TE Ian Thomas - Carolina Panthers
|6-5, 248||Born: 6-6-1996||College: Indiana||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2018|
Week 20: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Ian Thomas's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 17 vs NO (5 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Greg Olsen's understudy failed to make much of an impact against the Saints, though he was a victim of the passing game's ineptitude. Thomas was the target of an early seam pass that was open, but Will Grier missed the throw. His only meaningful action came on a quick pass into the flat.
2019 Week 16 vs IND (3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Ian Thomas saw some action in the second half, albeit very little meaningful snaps, as the game got out of hand on the scoreboard. Greg Olsen went out of the game for a series, ceding snaps to Thomas, though the young tight end was only able to connect with his quarterback on a couple of check down passes with the Colts rallying to make the tackle before Thomas could show off his run-after-catch prowess.
2019 Week 15 vs SEA (4 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Ian Thomas was largely a non-factor despite the Carolina offense playing in catch-up mode for most of the second half. When Kyle Allen tried to hit Thomas early on a crossing route, the pass was behind him and he was unable to adjust his body to make the reception. Thomas picked up a couple of catches on quick throws, scooting free for a 12-yard gain on one, but was rarely the focus of his quarterback in the progression.
2019 Week 14 vs ATL (10 / 5 / 57 / 1 rec)
Ian Thomas assumed the lead tight end role for the Panthers with Greg Olsen missing due to a concussion. The second-year pro performed well when called upon, mopping up receptions on underneath crossing patterns for the most part. Thomas looked energetic and feisty after the catch, showing off a wicked stiff arm on a catch in the left flat as he powered forward for additional yards. Thomas had a major error on a perfect sideline pass from Kyle Allen, however, allowing the ball to pop up into the air perilously after he appeared to have secured it. The bobbling ball twirled into the air and landed in the arms of an Atlanta defender. Allen continued to go to Thomas after the mistake, though, and the two linked up for the team's lone passing touchdown of the game. Set up on the Atlanta 1-yard line, the play was a simple pitch and catch into the left flat as Jarius Wright perfectly executed the inside 'pick' on the two defenders.
2019 Week 13 vs WAS (4 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)
Ian Thomas took over after Greg Olsen had to leave the game and did a reasonable job, making the plays he was called upon to make. With the offense struggling to maintain possession and sustain drives, however, most of those plays came on short check-down throws.
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