De'Anthony Thomas is likely going to be the type of player who helps his team more than Fantasy owners. In 2015, Thomas had nine carries for 34 yards and 17 catches for 140 yards and one touchdown on 24 targets. He also contributed as a return man with six kickoff returns for 138 yards and 29 punt returns for 227 yards. We don't expect his playing time on offense to increase dramatically barring an injury, and he will likely just be drafted in deep leagues where return yards count.
Thomas said he is still trying to recover from a concussion, the Kansas City Star reports. The Chiefs placed Thomas on the non-football illness list before Week 17, with head coach Andy Reid saying that the slot receiver's absence was not related to his concussion. Thomas apparently disagrees, hinting at significant discord between the player and organization. He still has two years remaining on his rookie contract, but it's no longer clear that Thomas will be back with the Chiefs in 2016.
The Chiefs have placed Thomas on the non-football illness list, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports. With the move, the versatile Thomas is done for the season, which represents a hit to both the Chiefs' depth at wideout, as well as the team's punt return unit.
Thomas (not injury-related) did not practice Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports. Thomas missed this past Sunday's game against the Browns due to a personal issue and his continued absence from the team Wednesday suggests that his playing status Week 17 status remains up in the air.
Thomas (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns for a "non-football related" issue. Thomas has been on the team's injury report since Nov. 22 due to a concussion, and he'll miss his fifth consecutive game Sunday although the team contends that it will be for non-injury reasons. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport relayed that Thomas was not ready to play after such a long layoff, but added that he could be expected back for the Chiefs' season finale.
Thomas (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Browns. Per the Kansas City Star, in his anticipated return to action, Thomas -- who suffered a concussion back on Nov. 22 -- will bolster the Chiefs' depth at wideout Sunday and will also likely reclaim to his punt return duties. He remains a speculative Week 16 play in PPR formats, however.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|3||09/25||New York Jets||19||22.75|
|7||10/23||New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|11||11/20||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|17||01/01||@San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|3 Year Avg||28||20||148||0||6||7.40||27|