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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
at NO, Sun 1pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
BYE WEEK
 
 
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Updated: Oct 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 25-
Best Rank# 20-
Worst Rank# 31-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at NO-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs NOThis is a 0 star matchup. TEs perform worse than their average vs -
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec13.6NAN
Rec Yds159.5NAN
Rec TD1.9NAN
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total9.915.3-
Avg Game1.72.6-
Avg Projection2.6-
Week 60.97.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Ian ThomasIrv Smith Jr.Add Player
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
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#28-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
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#26-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
1 h
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Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
2 h
#22-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
2 h
#26-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 h
#29-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 h
#26-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#23-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
3 h
#30-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 h
#29-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
3 h
#23-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
3 h
#26-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
4 h
#29-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
4 h
#31-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
4 h
#29-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 h
#23-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#22-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
5 h
#24-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
5 h
#25-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
5 h
#23-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
5 h
#29-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
6 h
#16-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
6 h
#29-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
6 h
#23-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
6 h
#23-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
6 h
#30-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6 h
#23-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
6 h
#26-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
6 h
#30-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
6 h
#28-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
6 h
#31-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
7 h
#25-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
7 h
#27-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
8 h
#23-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
8 h
#26-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
8 h
#29-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
8 h
#30-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
9 h
#30-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
9 h
#25-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
9 h
#29-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
9 h
#24-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
9 h
#29-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
10 h
#27-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
10 h
#25-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
10 h
#26-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
10 h
#32-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
10 h
#26-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
10 h
#27-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
10 h
#29-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
11 h
#28-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
11 h
#25-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
11 h
#24-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
11 h
#24-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
12 h
#23-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#30-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
13 h
#29-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
14 h
#25-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
14 h
#24-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
14 h
#27-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
15 h
#25-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
16 h
#22-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
16 h
#27-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
16 h
#27-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
16 h
#26-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
17 h
#23-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
19 h
#25-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
19 h
#25-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
20 h
#25-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
20 h
#28-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
21 h
#29-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
23 h
#25-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
1 d
#24-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
1 d
#25-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#23-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#29-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#20-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
1 d
#23-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#28-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 d
#30-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
1 d
#23-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#29-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 d
#29-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
2 d
#23-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
2 d
#28-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#18-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#25-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#25-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 d
#25-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
2 d
#29-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 d
#16-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#26-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#21-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
#26-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
2 d
#25-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2 d
#29-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
2 d
#25-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#25-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
2 d
#25-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
2 d
#39-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 d
#25-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#25-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#26-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
#28-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#26-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#25-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#25-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
2 d
#25-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 d
#32-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 d
#29-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#25-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 d
#28-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#25-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#26-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#25-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
2 d
#25-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#27-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#25-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 d
#29-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
2 d
#25-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#25-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
#31-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#25-
    
2 d
#25-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#28-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
2 d
#29-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
2 d
#22-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
#26-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
2 d
#25-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#25-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
#31-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 d
#25-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
3 d
#26-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
3 d
#24-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
3 d
#28-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#29-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 d
#21-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
3 d
#23-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 d
#22-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
3 d
#23-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
3 d
#24-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
3 d
#25-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#27-
    
3 d
#28-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
3 d
#27-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
3 d
#28-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
3 d
#27-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
4 d
#28-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
4 d
#26-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#23-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV
2 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at TB
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at IND
4 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at LAC
2 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. ARI
5 tar, 2 rec, 5 yds, 1 td
at HOU
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at ATL
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at SEA
5 tar, 4 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CHI
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at NOBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. ATL at GB
Week 9 at KC vs. DET
Week 10 vs. TB at CHI
Week 11 vs. DET vs. DAL
Week 12 at MIN vs. CAR
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. JAC
Week 14 vs. DEN at TB
Week 15 at GB vs. CHI
Week 16 at WAS at NO
Week 17 vs. NO at DET
Player Projections Comparison
 
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
at NO, Sun 1pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
BYE WEEK
Receiving
   
Receptions2.1
Rec Yards19.3
Rec TDs0.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.0
Rush Yards0.0
Rush TDs0.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points2.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 11.61.1
Week 20.00.3
Week 30.90.0
Week 46.50.0
Week 50.06.4
Week 60.97.5
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total9.915.3
Average1.72.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Targets 
Week 121
Week 204
Week 320
Week 451
Week 515
Week 615
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
at NO, Sun 1pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
BYE WEEK
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's a waste of a great matchup for Thomas, because of the fantasy points the Saints have allowed to running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends, the tight ends have accounted for 28.6 percent of those points, which is the highest mark in the league. It certainly helps they've seen 31.6 percent of targets against them. But again, Thomas has just 11 targets on the season, including two of them over his last two games. He's not someone who I'd recommend streaming.