25-Year-Old Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
The retirement of Troy Polamalu puts Thomas, who played just two defensive snaps last season, in position to see a significant boost in playing time. During his rookie season of 2013, Thomas struggled...
Shamarko Thomas Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract with the Steelers in May 2013.
Thomas is in line to replace Troy Polamalu as a starting safety, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Shamarko Thomas: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Brown reports Thomas is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Ravens. If that holds true, Thomas would likely be a depth asset if Troy Polamalu is healthy enough.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)With Thomas and Ike Taylor out, the Steelers will be fairly short-handed in the secondary when they take on Andrew Luck. This is a result of a hamstring that will probably continue to nag Thomas for a while, as he had been limited in practice all week.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Drafted as insurance for the oft-injured Troy Polamalu, Thomas suffered an injury of his own last season. Still, he showed his potential, and is in line for increased playing time in 2014.
Thomas lacks height, but he plays hard and is very athletic, possessing both straight-line speed and sufficient lateral movement. He likely won't play much as a rookie as long as Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu are healthy, but the latter player is often hurt. There's IDP upside here in dynasty formats.