Thomas caught his only target for nine yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Bears. Thomas played nearly 70 percent of Carolina's offensive snaps but yet again made minimal impact from a receiving standpoint. Through six games, the tight end sports just six grabs for 39 yards and a touchdown, leaving him on the outskirts of fantasy relevancy.
Thomas failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Falcons. Thomas featured for 65 percent of Carolina's offensive snaps, yet saw only one pass come his way. That low usage is nothing new for Thomas, however, as he's totaled just five catches on 10 targets for 30 yards and a touchdown through five weeks. Such a restricted role in the passing game gives Thomas minimal fantasy value.
Thomas caught two of five targets for five yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Cardinals. Thomas has now managed merely 30 receiving yards through four games, but his touchdown from two yards Sunday at least offered a glimmer of hope. He actually saw fewer snaps Sunday than fellow tight end Chris Manhertz, who finished with one catch for 17 yards. With neither option being particularly productive, Carolina's starting tight-end role hasn't meant much in fantasy terms thus far.
Thomas caught one of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Chargers. Thomas was unsuccessfully targeted on Carolina's first offensive play, then hauled in his only other look shortly after committing a holding penalty in the second quarter. Through three games, the tight end has managed just three grabs for 25 yards despite his regular starting role, making for a disappointing fantasy return to date.
Thomas was not targeted in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Buccaneers. Thomas played over half of Carolina's offensive snaps, yet didn't see any of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's 42 passing attempts come his way. On a day Bridgewater finished with 367 passing yards, Thomas' complete lack of involvement comes as a concern. The tight end will be desperate to make a larger impact in Week 3 versus the Chargers, but Sunday's goose egg sets the bar incredibly low.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/25||@New Orleans Saints||32||14.60|
|9||11/08||@Kansas City Chiefs||12||6.00|
|10||11/15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||6.00|
|15||12/20||@Green Bay Packers||14||6.20|
|16||12/27||@Washington Football Team||28||11.00|
|17||01/03||New Orleans Saints||32||14.60|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||40||26||234||2||15||9.00||35|