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Week 1 vs. TB
Rushing: 10 / 52 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 11 / 0 on 2 targets
Without McAllister, Pierre Thomas was ready to help carry the New Orleans rushing attack. Thomas actually started the game and opened the first drive with a carry, and finished with ten rushes for 52 yards on the ground. Thomas was also targeted two times in the passing game, catching both passes for 11 yards. He looks like a very versatile, talented back and his play could help the Saints limit McAllister's work and keep him healthy and fresh throughout the season.
Week 2 vs. WAS
Rushing: 6 / 8 / 1
Receiving: 2 / 29 / 0 on 2 targets
Thomas was featured often in the red zone in favor of Bush. Both of his targets came from inside the 20 yard line and he saw goal line carries. He was successful in converting one of his goal line carries for a short touchdown. Thomas runs hard but lacked wiggle in this game. With the limited running lanes he did not fare too well only amassing eight yards.
Week 3 vs. DEN
Rushing: 6 / 15 / 2
Receiving: 3 / 8 / 0 on 3 targets
Thomas scored two rushing TDs and would have had a third, but Denver's D stuffed him on fourth and goal. Late in the game the Saints were driving for a go ahead score, but on third and one at the Denver 24 Thomas was pushed back a yard by D.J. Williams and New Orleans tried a 43 yard field goal that missed the mark.
Week 6 vs. OAK
Rushing: 3 / 18 / 0
Before McAllister returned to the lineup, Thomas posted some good numbers. He gained valuable experience but didn't get into this game until the outcome had already been determined. He picked up 18 yards on three carries in the fourth quarter.
Week 7 vs. CAR
Rushing: 1 / 2 / 0
Thomas got into the game in the fourth quarter and carried once for two yards. He also returned four kickoffs for a 27 yard average.
Week 8 vs. SD
Rushing: 3 / 28 / 0
Thomas was a distant second option in the rushing game and was all but nonexistent in the passing game. His fantasy value is very tied to the health of Reggie Bush, but if Thomas is only going to get three touches even with Bush out of the lineup, it'll be tough for him to make a fantasy impact going forward.
Week 10 vs. ATL
Rushing: 6 / 26 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 34 / 0 on 8 targets
Filling in for Deuce McAllister, Thomas had a team high six carries. His workload out of the backfield was limited due to the Saints having difficulty rushing the ball and having to go to a passing attack. Thomas proved to be a valuable asset out the backfield as he functioned as a safety net for Drew Brees to rely on if all of his other options were covered.
Week 11 vs. KC
Rushing: 16 / 88 / 1
Receiving: 4 / 56 / 0 on 5 targets
Thomas was the offensive star of the game for the Saints. He was effective in both the running and passing games and totaled 144 yards from scrimmage. Thomas had 20 touches compared to eight for Deuce McAllister. Thomas had runs of 16 and 15 yards and caught passes for 24 and 21 yards. He also plunged in for a one yard touchdown. With the return of Reggie Bush on the horizon, it will be interesting to see how Thomas factors in the Saints' offense.
Thomas dropped one pass that was slightly behind him.
Week 12 vs. GB
Rushing: 15 / 87 / 2
Receiving: 3 / 34 / 0 on 5 targets
RB Pierre Thomas was easily the best running back for the Saints in week 12. He ran well and made the right cuts when necessary. He was hardly touched on his 31 yard scamper into the end zone in the fourth quarter and put in a determined effort to convert the fourth and one situation on the play that helped set up the score.
Thomas was also effective running with the ball after catching it.
Week 13 vs. TB
Rushing: 11 / 34 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 20 / 1 on 1 targets
Thomas led New Orleans in rushing with 11 carries for 34 yards and had a long run of just nine yards. His big impact came in the passing game, where he had a 20 yard touchdown reception on his only target of the game.
Week 14 vs. ATL
Rushing: 16 / 102 / 1
Receiving: 1 / 7 / 1 on 2 targets
Pierre Thomas got the start as the Saints opened up in a one back offensive set with three receivers. Thomas ran hard and failed to go down easily, having to gain yards sometimes when there was little to no room to run. His long runs early in the game came on draw plays that caught the defense off guard. Later, when the defense began to tire, he was used on running plays between the tackles and the occasional outside run. His receiving touchdown came on a play where he was not the intended target but was the recipient of a dump off pass. On the next drive he scored the game winning touchdown when he picked his way through a small hole in the left side of the line and fell into the end zone.
Week 15 vs. CHI
Rushing: 22 / 87 / 1
Receiving: 7 / 59 / 1 on 9 targets
Thomas started the game for New Orleans and was splitting carries with RB Reggie Bush early in the contest. He got off to a good start by catching a two yard touchdown pass for a touchdown in the second quarter. He got the bulk of the work in the first half after Bush left the game midway through the second quarter. He had eight carries for 24 yards in the first half. In the second half, Thomas got almost all of the carries as Bush spent most the second half on the bench. Things got even better for Thomas when he broke off a long 42 yard touchdown run down the left sideline. He was also targeted often out of the back as he caught seven passes for 59 yards in the game. Thomas did not look like a backup in this game; he looked more like a legitimate starting running back who put impressive numbers against a good run defense.
Week 16 vs. DET
Rushing: 13 / 77 / 1
Receiving: 3 / 26 / 0 on 4 targets
Thomas led the Saints with 77 yards rushing and added 26 more receiving yardage. Thomas' two yard plunge in the second quarter marks sixth consecutive game he has scored and is the ninth time he has reached the end zone in that span. Thomas ran hard and was able to gain yards after contact. However, his aggressive style led to a fumble and New Orleans' only turnover.