Ian Thomas, TE Carolina Panthers

General Info

  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 248 lbs
  • DOB: 06-06-1996
CAR Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) done for season

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 7:11pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers' treacherous trek to a potential postseason berth will have to be made without Greg Olsen on the field.

The veteran tight end said he suffered a ruptured plantar fascia during the Panthers' 24-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The injury brings Olsen's year to a premature end after a fracture in the same foot kept him out for three games earlier this season.

Related players: Chris Manhertz, Ian Thomas

Fantasy Impact:

Olsen's injury immediately robs the Panthers of one of their most valuable weapons on offense. It's also fair to wonder what might be next for the 33-year-old beyond this season, the story went on to say. Injuries to the same foot have limited the three-time Pro Bowler to 15 games over the last two seasons.

Scouting Report

Week 17 at New Orleans Saints

Ian Thomas had a decent game against the Falcons last week, catching four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. He’s had at least four targets in each of his past four games since taking over as the starter following another injury to Greg Olsen. While he hasn’t lit the world on fire, the Panthers are getting a look at his long-term potential as a starter with the future of Olsen in limbo.

This week, Thomas is risky, but has some streaming upside. With a young quarterback behind center, it’s possible he’ll lean on his tight end as a check down option. The Saints have allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends this year, but they aren’t really playing for anything this week. Thomas is risky, but if you need a streamer, he has enough upside to consider him in deep leagues.

2018 Strength of Schedule - CAR
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
22
DAL
12
@ATL
26
CIN
BYE16
NYG
3
@WAS
8
@PHI
19
BAL
7
TB
15
@PIT
21
@DET
13
SEA
7
@TB
27
@CLE
11
NO
12
ATL
11
@NO

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

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1DAL24022.000000-0.42.437/6755.2%
2@ATL210035.000000-1.03.064/6795.5%
3CIN320056.670000-2.05.052/6777.6%
4BYE--------------
5NYG3380612.670000-3.86.849/7169.0%
6@WAS0000-0000-0.00.01/601.7%
7@PHI--------------
8BAL1150115.000000-1.52.58/6512.3%
9TB0000-0000-0.00.02/623.2%
10@PIT0000-0000-0.00.09/5715.8%
11@DET0000-0000-0.00.02/583.4%
12SEA0000-0000-0.00.02/593.4%
13@TB546059.200000-4.69.653/7075.7%
14@CLE9770118.560000-7.716.761/7482.4%
15NO214047.000000-1.43.454/5893.1%
16ATL4481512.000000-10.814.876/9183.5%
17@NO5611712.200000-12.117.156/7277.8%
Per game2.4022.200.133.279.2500000.003.025.4235.07/66.5349.98%
Totals363332499.2500000.0045.381.3526/99849.98%