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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    NO @ CLE

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    MIN @ NO

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    NO @ DAL

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    TB @ NO

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    NO @ DET

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    GB @ NO

  • Week 9 - Oct 30

    NO @ CAR

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    SF @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    CIN @ NO

  • Week 12 - Nov 24

    BAL @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    NO @ PIT

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    CAR @ NO

  • Week 15 - Dec 15

    NO @ CHI

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    ATL @ NO

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    NO @ TB

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    WAS 40 @ NO 32

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    NO 27 @ CAR 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    KC 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    NO 27 @ GB 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    SD 24 @ NO 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    NO @ TB

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NO @ DEN

  • Week 10 - Nov 05

    PHI @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    NO @ OAK

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    SF @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 29

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    NO 34 @ GB 42

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    CHI 13 @ NO 30

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    HOU 33 @ NO 40

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NO 23 @ JAC 10

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    NO 30 @ CAR 27

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    NO 20 @ TB 26

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    IND 7 @ NO 62

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    NO 21 @ STL 31

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    TB 16 @ NO 27

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NO 26 @ ATL 23

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    bye

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    NYG 24 @ NO 49

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DET 17 @ NO 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NO 22 @ TEN 17

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NO 42 @ MIN 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    ATL 16 @ NO 45

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    MIN 9 @ NO 14

  • Week 2 - Sep 20

    NO 25 @ SF 22

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    ATL 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CAR 14 @ NO 16

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    NO 20 @ ARI 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    NO 31 @ TB 6

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    CLE 30 @ NO 17

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    PIT 10 @ NO 20

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NO 34 @ CAR 3

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    bye

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    SEA 19 @ NO 34

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NO 30 @ DAL 27

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    NO 34 @ CIN 30

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    STL 13 @ NO 31

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    NO 24 @ BAL 30

  • Week 16 - Dec 27

    NO 17 @ ATL 14

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    TB 23 @ NO 13

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Pierre Thomas

New Orleans Saints

2008 - 2011 Statistics

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                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm


2011 Stats          110      562      5         50        59      425      1         134.7      8.4


2010 Stats           83      269      2         29        29      201      0          59.0       9.8


2009 Stats          147      793      6         39        45      302      2         157.5     11.3


2008 Stats          129      625      9         31        36      284      3         162.9     10.9


















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2009 Review

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. That's one way to describe Pierre Thomas' season in 2009. It wasn’t quite the year fantasy owners were hoping for when they drafted Thomas, but it wasn’t all that bad either.  He did the most he could with the opportunities presented to him, which accumulated to 8 total TDs, 1,095 total yards, and 20th among running backs in fantasy points (basic scoring system) with 155.5.  Things didn’t start off too well with Pierre as he sprained his MCL in the pre-season and ended up having to fight Mike Bell for carries throughout the year because of it.  Add to that a Saints system that spread the ball around more than any other team in the league and it was plain as day that Thomas wasn’t going to turn into the Ray Rice-type sleeper people were hoping for.


pierre thomas 2009 stats


~  Set career highs in every major statistical rushing an receiving category

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

It’s tough to predict what Pierre will do in 2010, but there’s no doubt his fantasy numbers will increase (if he stays healthy, of course).  Mike Bell and his 172 carries in 2009 have moved on to the green pastures of Philadelphia, so more touches out of the backfield figure to be coming Thomas’ way.  However, the Saints liked what they saw out of Reggie Bush last year, especially in the playoffs, and Lynell Hamilton shouldn’t be ignored as a guy who can take over Bell’s role, so Pierre’s numbers may not increase to the level one might think.  He’s still a highly versatile back who can do most anything the team asks of him, so don’t be afraid to give him the RB2 role on your fantasy team this year.


~ Mike Bell is gone, so Pierre should take on a larger role


~ Thomas’ production depends a lot on the role coach Sean Payton sees Reggie Bush and Lynell Hamilton taking on, so pay close attention


~ As much as it seems like the Saints are a pass-first team, they ranked 15th in the league in passing attempts and 7th in rushing attempts in 2009

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Just another guy

Pierre Thomas is no secret, but he's not a star either.  In fact, he fits right in with the New Orleans offense.  On a team where seemingly any running back or receiver can put up a 100-yard game on any given Sunday, Thomas thrives.  He's not pressured into carrying the load of the team by putting up huge numbers day-in and day-out, but he's expected to contribute a meaningful amount, and if he happens to be the top performer, good for him.  However, that's exactly what makes him so scary for fantasy owners.  Thomas has the talent to explode and put up over 1,200 yards in a year, but he plays in a system that doesn't really allow him to do that.  He's got Reggie Bush, Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Jeremy Shockey, Robert Meachem and Lance Moore as his supporting cast, so that plus the fact that Drew Brees is tossing the ball means the Saints are far from a team built for a star fantasy RB.  Thomas has talent to be sure, but it won't be evident every game as long as he's with the Saints. 


