Ameer Abdullah, RB Detroit Lions

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Lions Beat: Team needs changes in run game

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 2:26pm

MLive.com - [Full Article]

The Lions run game is obviously nowhere close to good enough, and changes have to be made. But whether that happens in the backfield or up front is uncertain. The blocking has been inconsistent at best, and sometimes just plain bad. There's a lot to like about Taylor Decker at left tackle, and I think the Lions have a good one in Graham Glasgow. Travis Swanson showed significant improvement this year too. But with Larry Warford and Riley Reiff both set to hit free agency, the Lions could look in other directions there.

Related players: Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out Theo Riddick just signed a three-year, $12.75 million extension that doesn't even kick in until 2017. So he's not going anywhere. As for Abdullah, the story pointed out it's too early to give up on him. He didn't sit a single game last year -- but obviously missing all last offseason like he did with the shoulder injury, then playing only two games before suffering the foot injury, is going to slow his development too. This writer also didn't seem too optimistic about Abdullah returning this year even if the Lions make a playoff run.

2017 Strength of Schedule - DET
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2016 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSnaps%
1IND1263005.255571511.4040/6561.54%
2TEN638006.330000-17/7921.52%
3GB------------
4CHI------------
5PHI------------
6LAR------------
7WAS------------
8HOU------------
9MIN------------
10BYE------------
11JAX------------
12MIN------------
13NO------------
14CHI------------
15NYG------------
16DAL------------
17GB------------
Per game9.0050.50005.612.5028.500.502.5011.4028.50/72.0041.53%
Totals18101005.615571511.4057/14441.53%

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