Week 20
January 18, 2018
 

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    NYG @ DET

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    DET @ CAR

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    GB @ DET

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    DET @ NYJ

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    BUF @ DET

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    DET @ MIN

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    NO @ DET

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    DET @ ATL

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    bye

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    MIA @ DET

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    DET @ ARI

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    DET @ NE

  • Week 13 - Nov 27

    CHI @ DET

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    TB @ DET

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    MIN @ DET

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    DET @ CHI

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    DET @ GB

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    LAR 23 @ DET 27

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    DET 19 @ SF 27

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    DET 41 @ TEN 44

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    MIN 20 @ DET 13

  • Week 5 - Oct 02

    IND @ DET

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    DET @ PHI

  • Week 8 - Oct 22

    DET @ CHI

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    DET @ JAC

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    DET @ MIN

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    GB @ DET

  • Week 12 - Nov 22

    HOU @ DET

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    DET 27 @ TB 20

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    KC 3 @ DET 48

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    DET 26 @ MIN 23

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    DET 34 @ DAL 30

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    CHI 13 @ DET 24

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    SF 25 @ DET 19

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    ATL 23 @ DET 16

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    DET 45 @ DEN 10

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    bye

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    DET 13 @ CHI 37

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    CAR 35 @ DET 49

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DET 17 @ NO 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    MIN 28 @ DET 34

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    DET 28 @ OAK 27

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    LAC 10 @ DET 38

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    DET 14 @ CHI 19

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    PHI 35 @ DET 32

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    DET 10 @ MIN 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    DET 26 @ GB 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    LAR 6 @ DET 44

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    DET 20 @ NYG 28

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    bye

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    WAS 25 @ DET 37

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NYJ 23 @ DET 20

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    DET 12 @ BUF 14

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    DET 19 @ DAL 35

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NE 45 @ DET 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    CHI 24 @ DET 20

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    GB 3 @ DET 7

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    DET 23 @ TB 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    DET 34 @ MIA 27

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    MIN 13 @ DET 20

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com

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Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Crack a Beer to Celebrate with Ameer


Abdullah could be a nice contrarian play in GPP.

Fantasy Goo. The Lions back has put up 3 consecutive Draft Kings performances with double-digits. He will face the Vikings. In Week #4, Abdullah put up a season high 19.9 DK points against the Vikings. The scoring should be there as the Lions have put up at least 24 points in ever game except two this season.


11/22/17, 07:29 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Zenner Goal-line Hog


“With the pads on, the Lions spent one period working on their goal line offense and defense. Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs in four plays with the first-team offense - note to fantasy football players, Zenner was getting goal-line reps for the Lions - while Haloti Ngata blew up another play with a nice rush.”

Fantasy Goo: Ameer is the ultimate risk in fantasy football, Jim Bob Cooter has made Detroit a passing haven that involves RBs in the pass attack more than on the ground. Ameer is in the 98th percentile on his SPARQ-x score which is a measure for explosiveness. With all that explosiveness sometimes we get duds. In fact, Ameer is the most volatile fantasy player on a weekly basis. Due to this, it’s in your best interest to not rely on Abdullah on a week-in-week-out basis. –Hartbeat Pyro Gold Diggers


08/05/17, 01:44 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah Missed 2016 Due to Lisfranc


Ameer Abdullah has gotten some hype this offseason as he is primed to take over as the Lions lead back. He recently confirmed that he missed 2016 due to a Lisfranc tear.

Fantasy Goo: Abdullah should be able to get back to 100% before the season starts. If able to remain healthy he should have a huge year.


06/05/17, 11:20 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Bob Quinn Says Abdullah is Starter


The Lions came out of the draft without adding another RB to the mix as GM Quinn says that Guapo is the starter. Expect Too see a healthy dose of Riddick and Zenner to get more touches and likely goal line work after his strong finish to 2016.

Fantasy Goo: We are still yet to see what the Lions RBBC split will be because of health issues. If healthy expect an approximate 40/40/20 split for Abdullah, Riddick and Zenner respectfully.


04/30/17, 11:30 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Dwayne Washington

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah Heading To Injured Reserve


The Detroit Lions have placed RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) on the injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Fantasy Goo: After an outstanding start to the season, Abdullah injured his foot in Week two and was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Theo Riddick will likely take on a larger role on the offense while Dwayne Washington is expected to receive an increased workload in Abdullah's absence.


