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Earl Thomas

28-Year-Old Safety – Seattle Seahawks

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

One of the best safeties in the league, Thomas heads into 2017 looking to rebound after a disheartening end to the 2016 campaign. The hard-hitting defensive back was placed on injured reserve after fr...

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2017 ADP:  214.67

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 202   DOB: 5/7/1989  College: Texas  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Earl Thomas Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $40 million extension, with $27.725 million guaranteed, with the Seahawks in April of 2014.

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Thomas (heel) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

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Earl Thomas NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 20 CFB 14 - - - - 8 2 - - - - - -
2010 21 SEA 16 71 60 11 0 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 22 SEA 16 92 67 25 0 6 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2012 23 SEA 16 61 39 22 0 9 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 24 SEA 16 105 78 27 0 9 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 SEA 16 97 71 26 0 6 1 0 3 1 0 0 3 0
2015 26 SEA 16 64 45 19 0 9 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 27 SEA 11 48 24 24 0 10 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 28 SEA 11 63 42 21 0 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 28 SEA Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Earl Thomas

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Earl Thomas – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Free Safety
  1. Earl Thomas
  2. Tedric Thompson
Seattle Seahawks

Snap Count Stats

716

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Earl Thomas was on the field for 716 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Earl Thomas was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 978 57
2016 693 27
2017 716 0
Earl Thomas 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @GB 82 0 11 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 SF 49 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Ten 73 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ind 56 0 7 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @LAR 74 0 7 6 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @NYG 59 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Hou 64 0 5 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Was
10 @Ari
11 Atl 62 0 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @SF 56 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Phi 75 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Jax 66 0 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 LAR
16 @Dal
17 Ari

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Earl Thomas
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   202 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.43 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   31.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump:   113 in
POOR
Bench Press:   21 reps
GREAT
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Nazair Jones  Inact
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Tre Madden  IR
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David Moore  Inact
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Thomas Rawls  Inact
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DeShawn Shead  PUP-R
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Michael Tyson  Inact
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K.J. Wright  Inact

Earl Thomas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thomas (heel) didn't practice Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

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Thomas (heel) is listed as active Sunday against the Eagles.

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Thomas (heel) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, but Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the safety will be able to play in the contest, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

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Thomas was unable to practice Thursday due to a heel injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

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Thomas (hamstring) was a full participant at Friday's practice, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePI.com reports.

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Thomas (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

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Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he expects Thomas (hamstring) to play in Monday's matchup with the Falcons, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

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Thomas (hamstring) has been ruled inactive for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

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2017

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2016

Thomas has been maddeningly difficult to forecast from year to year. The skill set is a constant – he's simply an excellent safety, one of the best in recent memory – but his presence in the box score has proven highly volatile for whatever reason. It's safe to say he's one of the best bets among safeties to produce a standout interception total in any given year, but the tackle totals fluctuate wildly. He has three seasons with 92 or more, but the other three saw 71 or fewer tackles logged. Still, Thomas is worth selecting in this range because he has DB1 upside if you get the tackling version.

2015

The league's premier playmaker at free safety, Thomas has even more interception upside than his career stats show — he's rangy, athletic and runs like a cornerback even as he provides a big-hitting presence in the secondary. He has 16 interceptions in five seasons but could be due for an interception spree behind's Seattle's fierce pass rush after snagging just one last season. He's had nearly 100 tackles in three of the last four years, a fluky 61-tackle season in 2012 the lone exception. Thomas played with a torn labrum in the Super Bowl and might not be ready for training camp, but is expected to be healthy for Week 1.

2014

Thomas has always earned extremely high marks for his effectiveness in real football terms – he's widely recognized as one of the top players on Seattle's league-best defense – but his IDP utility never really matched his real-life value before last season. His 92-tackle 2011 season was sandwiched between a 71-tackle 2010 rookie season and a 61-tackle 2012 season, so he didn't seem like much of a tackle-source heading into last year. Thomas went off in 2013, making 105 stops (78 solo) to go along with five interceptions, increasing his career interception total to 15. While Thomas' year-to-year tackle fluctuation implies that he might be a bit more risky than some of the other players in this range, his risk factor is offset a bit by his consistency in coverage. He has two five-interception seasons in his five-year career, and he should continue making plays in coverage thanks to Seattle's dominant pass rush forcing bad throws.

2013

Thomas is coming off a remarkably weak IDP campaign in which he totaled just 61 tackles, but that number seems like a fluke, and few safeties have Thomas' ball skills. After such an improbably unproductive year, it's time for the pendulum to swing back for Thomas. He had 92 tackles in the 2011 season, and he's due for a breakout interception season after pulling in only five over the last two seasons. A stronger Seattle pass rush should help him on that front.

2012

Thomas was the heavy favorite to be Seattle's the top IDP option last year, but his failure to meet that mark had more to do with Kam Chancellor's surprising ascent rather than any decline on Thomas' part. The 2010 first-round pick finished last year with 98 tackles (69 solo) and two interceptions. It was basically the opposite stat line than what was expected from Thomas, who is known for his coverage skills rather than his tackling ability. He remains one of the league's most talented safeties, in any case, so he could find a happy medium between last year's tackle-heavy stats and the turnover potential he showed as a rookie when he intercepted five passes. It's worth noting that though Thomas' ceiling doesn't appear to be as high as Chancellor's, Thomas' floor is arguably higher since he hasn't missed a game in his two NFL seasons.

2011

The list of safeties that can match Thomas’ potential as a coverage specialist is very short. The 14th overall pick from the 2010 draft is a rangy playmaker with cornerback-like speed and generally good instincts. His short-term fantasy value might be limited due to his modest run-stopping abilities, however, as he finished last year with a mostly average total of 76 tackles (64 solo). He really hit the rookie wall toward the end of the year, totaling just 13 tackles (11 solo) in his last five games, but the 22-year-old should be more consistent in his sophomore season.

2010

The 14th overall pick in the 2010 Draft, Thomas is expected to start at free safety for Pete Carroll’s Seahawks, replacing Jordan Babineaux whose 104 tackles ranked fifth among defensive backs last season. At 5-10, 197, Thomas is a touch on the small side for an NFL safety — he’s more of a cornerback/safety ‘tweener at this point — but is highly regarded for his ball-hawking skills. He’s not known for his tackling, but as Babineaux showed last season, the opportunities should be there. And whatever tackles he leaves on the field, he should make up for it with picks as he has great range.