas Raiders
January 10, 2021
Riddick, who caught four passes (on five targets) for 40 yards in Week 17, wraps up his 2020 campaign with six carries for 14 yards to go along with five catches for 43 yards on six targets in four games.
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Riddick spent time on the Raiders' practice squad, the reserve/COVID-19 list and as a healthy scratch throughout the 2020 season, ultimately logging just 48 total offensive snaps. Riddick, who's slated to turn 30 years old in May, becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
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How do Theo Riddick's 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
66.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
64.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.5
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
2.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
22.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.21
 
% Team Air Yards
0.2%
 
% Team Targets
1.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Theo Riddick's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
201 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.68 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
30.00 in
 
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While there were flickers of encouragement, for the most part Riddick's 2018 was highly disappointing. He had more than 70 targets for the second consecutive season and the third time in his career, but his 5.2 yards per target was his lowest since he barely saw the field as a rookie. Riddick also failed to score for the first time, as Matthew Stafford stopped looking his way near the goal line. On the bright side, Riddick had a career-high 4.3 YPC, but given that it was only on 40 attempts, it's hard to put much stock in the improvement. The Lions seem to agree, considering they released Riddick in late July. He quickly latched on with Denver, only to immediately suffer a shoulder injury that will require 6-to-8 weeks of recovery. The timeline seemingly rules Riddick out for at least the first two weeks of the regular season.
Riddick once again handled more work on the ground than the Lions would have liked in 2017, parlaying the role into a career-high three rushing touchdowns while playing 16 games for the second time. While never much of a rushing threat, the 27-year-old caught 186 balls the last three seasons, displaying impressive elusiveness and quickness in space. His chemistry with Matthew Stafford is undeniable, and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter's quick-strike offense is a clear fit for Riddick's skill set. The front office nonetheless brought in competition, signing bruiser LeGarrette Blount and trading up in the second round to select Kerryon Johnson. Riddick may be able to increase his per-touch productivity as he focuses on what he does best, but the competition for snaps puts his volume in further question, coming off a three-year low of 4.4 targets per game in 2017.
Used almost purely as a receiving option the year before, Riddick was forced into a larger role in 2016, with mixed results, after Ameer Abdullah was injured. Riddick did have a couple of big performances, notably piling up 133 combined yards against the Texans in Week 8, but the increased workload took its toll as ankle and wrist issues limited Riddick to just 10 games. Heading into his fifth NFL season, the 5-9, 201-pound scatback has proven he can pick up real estate when he gets the ball in the open field, and despite missing nearly half the year he still finished in the top 10 among RBs in catches and targets thanks to Jim Bob Cooter's uptempo West Coast-flavored offense. Riddick underwent surgery on both wrists late last season in an effort to prevent a repeat of those issues, and while he sat out most of OTAs, the Lions expect him to be ready for training camp. Don't expect a repeat of his numbers on the ground, but if he can stay healthy he has the skills to match or even exceed his 2015 production (80 catches for 697 yards) through the air.
He's a one-trick pony, but it's a pretty good trick. Riddick became the seventh running back since the merger to go over 600 yards receiving without making it to 150 yards rushing. He led all running backs in receptions, and most of them came late — 36 grabs in the fourth period. If you're in a standard league, you have permission to drop Riddick in the ranks. The Lions are overflowing with running backs, and Riddick doesn't have the size to play in all packages. But after unleashing Riddick's dynamic pass-catching ability, Detroit would be foolish to turn away from a talented player. Riddick can probably keep 80-90 percent of last year's receiving haul, and that makes him a handy player in PPR formats.
Although he's rarely involved in the running game, Riddick proved his value as a receiver last year, splitting targets almost equally with Joique Bell and Reggie Bush. He was a weapon out of the slot, leading all running backs with 2.45 receiving yards per route. Riddick's smaller size and lack of elite speed may typecast him as a change-of-pace back, but he does run with surprising power and burst, and has enough elusiveness to make tacklers miss in the open field. Bush's departure seemed like a boon for Riddick's 2015 prospects, but the Lions perhaps slammed that door closed when they drafted Ameer Abdullah, a back with better running ability and pass-catching skills than Riddick, to take Bush's place. Riddick should still see plenty of targets in Detroit's pass-happy offense, but he might need an injury ahead of him on the depth chart to get increased work.
Riddick saw nine carries in his rookie year and scored his first career touchdown in Week 16 versus the New York Giants. This season will be much of the same for Riddick who will see minimal carries behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell in the Lions' dynamic offensive attack.
Riddick will be a reserve running back for the Lions in 2013.
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Inactive Week 14
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Coach's Decision
December 13, 2020
Riddick (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Indianapolis.
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Adds nine total yards Sunday
RBLas Vegas Raiders
December 8, 2020
Riddick took three carries for six yards and caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.
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Rare chance for work?
RBLas Vegas Raiders
December 4, 2020
Riddick has a chance for snaps and touches Sunday against the Jets with Josh Jacobs (ankle) sidelined, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
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Activated by Raiders
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December 2, 2020
The Raiders activated Riddick from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
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Shifts to COVID list
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Undisclosed
November 21, 2020
Riddick (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
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