Jordan Thomas
Jordan Thomas
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Houston Texans
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Thomas suffered a cracked rib during the preseason that kept him off the field until the second half of the 2019 campaign. Coming off a four-touchdown effort as a rookie, he was in line for productive season, but the injury limited him to five games and one catch during the regular season. Thomas played minimally in the Texans' two postseason contests and returns to a crowded position group that also includes Darren Fells, Jordan Akins and Kahale Warring. Houston ran a lot of 12 personnel (one RB, two TE) last season, but changes at wide receiver could mean a roster that carries only three tight ends. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.58 million contract with the Texans in May of 2018.
Teetering on roster bubble
TEHouston Texans
April 15, 2020
Thomas doesn't appear to have much job security heading into training camp, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Thomas had four touchdown receptions as a rookie in 2018 but was limited to five games and 67 offensive snaps in 2019 after a cracked rib at the end of August kept him on injured reserve for much of the season. Meanwhile, Darren Fells and Jordan Akins split the bulk of the playing time at tight end, combining for a 70-759-9 receiving line on 103 targets. Both appear locked in for 2020 roster spots, and 2019 third-round pick Kahale Warring also should join the competition after a preseason concussion led the Texans to stash him on IR for the entirety of his rookie campaign. Houston ran the second-most plays (349) out of 12 personnel (one back, two tight ends) in 2019, so it wouldn't be a major surprise if head coach/general manager Bill O'Brien kept four tight ends on his 53-man roster. Even so, Thomas is looking at a difficult path to snaps and targets.
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How do Jordan Thomas' 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
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
1.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.10
 
% Team Air Yards
0.2%
 
% Team Targets
0.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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% of Team Snaps

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How often does Jordan Thomas run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Jordan Thomas and the other tight ends for the Texans are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Jordan Thomas
29 routes   3 targets
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74%
364 routes   55 targets
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298 routes   48 targets
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jordan Thomas' measurables compare to other tight ends?
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
6' 5"
 
Weight
277 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.74 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.75 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.50 sec
 
Vertical Jump
27.0 in
 
Broad Jump
111 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
11.00 in
 
Arm Length
34.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The 6-5 Thomas made for a big target and led the position group with four touchdowns last season. That was surprising, as fellow 2018 draftee Jordan Akins was presumed to be the receiving threat while Thomas was viewed as the more adept blocker. Thomas seemed poised for an expanded role in 2019, but unfortunately ended up being placed on IR due to a cracked rib.
Thomas was the second of a one-two, draft-day punch to bolster the beleaguered tight end position in Houston. He was selected in the sixth round, three rounds after the Texans took Jordan Akins. Following the retirement of C.J. Fiedorowicz, there's an opportunity for Thomas and/or Akins to emerge as a target for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Thomas is considered the bigger project of the two and is expected to become the blocking tight end, though at 6-5, he presents an inviting target for quarterback Deshaun Watson.
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Catches lone target in playoff loss
TEHouston Texans
January 12, 2020
Thomas caught his only target for seven yards in Sunday's 51-31 divisional-round loss to the Chiefs.
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Light load in playoff win
TEHouston Texans
January 5, 2020
Thomas played eight of 69 snaps and was not targeted in Saturday's 22-19 overtime wild-card win over the Bills.
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Ready to rock
TEHouston Texans
January 2, 2020
Thomas (illness) does not have an injury designation for Saturday's playoff game against the Bills.
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Picks up ailment
TEHouston Texans
Illness
January 1, 2020
Thomas (illness) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
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Inactive Week 16
TEHouston Texans
Coach's Decision
December 22, 2019
Thomas did not dress for Saturday's 23-20 win over Tampa Bay in Week 16.
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