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By Mark Massoud, Saints Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 3:15pm EDT

Pierre Thomas had 3 catches on 3 targets for 27 yards, but he had no carries in the win over the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: We do not expect Thomas to get many carries in preseason since he is a proven veteran, but zero carries is pretty worrisome. Look for Thomas to became the third down pass catching back since Sproles is now in Philadelphia. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson look like they will be taking over the majority of the carries.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 4:43pm EDT

Pierre Thomas has returned to practice after missing the first preseason game. Thomas was in full pads and participated in some full-team drills. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It's good to see Thomas back in pads, but it would be nice to know why he was held out of Friday's game. Thomas should be the 3rd down RB. He is the best pass blocker and has the best hands of the Saints RB group.

By Hilton Guidry, Saints Correspondent, Sun, Aug 10th 3:24pm EDT

Pierre Thomas, who sat out Friday night's game with an injury, is the best pass-catching and pass-protecting back the Saints have on their roster and would still have a major role on 3rd downs. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Even though both Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson had terrific week one preseason games, expect Thomas to still produce in this offense. ESPN's Mike Triplett expects "similar overall production from all three backs this season." Triplett even offered some fantasy advice "don't reach too high for any of them, but pounce on all of them if they fall, since all three could provide good value."

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 1:13pm EDT

Pierre Thomas did not dress for the preseason opener against the Rams. It was previously unknown why he didn't play, but Thomas is now listed on the injury list. Coach Sean Payton would not comment on the injury after the game. (Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Fantasy Impact: These types of things do happen, but they are very peculiar. Thomas didn't dress for the game and didn't appear to even be on the sidelines. If Thomas is to miss any amount of time, Ingram and Robinson will receive a decent fantasy boost for those games.

By Mike Wright, Saints Correspondent, Mon, Aug 4th 2:17pm EDT

The Saints released an "unofficial" depth chart today. Pierre Thomas is currently sitting behind Khiry Robinson and Mark Ingram. (Source: Larry Holder on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a little baffling. Thomas has repeatedly shown his ability to be a top level RB in all facets of an NFL game. There were rumblings over the offseason that Thomas was on the trading block, however Darren Sproles was moved instead. Thomas still has late-round value as a pass catcher, but apparently will need to surpass Mark Ingram to have strong fantasy relevance.

The Fake Football | Aug 21st
Thomas is the only running back now in New Orleans that will see multiple targets per game and he will make good use of them.
Breaking Football | Aug 21st
Role has taken a hit and is in full blown RBBC.
ProFootballTalk | Aug 21st
The Saints traded Darren Sproles to the Eagles this offseason and saw Lance Moore sign with the Steelers as a free agent in a pair of moves that eliminated two players that caught 108 passes between them in 2013. Running back Pierre Thomas expects at least a few of those passes to come his way this…
The New York Times | Aug 21st
Better PPR option as a pretty even timeshare with Robinson/Ingram is expected.
Rotoworld | Aug 21st
Pierre Thomas expects his pass-game role to expand this season.
NFL.com | Aug 21st
Pierre Thomas expects to be used mainly as a pass protector and receiver out of the New Orleans Saints' backfield -- a dramatic departure from his role as a lead back in recent years.
The Football Girl | Aug 21st
May well be the Saints' best RB, but he's destined to be a committee member.
Legion Report | Aug 21st
Pierre Thomas has never had more than 150 Rushing Attempts in a Season, he has only once accumulated over 700 Rushing Yards and will not light up the scoreboard with TDÂ’s for fantasy owners. With Darren Sproles out of town, there will be a level of consistency associated with his 77 Receptions from last season. ThomasÂ’ numbers are balanced between rushing and receiving yards, but he is a much better option in PPR Leagues due to the uptempo NOLA Offense and the receptions that he grabs as benefactor to that aerial assault.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
These darn New Orleans RB's are going to continue to drive fantasy owners up-the-wall. Don't touch them unless the value is great. They will once again be splitting time on any given Sunday.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
On the positive side, he had 147 rushes for 549 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 77 receptions for 513 yards and three touchdowns. The negative is he turns 30-years old in December and is in the last year of his contract. I expect RB Khiry Robinson to emerge as the lead back this year with Thomas still having a big receiving role.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 9th
Pierre Thomas saw 77 receptions last season and should approach that number again with Darren Sproles out of town. Some believe Mark Ingram will finally get feature back looks but Thomas will remain a fantasy asset regardless of how Ingram performs this season due to ThomasÂ’ superior hands out of the backfield.
EDSFootball | Aug 6th
A versatile all-around back, New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas crushed his previous career of 50 receptions by hauling in 77 receptions last season. Pierre Thomas' 2014 Receptions? Over/Under -- Pierre Thomas receptions in 2014: 77.5? 78 or more receptions Under 77 or less receptions view results While Thomas led the Sai...
Gridiron Experts | Jun 28th
Recent ADP data indicates that Pierre Thomas fantasy stock is being drafted near the beginning of the seventh round in standard scoring formats, making him the 31st running back selected. Jason Willan | Pierre Thomas Fantasy 2014 - Gridiron Experts [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]