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Experts' Pick
 
 
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Durham Smythe
TE - MIA
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 22# 73-
Best Rank# 14# 38-
Worst Rank# 36# 109-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LV at NE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 0 star matchup. TEs perform worse than their average vs LVThis is a 2 star matchup. TEs perform a little worse than their average vs NE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
RecINF20.8
Rec YdsINF232.6
Rec TDINF1.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total20.532.8-
Avg Game1.42.2-
2019 Average1.42.2-
    
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09/13
#23-
    
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#23-
    
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09/13
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Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
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09/10
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09/12
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09/10
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09/10
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09/12
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09/12
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09/13
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09/09
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09/04
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numberFire
09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/10
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09/09
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09/01
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09/09
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09/10
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09/13
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#23-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Durham Smythe
TE - MIA
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV at NE
Week 2 at TB vs. BUF
Week 3 at LAC at JAC
Week 4 vs. ARI vs. SEA
Week 5 at ATL at SF
Week 6 vs. CHI vs. NYJ
Week 7 at NOBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. ATL vs. LAR
Week 9 at KC at ARI
Week 10 vs. TB vs. LAC
Week 11 vs. DET at DEN
Week 12 at MIN at NYJ
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. CIN
Week 14 vs. DEN vs. KC
Week 15 at GB vs. NE
Week 16 at WAS at LV
Week 17 vs. NO at BUF
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Durham Smythe
TE - MIA
2020 Points 
Week 11.60.0
Week 20.00.0
Week 30.90.7
Week 46.53.0
Week 50.0
Week 60.96.4
Week 71.1
Week 82.81.6
Week 90.81.9
Week 100.76.9
Week 110.0
Week 120.41.9
Week 131.6
Week 142.01.9
Week 152.94.0
Week 160.00.6
Week 17-0.12.3
Total20.532.8
Average1.42.2
Player Targets Comparison
 
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Durham Smythe
TE - MIA
2020 Targets 
Week 120
Week 200
Week 321
Week 452
Week 51
Week 612
Week 71
Week 832
Week 921
Week 1012
Week 1101
Week 1223
Week 132
Week 1443
Week 1545
Week 1602
Week 1733
Notes for Player Combination
 
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Durham Smythe
TE - MIA
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
With Greg Olsen off to the Seahawks, Thomas gets his shot at the starting lineup. There have been 10 games where Thomas has seen four-plus targets in his short two-year career. In those games, he's totaled 62 targets, 41 receptions, 397 yards, and three touchdowns. Those are numbers that can be streamed, though it's obviously worth noting that this is a brand-new offense. The Raiders allowed just a 64.0 percent completion rate to tight ends last year. That's about all they did that was above average, as they allowed 10 touchdowns (second-most), and 1.94 PPR points per target (fourth-most). Now that the Panthers have three legitimate receivers and the best pass-catching back in the league, it's tough to say Thomas will have a respectful target share. With so many moving parts, it's hard to say you should take any chances with him as a streamer this week, even if the matchup is a good one. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Thomas is an intriguing name to monitor in week one, but he's not worth rostering just yet.