In this weekly column, I typically explore some young players who haven’t made much of a consistent impact to date on their fantasy football teams. Some players may be available on your waiver wire, some may be available via a cheap or moderate trade. Acquiring or not acquiring one of these players could decide how well your dynasty or keeper team does for the next few years. This week I take a look at two young Lions skilled players: Theo Riddick and Corey Fuller.
RB-Theo Riddick, DET- The second year back’s usage is increasing each week that he is healthy and Reggie Bush is not. He started the game over Joique Bell which was a little surprising. At first blush, the back has quick feet, nice wiggle, and good balance that make him quite dangerous in space. Between the tackles is a different matter as Riddick finished with three carries for five yards on the ground (he even got a few goal line carries over Bell). Once the Lions fell behind by three touchdowns, the second year playmaker was in his element. The back got used as a receiver/back playing for the Fighting Irish, so he is quite accustomed to the role.