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23 Pierre Thomas RB

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
94%41%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
161475493.722

Player Updates

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Pierre Thomas hopes to run ball better in 2014
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Saints running back Pierre Thomas is happy to be back in New Orleans this year, and he expects a better season than he had in 2013, reports ESPN.

Thomas had a career-high 77 receptions last year, which led all running backs in the NFL. He also gained 549 rushing yards, 513 receiving yards and scored five total touchdowns before suffering a season-ending chest injury in Week 17.

"It was a good season for me last year, but I feel like there was some areas I could do better," said Thomas. "The run game. I know I don't get a lot of carries, but I need to still focus on when I do get the carries, how to accomplish those runs."

Thomas played in exactly 50 percent of the Saints' regular-season snaps. And he could potentially play a similar role this year, even with younger backs Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet clamoring for more snaps.

Now that Darren Sproles is gone, Thomas should be featured heavily in the Saints' passing formations since he's their best receiver out of the backfield and their most reliable pass protector. He may lose some rushing yards but gain receiving yards as his role shifts slightly.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1394658136
Pierre Thomas still Fantasy relevant
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Saints made a surprising move Wednesday by keeping running back Pierre Thomas with a two-year extension. And he should still have plenty of Fantasy value in 2014.

Thomas was the No. 23 running back in standard leagues in 2013, and he led all running backs with 77 catches. Now that Darren Sproles is expected to be released, Thomas could be even more of a factor in the passing game.

Sproles was fourth among running backs with 71 receptions, and Thomas will almost excusively play on passing downs for the Saints over Khiry Robinson and Mark Ingram. Don't go overboard and expect 100-plus catches for Thomas, but he should have the chance for 80-plus based on Sean Payton's offense.

Along with Thomas' rushing totals -- he's had 100-plus carries for three consecutive seasons -- he should be able to replicate last year's 1,000-total yard campaign with five touchdowns. He makes for a solid No. 3 Fantasy running back in standard leagues and a low-end No. 2 option in PPR formats.

And if Robinson or Ingram fail to deliver on rushing downs, then Thomas could be a nice steal with a mid- to late-round pick.

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Pierre Thomas gets two-year extension
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Saints running back Pierre Thomas, who was considered a candidate for release, signed a two-year extension with the team, reports The Advocate. Terms were not immediately disclosed.

Thomas is now signed through 2016.

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Pierre Thomas agent: No word on possible trade
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The agent for Saints top runnng back Pierre Thomas has reported that his client's situation with the team remains the same despite trade rumors. The Saints have worked to clear cap space as free agency kicks off on Tuesday.

Lamont Smith tweeted that he could neither confirm nor deny that the team is working to deal Thomas, who compiled 1,062 yards rushing and receiving combined last year.

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Saints set to overhaul running back corps?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Saints appear to be on the brink of a makeover at running back. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that the team is shopping running back Pierre Thomas and "even could be open" to trading running back Darren Sproles.

Thomas had 224 touches last year for the Saints, totaling 1,062 yards and five touchdowns while Sproles had 124 touches for 824 yards and four touchdowns. Thomas is set to make over $2.5 million in 2014 while Sproles is due over $3 million. 

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/8/13ATL943110
29/15/13TB529110
39/22/13ARI1128110
49/30/13MIA4130
510/6/13CHI193690
610/13/13NE1151130
810/27/13BUF1465130
911/3/13NYJ62490
1011/10/13DAL1787101
1111/17/13SF1149100
1211/21/13ATL1073180
1312/2/13SEA4040
1412/8/13CAR71450
1512/15/13STL82180
1612/22/13CAR4840
1712/29/13TB72081
181/4/14PHI0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/8/14@ STL8:00 pm
P28/15/14TEN8:00 pm
P38/23/14@ IND8:00 pm
P48/28/14BAL8:00 pm
19/7/14@ ATL1:00 pm
29/14/14@ CLE1:00 pm
39/21/14MIN1:00 pm
49/28/14@ DAL8:30 pm
510/5/14TB1:00 pm
Bye: Week 6
710/19/14@ DET1:00 pm
810/26/14GB8:30 pm
910/30/14@ CAR8:25 pm
1011/9/14SF1:00 pm
1111/16/14CIN1:00 pm
1211/24/14BAL8:30 pm
1311/30/14@ PIT1:00 pm
1412/7/14CAR1:00 pm
1512/15/14@ CHI8:30 pm
1612/21/14ATL1:00 pm
1712/28/14@ TB1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2007New Orleans Saints121522524.8241115
2008New Orleans Saints1551296254.8429343
2009New Orleans Saints1461477935.4346736
2010New Orleans Saints63832693.2162019
2011New Orleans Saints1671105625.1335228
2012New Orleans Saints1541054734.5481216
2013New Orleans Saints1691475493.7182031
TOTAL943577335234.6482615188
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2007New Orleans Saints121171518.9171009
2008New Orleans Saints155312849.22433015
2009New Orleans Saints146393027.73623012
2010New Orleans Saints63292016.9230209
2011New Orleans Saints167504258.55715118
2012New Orleans Saints154393549.13614020
2013New Orleans Saints169775136.72935021
TOTAL943528222307.95711221104
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2007New Orleans Saints123686524.06401
2008New Orleans Saints153179325.68803
2009New Orleans Saints1411919.01900
2010New Orleans Saints6715422.03200
2011New Orleans Saints1611515.01500
2012New Orleans Saints1559118.23800
2013New Orleans Saints1611212.01200
TOTAL9482194923.88804
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2007New Orleans Saints1254.010000.0000
2008New Orleans Saints1554.010000.0000
2009New Orleans Saints1411.000000.0000
2010New Orleans Saints600.000000.0000
2011New Orleans Saints1622.000000.0000
2012New Orleans Saints1500.000000.0000
2013New Orleans Saints1633.000000.0000
TOTAL941614.020000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2007New Orleans Saints1200101511
2008New Orleans Saints1511010010
2009New Orleans Saints1421000000
2010New Orleans Saints600000000
2011New Orleans Saints1611000000
2012New Orleans Saints1500010010
2013New Orleans Saints1621010010
TOTAL9464131541
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/215
Birthdate:
12/18/1984
Age:
29
Hometown:
Chicago, IL, USA
School:
Illinois
NFL Experience:
8
Awards:
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