At the time of publication, De'Anthony Thomas remains a free agent, and he will look to sign somewhere as a reserve receiver and kick returner. Even if he lands with a team prior to the season, the 26-year-old Thomas will have a hard time being Fantasy relevant in 2019. He only appeared in five games with the Chiefs in 2018 because of a broken leg. And in January, he was arrested in Missouri on suspicion of marijuana possession. Keep an eye on his future destination but ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
Thomas (lower leg) was arrested in Missouri on suspicion of marijuana possession, Pete Sweeney of 610 Sports Kansas City reports. This isn't a good look for a player who spent most of the season on injured reserve and will now become an unrestricted free agent in March.
The Chiefs placed Thomas (lower leg) on injured reserve Saturday. Thomas suffered a leg fracture at Thursday's practice, so this move is not surprising. It was considered a "freak accident," and he will now spend the remainder of the season on the sidelines. His absence will mainly be felt on special teams, as he was serving as the primary kick returner. Tremon Smith is the most likely candidate to replace him there.
Thomas suffered a leg fracture after getting stepped on during Thursday's practice, but he will not need surgery, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. There was no malicious intent involved with Thomas' injury, as it is being described as a "freak accident." Nevertheless, it looks like Thomas will be sidelined indefinitely after fracturing his leg for a second time. Thomas' absence will mainly be felt on special teams, where he was serving as the primary kick returner.
Thomas was a limited participant in Thursday's practice due to a lower leg injury, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports. Thomas may have picked up the lower leg ailment during Wednesday's practice, as he was a new addition to the injury report Thursday. Limited participation indicates the issue isn't too severe, so he could be fine for Sunday's matchup against the Patriots in what is expected to be a high-scoring affair.
Thomas didn't receive a tote or catch a pass in Week 2 against the Steelers, recording just six offensive snaps. While Thomas scored a touchdown in Week 1, it came on one of only seven offensive snaps on the day. He could see some more playing time down the road if injuries pile up, but there's nothing right now pointing to him seeing significant action on a weekly basis.
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|8||10/28||Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|11||11/19||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|14||12/08||@New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|17||12/29||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
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