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.
Posted: 12/13/2019 6:29 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas is slated to start for injured teammate Greg Olsen (concussion) on Sunday, Dec. 15, in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Thomas, surprisingly, is available in too many leagues after he was targeted 10 times -- second on the team to Christian McCaffrey -- and reeled in five of them for 57 yards and a TD as he stepped in for Olsen in Week 14. He's a legit low-end TE1 streamer in a plus-matchup against the Seahawks.
Posted: 12/08/2019 11:09 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas caught five passes for 57 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets at the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8. He replaced in injured Greg Olsen (concussion) in the starting lineup.
Huddle Up: No Olsen opened the door for the talented Thomas to show up for fantasy purposes. He flashed a few times last year, as well, and he's a quality fantasy option for a touchdown gamble in Week 15 vs. Seattle, should Olsen miss another one.
Posted: 8/12/2019 12:24 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas (ribs) was unable to practice Sunday, Aug. 11.
Posted: 8/09/2019 1:14 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas (ribs) is questionable to return to the preseason game against the Chicago Bears after suffering a rib injury Thursday, Aug. 8.
Posted: 6/15/2019 12:38 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas (leg) hopefully will be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Posted: 5/22/2019 10:44 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas (leg) did not participate in practice Wednesday, May 22, because of a sore leg.
Posted: 12/31/2018 5:19 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas posted five grabs for 61 yards
and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the New Orleans
Saints on seven targets.
Huddle Up: Thomas emerged as a useful fantasy option in deeper leagues down
the stretch, taking over for the injured Greg Olsen (foot). If
the team moves on from Olsen, Thomas has TE1 potential heading
into 2019 since tight end is a big part of Carolina's offense.
Posted: 12/24/2018 8:53 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas finished with four grabs, 48
yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 16 against the
Huddle Up: Thomas has stepped up since Greg Olsen (foot) went down, and he
looks like the heir apparent at the position, perhaps start in
2019 if the Panthers go another way with Olsen.