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RB Pierre Thomas - New Orleans Saints

5-10, 205Born: 12-18-1984College: IllinoisDrafted: ---

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Thomas gains some incremental touches and potential goal line looks while Mark Ingram is out for the next month or so with a hand injury.

Week 3: vs Minnesota Vikings

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at ATL 7 31 0 7 6 58 0 0
2 at CLE 3 16 0 3 3 16 0 0
3 vs MIN PROJ-Dodds 10 * * 4 * * *
3 vs MIN PROJ-Tremblay 9 * * 4 * * *
3 vs MIN PROJ-Bloom 9 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs ATL (7 / 31 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 58 / 0 rec)

Thomas did not have any touches in the Saints initial drive. He was by far the most active Saints running back in the passing game with seven targets on the day as the rest of the Saints' running backs only managed a total of three targets. He made the most of his opportunities and was featured often in important offensive situations, witnessed by the fact that among his 6 receptions and 7 rushes, he converted seven first downs. His first reception was a short pass and as two defenders closed, he split them for extra yardage to pick up the first down. Although he didn't appear to be quite as fast as he has been earlier in his career, Thomas displayed good quickness and vision and getting the most out of what was there on almost every play. On the Saints final scoring drive of the first half, Thomas played a big role and converted three first downs. On one play, he left a would-be tackler grasping air on a reception and ran by the would-be tackler without being touched for a gain of 11 yards.

2014 Week 2 vs CLE (3 / 16 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Thomas had a solid but unspectacular day with a couple decent gains on limited touches. He led the Saints RBs in snaps but was mostly used to pass block for Brees. The Browns pass rush got home fairly consistently, which meant Thomas had to stay in to pick up free blitzers more often than normal. The Browns pass rush limited Thomas' ability to leak out of the backfield and make an impact as a pass catcher.


New Orleans Saints Team Links

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Staff Dynasty Rankings

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3vs Minnesota Vikings
4@ Dallas Cowboys
5vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ Detroit Lions
8vs Green Bay Packers
9@ Carolina Panthers
10vs San Francisco 49ers
11vs Cincinnati Bengals
12vs Baltimore Ravens
13@ Pittsburgh Steelers
14vs Carolina Panthers
15@ Chicago Bears
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers