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With Golden Tate out of the picture in Detroit, you could easily make the assumption that Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay will have an uptick in production this Sunday, but it may be the return of a familiar face that will soak in all the targets.


Theo Riddick is returning from injury and is in a position to be a big part of the Lions' offense. 

He might not be the between-the-tackles running back that Kerryon Johnson is, but it's Riddick's skillset that will help replace Tate, not Johnson's. 


Riddick only has eight carries on the season as he makes his bones catching balls out of the backfield. He has 23 catches on 30 targets for 138 yards. That number will only increase as Tate had more than a quarter of the team's target share.

Riddick will already be expected to receive a solid amount of looks from QB Matthew Stafford, but potentially inserting him in the slot will only raise his fantasy stock. Riddick is a low-end FLEX option that could help fantasy teams with lots of players on bye.


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