Pierre Thomas ran the ball 3 times for 13 yards in the Saint's 3rd preseason game. He added 4 catches for 66 yards.
Fantasy Impact: The roles look to be set for the New Orleans backfield. The way it sits currently, Pierre Thomas will have the most fantasy value, especially in half and full PPR leagues. Of the 3 backs, Thomas should be able to produce enough to be a weekly play. Thomas has an ADP of 93.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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
While Thomas led the Sai...