Posted: 10/12/2020 12:04 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas was held without a catch with just one target in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Thomas is no Greg Olsen. If you were holding out hope that Thomas would emerge as a fantasy option in Charlotte, it is looking like a lost cause. It's safe to drop him across the board.
Posted: 9/28/2020 1:33 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas posted just one catch for nine yards on two targets in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Thomas is filling the shoes of the departed Greg Olsen, but he has done next to nothing so far from a fantasy perspective. If you were waiting for him, hoping for a breakout, it doesn't look like it's happening. He should be on most fantasy rosters at the moment.
Posted: 9/20/2020 11:01 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas did not have any receptions or targets in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: If you were holding out hope that Thomas could be the next Greg Olsen, it's time to cut bait from your fantasy team. He has two grabs for 16 yards through two games.
Posted: 9/13/2020 10:36 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas was rather quiet in Week 1 against the Las Vegas Raiders, limited to two grabs for 16 yards on his two targets.
Huddle Up: Thomas takes over as the starting tight end with long-time star Greg Olsen moving along. For now, treat Thomas as a TE2 with some upside once he jells with newcomer Teddy Bridgewater. The Panthers travel to meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.
Posted: 9/11/2020 8:23 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Thomas should be involved in the passing game after the departure of Greg Olsen. He should be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end at this point but has a chance to become a starting tight end later in the season if he has a significant role in the offense.
Posted: 9/10/2020 8:48 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas (toe) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Thomas is not listed as the starter on the team's first depth chart, but he will be the receiving tight end for the team. He probably should be considered a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues at this point.
Posted: 9/09/2020 9:06 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Thomas is expected to be the receiving tight end for the Panthers this season and probably will receive a few targets each game. He can be a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues but will not be a starting option most weeks.
Posted: 9/01/2020 9:38 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas (toe) suffered a toe injury Monday, Aug. 31. X-rays returned negative and head coach Matt Rhule said Thomas would be back 'soon.'
Huddle Up: Thomas is a high-end TE2 candidate so fantasy managers will want to monitor his status as the season approaches.
Posted: 2/06/2020 1:25 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas will have the first shot to replace departed TE Greg Olsen as the starting tight end.
Huddle Up: The fourth rounder from Indiana in 2018 had his best game in December with five grabs for 57 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets. He's a great blocker with good athleticism. It's sounding more likely quarterback Cam Newton sticks around another year to throw to him, and Thomas will be a breakout TE2 candidate.
Posted: 2/02/2020 4:23 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas is positioned to be a 'breakout candidate' in 2020 following the addition of offensive coordinator Joe Brady and the impending departure of TE Greg Olsen, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.
Huddle Up: With Olsen out of the picture, Thomas has to be considered the current frontrunner to enter 2020 as the starter. He's unproven, but he has the athleticism to stand out in Brady's offensive system.