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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
at CLE, Thu 8pm EDT
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 18th, 2020
82%
Recommended by
125 of 152 experts
18%
Recommended by
27 of 152 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 157# 160-
Best Rank# 84# 129-
Worst Rank# 172# 219-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CLE at TB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs CLEThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform close to their average vs TB-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total1.71.6-
Avg Game1.71.6-
Week 11.71.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather59 F, Overcast89 F, Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
6 m
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Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
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Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
5 h
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
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7 h
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
8 h
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
8 h
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The Fantasy Scout
9 h
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Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
10 h
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
11 h
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David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
11 h
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
11 h
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Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
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11 h
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Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
11 h
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
11 h
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Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
11 h
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Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
11 h
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
11 h
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
11 h
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Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
11 h
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Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
11 h
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Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
11 h
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11 h
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Donald GibsonD. Gibson
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11 h
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Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
11 h
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Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
11 h
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Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
11 h
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Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
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11 h
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Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
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11 h
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Fantasy Six Pack
11 h
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Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
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11 h
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
12 h
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Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
12 h
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Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
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12 h
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Alex BlickleA. Blickle
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12 h
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12 h
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Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
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12 h
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Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
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12 h
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12 h
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Matt De LimaM. De Lima
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12 h
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12 h
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12 h
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Jason WillanJ. Willan
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12 h
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Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
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12 h
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12 h
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Matt BrandonM. Brandon
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12 h
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The Athletic
12 h
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The Fantasy Fix
12 h
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12 h
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12 h
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12 h
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
12 h
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12 h
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Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
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12 h
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Jason SablichJ. Sablich
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12 h
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Muntradamus M.
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12 h
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Matthew BetzM. Betz
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12 h
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Seth KleinS. Klein
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12 h
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Important Nonsense
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Sean KoernerS. Koerner
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12 h
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12 h
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Mike HarmonM. Harmon
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12 h
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Kevin HansonK. Hanson
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12 h
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12 h
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Matthew HillM. Hill
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12 h
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12 h
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Mike WrightM. Wright
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12 h
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
12 h
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
12 h
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Ken ZalisK. Zalis
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13 h
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The Hateful 8
13 h
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13 h
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Dan McLellanD. McLe...
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13 h
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Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
13 h
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Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
13 h
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Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
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13 h
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13 h
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SmittyS.
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13 h
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Justin GeorgeJ. George
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13 h
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
13 h
#130#162-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13 h
#145#167-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
13 h
#136#162-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
14 h
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QB List
14 h
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Scott SmithS. Smith
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14 h
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Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
14 h
#137#173-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
14 h
#170-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
15 h
#155#157-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
15 h
#137#167-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
15 h
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
15 h
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Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
15 h
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Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
15 h
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Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
15 h
#110#173-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
16 h
#160#162-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
16 h
#155#173-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
17 h
#119#199-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
17 h
#137#167-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
17 h
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Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
17 h
#141#138-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
18 h
#134#162-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
18 h
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Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
19 h
#160#167-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
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19 h
#161#167-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
20 h
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Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
20 h
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Joe BondJ. Bond
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20 h
#151#162-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
21 h
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SleeperWire
21 h
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Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
21 h
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Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
22 h
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Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
22 h
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Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
23 h
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Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 d
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 d
#172#162-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 d
#160#178-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
1 d
#150-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#143#165-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
1 d
#153#168-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
1 d
#141#143-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#171#165-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
1 d
#153#169-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
1 d
#160#162-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#161#168-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#136-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#168#165-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
2 d
#137#167-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 d
#155#171-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
2 d
#160#169-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
#155-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#160#169-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
2 d
#155#164-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
2 d
#155#163-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#143-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#130#167-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#163#160-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC
5 tar, 2 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. LV
2 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at CLE at TB
Week 3 at PHI at LAC
Week 4 vs. JAC vs. ARI
Week 5 at BAL at ATL
Week 6 at IND vs. CHI
Week 7 vs. CLE at NO
Week 8 vs. TEN vs. ATL
Week 9BYE WEEK at KC
Week 10 at PIT vs. TB
Week 11 at WAS vs. DET
Week 12 vs. NYG at MIN
Week 13 at MIABYE WEEK
Week 14 vs. DAL vs. DEN
Week 15 vs. PIT at GB
Week 16 at HOU at WAS
Week 17 vs. BAL vs. NO
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
2020 Points 
Week 11.71.6
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total1.71.6
Average1.71.6
Player Targets Comparison
  John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
2020 Targets 
Week 152
Week 2
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Notes for Player Combination
  John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
at CLE, Thu 8pm EDT
Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Thomas was barely used in this offense last week and shouldn't be someone that you're considering for fantasy football in any format.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He only walked out of last week's game with two catches for 17 yards, but the encouraging sign for Ross was that he was an every-down player. He actually led all Bengals skill-position players in snaps. Zac Taylor also seemed to take it easy on Burrow in his first game, giving him a bunch of short throws, allowing him to ease into the NFL in a tough matchup. Knowing how often Burrow was under duress, it's no wonder we didn't see many deep passes. The Browns registered a sack on 6.9 percent of dropbacks last year and 7.1 percent in Week 1, so it's not likely he'll have a lot of time to look downfield in this game. The difference in this matchup is the cornerback play, though, as the Browns don't have near the cornerback or safety talent that the Chargers do. The downside is that their best cornerback, Denzel Ward, typically sticks at LCB, which is where Ross runs most of his routes. They moved him around, so it's not exclusive, and it's possible they decide to have Ward shadow A.J. Green. Ross is someone who should be owned in fantasy leagues, but he's still a boom-or-bust WR5 until we see Burrow and him connect. He's a one-play upside tournament play in DFS, though.Despite playing 44-of-67 snaps in a matchup that's been good for tight ends, Thomas saw just two targets that netted two receptions for 16 scoreless yards. In a new offense, it's possible they just don't utilize the tight end position very much. The Bucs allowed 11 tight ends to finish as top-15 options last year, but they did upgrade their safety unit in the draft when they selected Antoine Winfield Jr. It didn't seem to help that much against Jared Cook last week when he racked up 80 yards on seven targets against this defense. Still, we need to see Thomas actually get targeted before considering him as a streamer. Don't forget the Raiders (the team he played last week) were a team that allowed 12 tight ends to finish as top-16 options last year.