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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:53:50 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas said he expects to do more route running and assist in pass protection as his role is expected to change this season.
Fantasy Tip: Thomas is third on the depth chart and may have some slight value in PPR leagues in good matchups. However, he doesn't have much fantasy value in standard leagues.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:30:10 -0700
New Orleans Saints RBs Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson have pulled ahead of RB Pierre Thomas at running back.
Fantasy Tip: As has been the case previously in New Orleans, the running back committee will make all three options frustrating for fantasy football owners. The pecking order could easily change before Week 1, too. All three rushers may be nothing more than flex plays most weeks, and Thomas will definitely be more valuable in PPR affairs.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:52:56 -0700
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas will make $6.9 million in his new three-year deal.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:29:31 -0700
The New Orleans Saints signed RB Pierre Thomas to a two-year extension.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:04:00 -0800
The New Orleans Saints are shopping RB Pierre Thomas to other teams, per league sources.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:57:50 -0800
Lamont Smith, agent for New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas, said the Saints reached out to him to discuss Thomas' future with the team, but would not said what was discussed. Thomas could become a cap casualty this offseason, because the team would create $2.9 million in salary cap space.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:35:48 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Pierre Thomas, WR Nick Toon, QB Ryan W. Griffin, LB Rufus Johnson, DE Tyrunn Walker, CB Terrence Frederick and S Jordan Pugh inactive for Week 19.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:56:58 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) was limited in practice Friday, Jan. 10, and is questionable for the team's divisional round game.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:02:39 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas' (chest) status for the Divisional Round playoff game is uncertain even though he was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 9.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:32:19 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 9.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:36:57 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. Thomas hasn't practiced since before Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fantasy Tip: Wait and see how Thomas fares for the rest of the week. But as of now, it's probably likely that he'll be at least questionable again versus the Seattle Seahawks. If he doesn't play, expect to see Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and Khiry Robinson continue to split the workload.
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 16:05:46 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have declared SS Isa Abdul-Quddus, DL Keyunta Dawson, WR Nick Toon, RB Pierre Thomas, QB Ryan W. Griffin, CB Terrence Frederick, DL Tyrunn Walker inactive for Week 18.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:31:38 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) did not practice again Friday, Jan. 3, and is ruled out for the team's Wild Card game this weekend.
Fantasy Tip: Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram will be used in tandem to replace Thomas, and Khiry Robinson could also be involved to a lesser extend against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:43:01 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 2.
Fantasy Tip: Thomas was injured in Week 17, but the Saints aren't giving anymore details about his injury. It's obviously pretty serious and it might keep him out of the Wildcard playoff game Saturday night.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:57:38 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:04:12 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (eye) practiced fully Friday, Dec. 27, and he is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:32:55 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (eye) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 26.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 19:07:52 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (eye) was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 08:46:13 -0800
The New Orleans Saints could consider releasing RB Mark Ingram or Pierre Thomas this offseason because RB Khiry Robinson has received a bigger role in the offense. The team would save around $1.4 million if Ingram is released and $2.9 million if Thomas is released.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:50:22 -0800
New Orleans Saints RP Pierre Thomas had 10 rushes for 73 yards and five catches for 57 yards in the team's Week 12 win over the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Nov. 21.
Fantasy Tip: It helped that Darren Sproles was inactive for this one. Still, it reminds us that Thomas can be very effective in both the passing and running game, and he should see valuable touches even when Sproles returns to action.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 15:13:04 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas performed well in a return to his hometown in Week 5 against the Chicago Bears. He had 19 carries for 36 yards, which wasn't great, but he also caught nine passes for 55 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Fantasy Tip: Thomas' fantasy stock continues to rise, and he can now be treated as a low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 6 against the New England Patriots.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:46:49 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 3 game.
Fantasy Tip: Pierre Thomas likely will receive more carries with Ingram out. Darren Sproles likely will handle his role as runner and receiver in the offense. Sproles should be seen as a No. 2 running back for teams this week with Thomas being a No. 3 running back or flex option.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:41:49 -0700
The New Orleans Saints traded RB Chris Ivory (Jets) during the offseason, unjamming what was a crowded backfield. However, RB Mark Ingram (toe) has yet to take advantage through the first two games, running for just 31 yards on 17 carries. In Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ingram struggled early, and the team featured RB Pierre Thomas more.
Fantasy Tip: Ingram might need a change of scenery to realize his potential. He is a back who might need 20-25 carries to get into a groove and get stronger as the game goes on, but that isn't the game plan in New Orleans. For now, he is only worth hanging onto if you need an RB3 or flex player in leagues of 12 or more teams. And at least than two yards per carry, so far, even that might be generous.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:16:50 -0700
New Orleans RB Pierre Thomas was quietly effective in the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons, finishing with 43 yards on nine carries. The Saints ran the ball 29 times, and plan to run more to help the passing game. Last season, the Saints had 29 or more rushing attempts just twice, 28 or more three times.
