Its getting late in the fantasy football regular season but there are still players widely available who can help give you that extra push to the playoffs. One such player could be Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Thomas who has garnered notice even before his 8 catch/149 yards/1 TD bonanza last Sunday. The fact of the matter is that Thomas has been a solid player all season and he has made him himself a valuable fantasy football asset, especially in PPR leagues. Previously unknown before this season, many wonder whether Thomas can keep it up or if he is just a flash in the pan? Lets break it down below.
For starters, Mike Thomas was a fourth round draft pick in the 2009 NFL draft and did pretty well his rookie season in compiling 48 catches for 453 yards with one touchdown. Thomas proved himself to the coaching staff and was made the starter for 2010. Well he began with a bang by catching 6 passes in Week 1 for 89 yards and like I said he has been solid all season. Not especially fast, Thomas does his best work underneath in a possession type role for the Jaguars while Mike Sims-Walker handles the deeper throws. Sims-Walker is also the main TD threat in the red zone and not Thomas as evidenced by the fact the latter has only scored twice this year out of 41 pass grabs. Look for more of the same as the rest of the fantasy football season plays out which is not a bad thing if you play in a PPR league. The Jaguars have seemingly turned into a high powered passing offense overnight as QV David Garrard has thrown for an crazy for him 6 TD’s in the last two games. Clearly something is clicking in the passing game and so the opportunities should continue to be there for Thomas. Garrard looks like he has grown to like throwing the ball to him and so this is further evidence that Thomas will continue to provide value. Again Thomas wont light it up week after week in his fantasy football stats but overall he will be a nice low value weapon for owners as we gear up for the playoff campaign. Pick him up in PPR and leave him along in TD heavy setups right now.