De'Anthony Thomas
De'Anthony Thomas
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Kansas City Chiefs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Chiefs in August of 2019.
Re-signs with Chiefs
WRKansas City Chiefs
August 20, 2019
Thomas agreed to a deal with the Chiefs on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Thomas spent his first five years with the Chiefs. He only played five games in 2018 before a knee injury sent him to injured reserve. He was then arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession in January ahead of restricted free agency and has been looking for a landing spot since. Kansas City made the most sense for a second chance, but should he ultimately make the 53-man roster a suspension could certainly follow.
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How do De'Anthony Thomas' 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
13.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.92
 
% Team Air Yards
1.4%
 
% Team Targets
0.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.3
 
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1023
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882
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590
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431
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45
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36
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36
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26
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 De'Anthony Thomas Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do De'Anthony Thomas' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 8"
 
Weight
176 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
8 reps
 
Hand Length
8.13 in
 
Arm Length
29.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Known for his lightning-quick speed in college, Thomas has mainly put that to use in the NFL as a special teams player. He managed to stay healthy for the first time in his first four years during the 2017 campaign, turning in 305 kick return yards in addition 14 catches for 143 receiving yards and a career-high two touchdowns. While he also posted a career-best 199 offensive snaps last season, his prospects as an offensive contributor remain bleak entering 2018 with Tyreek Hill, newcomer Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt among the pass catchers requiring targets in the passing game. The Chiefs re-upped Thomas this offseason on a one-year deal, but with Hill supplanting him as the primary punt returner, Thomas' role with the club may remain modest.
A speedy running back/wide receiver entering his fourth professional season, Thomas' biggest impact has come on special teams thus far. Unfortunately, he ceded punt return duties to rookie Tyreek Hill last season, making his 53-man roster spot more vulnerable. The 24-year-old still returned kicks for the Chiefs in 2016, perhaps giving him a leg up in the running at wide receiver entering training camp. Even if Thomas makes the roster, his single-digit catches (seven) last season and the number of bodies ahead of him on the depth chart don't position the speedster for a heavy enough involvement in the offense to warrant fantasy ownership in most leagues.
After a lackluster 2015 campaign culminated by a concussion in Week 11 that forced him out the remainder of the season, Thomas enters 2016 on the bubble for a roster spot following the team's multitude of wide receiver additions in the offseason. If he were to crack the 53-man roster, the majority of his work would probably come on special teams.
Thomas missed the first four games of his 2014 rookie campaign due to a hamstring issue, but increased his role in the offense as the season progressed. The fourth-round pick out of Oregon displayed the versatility to effect the game in multiple facets, collecting 113 rushing yards, 156 receiving yards and 833 return yards over the course of the season. While his role with the Chiefs remains tough to peg entering 2015, a fair comparison could be Dexter McCluster in his time with the Chiefs, as a running back and wide receiver combo. If Thomas can stay healthy, it seems reasonable to assume his numbers from 2014 will increase in his sophomore campaign as he expands his knowledge of the playbook and gets more experience under his belt, making him a potential late-round candidate in some formats.
At an undersized 5-9, 174, Thomas' best chance to see the field will be as a returner or slot receiver where he can showcase the exceptional speed which made him a fourth round draft pick out of Oregon. Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis are entreched as the one and two at running back, but Thomas could see the touches that Dexter McCluster saw in his tenure with Kansas City.
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Arrested in Missouri
WRKansas City Chiefs
Lower Leg
January 27, 2019
Thomas (lower leg) was arrested in Missouri on suspicion of marijuana possession, Pete Sweeney of 610 Sports Kansas City reports.
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Placed on IR
WRKansas City Chiefs
Lower Leg
October 13, 2018
The Chiefs placed Thomas (lower leg) on injured reserve Saturday.
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Suffers fractured leg
WRKansas City Chiefs
Lower Leg
October 12, 2018
Thomas suffered a leg fracture after getting stepped on during Thursday's practice, but he will not need surgery, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Nursing leg injury
WRKansas City Chiefs
Lower Leg
October 11, 2018
Thomas was a limited participant in Thursday's practice due to a lower leg injury, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.
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Doesn't receive touch in Week 2
WRKansas City Chiefs
September 18, 2018
Thomas didn't receive a tote or catch a pass in Week 2 against the Steelers, recording just six offensive snaps.
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