Pierre Thomas, RB New Orleans Saints

2015 Strength of Schedule - NO
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1ATL731004.43658079.6734/7545%
2CLE316005.33316035.3326/7037%
3MIN830103.75321037.0035/7149%
4DAL28004.00215027.5023/6138%
5TB435108.758771109.6229/9132%
6BYE------------
7DET613002.17417044.2527/7436%
8GB------------
9CAR------------
10SF------------
11CIN------------
12BAL519003.80637086.1739/7353%
13PIT321007.00216048.0014/5625%
14CAR538007.60414063.5035/7050%
15CHI211005.505830516.6031/6846%
16ATL0000-2240312.007/7010%
17TB------------
Totals45222204.93453781558.40300/77939%

Most Recent News

Payton: C.J. Spiller's film is 'unbelievable,' he's the 'most explosive player on the field'

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:48pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

“His cutup is unbelievable,” Saints HC Sean Payton said of breaking down C.J. Spiller’s film with the Buffalo Bills. “And I’m not talking about last season because I think it became challenging, but you go back a couple of years and start looking at his screen reel, a sweep reel, a return reel. So when you watch his film you think of a lot of things he can do.

“He’s physical. He’s the most explosive player on the field a lot of times when you’re watching him."

Fantasy Impact:

While New Orleans may not be an ideal landing spot from a workload standpoint, Spiller should have a big role in the passing game with Pierre Thomas, Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills no longer on the roster. He’ll likely take over the role of Thomas, who averaged 11.6 touches in the last two seasons. Thomas finished with a top 30 PPG (PPR) in six of the last seven seasons, so that's a reasonable baseline for Spiller. New Orleans running backs caught 275 passes in the last two seasons, so there are plenty of catches to go around. In short, he has significant PPR upside in this offense, but his workload will be somewhat limited since he'll be part of a committee.

Scouting Report

Week 16: Thomas vs. Falcons
Pierre Thomas caught five passes for 83 yards and rushed two times for 11 additional yards in the Saints’ Week 15 win over the Bears. He continues to be the primary pass-catcher out of the Saints’ backfield and was used heavily in the screen game against Chicago on Monday night. He has a great matchup versus an Atlanta defense that is banged up in the secondary and talent-starved at linebacker. Thomas ranks as our No. 25 overall RB for Week 16 and should be viewed as a risky but decent FLEX option.

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