This seems like a bit of an overpay for a tight end who has failed to flourish. His career-high in receiving yards is 333, which was collected his rookie year (2018). Head coach Matt Rhule needs to decide if Thomas has any offensive future with the team drafting Tommy Tremble in 2021.
CAR TE Ian Thomas - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 8 vs. Atlanta Falcons
Ian Thomas made it three weeks in a row now with only one target, finishing last week’s matchup with the Saints with one catch and 11 yards. He has a great matchup against the Falcons, who rank dead last in aFPA to opposing tight ends, but he wasn’t able to take advantage of the matchup before, so there’s no reason to suspect he’ll be able to do so now. Sit him. Drop him.