Ian Thomas
23-Year-Old Tight EndTE
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Panthers didn't have big plans for Thomas as a rookie, but he was capable when called upon after Greg Olsen suffered another foot injury, posting a 26-268-2 line in seven starting assignments. With Olsen's ability to stay healthy still a significant concern, it's possible Thomas becomes the team's primary tight end this fall. Thomas was merely a fourth-round pick out of Indiana after a quiet college career and a 4.74 40-yard dash, but it's notable he didn't appear totally lost in his first go-round at a complicated position. Be ready to pounce if the news breaks poorly for Olsen. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.21 million contract with the Panthers in May of 2018.
Uninvolved versus Texans
TECarolina Panthers
September 30, 2019
Thomas was not targeted in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Texans.
Thomas played 10 offensive snaps, which actually set a new season high for him. Still, such little playing time unsurprisingly prevented Thomas from making an impact, and he remains without a catch through four games. With Greg Olsen hardly ever leaving the field, Thomas has seen his role at tight end marginalized to begin his second season.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Ian Thomas' 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does Ian Thomas run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Ian Thomas and the other tight ends for the Panthers are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Ian Thomas
10 routes   1 target
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192 routes   38 targets
11 routes   0 targets
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the 49ers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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2019 Ian Thomas Split Stats
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Drafted in the fourth round of this year's draft, Thomas profiles as an athletic developmental project behind Pro Bowler Greg Olsen. However, considering Olsen's injury struggles last season, as well as his advanced age, Thomas could grow in importance sooner than later.
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Barely plays Thursday
TECarolina Panthers
September 13, 2019
Thomas was not targeted in Thursday's loss to the Buccaneers.
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Just one target
TECarolina Panthers
September 10, 2019
Thomas didn't catch his lone target in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Rams.
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Returns to face Pats
TECarolina Panthers
August 23, 2019
Thomas couldn't haul in his lone target in Thursday night's 10-3 preseason loss to the Patriots.
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Back at practice
TECarolina Panthers
August 18, 2019
Thomas (ribs) returned for Sunday's practice, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
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Missing another day
TECarolina Panthers
August 14, 2019
Thomas (ribs) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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