Pierre Thomas | RB | New Orleans Saints
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.
Posted: 11/22/2013 12:25am et
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas rushed 10 times for 73 yards and added 5 receptions for 57 yards Thursday, Nov. 21 in a 17-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Thomas had both the opportunity -- with injured fellow RB Darren Sproles inactive -- and a favorable matchup against a leaky Atlanta defense to make some fantasy noise, and he came through with his best total-yardage output of the season. The only thing missing was a touchdown, but those will come if Thomas keeps running with the power and determination he showed Thursday night.