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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 caught five passes for 83 and rushed for 11 yards on two carries in the Saints' Week 15 win over the Bears.
The PT Cruiser has always seemed to have good games against the Bears, and it was no different n Monday night. On his first touch of the game, Thomas caught a simple screen pass and ripped off 39 yards. The Saints killed the Bears defense with screens the entire first half. Thomas isn't much of a threat as a runner, which leaves him as a hit-or-miss RB3, but he gets a good matchup in Week 16 against Atlanta. Thomas totaled 89 yards on 13 touches against the Falcons in Week 1. Dec 15 - 11:59 PM

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Pierre Thomas rushed five times for 38 yards in the Saints' Week 14 loss to the Panthers, adding four catches for 14 additional yards.

It was a standard day for Thomas, who is averaging 8.3 touches and 48 yards from scrimmage in three games since returning from his shoulder injury. Even in a juicy matchup with the Bears, Thomas won't be an appetizing FLEX option for Week 15.
Dec 7 - 6:22 PM

Coach Sean Payton said Pierre Thomas "gave us some real good snaps just in the base last week."

Thomas has returned as not just the Saints' much-needed passing back, but also one that contributes in base sets. Although Mark Ingram received 23 carries last week, his volume ceiling isn't nearly as high now with Thomas healthy and Khiry Robinson (arm surgery) also cleared. As for Thomas, he'll need the Saints to be trailing to be a realistic fantasy option -- they're 10-point home favorites over the Panthers this week.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 4 - 9:01 AM

Pierre Thomas rushed for 21 yards on three carries in the Saints' Week 13 win over the Steelers.

He added two catches for 16 yards. Thomas was out-touched 24-5 by Mark Ingram, with the Saints leading for much of the game. Thomas is only an asset when the Saints are dialing up 40-plus pass plays. Drew Brees only uncorked 27 throws in Week 13. Thomas will be a weak FLEX in Week 14 vs. Carolina.
Nov 30 - 5:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Erik Lorig
WR11Kenny Stills
2Nick Toon
3Jalen Saunders
WR21Marques Colston
2Robert Meachem
3Seantavius Jones
WR31Nick Toon
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham