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Theo Riddick Injury Updates

Broncos RB Theo Riddick suffered a "slight" shoulder fracture in the team's preseason opener, insider Mike Klis reports. Riddick is expected to be sidelined 6-8 weeks with the injury. That puts him back on the field in late September or early October, so Riddick figures to miss the first 2-4 games of the season. Of course, the missed time is an even bigger problem considering he just joined the team a week ago. Riddick isn't worth a pick in fantasy drafts.

Lions RB Kerryon Johnson has been placed on IR with the knee injury he suffered back in Week 11. It ends promising rookie season that saw him average 5.4 yards per carry and haul in 32 balls. We still don't have any details on Johnson's injury, but he should be fine for the offseason program. Zach Zenner, LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick will close out the year in Detroit's backfield. Zenner led the way with a 46% snap rate, 10 carries and 4 targets in last week's loss in Buffalo.

Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. His injury isn't serious, but he's certainly not a lock to be ready for this weekend's game against the Panthers. Jones' absence would turn WR Kenny Golladay into a target hog and also boost RB Theo Riddick's target projection.

Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) is not listed on the final injury report after putting in a full practice on Friday. His return is excellent timing with the departure of WR Golden Tate and his 9.9 targets per game. Riddick should step back into to a sizable role in the passing game, making him a low-end PPR option. His return also puts a dent in RB Kerryon Johnson’s target projection.

Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins after missing practice all week. We don’t have any details on the injury or when we can expect him back. Tim Twentyman of the Lions’ official website suggests that RB Ameer Abdullah will soak up most of Riddick’s role, but RB Kerryon Johnson might also pick up some extra snaps.

Lions RB Theo Riddick was sidelined Wednesday with a knee injury. It's the 1st we've heard of it. Check back tomorrow for another update on his status.

Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) is off the final injury report after a full week of practice. He should remain Detroit’s lead back against the Bengals on Sunday. Riddick has totaled 27 carries and 14 catches over the past 3 weeks.

Lions RB Theo Riddick left in the 4th quarter of Saturday's win over the Bears with a wrist injury. The team has yet to provide further details, but it's a worrisome issue given that Riddick had surgery on both wrists last offseason. Before exiting, he continued to work as Detroit's top back. Riddick played all 30 of the team's 1st-half offensive snaps and finished with 8 carries for 49 yards plus 3 catches (on 3 targets) for 12 yards. Tion Green carried another 10 times for 35 yards, while Ameer Abdullah garnered just 1 rush -- plus 3 catches -- in his return from a neck injury. We'll see about Riddick's status heading into a Week 16 trip to Cincinnati.

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Lions RB Zach Zenner is inactive for today's opener against the Cardinals. He wasn't listed on the final injury report, so this looks like a healthy scratch. Zenner is behind Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington the depth chart and isn't worth rostering in redraft. We're curious to see who gets the goal-line carries for Detroit.

Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) did not practice on Wednesday. He put in 2 limited practices last week before being inactive on Sunday. We still don't have any details on his wrist injury. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Lions RB Zach Zenner was evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's game against the Bears. The team hasn't announced the result of those tests, but Zenner wasn't allowed to speak with the media afterward. That suggests he did indeed sustain a concussion, putting his Week 15 status in question. RB Theo Riddick missed the Bears game with a wrist injury, and his availability going forward remains unclear. RB Dwayne Washington could be in for another busy outing this coming weekend against the Giants.

Lions RB Theo Riddick played through a hand injury in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. He was sporting a bloody wrap on it afterward, per insider Justin Rogers, and told reporters that the hand got caught in a helmet. He still caught 8 balls for 70 yards, although he was out-carried 13 to 4 by Dwayne Washington. Riddick has a quick turnaround for Thursday's game against the Vikings but expects to play. We'll keep an eye on him over the next few days.

Lions RB Dwayne Washington is inactive for today's game against the Texans. He wasn't listed on the final injury report, so this looks like a healthy scratch. Washington, for now, is behind Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett on the depth chart.

Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. He's not listed on the final injury report and is set to play against the Texans on Sunday. Riddick averaged 10 carries and 6.4 targets per game before his injury and should be looking at similar volume now.

Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday, giving him a shot to play against the Texans this weekend. Riddick should return to the same role that netted him 10 carries and 6.4 targets per game before his injury. He'll be a nice RB2 play in PPR leagues.

Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams. We don't have any details on his injury, but he didn't practice all week and might miss additional time. RB Dwayne Washington (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 6 after returning to a limited practice on Friday. If he plays, he'd figure to share the backfield with Zach Zenner and the newly signed Justin Forsett. Unless we get some clarity on this situation between now and kickoff, it's a situation best avoided.

The Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah on IR with the foot injury suffered last week, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We're still waiting to find out more about Abdullah's exact injury, and there's a chance Detroit will slap him with the designated-to-return label. Even that would cost him the next 8 weeks, though, so go ahead and drop Abdullah in fantasy leagues. Theo Riddick takes over as Detroit's lead runner and will maintain a big passing-game role. He has a shot at weekly RB2 value. Dwayne Washington also figures to take on a bigger role and is worth a wait-and-see stash. Zach Zenner also figures to play after being a healthy scratch the first 2 games.


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