Pierre Thomas rushed for 44 yards on six carries and caught two passes for 26 yards in New Orleans' Week 9 win over the Eagles.
Stupid Question: If you desperately needed depth at RB due to injuries and an emergency RB2 who would be the better option? Pierre Thomas or Chris Ivory?
I know Thomas is the veteran and is used "at times" like Philly used Brian Westbrook BUT Ivory looks like a beast in this suddenly potent three headed RB attack
Its really impossible to say at this point, see my post below. I'd still go with Thomas at this point though. I guess it also depends on if your league is PPR. Ivory has really only had one game to judge off of and Thomas has been a very solid player for years now who deserves more carries.
Only 6 carries for what should be a #1 RB. So annoying.
Did you not watch the game? Even with 44 on 6 , the 2 other backs posted similar YPC numbers.
I think that might be BG's point. If the others are no better, why to just give the starter more runs?
Yes I watched the game, as I've watched every Saints game this season. See the two posters below you. Just doesn't make sense to be giving Ivory (who had 1 carry prior to this game) 10 carries and give Thomas (who has been a very productive player for the Saints for years now) 6 carries and very few plays in general. The lack of snaps Thomas got was very bad news. It seemed like every time Thomas got on the field he got the ball, meaning he was only on the field for about 10 snaps. Very bad news for those depending on Thomas to replace Sproles.
i agree, seems like he's been very underrated for a very long time now.