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Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | RB

Height: 5-11 Weight: 215 | Born: 12/18/1984

2013 Experience: 7th season

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Fantasy Football Outlook: We know what Thomas is at this point in his career, a guy who when called upon can get the job done, but will be a roll player, unless injury happens on he depth chart. Thomas continues to play well within the Saints offensive scheme and has a role carved out in various packages and play calls in the offense.

Expect Mark Ingram to be the lead back on early downs and Darren Sproles to handle his normal role. Thomas will be worthy of holding as a depth option in PPR leagues, but is nothing but a bye week fill in unless someone goes down.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2013 Projected Stats 116 522 3 44 377 1
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Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm G GS Att Yds TD Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds TD Fmb
2007 23 NOR 12 1 52 252 1 4.8 21.0 4.3 17 151 1 0
2008 24 NOR 15 5 129 625 9 4.8 41.7 8.6 31 284 3 1
2009 25 NOR 14 6 147 793 6 5.4 56.6 10.5 39 302 2 2
2010 26 NOR 6 3 83 269 2 3.2 44.8 13.8 29 201 0 0
2011 27 NOR 16 7 110 562 5 5.1 35.1 6.9 50 425 1 2
2012 28 NOR 15 4 105 473 1 4.5 31.5 7.0 39 354 1 0
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Welcome to Pierre Thomas fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Thomas’s player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for fantasy football.

Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections

It seemed like Pierre Thomas would be an afterthought upon the arrival of Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles last year. While Thomas did see a decline in touches, he did manage to play a bigger role in the offense when Mark Ingram suffered heal and foot injuries.

Ingram has already gone for what appears to be a minor knee scope this off-season. If he should miss time at all, look for Thomas and Chris Ivory’s roles to expand.

Unless you’re in deep leagues, it’s advisable to avoid both Thomas and Ivory on draft day, unless Ingram should suffer a setback in camp.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 72 346 4 38 304 1

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

It’s no wonder the Saints moved up in this years’ draft to acquire Mark Ingram as Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush continued to have health problems last season. Thomas suffered from a bad ankle injury that only allowed him to carry the football 83 times as he missed ten games.

In January Thomas finally had surgery on the ankle and wasn’t cleared to even walk until the middle of March. By mid-April Thomas finally was cleared to remove his walking boot and could finally walk around like a normal human. The team expects Thomas to be “a full go” by late July so he’s not expected to miss training camp.

Heading into the summer Drew Brees had high praise for rookie running back Mark Ingram when he publicly said Ingram could be ready for a “significant role” in the Saints’ offense.

Back to Thomas, while I don’t doubt he will be healthy enough to be a part of the Saints’ offense this season, his lost time through the first half of this year to condition makes me be believe he won’t have the strength to be more than a complimentary back for Ingram in 2011. Bush is a non factor, if the team keeps him as he’s carried the football 1o6 times in the last two seasons, combined!

Put it all together and fantasy owners should view Thomas as Ingram’s backup this season and that makes him a late round selection at best in summer drafts.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2011 Projected Stats 119 588 6 32 212 1

2010 Preview

Pierre Thomas had a great end to the 2008 season and many fantasy owners thought he would build on it heading into 2009. While Thomas had more yards rushing and receiving, he was a disappointment overall. Maybe there are just too many weapons in New Orleans to make anyone (except Brees) a true fantasy stud.

2010 Fantasy Football Outlook

2009 Fantasy Year In Review: At the end of 2008 Pierre Thomas broke out onto the scene as Reggie Bush suffered another setback with his knee. During his great run, Thomas helped many fantasy owners win championships and became a player worth drafting the next season.

Audio: RB Pierre Thomas | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings

Unfortunately for Thomas he started the season with a knee injury and was irrelevant for the first two weeks of the year. Upon his arrival back to the lineup, Thomas posted some big days and then faded away some.

For the season he did have more carries and a better yard per carry average at 5.4 yards. Still his overall production was a disappointment to fantasy owners as they hoped to capture the magic he had from the year before.

2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: This offseason Thomas has been in a back and forth with the Saints over a new contract. As of June the team has threatened to even reduce his pay if he doesn’t sign his tender by the middle of the month. In the end, some agreement will be worked out and Thomas should be playing for the Saints.

Thomas is well in line to be the teams starting running back and should see a bigger workload than 2009. Reggie Bush only totaled 70 carries last season and the team didn’t keep Mike Bell as he went to the Eagles.

Look for Thomas to have a good season for your team as he will be playing for his big pay day (remember he wasn’t drafted out of college) this offseason. For Thomas to cash in on the open market he will have to continue to prove he’s worth a starting role on another team.

Assets

- Touchdowns

- Receiving Skills

- Starter

- Great Offense

Liabilities

- RBBC

- Needs 250 Carries This Season

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