09/21/16, 12:23 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: twitter.com


Zach Zenner

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Commitment to Committee


The Lions afforded at least five touches to each of three running backs in 12 of their 16 games last season, including seven of their eight games after the bye. It’s not as if the Lions just rode the hot hand each week; Cooter integrated the entire backfield into the offense and actually preferred using the skill sets of three different running backs.

Fantasy Goo: Ameer Abdullah should lead the pride of Lions in touches in 2016 but, will share the kill with others. Last season Ameer Abdullah had 3 touchdowns, Joique Bell had 4 TDs and Riddick had 3. This year the Lions will say goodbye to Bell and say hello to more Zach Zenner (35 Wonderlic). Zach led all NFL running backs in touchdowns for the 2015 preseason. Sadly, Zenner’s 2015 ended when he cracked multiple ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung. Ameer Abdullah is going to be the first Lion drafted in your league and should be the most productive as Ameer had fantasy owners salivating after a couple long preseasons runs last year. Unfortunately, Ameer only averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2015. My advice is to avoid Detroit running backs unless one of them are getting the rock quite a bit during the season and are sitting on the waiver wire or if you must draft one make it very late in your draft.


07/17/16, 01:05 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY

Source: www.numberfire.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah May Miss Workouts While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery


Detroit Lions running back underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, according to reports.

Abdullah suffered the injury in December in a game against New Orleans. While he may miss off-season activities, he should be ready for training camp and is expected to take a big leap forward in his sophomore year as the team's starting running back.


05/26/16, 01:54 PM CDT by PK Ripper

Source: www.twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah can make a solid flex option


It might be time to roll with Ameer Abdullah at least as a flex play in your lineup. He’s likely to get more involved in the offense as the second half of the season progresses, and if you get return yardage, he’s of high value there. Considering Oakland has the No. 23 run defense in the NFL and no longer has Aldon Smith, take a flier on Abdullah to make some moves in Week 11. -- Michael Rothstein


11/22/15, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

OC Jim Bob Cooter has simplified some of Detroit’s running and protection schemes.


New offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and offensive line coach Ron Prince have had a short turnaround because of the trip to London. They’ve simplified some of their running and protection schemes upfront in an attempt to maximize talent and get them playing better and thinking less. The Lions have been plagued by execution issues across their offensive line and backfield throughout the year and have been their own worst enemy at times.

Running back Ameer Abdullah said he thinks the subtle changes will help the league’s worst rushing offense through the first seven games jump-start. The Chiefs come into Wembley with the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing defense, so we should get a true test whether or not the shift in scheme is working.

“Simplification is only good if it works, and for us, we’re trying to just make certain our guys can do what they do well,” head coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday.-Per Tim Twentyman


11/01/15, 12:21 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.detroitlions.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Double A could see more Time w/o Bell


Without Joique Bell in the line-up for Week 6, Double A should see more carries. Expect Zach Zenner to get an uptick as well. I still believe Zenner could be a great grab, today he should have a fantastic opportunity.


10/18/15, 11:48 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Source:


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah will get the same treatment


Jim Caldwell said the team will continue to use rookie RB Ameer Abdullah the way they did Week 1.

"What he did (Sunday) is kind of what we see him doing. He's returning kicks, he's running the ball and he's catching the ball out of the backfield," Caldwell said. "That's the kind of role that I think you'll see him play, for the most part."

It won't be long before Ameer Abdullah is the number one guy.


09/16/15, 10:22 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: www.freep.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Abdullah out touches Bell


According to Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett via twitter "Lions RB snaps (47 offensive plays): Abdullah 21, Bell 18, Riddick 8"

Look for this to be a repetitive situation for the Lions.


09/14/15, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: twitter.com


Joique Bell

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Joique Bell the likely starter


Joique Bell will start against San Diego, but it wouldn't be surprising if Abdullah out-touches him.

The Lions are going to want to try to keep Bell healthy and the more they can use Abdullah the better off they will be. Its hard to gather how many touches Bell will get, but he is more of a standard rules player than a PPR one at this time.


09/11/15, 11:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Abdullah expected to be used extensively


ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein expects that the Lions will use Ameer Abdullah quite a bit. OC Joe Lombardi has also said he plans to use Abdullah in the passing game.

The Lions are going to want to use the rookie as much as possible, Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he has quick moves and is a slick athlete. His biggest issue is fumbling.


09/11/15, 11:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Source: espn.go.com