Thomas played a season-high 20 offensive snaps Sunday in the Rams' 17-7 win over the Bears, finishing with one catch for nine yards on three targets.
After playing almost exclusively on special teams while drawing just one target through the Rams' first 10 games, Thomas saw his profile on offense grow out of necessity with Los Angeles down two of its top three receivers in Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Robert Woods (personal). Coach Sean McVay expressed optimism that Cooks would be back for the Rams' Week 12 game against the Ravens, a development that would leave no room for Thomas in three-receiver sets.
Thomas brought in all three of his targets for 76 yards in the Rams' 10-6 preseason win over the Broncos on Saturday.
Thomas notched a game-high 51-yard reception to help stake him to the team lead in receiving yards for the contest. The four-year pro only has eight catches over 24 career games and has primarily seen time on special teams, but head coach Sean McVay has talked up the possibility of Thomas seeing more time from scrimmage during the coming season if he latches onto a roster spot.
Head coach Sean McVay believes Thomas can contribute as a receiver this season.
Thomas has only suited up for 24 games through his first three years in the league, but he's impressed McVay this offseason and is a proven contributor on special teams. The Rams are loaded with receivers, so it's unlikely Thomas makes a major splash in the passing attack, and it's best to continue taking a wait and see approach with him.
Thomas caught two of five targets for 23 yards during Saturday's 14-10 preseason loss to the Cowboys.
Although Thomas finished third on the team in targets, he did little with his looks outside of a 20-yard gain. He practically doubled his output from the preseason opener, but his production was still quite pedestrian even in the absence of many of the regular skill-position players. Thomas is facing an uphill battle to make a team that already has a deep group of wideouts.
Thomas started and caught his only target for 12 yards during Saturday's 14-3 preseason loss to Oakland. He was on the field for 17 of 59 offensive snaps.
The Rams have their receiver depth chart solidified at the top with Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds, so Thomas is battling to make the 53-man roster. He's having a strong preseason and has been a solid contributor on special teams in the past, so there's a legitimate chance Thomas opens the season on the team's roster.
Thomas' explosiveness and receiving skills have caught head coach Sean McVay's attention, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports.
A Week 1 groin injury ended Thomas' 2018 campaign, and he was also limited to just eight contests in 2017 because of a PED suspension and an ankle injury. While his work on special teams gives him a legitimate shot at cracking the 53-man roster and McVay's comments are encouraging, Thomas remains off the fantasy radar in the majority of settings until proven otherwise.
Thomas (groin) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Clarence Dennis of the Rams' official site reports.
Thomas underwent a groin procedure on Sep. 14 that will keep him out for the foreseeable future. Josh Reynolds and JoJo Natson figure to be the beneficiaries of Thomas' absence.
Thomas (hip) underwent a groin procedure Friday and will not play in Week 2, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.
Thomas underwent a procedure to address the groin injury he sustained in the Rams' season opener. The depth wideout is likely to miss multiple weeks due to the injury, and fellow receivers Josh Reynolds and JoJo Natson could see an increase in usage while Thomas remains sidelined.
Thomas was absent from practice Wednesday due to a hip injury, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Head coach Sean McVay revealed a day earlier that Thomas suffered a groin injury in the Rams' win over the Raiders on Monday, but the team's official report suggests a different issue is plaguing the wideout. Regardless, McVay said Thomas is likely to miss multiple weeks due to the injury, thereby making it safe to rule him out for at least Sunday's contest against the Cardinals. The Rams added some depth to their receiver room Wednesday by re-signing JoJo Natson.
Head coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that Thomas suffered a groin injury in the Rams' season-opening win over the Raiders that could sideline the wideout for "weeks," Joe Curley of the Ventura County Star reports.
Thomas only played 12 snaps -- all on special teams -- in the 33-13 victory, but that was apparently enough for the 24-year-old to get banged up. Given McVay's comments, it seems rather unlikely that Thomas will practice this week or play Sunday against the Cardinals, but the Rams may not make a formal ruling on his status until Friday. In addition to Thomas, fellow depth wideout Pharoh Cooper (ankle) also appears in store for a multi-week absence, which could prompt the Rams to add another receiver to the roster.
Thomas is dealing with a groin injury, according to head coach Sean McVay, Rich Hammond of The Orange County Register reports.
Look for more details on the injury to emerge later this week, but it's not a good sign for the Rams, as starting returner Pharoh Cooper likely is out multiple weeks after suffering an ankle injury in Monday's win over the Raiders.
Thomas worked with the second-team offense at June minicamp, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official website reports.
With Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp locked in as starters, Josh Reynolds (shoulder) expected to retain the No. 4 role and Pharoh Cooper coming off a Pro Bowl appearance as a return specialist, Thomas needs to compete with a slew of young players for what likely will be one roster spot. The 2016 sixth-round pick has caught eight passes in 24 NFL games, with most of his snaps coming on special teams.
Thomas (ankle) is officially inactive for Saturday night's wild-card game against the Falcons, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Thomas was listed as doubtful after not practicing this week, so this result was to be expected. The 23-year-old sustained the injury in Week 17 against the 49ers and currently has no official timetable for his return.
Thomas (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's wild-card game against the Falcons, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.
The Rams rested most of their primary skill-position talent Week 17, giving Thomas and others a rare opportunity for significant run. Thomas took advantage of the situation, with a team-leading 75 yards on three receptions. He emerged from the contest with an ankle injury, though, which kept him away from the practice field this week. Due to his status, he's a near guarantee to land on the inactive list Saturday.
Thomas caught three of four targets for a team-high 75 yards in the Rams' 34-13 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.
The Rams held out their top three wideouts -- Robert Woods, Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp -- in Week 17 in order to preserve them for the playoffs, affording extended snaps to a number of depth receivers. Despite briefly departing with an ankle injury, Thomas capitalized on the increased opportunity, outpacing all other Rams pass catchers by 45 yards during the contest. The bulk of Thomas' damage came on a 50-yard strike down the sideline in the second half. Look for Thomas to see only limited usage in the Rams' first-round playoff matchup against the Falcons if he's not inactive for the game as a healthy scratch.
Thomas (ankle) has returned to Sunday's game against the 49ers, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.
Thomas exited earlier in the first half with the ankle injury and was deemed questionable to return, but came back to make a 50-yard reception from quarterback Sean Mannion down the sideline.
Thomas is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the 49ers with an ankle injury, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Thomas had potential opportunities in Week 17 with starting receivers Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins not expected to see many snaps, but he exited with the ankle injury in the first half. The 23-year-old was already buried on the Rams' depth chart and his absence shouldn't spark significant changes to the team's offense Sunday.
Thomas caught his only target for 12 yards during Sunday's 24-7 loss to Minnesota.
After serving a four-game suspension to start the season, this was just the second contest Thomas has suited up for. He only saw the field for eight offensive snaps Sunday, too. At this stage of the game, the second-year receiver is too far down the depth chart and playing too sparingly to be a viable fantasy option in the majority of settings.
Thomas was reinstated to the active roster Monday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Thomas, who returned from a four-game suspension last week, joins a crowded receiving corps and isn't worth fantasy consideration right off the bat. The Rams waived safety Mo Alexander in a corresponding move.
Thomas will return from his four-game suspension as the seventh receiver on the Rams' depth chart, Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Rams opted not to bump any receivers from their 53-man roster when Thomas was activated from his suspension, so he will now be hard-pressed to find the field early on. It will likely take an injury or poor play from a few other wideouts ahead of the 30-year-old on the depth chart before he gets much run.
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