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Pierre Thomas | Running Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
College: Illinois
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Pierre Thomas rushed for 19 yards on five carries in the Saints' Week 12 loss to the Ravens, adding six catches for 37 yards.
Making his return from a four-game absence due to a shoulder injury, Thomas came in and split touches evenly 11-11 with Mark Ingram, though that can be chalked up to game flow with the Saints playing catch-up for the final 20-plus minutes. Thomas' reinsertion into the lineup meant just two touches for Travaris Cadet. Thomas will flirt with RB3/FLEX value down the stretch. Nov 24 - 11:53 PM

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Pierre Thomas (shoulder) is listed as probable for Monday night's game against the Ravens.

Thomas practiced on a limited to basis this week and has been cleared to return. He's missed the last four games, leaving his role behind Mark Ingram up in the air. Thomas should be avoided as more than a desperation RB3/FLEX in his first game back.
Nov 22 - 3:15 PM

Pierre Thomas (shoulder) participated in Saints practice on a limited basis Friday.

It's his second straight "limited" workout. The Saints will hold another practice on Saturday, at which point Thomas figures to either be listed as probable or with a questionable tag. Assuming Thomas plays against the Ravens -- and we expect him to -- he will be a dicey flex option in his first game back.
Nov 21 - 4:17 PM

Pierre Thomas (shoulder) returned to Saints practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

It's Thomas' first practice of any kind since he went down in Week 7. Speaking afterward, Thomas played coy on his status, but was in "high spirits." The Saints have badly missed Thomas in the screen game, and need him back more than ever with Brandin Cooks (thumb) done for the season. Thomas' return shouldn't put a huge dent in Mark Ingram's workload, as the backs play much-different roles. Khiry Robinson (arm) remains sidelined.
Nov 20 - 4:51 PM

Pierre Thomas (shoulder) is listed as out for Week 11.

Thomas remains out indefinitely with shoulder and rib injuries.
Nov 14 - 4:02 PM

Pierre Thomas (shoulder, ribs) remained sidelined Thursday.

Thomas appears all but certain to miss his fourth consecutive game. Travaris Cadet will continue to handle passing-down work against the Bengals.
Nov 13 - 4:32 PM

Pierre Thomas (shoulder, ribs) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

As did Khiry Robinson (arm). Thomas at least did some work on a rehab field, suggesting he's close to a return, but he appears doubtful for Week 11.
Nov 12 - 5:00 PM

Pierre Thomas (shoulder, ribs) and Khiry Robinson (forearm) have both been ruled out for Week 10 against the 49ers.

Expect another full workload for Mark Ingram. It's a tough matchup for Ingram, but he is functioning as the centerpiece of New Orleans' offense recently, handling 56 touches the past two weeks. He's a borderline fantasy RB1 in this game. The timetable for Thomas and Robinson to return remains unclear.
Nov 7 - 4:10 PM

Pierre Thomas (shoulder) remained sidelined Thursday.

Thomas appears poised to miss another game. Travaris Cadet will handle passing-down duties against the 49ers. Thomas is week to week.
Nov 6 - 7:25 PM

Pierre Thomas (shoulder) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Thomas remains week to week. Khiry Robinson (forearm) has also yet to be cleared to practice.
Nov 5 - 7:30 PM

Pierre Thomas (shoulder) remained out of Saints practice Tuesday.

Thomas won't be active for Thursday night's game against the Panthers. With Khiry Robinson (forearm) also still sidelined, the Saints will keep rolling with Mark Ingram as their early-down hammer, and Travaris Cadet as their passing-down specialist.
Oct 28 - 4:48 PM

Pierre Thomas (shoulder) would not have practiced if the Saints held a session Monday.

Thomas was tentatively expected to miss 2-3 weeks after his Week 7 injury. With the Saints playing Thursday this week, he's a poor bet to make it back. Khiry Robinson (forearm) also would not have practiced Monday, leaving Mark Ingram as a workhorse against the Panthers.
Oct 28 - 10:48 AM

Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder) remained sidelined Thursday.

The Saints haven't updated Thomas' status, but he's expected to be sidelined 2-3 weeks, leaving Travaris Cadet as the Saints' primary pass-catching back against the Packers.
Oct 23 - 4:24 PM

Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Thomas is expected to miss 2-3 weeks. Travaris Cadet will see an increased role in the passing game. Khiry Robinson (forearm) also missed practice Wednesday, though his injury isn't believed to be serious. Cadet is worth looking at in deeper PPR leagues after producing a 15-129-1 receiving line the past two weeks.
Oct 22 - 4:21 PM

According to NFL Network, Pierre Thomas (shoulder) will miss 2-3 weeks.

Thomas, currently third on the Saints in both catches and rush attempts, sustained the injury during Sunday's narrow loss at Detroit. The earliest he'll return is likely Week 10, as the Saints play on Thursday night in Week 9. It opens up a nice window for Khiry Robinson to get a bump in snaps and Travaris Cadet to get on the PPR radar. Cadet's role was expanding a bit even before Thomas' injury, as he has 15-129-1 through the air over the last three weeks while exclusively playing in the pass game.
Oct 21 - 8:22 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Erik Lorig
WR11Marques Colston
2Joe Morgan
3Jalen Saunders
WR21Kenny Stills
2Robert Meachem
3Nick Toon
WR31Robert Meachem
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham