Thomas didn't touch the ball in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Chargers. Thomas has done the majority of his damage on special teams this season, but even that role has been scaled back from previous seasons. The specialist may be a candidate to miss the 53-man roster next year with Tyreek Hill around. Should he earn a spot, 2017 would be his last under before his rookie deal with the Chiefs expires.
Thomas rushed once for four yards and caught one pass for four yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans. Thomas sees most of his action on special teams, but has lost his punt return duties to rookie wideout Tyreek Hill. The two are very similar, except Hill has proven a much better offensive weapon. It wouldn't be surprising if Thomas' run with the Chiefs ends after his contract expires in 2017, if not earlier.
Thomas hauled in his first two passes of the season in Sunday's game against the Raiders. Due to his similarities to rookie wideout Tyreek Hill, Thomas hasn't made an impact with the Chiefs this season. He finally entered the scorebook Sunday, but he almost certainly won't see enough snaps to become fantasy-relevant.
Thomas was inactive Sunday due to his similarities with rookie Tyreek Hill, Blair Kerkhoff of KansasCity.com reports. The Chiefs made the surprising move to keep both Thomas and rookie Tyreek Hill on the team's 53-man roster following final cuts prior to the regular season opener. However, Thomas was made inactive Sunday, while Hill was on field. Coach Andy Reid clarified the matter and said that both players provide similar qualities both offensively and in the return game, so they only needed one to be active. Hill made most of his limited opportunities, with a nine-yard touchdown on his only catch of the game. He also had three punt returns with an average of 11 yards per return. If Hill continues to impress and remains active, it appears Thomas could be a mainstay on the team's inactive list.
Thomas (coach's decision) is out for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Thomas will be inactive alongside fellow Chief Jamaal Charles (knee), with his next opportunity to return coming Week 2 against the Texans. The 23-year-old impressed throughout the preseason, but likely won't have a significant role in the offense moving forward.
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