Fantasy Tip: If you're looking for rushing yardage in New Orleans, Thomas and Mark Ingram are your best fantasy bets. Darren Sproles is the man for those in points-per-receptions (PPR) formats.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:36:06 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet fumbled twice in the preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 16, and he drew the ire of head coach Sean Payton. "That just can't happen," Payton said. Cadet is battling RB Khiry Robinson for the fourth tailback job behind RBs Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:11:01 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (undisclosed) is practicing Wednesday, Aug. 14. LB Junior Galette (undisclosed) is still out.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:37:07 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (undisclosed) and LB Curtis Lofton (undisclosed) both participated in a team walkthrough Monday, Aug. 12.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 07:09:45 -0700
New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette (undisclosed), RB Pierre Thomas (undisclosed), OG Eric Olsen (undisclosed) and LB Martez Wilson (elbow) are out of practice Monday, Aug. 12.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:15:01 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram has looked very good during practices and could be seen as the player with the best training camp performance so far. He is looking like he did as a rookie when the first defender usually had a hard time bringing him down.
Fantasy Tip: It appears like Ingram is the favorite for a majority of the carries in the base offense with his training camp work. Darren Sproles is still the first Saints running back fantasy owners should look to take, but Ingram appears a better choice than Pierre Thomas at this point. Ingram likely will be a solid No. 3 running back entering the season.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:05:35 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram will be the lead running back in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 9, with RB Pierre Thomas (undisclosed) out. Ingram has looked strong, fast, fluid and a little slimmer in camp thus far.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:23:57 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas is listed as the starting running back on the team's first depth chart.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:07:14 -0700
New Orleans Saints RBs Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas are expected to evenly split carries in base packages this season with RB Darren Sproles resuming is role as a multi-purpose running back.
Fantasy Tip: All three running backs should have value in fantasy leagues this season, but Sproles probably will have the most value. He should be a No. 2 running back in point-per-reception leagues and a flex option in other formats. Ingram and Thomas should be seen as No. 3 running backs or flex options in leagues.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:47:17 -0700
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles have been receiving most of the carries with the first-team offense over the past three weeks. Thomas has been receiving most of the carries while Sproles has been doing different things depending on the play. RB Mark Ingram has been working mostly with the second-team offense during workouts. It appears the team will use the hot hand during games this season and not stick with one running back.
Fantasy Tip: Sproles likely will have the most fantasy value among the team's running backs because of his ability to produce in the running and passing game. Sproles should be considered a No. 1 running back especially in point-per-reception leagues because of his receiving abilities. Thomas and Ingram should be backup running backs on fantasy teams that could be flex option in some weeks.
Thu, 16 May 2013 16:08:24 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram said he does not want his personal goals to outweigh the team's goals this season. "I just want to go out there and do what I can to help the team win a championship," Ingram said. "Of course I want to have a big year individually. But, you know, the main goal is to win games and stay healthy and be out there on the field on Sundays." Ingram said he is fine with sharing carries with Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles.
Thu, 09 May 2013 10:49:16 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas said head coach Sean Payton wants more focus on the running game this season. "There's going to be more focus this year on that ground game than any year. He said we've got to get back to running the ball, having 100-yard games non-stop. I can't wait. I'm excited and I know everybody else is excited," Payton said.
Sat, 29 Dec 2012 08:38:11 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) has been placed on Injured Reserve.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:35:00 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and has been ruled out.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:26:22 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:33:51 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:09:51 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:30:55 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:51:23 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory had eight carries for a team-high 34 yards in Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers. RB Mark Ingram had 10 carries, but he managed just 27 yards. RB Pierre Thomas had one carry for no gain. Meanwhile, RB Darren Sproles had no carries, but he did post a team-high seven catches and 65 yards.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:59:06 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram carried 12 times for a team-best 67 yards and a touchdown in the Week 11 game against the Oakland Raiders. RB Chris Ivory spelled him eight times for 37 yards, and RB Pierre Thomas came on for five carries and 30 yards.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:32:31 -0800
New Orleans Saints head coach Joe Vitt said the team is enamored with all three of their running back options with RB Darren Sproles (hand) out. "We've liked all three running backs since we acquired them. Pierre Thomas has done a phenomenal job since he's been with us since '07. Pierre has great balance. He's a great screen back. He can catch the ball out of the backfield. We know that Chris Ivory is one of those guys who can run with power and can make you miss. Mark Ingram, we believe is an elite back, who after having some offseason surgery is starting to come around," Vitt said. He added that the team created a specific game plan for each back this past week in order to give all three of them some touches.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:56:17 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas carried five times for 10 yards in Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons, and he added one catch for six yards.
Fantasy Tip: Thomas looked to be re-emerging as a solid fantasy option a couple of weeks ago, but he was right back to laying an egg in this one.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:02:27 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram posted 44 rushing yards on seven carries in Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Nov. 5, while RB Pierre Thomas managed 44 yards on six totes. Thomas also chipped in with two catches for 26 yards while Ingram had a pair of grabs for 23 yards.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 21:55:46 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas had nine carries for a team-high 30 yards in the Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers, and he added two catches for 40 yards. RB Mark Ingram carried five times for just 16 yards.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:38:26 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas had nine carries for just 14 yards in the Week 4 game against the Green Bay Packers. He also had two receptions for minus-1 yard in the forgettable afternoon.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:38:03 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas carried nine times for 110 yards in Week 2 against Carolina Panthers. It was his fourth career 100-yard game, and his first since Sept. 27, 2009, against the Buffalo Bills.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 17:02:45 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas had a team-high 17 rushing yards on four carries in Week 1 against the Washington Redskins, while RB Mark Ingram managed just 15 yards on six totes. RB Darren Sproles did not have any carries, although he was able to post 35 yards and a touchdown on five receptions. The Saints will look for more running room in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers, a team which allowed 95 yards on the ground to Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin in Week 1.