Thomas is re-signing with the Bengals on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Thomas will return for a third straight season in Cincinnati, where he recorded five catches for 52 yards on 11 targets last year. The depth wideout and special-teams contributor remains off the fantasy radar, however.
Thomas secured five of 11 targets for 52 yards across 12 games in 2021. Thomas took a statistical step back in 2021, a campaign which saw him play roughly just half the offensive snaps (133) he did in 2020. This offseason, the 27-year-old is scheduled to hit free agency.
Thomas was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Thomas missed just one game during his stint in the league's health and safety protocols. Now that he's cleared protocols, he's expected to reclaim his usual reserve role behind the Bengals' trio of talented receivers in Week 17.
Thomas (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. It's unclear whether Thomas tested positive for the virus of if he's considered a close contact, but he'll now be unavailable until he clears the health and safety protocols. He has only five catches for 52 yards in 10 games this season, so his absence shouldn't affect Cincinnati's offensive game plan.
Thomas (illness) is inactive Week 13 against the Chargers, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. Thomas did not practice all week due to illness and entered the week with a doubtful tag as a result. He had primarily been a special teamer when active this season, a role that could end up in the hands Trenton Irwin or the recently activated Pooka Williams.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@New York Jets||13||20.65|
|6||10/16||@New Orleans Saints||15||20.94|
|13||12/04||Kansas City Chiefs||28||23.80|
|15||12/18||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||20.53|
|16||12/24||@New England Patriots||5||18.56|
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|3 Year Avg||12||7||66||0||4||9.43||6|