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Contract

Pierre was offered a second-round tender by the Saints during the offseason, to which Pierre responded by signing a one-year, $1.684 million contract.  He’s playing for the big one, so we expect nothing less than his all-out effort this year:


2010 - $1.684 million


2011 – Free Agent

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Handcuff

Reggie Bush is the obvious handcuff to Thomas, but Lynell Hamilton could come into play with the departure of Mike Bell in the offseason

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule


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Injury Report

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Pierre has a tendency to miss a game or two a year, but in general, he's a gamer and shouldn't be too much of a concern for fantasy owners

Out

Ian Rappaport has stated via his twitter that "More #Saints bad news: They will lose RB Pierre Thomas for 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury, I'm told. He left Sunday's game early."


Pyro's take: Not to worry much, unless your suffering with depth, Thomas will be back in a few to resume his normal duties. If in need, Denard Robinson, Anthony Dixon, or Bryce Brown are options.

10/21/14, 09:05 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: mobile.twitter.com

Thomas enjoying his role

Pierre Thomas is in his seventh season, and the Saints finally have found a role that fits Thomas perfectly. He has taken over the Darren Sproles playbook, and even though it has only been one week, he has looked great out there. Thomas received more snaps (34) than Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson combined (32) in the Saints' Week 1 loss in Atlanta, and can contribute in several different ways.

Thomas' snaps in the run game will drop, while his snaps in the pass game will rise. Thomas saw 78.8 percent of his playing time on passing downs. He is being lined up all over the field, so the Saints can take advantage of his skills. "Route running for me is the thing I try to work on the most," Thomas said. "I don't do it often, and I haven't done it often in my past. It seems like I'm going to get a little more work at it. In practice, that's what I've been doing."

Pyro's take: Thomas always had the ability to be a top notch receiver out of the backfield, but just couldn't find a way to fit him in at a maximum. Its all under the bridge now, as he fits perfectly in the Saints explosive offense. Look for numbers to continue to roll, as he should make an excellent flex player for PPR rosters.

09/12/14, 02:36 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.nola.com

Pierre is not going anywhere

Pierre Thomas has signed a two-year contract extension with the Saints. His return signals the Saints will revert back to their typical running back by committee mantra with Thomas, Ingram and Robinson splitting carries, with the Saints going with the hot hand of the day in most games.

Pyro's take: Pierre is the best back on the team, the most dynamic as well. If he was a workhorse back and not in this Payton RB by committee he would be fantasy gold, instead he is a player that doesn't tickle you pink when he's in your starting lineup.

If you are in a PPR league he has far more value, it's hard to believe he had 77 catches last year, and that number could easily go up with Darren Sproles on the way out.

03/12/14, 11:40 AM CDT by d-Rx
Source: www.nola.com

Deuce McAllister retires from football

Saints running back Deuce McAllister retired from football today after signing with New Orleans within the last week. He retires as the Saints all-time leading rusher along with scoring the most touchdowns in franchise history.

Pyro's take: Deuce was 30 pounds overweight when they signed him last week, so it was all really more for the fans and the hype than anything else. Deuce would have needed another knee surgery if he was serious about a comeback, but that was never in the plans. McAllister ends his career with 6,096 rushing yards and 49 rushing TDs.

01/19/10, 03:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.clarionledger.com

Saints sign former starting RB Deuce McAllister

The New Orleans Saints re-signed running back Deuce McAllister on Friday. Coach Sean Payton has already confirmed that the franchise's all-time leading rusher will be inactive for the playoff game on Saturday against the Cardinals.

Pyro's take: McAllister was always a team leader and a great guy to have in the locker room, which is part of the reason why the Saints decided to sign him now. Deuce will lead the team out of the tunnel, which will certainly get the crowd going even nuttier than they would have been going anyway. However, the 31-year old isn't likely to be active for the Saints run through the playoffs.

01/15/10, 03:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Pierre Thomas practices in full again

Saints running back Pierre Thomas (ribs) was on the field practicing in full with the rest of the team again on Thursday.

Pyro's take: Thomas is good to go and should see the majority of the work as usual this Sunday. He averaged 5.4 yards per carry and scored 8 TDs this year, so the Saints clearly need his services against the high-powered Arizona offense.

01/14/10, 03:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nola.com

Pierre Thomas sitting, Brees the QB3

The Saints have declared running back Pierre Thomas inactive and quarterback Drew Brees the third QB for the game against the Panthers today.

Pyro's take: Coach Sean Payton had been mentioning this move for a couple of days now, so it shouldn't come as too big a shock to anyone. Make sure neither of these guys are in your fantasy lineups today.

01/03/10, 11:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

X-rays on Pierre Thomas' ribs negative

The X-rays taken on Saints running back Pierre Thomas came back negative today as he is now said to have merely bruised his ribs during the game on Sunday. He'll likely be limited in practice this week, but shouldn't miss any game time going forward.

Pyro's take: Quite a relief for the Saints, as Thomas is their best all-around back and will be needed come playoff time. New Orleans has said that they will continue to play their starters in Week 17, but how much time Thomas garners is questionable at this point.

