Is Pierre Thomas a Fantasy Football Breakout or Bust?

August 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Many people think that 2010 will finally be the year that Pierre Thomas fully breaks out and explodes onto the scene.  My question for those people is…Why?
Don’t get me wrong, Thomas is a solid running back and could emerge as a Top 10-15 RB, but that’s about his upper limit in my mind. 
However, he’s currently the 16th running back being drafted (with an ADP of 29.00 according to Mock Draft Central).
Basically, he’s being drafted about where I think his best-case scenario is.  I know, he’s finally likely to be the No. 1 running back in New Orleans, but there are a few reasons that I’m skeptical heading into the season.
First of all, the presence of Reggie Bush.  While Thomas may get the bulk of the carries, Bush has proven to be a dynamic third down/change-of-pace back. 
He’s going to be in the game as a receiving option and a playmaker, but don’t discount his ability to run the b...

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