Deonte Thompson
Deonte Thompson
29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Dallas Cowboys
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The speedy wide receiver is now on his fourth organization in seven NFL seasons, signing with the Cowboys as a free agent after hauling in a career-high 38 passes for 555 yards during a 2017 campaign split between the Bills and Bears. Thompson is the closest thing to a deep threat on a Dallas depth chart that underwent major changes in the offseason, and if he can establish some chemistry with Dak Prescott during OTAs and training camp, he could see enough targets to repeat last year's performance. Prescott didn't look to stretch the field much in 2017, though, and if the Dallas passing game is once again a conservative complement to its rushing attack, Thompson's main contributions may have to come as a kickoff returner. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contact with the Cowboys in September of 2018.
Four catches in win over Giants
WRDallas Cowboys
September 17, 2018
Thompson caught four of five targets for 33 yards in Sunday night's win over the Giants.
ANALYSIS
For the second straight week, Thompson saw five targets from Dak Prescott, and he was actually the Cowboys' most-targeted wide receiver this time around. His longest reception went for only 12 yards, however, and until offensive coordinator Scott Linehan commits to adding a more vertical element to the team's passing game, Thompson's developing chemistry with Prescott still won't provide him with much fantasy value.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    53
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    7
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
320
124
2017
662
29
2017
662
29
2018
53
7
Measurables Overview

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Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   205 lbs
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Dallas Cowboys Team Injury Report
Questionable
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The 28-year-old will be in his sixth year in the league, and he's expected to be the Bears primary kick returner. In addition, he could be called upon to play wide receiver, as he caught 22 passes for 249 yards and a pair of touchdowns last year, especially after the season-ending knee injury suffered by Cameron Meredith. However, he'll most likely be a rotational player, and won't likely have enough production to merit a roster spot in fantasy leagues.
In Thompson's four years in the NFL, he's had 17 receptions for 228 yards. In his first season with the Bears last year, he managed two receptions for 81 yards. With such meager production, Thompson is expected to begin 2016 as a backup to Kevin White at outside receiver. Overall, Thompson's biggest value to the team is his ability as a kick returner, with his 29.2 yard average placing him second in the NFL last year among those with at least 10 returns.
Thompson is a young veteran who has had very brief flashes of potential in his four years in the NFL. He is just hoping to latch onto a roster spot and is unlikely to make any kind of an impact on the Bills' offense in 2015.
Thompson is on the roster bubble, and the Ravens have four wide receivers who are seemingly locks to make the team. The former Florida Gator does have experience returning kicks, but the Ravens still have Jacoby Jones as the likely kick and punt returner.
Thompson is a pure burner with 4.3 speed, and he earned a spot on the Baltimore roster as an undrafted free agent in 2012, despite having a relatively quiet career at the University of Florida. He mostly worked as a kick returner and No. 5 receiver as a rookie, but was displaced from his return role once Jacoby Jones emerged as a threat. Following the departure of Anquan Boldin, Thompson has a chance to compete for the No. 3 receiver role, although he could move up as high as No. 2 if the Ravens want Jones to keep most of his focus on special teams. Tandon Doss enters training camp as the favorite to beat out Thompson and a few other young receivers, but Thompson has consistently drawn high praise from both team officials and the Baltimore media, while Doss lacks high-end athleticism and explosiveness. Thompson probably won't be worth drafting in most leagues, but he could make for an interesting late-round flier in deeper formats.
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Sees five targets in loss to Panthers
WRDallas Cowboys
September 10, 2018
Thompson caught three of five targets for 27 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
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Signs with Cowboys
WRDallas Cowboys
September 4, 2018
Thompson signed a contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Let go Saturday
WRFree Agent
September 1, 2018
The Cowboys released Thompson on Saturday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Returns to practice
WRDallas Cowboys
August 24, 2018
Thompson (Achilles) returned to practice Friday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Expected back at practice
WRDallas Cowboys
Achilles
August 23, 2018
Thompson (Achilles) is expected to return to practice Thursday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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