WR Deonte Thompson - Free Agent
|6-0, 203||Born: 2-14-1989||College: Florida||Drafted: ---|
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
2016 Week 14 vs DET (4 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Deonte Thompson played the most snaps of any receiver on the Bears in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Detroit Lions. Despite playing the most snaps, Thompson somehow only saw four targets. There isn't really much to talk about with Thompson. Other than speed, he doesn't really have much else to showcase. His speed is why the Bears have put him on the field as a return man. As a route runner, he leaves a lot to be desired. If you're looking for a low-cost option on your team, Thompson is not your guy.
2016 Week 15 vs GB (10 / 8 / 110 / 0 rec)
The curious case of Deonte Thompson continued Sunday against the Packers. To start the season, Thompson purely was a return man who stupidly took kicks out of the end zone and not make it back to the 20 yard line. Now, because of injuries, Thompson is making the most out of his opportunity as a pass catcher. Thompson arguably was one of the better players on the field in the 30-27 loss to the Packers. He finished the game with eight catches on 10 targets for 110 yards. The attention Thompson received from Matt Barkley largely was due to the quarterback's inability to target Alshon Jeffery, who one saw the ball his way one time before the fourth quarter. It was the fourth quarter when Thompson's day started to sour. The receiver dropped a sure-fire touchdown pass in the end zone that would have given the Bears at least a 30-27 lead.
2016 Week 16 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 34 / 1 rec)
Deonte Thompson found the end zone on a three-yard pass from Matt Barkley in Sunday's 41-21 loss to Washington. One week after catching eight passes on 10 targets for 110 yards, Thompson played a fair quiet game aside from the touchdown. Alshon Jeffery and Cameron Meredith accounted for over half of the targets from Barkley. Thompson caught three of his four for 34 yards and the score. He's not really someone you can count on for consistent production.
2013 Week 4 vs BUF (5 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Deonte Thompson made a nice hands catch on an out route and got both of his feet in bounds with a toe tap. Thompson made a very nice catch over the shoulder and held on to the catch despite getting hit in the head. Thompson jumps off the screen with his speed and the Ravens should move forward with Smith, Brown, and Thompson as their primary receivers.
2013 Week 5 vs MIA (7 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Deonte Thompson drew a 30 yard pass interference call and was targeted a few times by Flacco. Thompson isn't a polished player but defenses have to respect his speed and he's made plays when given the opportunity.
2012 Week 17 vs CIN (4 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)
With the starters benched, Thompson was able to get the most playing time of his season. He added some decent plays, most of which were for short gains. He caught a short checkdown and a short hook in the first half. Thompson's second half production first came on a quick slant that gained little. That catch was followed a few plays later by another quick slant, but Thompson bobbled the ball before eventually securing the catch.