Ian Thomas

#80 TE / Carolina Panthers / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 260 lb Age: 24 College: Indiana Bye 13

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    Panthers' Ian Thomas: Makes one grab

    Ian 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.

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    Panthers' Ian Thomas: No catches in Week 5

    Ian 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.

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    Panthers' Ian Thomas: Hauls in touchdown

    Ian 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.

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    Panthers' Ian Thomas: Catches one pass

    Ian 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.

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    Panthers' Ian Thomas: Not targeted Sunday

    Ian 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.

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    Panthers' Ian Thomas: Just two targets

    Ian Thomas caught both of his targets for 16 total receiving yards in Sunday's 34-30 loss to the Raiders.Thomas featured on two-thirds of Carolina's offensive snaps, but he hardly got involved in the team's passing game. With all but five targets going to D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, Curtis Samuel and Christian McCaffrey, Thomas' placement down the Carolina Panthers' pecking order was well illustrated. As the starting tight end, however, Thomas at least should see enough playing time to make a bigger impact in upcoming weeks.

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    Panthers' Ian Thomas: Practices without limitations

    Ian Thomas (toe) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Myles Simmons of the Carolina Panthers' official site reports.Thomas suffered a toe injury just over a week ago, but he's already resumed operating at full capacity. He's set to serve as Carolina's top tight end during Sunday's season opener against the Raiders, though Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson will all likely rank ahead of Thomas in the pecking order in terms of targets.

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    Panthers' Ian Thomas: In line to play Week 1

    Coach Matt Rhule believes Ian Thomas (toe) will be available Week 1 versus the Raiders, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.One week removed from injuring his toe last Monday, Thomas may not be back on the field just yet, meaning Wednesday's practice will have some bearing on his ability to suit up in the opener. He doesn't have much competition for targets from position mates Chris Manhertz and Colin Thompson, but Thomas likely won't be higher than fourth in the pecking order within the Carolina Panthers offense behind Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson.

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    Panthers' Ian Thomas: Deemed day-to-day

    Ian Thomas (toe) is considered day-to-day, Myles Simmons of the Carolina Panthers' official site reports.Coach Matt Rhule has now made multiple comments suggesting the toe injury Thomas suffered Monday isn't serious. Assuming he's okay, the third-year pro is set to serve as Carolina's top tight end in a Week 1 home game against the Raiders.

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    Panthers' Ian Thomas: Hurts toe, to be back 'pretty soon'

    Coach Matt Rhule said Ian Thomas injured his toe Monday, but the third-year tight end should return to practice "pretty soon," Joe Person of The Athletic reports.After sustaining the injury, Thomas was sent for an MRI, which returned negative for a fracture. Instead, he's been diagnosed with a hyperextension. Expect the Carolina Panthers to exercise caution with their No. 1 tight end, especially with the season opener less than two weeks away (Sept. 13 against the Raiders).