2011 Recap: While Darren Sproles was lighting the PPR world on fire and Mark Ingram was disappointing fantasy owners, Pierre Thomas quietly put together a decent little season. He finished with 987 total yards, 6 TDs, and 50 receptions on only 59 targets, which was an amazing 85% catch rate.
What’s Changed: Mark Ingram just can’t seem to stay healthy and neither can Chris Ivory. We could see Thomas back in the same role as last season, where he was truly effective. Pete Carmichael Jr will run the same offense and the Saints may play with a chip on their shoulder, so Thomas could be heavily involved.
Outlook: Pierre Thomas settled into the “jack of all trades” role last season and it bode well for him. With nearly 1,000 total yards and 50 receptions he finished as the 36th best RB in standard leagues. He was a nice option as a flex in PPR leagues and should be again in 2012. With the injury history of Ingram and Ivory, he could be thrusted into a more primary role this season. I’m willing to take a look in the later rounds of my draft to find out.
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