Pierre Thomas, RB, Saints
|RB - #28||86.44||NO||Out||8 years||29||5'11||215||@Pierre_Thomas|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jun-23-2014 by Kimra Schleicher
Pierre Thomas is one of the most underrated and underappreciated fantasy players. It is amazing how his stock drops on draft day in PPR leagues. He posted 77 receptions and had a combined 1,062 yards in 2013. His efforts earned him an overall ranking of RB16 in PPR. Although he only had five touchdowns, he is a PPR stud. With the departure of Darren Sproles (and his 71 receptions and 84 targets), many believe Thomas is the real winner here and he will continue to thrive. Thomas only dropped three balls and he is as efficient as they come at the position. He is not the biggest or the fastest RB, but he is a great receiver and his value remains very strong in all formats.
Editor's note: Thomas finished as RB17 last year and with the departure of Sproles, he's being drafted at RB23. Bargain time. Value play here, people.
New Orleans beat writer Mike Triplett tweeted Friday that running backs Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (forearm) will both miss Sunday night's tilt with the Green Bay Packers. With the RB tandem sidelined, the Saints will turn to Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet to shoulder the rushing game load. Ingram returned from a hand injury in Week 7 and was the lead back. However, he only produced 16 yards on 10 carries against a stuffy Lions defense. Cadet figures to fill the Pierre Thomas role as a receiving back, as he's put up 15 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown over the past three games.Fantasy Analysis:
This should be a high-scoring game. The Saints are currently a 3 point favorite. With the Packers pass defense being much better than their run defense, you can almost bank on Ingram finding the endzone. With Robinson and Thomas out, he is a low-end RB2 option this week.
Cadet is also someone that may be worth a look this week. WIth the other two running backs out, he figures to be involved in the passing game. If TE Jimmy Graham ends up missing the game, or is limited in his snaps, this will also increase Cadet's value.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors10/25 - Saints RBs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas out for Week 8
10/21 - Report: Saints RB Pierre Thomas will be out for 2-3 weeks
10/15 - Saints RB Mark Ingram is 'full go'
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|5.06||SiriusXM - Fantasy Exec - 77 receptions with Darren Sproles sharing a similar role, Thomas is a excellent RB2 in PPR formats .|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|5.12||SiriusXM Fantasy - I love Pierre Thomas as a RB 2 in PPR leagues, look for another 70 plus catch season.|
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