Dan Orlovsky, QB Detroit Lions
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Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:14pm
Lions RB Theo Riddick didn’t play much last week because of an abdominal injury, but it only took one play this week in Oakland to show why coaches and teammates are so high on the young running back.
Riddick caught a screen pass from quarterback Dan Orlovsky on the first Lions possession of the second half Friday night in Oakland and turned it into a 36-yard gain. The second-year running back out of Notre Dame made four defenders miss on the play and covered about 100 yards total after completely reversing the field and weaving in and out of defenders.
For a RB3, Riddick is getting a lot of positive press in the offseason. With Reggie Bush and Joique Bell both injured at times last year, Riddick is a guy who could seemingly step right in and be a productive fantasy player. Riddick is ranked 74th and likely won't get drafted but he'll be a hot commodity should Bush or Bell go down.
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.