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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.
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