WR Deonte Thompson - Buffalo Bills
|6-0, 203||Born: 2-14-1989||College: Florida||Drafted: ---|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 18 vs JAX (6 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Deonte Thompson struggled against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was called for a bad holding call that negated a huge gain by LeSean McCoy. Thompson functioned as the deep threat in the Buffalo offense for the latter portion of the season, but was not able to get open deep in a game played very close to the vest.
2017 Week 17 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Deonte Thompson continued to be Buffalo's deep threat. Thompson was targeted deep and drew a pass interference which set up Buffalo for a goal line touchdown. Thompson otherwise worked the middle of the field, and remained the second wide receiver in the offensive priority behind Benjamin.
2017 Week 16 vs NE (5 / 4 / 91 / 0 rec)
Deonte Thompson played well against New England. He was involved early on a flat pass where Thompson was shifty after the catch. Thompson also had a big corner route for 46 yards on a well set up play against under coverage. Thompson continued to be the primary deep target in the Buffalo offense.
2017 Week 15 vs MIA (4 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Deonte Thompson was limited to only one catch on a crossing route against Miami. Thompson was targeted twice deep but both throws by Taylor were off target. Thompson operated as the preferred deep threat in the Buffalo offense despite being unable to convert on his targets.
2017 Week 14 vs IND (1 / 1 / 34 / 0 rec)
Deonte Thompson was limited to one target on the day, but he made it count. Buffalo was driving at the end of overtime, when Joe Webb threw deep to Thompson down the right perimeter. Thompson was interfered with on the play, but was able to make a remarkable catch while falling to the ground. The catch set up LeSean McCoy's game winning run.
2017 Week 13 vs NE (8 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Despite leading the team in targets, Deonte Thompson did little against the New England Patriots. He was targeted along the deep perimeter but overthrown by Tyrod Taylor and later overthrown in the end zone by Nathan Peterman. Thompson's two catches short receptions of 12 and 9 yards.
2017 Week 12 vs KC (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Deonte Thompson's lone catch was a pass across the middle in the two-minute drill at the end of the first half. Thompson was down the pecking order in target preference behind McCoy, Clay and Jones.
2017 Week 11 vs LAC (8 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Thompson led the Bills in targets against the Chargers, but mired to 36 receiving yards as his targets were of the short variety. Plus, Thompson logged a dropped pass. His most notable reception came on a contested hitch route. Kelvin Benjamin exited the game early in the first quarter with a knee injury, supplying more opportunity for Thompson and rookie Zay Jones in the blowout loss.
2017 Week 10 vs NO (4 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)
Deonte Thompson had a brutal day. He dropped a deep pass in contested coverage and was called for a holding penalty that negated a big play by Charles Clay. He was also overthrown twice, including an end zone target by Nathan Peterman. His lone catch was in garbage time on a Peterman throw to the outside.
2017 Week 9 vs NYJ (10 / 7 / 81 / 1 rec)
Deonte Thompson led Buffalo's offense in receiving for the second time in his three weeks on the roster. Thompson is the only player on the Buffalo offense who can stretch the field and one of Tyrod Taylor's few deep throws was a deep touchdown to Deonte Thompson in the back corner of the end zone. Thompson has dependable hands, and has a good rapport with Tyrod Taylor. He lined up on the perimeter throughout most of the game, and was used in all three levels of the field.
2017 Week 8 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
After leading Buffalo in receiving last week, Deonte Thompson was held to one catch for five yards on his only target. Thompson ran an out on a third down play and failed to reach the ball out the get to the line to gain. He was also called for offensive pass interference for premature blocking on a LeSean McCoy screen pass.
2017 Week 7 vs TB (4 / 4 / 107 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
In his first game as a Buffalo Bill, Deonte Thompson was the first wide receiver to break the century mark. Tyrod Taylor targeted Thompson in crucial spots, including multiple third down conversions across the middle of the field. Thompson's biggest play was a crossing route which he worked across the field for a 44-yard catch along the sideline that set up Buffalo's game tying touchdown. Thompson was a contributor in run blocking including a key block against an edge defender than set up a LeSean McCoy 23-yard carry. Thompson was a former teammate with Tyrod Taylor in Baltimore.
2017 Week 4 vs GB (9 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
Thompson led the team in targets and has a chance to have value in very deep leagues because he played well witb Mitchell Trubisky in the first preseason game. Thompson did convert a fourth down on a garbage time drive to set up the Bears second score.
Latest NewsNFL | Deonte Thompson receives offers (Sat Mar 17, 02:46 PM) - Free-agent WR Deonte Thompson (Bills) is considering a few offers at this time. He has received interest from the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys this offseason. Our View: Thompson is mulling over what's best for him. The Broncos and Cowboys could both use better depth at the receiver position. Thompson has a nice size/speed combination and is an experienced return man as well.
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