New Orleans Saints

Position
RB
 
Jersey
23
Name  Pierre Thomas
Born  12/18/1984
Height  5-11
Weight  215
College  Illinois
10/30/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas (shoulder) is inactive for Thursday night's game against Carolina.
Insight: This will be his second-consecutive game missed. Mark Ingram is line for another big workload.
 
10/26/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday night against Green Bay.
Insight: Khiry Robinson is also out leaving the workload to Mark Ingram and Tarvaris Cadet.
 
10/21/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas left Sunday's game against Detroit with a shoulder injury, and he's expected to miss 2-3 games.
Insight: With Mark Ingram back and Khiry Robinson playing well the running game is taken care of, but Travaris Cadet will probably pick up the receiving work.
 
9/19/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas left Sunday's game against Detroit with a shoulder injury.
Insight: With Mark Ingram back, this isn't a big loss for the Saints, but it is for his fantasy owners. Travis Cadet could be used in a receiving role with Ingram and Khiry Robinson the runners.
 
9/16/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas has yet to produce from a fantasy perspective in 2014.
Insight: With Mark Ingram going down, Thomas should now see a ton of touches, especially in the passing game. With the Saints 0-2, and coming home, expect Thomas to be involved in the screen game, as well as finally beginning to put some solid fantasy numbers together.
 
8/21/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas will have a different role this season according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson are both ahead of Thomas on the depth chart, but Thomas expects to be more involved in the passing game.
Insight: Darren Sproles and Lance Moore are both gone, so hypothetically, Thomas could see more passes come his way along with possibly being the third down back. But the soon to be 30-year-old already caught 77 passes and carried the ball 147 times in 2013. Will his touches really go up when he averaged a career-low 6.7 yards per catch and 3.7 yards per carry last year? Doubt it.
 
8/10/2014 9:19:00 PM
Description: Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com says that Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson have moved ahead of Pierre Thomas in the Saints' running back pecking order.
Insight: Thomas missed the first preseason game for unspecified reasons and has been taking snaps with the second team while Ingram and Robinson rotate with the first team. Thomas had 1,062 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns on 224 touches (147 carries, 77 receptions) last season. With Darren Sproles gone Thomas is a good bet to catch 70+ passes again, but he'll see fewer carries.
 
3/12/2014 12:00:00 PM
Description: New Orleans halfback Pierre Thomas has agreed to two-year contract extension. SOURCE: Lamont Smith, All Pro Sports Entertainment
Insight: Thomas netted 1,074 all-purpose yards last season including a career-high 513 receiving yards. He should have an even bigger role in the Saints' offense now that Darren Sproles is on the trading block.
 
1/11/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas (chest) will miss Saturday's divisional playoff game against the Seahawks.
Insight: Thomas sat out New Orleans' first playoff game last Saturday at Philadelphia, but the Saints still ran the ball 36 times for 185 yards. Mark Ingram led the way with 18 carries for 97 rushing yards and a touchdown, Khiry Robinson added 45 rushing yards on eight carries and Darren Sproles produced 60 total yards on eight touches.
 
1/9/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: Updating a previous item, New Orleans halfback Pierre Thomas was back at practice on Thursday. Thomas missed Saturday's win over Philadelphia because of a chest injury. SOURCE: Larry Holder, New Orleans Times-Picayune
Insight: Thomas practiced in a limited capacity. Mark Ingram is expected to start if Thomas can't go Saturday against the Seahawks.
 
1/9/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas (chest) missed Saturday's playoff game at Philadelphia and an ESPN report is calling him a "long shot" for Saturday's NFC Divisional Playoff against Seattle
Insight: The Saints had no problem covering for Thomas as RB is a deep position. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson run the ball and Darren Sproles catches the ball so they can more than make up for the loss of Thomas who does a little of both (549 rushing, 513 receiving). Move him toward the doubtful side of questionable.
 
1/6/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas (chest) missed Saturday's playoff game at Philadelphia and is questionable for Saturday's NFC Divisional Playoff against Seattle
Insight: The Saints had no problem covering for Thomas as RB is a deep position. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson run the ball and Darren Sproles catches the ball so they can more than make up for the loss of Thomas who does a little of both (549 rushing, 513 receiving).
 
1/3/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas (chest) will miss Saturday's playoff game at Philadelphia.
Insight: The Saints will be without a player that had 1,062 yards from scrimmage (549 rushing, 513 receiving) and five touchdowns on 224 touches (147 carries, 77 receptions). They'll need to lean on Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram in the backfield against the Eagles.
 
11/22/2013 9:32:00 AM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas took advantage of an absent Darren Sproles to total 130 yards from scrimmage.
Insight: The short week worked in Thomas' owners favor as Sproles wasn't able to go. Thomas split the rushing carries with Mark Ingram, but also caught five of six targets for 57 additional yards.
 
10/6/2013 5:52:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas saw a season-high 28 touches in Week 5 against Chicago and had 91 yards from scrimmage and two receiving touchdowns.
Insight: Thomas' touches have been all over the place this season. He had 13 in Week 1, nine in Weeks 2 and 4 and 17 in Week 3. We think he'll be closer to 10 than 25 most weeks.
 
9/19/2013 11:51:00 AM
Description: Saints reporter Mike Triplett of ESPN.com thinks running back Mark Ingram has "missed out on his opportunity to establish himself as the team's primary runner" and expects a "subtle flip-flop" of Ingram and Pierre Thomas in the coming weeks.
Insight: Triplett expects Thomas to become New Orleans "1A" running option with Ingram as "1B," instead of vice versa. Ingram has rushed for just 31 yards on 17 carries in the first two games, while Thomas has 107 yards from scrimmage on 22 touches (14 carries, eight receptions). Darren Sproles has the most fantasy value of any Saints running back, but Thomas could become a flex option if the team gives up on Ingram. Right now, though, Thomas can be held on the bench.
 
9/10/2013 2:35:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas was on the field for 21 of 69 plays. Darren Sproles got 31plays and Mark Ingram18.
Insight: Thomas saw 13 touches (including four passes), Sproles 14 (six targets) and Ingram nine (all run attempts). Thomas is a solid all-purpose player, but it appears this will continue to be a three-way shared situation. If all three remain healthy it will be difficult for anyone to become a consistent fantasy-worthy option.
 
8/5/2013 12:16:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas was listed on the first team when the unofficial depth chart was released Monday, according to Katherine Terrell of the Times-Picayune.
Insight: Thomas is a solid all-purpose player, but shares the running workload with Mark Ingram. Both backs sit more than play in the Saints' pass-first offense as Darren Sproles takes the field in all passing situations.
 
12/28/2012 4:36:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas missed another practice and is out for the season finale with Carolina.
Insight: Thomas is a solid all-purpose player who has exceeded 800 yards from scrimmage, but the Saints have plenty of talent in the backfield with Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram.
 
12/26/2012 3:13:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Pierre Thomas missed Wednesday practice. The injury was first acknowledged last week, but didn't stop him from playing against Dallas and we expect him to play in Week 17.
Insight: Thomas is a solid all-purpose player who has exceeded 800 yards from scrimmage in each of his past two seasons but he's too much of a week-to-week mystery to trust him in fantasy leagues, even when healthy.
 

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