Thomas nabbed one of four targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 16-10 win over Tennessee. There was a feint hope that, upon being reunited with his old play caller, Adam Gase, Thomas could return to his dominant Denver-era form. That hasn't been the case in Miami as the entire Dolphins' offense has struggled to find a rhythm. There's little hope for Thomas to make much of an impact with so many other weapons in Miami and quarterback Jay Cutler averaging just 177 yards per game to start the season.
Thomas brought in two of four targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 20-0 loss to the Saints in London. Thomas was modestly involved for the third time in as many games, checking in third in targets behind Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker. The veteran tight end has eight receptions for 71 yards in the first three contests, confirming his role as a secondary option in head coach Adam Gase's system. Thomas will look to up his production when the Dolphins tangle with the Titans in Week 5.
Thomas caught three of five targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Jets. Thomas logged just 59 percent of offensive snaps, after handling 96 percent in another three-catch performance the previous week. He actually drew more targets despite the reduction in playing time, but there wasn't much production to be had on a dismal day for the Miami offense. Regardless of snap count, Thomas seems to be nothing more than a complementary target in the Dolphins' passing attack as the team prepares for Week 4 against the Saints. His eight targets place him a distant fourth on the team behind wideouts Jarvis Landry (26), Devante Parker (19) and Kenny Stills (15).
Thomas hauled in three receptions for 26 yards as the Dolphins defeated San Diego 19-17 on Sunday. Thomas did manage to catch each of his targets but more was expected from him now that he has been reunited with Adam Gase. Thomas had the best seasons of his career playing under Gase but then again, he also had Peyton Manning throwing him the ball in a pass happy offense, something he doesn't have now.
Thomas won't suit up in Week 1 after the Dolphins' matchup with the Buccaneers was postponed with Hurricane Irma expected to make landfall in South Florida, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. The two teams are scheduled to make up the contest Nov. 19 in Week 11 of the regular season, meaning both the Dolphins and Buccaneers will play 16 consecutive weeks to conclude the campaign. Assuming health permits for the tight end over the next week, Thomas will make his season debut Sept. 17 against the Chargers.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/22||New York Jets||22||8.00|
|11||11/19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||5.40|
|12||11/26||@New England Patriots||29||10.67|
|14||12/12||New England Patriots||29||10.67|
|16||12/24||@Kansas City Chiefs||10||6.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||64||40||408||7||23||10.20||82|