12/28/09, 02:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nola.com

Pierre Thomas and Mike Bell probable for Sunday

Saints running backs Pierre Thomas (quad) and Mike Bell (knee) are both being listed as probable on the injury report this week and are expected to play against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Pyro's take: With Bell back, Pierre's fantasy value takes a hit, but he can still be used as a RB2 on your fantasy team this week. Bell is no more than a flex play in Week 15.

12/18/09, 06:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: blogs.nfl.com

Pierre Thomas limited by hip injury

Saints running back Pierre Thomas was limited in practice yesterday by a hip injury.

Pyro's take: They seem to be coming up with a new injury for Pierre every week, but the guy keeps playing on Sundays. With Mike Bell expected back this week, Thomas is no more than a so-so RB2 for your fantasy team this weekend.

12/17/09, 01:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nola.com

Pierre Thomas ready to go against Atlanta

Even though Saints running back Pierre Thomas (quad) was limited in practice on Friday, he is listed as probable on the injury report and is fully expected to play this weekend.

Pyro's take: The thing to watch for with Thomas is whether or not Mike Bell is active on Sunday. If not, Thomas' fantasy football value goes up immensely. If Bell does suit up, Thomas would take on his normal value as a decent RB2 for your team.

12/11/09, 05:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nola.com

Pierre Thomas limited again today

Saints running back Pierre Thomas (quad) was limited in practice once again on Thursday.

Pyro's take: We're pretty sure Thomas will be playing on Sunday, but fellow RB Mike Bell is a big question mark right now. If Bell doesn't play, put Thomas down as a high-end RB2 on your fantasy football team. Check back to find out the final diagnosis.

12/10/09, 03:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nola.com

Pierre Thomas, Bell limited, but should play Sunday

Saints running backs Pierre Thomas (quad) and Mike Bell (knee) were limited at practice yesterday but don't look to be in danger of missing Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.

Pyro's take: The dynamic duo of Thomas and Bell have done well for the undefeated Saints, but crap all over their fantasy football owners weekly. Thomas may get the majority of the work, but Bell still seems to get the majority of the goal line carries. Thomas could be used as a low-end RB2 and Bell may be a flex option, but if you have others to choose from, we'd strongly consider those first.

12/10/09, 11:45 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Pierre Thomas, Mike Bell both limited Friday

Saints running backs Pierre Thomas (wrist) and Mike Bell (knee) were limited in practice all week and are both being listed as probable on the team's Week 13 injury report.

Pyro's take: These two guys will play their normal roles this Sunday against the Redskins as coach Sean Payton was just giving his guys some rest on the short week of practice. Thomas makes for a good RB2 on your fantasy football team while Bell remains a flex play as usual.

12/04/09, 03:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nola.com

Pierre Thomas limited in practice

Saints running back Pierre Thomas was limited in practice again on Thursday with a wrist injury.

Pyro's take: We fully expect Pierre to be playing on Sunday, but check back over the next few days just to be sure. He should be a great RB2 for your fantasy football team if he goes.

12/03/09, 03:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Pierre Thomas looks to carry the load today

With Saints running back Reggie Bush (knee) inactive for the game against the Bucs, Pierre Thomas will carry the load out of the backfield today.

Pyro's take: Pierre Thomas will likely get a nice amount of touches today and can be used as either a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2 on your fantasy football team.

11/22/09, 11:45 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

Pierre Thomas still stuck in RBBC

Saints running backs Mike Bell and Pierre Thomas continue to be used in a platoon situation, with Thomas taking most of the first half snaps and Bell taking the second half. During last week's game, Bell was in for just one snap in the first half compared to 18 snaps in the second.

Pyro's take: The RBBC is working well for the Saints, but is a complete nightmare for fantasy football owners of either back. Depending on the match-up, both RBs can be used as either a RB2 or a flex option on your fantasy team.

10/29/09, 11:45 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nola.com

Thomas and Bell equal in touches

Saints running backs Pierre Thomas and Mike Bell both had 15 touches apiece in Sunday's win against the Giants, with Bell getting the short-yardage and goal-line work and Thomas getting the mid-game carries.

Pyro's take: Coach Sean Payton seems to have figured out his distribution between his backs, and it looks like this may be a pure RBBC going forward. Both Thomas and Bell can be used as a low-end RB2 for your fantasy football team.

10/22/09, 01:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nola.com

Pierre Thomas not on injury report

Saints running back Pierre Thomas practiced in full on Wednesday and was not listed on the team's injury report for the day.

Pyro's take: Thomas is starting to lose a little of his fantasy football value due to the return of a healthy Mike Bell. He can still be started on your team, but don't expect more than low-end RB2 stats.

10/22/09, 09:00 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
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Pierre Thomas active on Sunday

Saints running back Pierre Thomas has been declared active, as is Mike Bell, for the game against the Giants on Sunday.

Pyro's take: It should be interesting to see how coach Sean Payton splits up the carries between these two and Reggie Bush, but we still believe Thomas will end up the best fantasy football option of the bunch.

10/18/09, 11:00 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

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