Pierre Thomas | RB | New Orleans Saints
Posted: 11/22/2014 5:59pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) was limited in practice Saturday, Nov. 22, and is probable for Monday night's tilt with the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Khiry Robinson is out for the game, so Thomas will be the No. 2 back behind Mark Ingram. Ingram will get the majority of snaps but Thomas will see some time on passing downs. He's a flier flex play in deeper PPR leagues this week.
Posted: 11/20/2014 6:36pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. Thomas has missed the last four games, but he said there's a chance that he plays in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: The Saints could use a timely return by Thomas as fellow RBs Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Travaris Cadet (hamstring) missed practice for a second straight day Thursday.
Posted: 11/15/2014 12:25am et
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (arm) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and have been ruled out for Week 11.
Huddle Up: That'll make four straight games missed for the duo, meaning another bright green light and heavy workload for Mark Ingram on Sunday against the visiting Bengals.
Posted: 11/14/2014 12:13am et
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas (shoulder, rib) and Khiry Robinson (arm) were both absent from practice again Thursday, Nov. 13. Both players are long shots to play in Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Thomas did some individual work Wednesday.
Huddle Up: Hard to believe that both backs are on the verge of missing their fourth straight game. In the meantime, it's been a fantasy boon for the fantasy owners of Mark Ingram who's notched three straight 100-yard rushing games.
Posted: 11/7/2014 6:32pm et
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (arm) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 7, and have been been ruled out for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Thomas and Robinson will both miss a third straight game, meaning there will be a continued reliance on Mark Ingram, who's 56 total touches over the last 2 games. Travaris Cadet will also be involved in the passing game.
Posted: 11/7/2014 12:26am et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (shoulder, ribs) was held out of practice Thursday, Nov. 6, and is questionable for the team's Week 10 game Sunday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: Thomas and fellow RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), who have both missed the Saints' last 2 games, were held out of practice for a second straight day, increasing the likelihood that they'll miss another contest Sunday. See if Friday brings any status changes.
Posted: 10/30/2014 7:46pm et
New Orleans Saints RBs Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Pierre Thomas (shoulder) are both inactive in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet will shoulder the RB duties against the disappointing Carolina defense.
Posted: 10/29/2014 6:45pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 9.
Huddle Up: As expected, Thomas will miss a second straight game, leaving the Thursday-night RB load to Mark Ingram, Travaris Cadet and, possibly, Khiry Robinson.
Posted: 10/28/2014 8:01pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: Much like teammate Khiry Robinson, it looks like Thomas will miss a second straight game, meaning there will be a continued pass-catching role for Travaris Cadet, who's had a combined 10 receptions for 91 yards over the last 2 games.
Posted: 10/27/2014 8:12pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) likely would not have been able to participate in practice Monday, Oct. 27 had the team worked out Monday.
Huddle Up: With the Saints playing on Thursday in Week 9, it's going to be that much harder for Thomas to get back on the field. Meanwhile, Mark Ingram and Tarvaris Cadet were quite effective in shouldering the RB duties Sunday night so there's no need for New Orleans to rush Thomas back before he's ready.
Posted: 10/21/2014 11:06am et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (shoulder) is expected to miss two to three weeks due to a shoulder injury, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Fortunately for the Saints they have a thousand other backs they can (and often do) rotate in and out of the lineup. Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet are the most likely candidates to pick up Pierre's workload, but good luck trying to figure out how Sean Payton will use his backs on a week-to-week basis.
Posted: 10/16/2014 6:44pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Just sounds like a temporary blip so no real concerns for now.
Posted: 10/6/2014 10:36am et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas carried four times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Week 5 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he had eight receptions for a team-high 77 yards with another score.
Huddle Up: A dozen touches feels about right for Thomas, and he was especially productive with them this week. It would be nice if fantasy owners could count on Thomas getting this workload on a regular basis, but especially once Mark Ingram returns to the lineup it's a revolving quagmire that alternately yields big fantasy numbers and equal doses of frustration.
Posted: 8/11/2014 10:54am et
New Orleans Saints RBs Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson have pulled ahead of RB Pierre Thomas at running back.
Huddle Up: The Saints backfield is a fantasy mess, but if you've been scooping up Ingram and Robinson on the cheap thus far this draft season you appear to be in good shape. Of course, the New Orleans RB rotation is bound to change on a game-to-game basis.
Posted: 3/6/2014 8:03pm et
The New Orleans Saints are shopping RB Pierre Thomas to other teams, per league sources.
Huddle Up: Could it be that the Saints want to pare down their long-standing RBBC? Thomas will turn 30 this coming December, and is coming off the second-best total-yardage season (1,062) in his 7-year career.
Posted: 1/11/2014 12:55pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) was limited in practice Friday, Jan. 10, and is questionable for the team's divisional round game.
Huddle Up: Thomas is expected to play, but he'll be battling Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson and Darren Sproles for touches against a stout defense so his fantasy upside is limited.
Posted: 1/9/2014 11:30pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas' (chest) status for the Divisional Round playoff game is uncertain even though he was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Thomas did actually practice for the first time since the final week of December, but right now, he'd still have to be considered unlikely to play Saturday afternoon in Seattle with the game the first one up on this weekend's divisional-round docket.
Posted: 1/9/2014 12:48pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. Thomas hasn't practiced since before Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Thomas missed the wild-card win over the Eagles -- in which the team posted its second-highest rushing total (185 yards) of the season -- and his availability for Saturday's divisional-round game in Seattle obviously is in question. If he can't go, look for Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and Khiry Robinson to split the load once again.
Posted: 1/3/2014 5:11pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) did not practice again Friday, Jan. 3, and is ruled out for the team's Wild Card game this weekend.
Huddle Up: With Thomas out, the Saints will turn to Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram to handle the backfield duties. Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet could also see touches.
Posted: 1/2/2014 11:17pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: That's 2 straight missed practices for Thomas, who apparently was injured in the team's regular-season finale. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the team hasn't exactly been forthcoming about the extent of the injury, and it's hard to gauge the RB's true status at the moment. If he's forced to miss Saturday night's contest look for Darren Sproles, Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson to all share in picking up the slack.
Posted: 12/27/2013 11:48pm et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (eye) practiced fully Friday, Dec. 27, and he is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Thomas has been brutal of late with only 43 rushing yards (on 23 carries) and 104 receiving yards (on 20 catches) and no TDs over his last 4 games. Use him with caution in Week 17.