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Week 3 vs. HOU
Rushing: 2 / 35 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 10 / 0 on 1 targets
Mike Thomas had one reception for 10 yards against the Texans. He also added 35 yards on to rushes (long of 22) as the Jaguars worked to get the ball in to his hands. Thomas is currently the WR3 for Jacksonville. Thomas also returned two kicks for 18 yards with a long of 23 yards.
Week 4 vs. TEN
Rushing: 3 / 9 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 31 / 0 on 5 targets
Thomas is turning into a Percy Harvin type weapon for this offense. He got the first target of the day, and the offensive game plan is giving him a lot of chances to use his speed and elusiveness on carries out of the backfield, end arounds, and screen passes. He'll break a few long plays before the season is over.
Week 5 vs. SEA
Receiving: 1 / 28 / 0 on 2 targets
Thomas drew in for Sims-Walker, but was only targeted twice and did not catch a pass until the second half.
Week 6 vs. STL
Receiving: 7 / 52 / 0 on 9 targets
Thomas is getting more and more involvement in the passing offense every week. The Jags are giving him targets close to the line of scrimmage to give him a chance to use his speed and shiftiness to turn them into larger gains. He caught a few passes on the game-winning drive in OT, and he is turning into a great complement to Holt and Sims-Walker working the short passing game routes.
Week 8 vs. TEN
Rushing: 1 / 7 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 55 / 0 on 6 targets
With Torry Holt and Mike Sims-Walker struggling to get open against Tennessee, Mike Thomas stepped up and led Jacksonville with four catches and 55 yards, working mostly as a slot receiver. Thomas continues to contribute on both offense and special teams in returning kicks. The young playmaker shows good speed and has good hands, making him a nice sleeper pick to get more targets going forward.
Week 9 vs. KC
Rushing: 1 / 18 / 0
Receiving: 1 / -2 / 0 on 1 targets
Thomas had a nice gain on an end around, but he was met behind the line of scrimmage on his one quick target. He did have an impact on the game when his long punt return set up the last Jags TD that ended up being the margin of victory.
Week 10 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 4 / 46 / 0 on 4 targets
The rookie WR displayed his sure hands after snagging a pass on a huge 4th down conversion where he squirted between two tacklers and lunged for the first down. Thomas also converted a 3rd down play where he made a diving 15 yard catch as he was being tackled. His most impressive play though, was when he went up in the air for a nice 20 yard grab and was able to hang on after getting his legs taken out beneath him. If Thomas continues making clutch plays like these, we may see the Jags starting to look away from Torry Holt and more towards the talented rookie.
Week 11 vs. BUF
Rushing: 1 / 12 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 3 / 0 on 3 targets
Thomas got his number called a few times, and his speed flashed on an end around, but he never really threatened to make a big play on any of his three touches.
Week 12 vs. SF
Receiving: 4 / 62 / 0 on 4 targets
Thomas may have opened some eyes here, as he outplayed Torry Holt with fewer opportunities, making a few impressive catches. He is an exciting player to watch; he looked capable of breaking a big play nearly every time he caught the ball.
Week 14 vs. MIA
Receiving: 1 / 5 / 0 on 4 targets
Thomas lined up in the slot when the Jaguars went to a three wide receiver formation. He was targeted four times, mostly on bubble and slip screens, but caught only one pass for a short gain.
Week 15 vs. IND
Receiving: 2 / 20 / 1 on 4 targets
Mike Thomas got some work in Week 15 against Indianapolis as the third wide receiver for Jacksonville, getting four passes aimed his way. Thomas hauled in a short pass in the second quarter and followed that up with a nice 13-yard grab over the middle and just into the end zone for a third quarter touchdown. Jacksonville does not normally throw 40 times a game, so Thomas' production is likely to be minimal at best the rest of the way for Jacksonville.
Week 16 vs. NE
Rushing: 1 / 0 / 0
Receiving: 6 / 57 / 0 on 6 targets
The talented rookie led all Jacksonville receivers with 6 receptions for 57 yards on the day. He nearly had a TD when he stretched the ball across the pylon on a WR screen pass, but stepped out of bounds while leaning across the goal line. The reception did set up a 2 yard David Garrard TD run. The small, but elusive receiver, is turning into a quite a playmaker as the Jags continue to rely on his steady hands and solid route running. Look for Thomas' role with the team to exponentially increase next year as an aging Torry Holt moves to the sideline and the Jags look to implement their youthful playmakers.
Week 17 vs. CLE
Receiving: 7 / 65 / 0 on 10 targets
Thomas started outside with Torry Holt inactive and was the Jaguars' most targeted wide receiver. Most of his completions were on short routes. His longest reception of the day, a 22-yard catch over the middle, came at the end of the first half while the Browns took away sideline routes.