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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 29): Thomas is looking less dynamic each week in his age 30 season. He is just a low-end flex, even in PPR leagues, where he was very dependable last year.

Week 5: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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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 8 30 1 3 3 21 0 0
4 at DAL 2 8 0 2 2 15 0 0
5 vs TB PROJ-Dodds 7 * * 3 * * *
5 vs TB PROJ-Tremblay 6 * * 2 * * *
5 vs TB PROJ-Bloom 6 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.

2014 Week 3 vs MIN (8 / 30 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

Thomas and Khiry Robinson split the backfield reps pretty evenly with Mark Ingram out. Thomas shows more elusiveness and ability to make guys miss than Robinson and had a solid day displaying his reliable hands and ability in the passing game. On the first drive of the game, Thomas caught a Brees check down inside the 10 and dove for the pylon but just barely stepped out with his foot on the white at the 1-yard line. He got another chance to reach pay dirt on the next play, receiving the carry on 1st and goal from the 1 and dove over the top for the TD. His best play was probably a nifty 2-yard run after multiple Vikings penetrated into the backfield for what should have been a big loss and Thomas juked and spun his way for the short gain.

2014 Week 4 vs DAL (2 / 8 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Thomas was extremely quiet with only four touches on the day. With Robinson running much more effectively and Cadet having a bigger impact in the passing game, there was not much of a role for Thomas in a game the Saints trailed from start to finish.

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Latest News

Saints | Khiry Robinson on the rise (Thu Sep 18, 10:12 AM) - New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson's workload will increase after RB Mark Ingram's (hand) injury. 'He's another back we feel like is young (but) is someone that'll be ready for the workload,' said head coach Sean Payton.

Our View: Robinson's star has been slowly rising in many fantasy circles, and if he's available in your league this might be your last chance to grab him as we expect he could have a very good game this week against the Minnesota Vikings. We've got him as a good flex start—the type of back who is at least an RB3 and could produce as an RB2. His upside is monumental going forward.
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Schedule

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