Mike Thomas
Mike Thomas
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Early on it seemed as if Thomas had developed some chemistry with quarterback Joe Burrow in 2020, but that chemistry never really translated into production on the field, at least in the passing game. In fact, his last catch came in Week 7 against the Browns, and Thomas was even scratched for a couple of games. He'll have to excel on special teams to even make the Week 1 active roster. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Bengals in September of 2021.
Catches one pass in season opener
WRCincinnati Bengals
September 14, 2021
Thomas caught one of three targets for five yards during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Vikings.
ANALYSIS
Thomas appears planted as the No. 4 wideout behind Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. He caught 13 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown last season and will look to build off that performance during the 2021 campaign.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Mike Thomas' 2021 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
29.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.81
 
% Team Air Yards
13.1%
 
% Team Targets
11.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
33.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Sep 19th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
150.8
 
Cornerbacks
102.1
 
Safeties
149.3
 
Linebackers
116.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Mike 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.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
189 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.26 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.06 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Thomas has received praise from head coach Sean McVay this offseason and has proven to be a solid contributor on special teams in the past. He's probably got the inside track on a roster spot heading into the 2019 campaign, but Thomas has also been limited to just 24 games through his first three NFL seasons. He's off the fantasy radar until proven otherwise.
Thomas missed eight games in 2017 due to injuries and a suspension. His work in the other eight wasn't impressive, posting five receptions for 93 yards and zero touchdowns. With Brandin Cooks on board now, his fantasy outlook is bleak.
A PED ban will cost Thomas four games to begin 2017, but he'll still have the entire preseason to impress the new coaching regime. Additionally, he'll be fresh and rested once he returns to the field following his suspension. Unfortunately, the Rams beefed up their receiving corps, so it will probably be difficult for Thomas to make a splash unless injuries elevate him up the depth chart. After all, he underwhelmed with just three receptions for 37 yards during his rookie campaign.
The Rams' sixth-round selection in this year's draft, Thomas profiles at 6-1, 200 pounds and owns a 4.53 40-yard dash time. Although he has the physical traits to succeed at the NFL level, playing time may be hard to come by during his rookie year.
More Fantasy News
Rejoins Bengals
WRCincinnati Bengals
September 2, 2021
Cincinnati re-signed Thomas on Thursday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Parts ways with Bengals
WRFree Agent
September 1, 2021
Thomas was released by Cincinnati on Wednesday.
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Re-signs with Bengals
WRCincinnati Bengals
March 18, 2021
The Bengals re-signed Thomas to a one-year deal Thursday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports
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Ending with a fizzle
WRCincinnati Bengals
January 13, 2021
Thomas finished the season with 13 catches for 132 yards and a touchdown, but didn't have a catch after Week 7.
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No targets Sunday
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 7, 2020
Thomas wasn't targeted during Sunday's 19-7 loss to Miami.
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