WR - FA
Ravens WR/KR De’Anthony Thomas has decided to voluntarily opt out of the 2020 NFL season. He has been placed on the reserve list and will be paid a $150,000 stipend for the year.
Thomas becomes the second player to opt out of the 2020 NFL season. Chiefs OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was the first to do so. We’ll see if more players follow suit. The deadline to opt out of the season is August 3.
The Chiefs have released wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas.
Thomas was a fourth-round pick in 2014 by the Chiefs that has seen time with the team over the years, but his chances have waned in the last two campaigns. He had a catch on two targets so far this season, failing to see much action despite several injuries to Chiefs' wide receivers in the first half of the season.
De'Anthony Thomas fractured his leg during practice this week. The Chiefs have placed him on season-ending injured reserve.
Thomas refractured his leg, and he will be done for the season. Prior to the injury, Thomas had three catches on five targets and a carry for the Chiefs this season.
De'Anthony Thomas caught his only two targets for 11 yards against the Giants.
The speedy De'Anthony Thomas has been unable to carve out a prominent role on this Chiefs offense dominated by Kelce, Hunt, and Hill. Thomas value largely comes from his big-play ability, especially on kick returns. Thomas is still unownable in most formats until the Chiefs decide to get him more involved in their struggling offense.
De'Anthony Thomas had three catches for 41 yards on three targets against the Cowboys.
De'Anthony Thomas use on offense has been inconsistent this season for the Chiefs. Although Thomas does flash some big-play ability, it's clear that there often are not enough targets to go around on this Chiefs' offense to sustain a consistent WR2 with Kelce and Tyreek Hill eating up much of the target share. De'anthony Thomas should remain on the waiver wire in all but the deepest of leagues.