Pierre Thomas RB NO 6 Months

Pierre Thomas (chest) is inactive for Saturday's Divisional Round game at Seattle.

The Saints will turn to Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles in Thomas' absence. Although New Orleans pulled out a Wild Card win over Philly without him, losing Thomas is a blow due to his versatility. He's also the Saints' best early-down runner. The rest of New Orleans' inactives are QB Ryan Griffin, CB Terrence Frederick, S Jordan Pugh, LB Rufus Johnson, DT Tyrunn Walker, and WR Nick Toon.

Pierre Thomas RB NO 7 Months

ESPN Saints blogger Mike Triplett writes it's "hard to predict" whether Pierre Thomas (questionable, chest) will play Saturday at Seattle.

Thomas was limited in Thursday's practice, and then limited in Friday's pre-game walkthrough, which wasn't really a practice. Triplett says "conventional wisdom" suggests the Saints will hold Thomas out one more game due to their running back depth, but ultimately he's expected to be a game-time decision. Daily fantasy leaguers will want to monitor this situation into Saturday.

Pierre Thomas RB NO 7 Months

Pierre Thomas (chest) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Divisional Round game at Seattle.

He was limited in practice on both Thursday and Friday. Thomas is shaping up as a game-time decision, though signs have pointed toward him missing this game. Still, he has a chance. If Thomas is active, Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles would become far less interesting fantasy plays on FanDuel.

Pierre Thomas RB NO 7 Months

Pierre Thomas (chest) returned to Saints practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

It's Thomas' first practice of any kind since going down with an unknown "chest" ailment in Week 17. It at least gives him a shot at suiting up on Saturday in Seattle, but it still seems unlikely. Thomas' status will be updated on Friday.

Pierre Thomas RB NO 7 Months

ESPN says Pierre Thomas (chest) "appears to be a long shot" to play in Saturday's Divisional Round game at Seattle.

Thomas hasn't practiced since sustaining the injury in Week 17. Mark Ingram did a fine job of stepping up between the tackles in the Wild Card win at Philly last week, but that was against a weak defense using five- and six-man boxes. We wouldn't expect the Saints to have much success running the ball against the Seahawks.

Pierre Thomas RB NO 7 Months

Pierre Thomas (chest) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Thomas was inactive for the Wild Card win over the Eagles, and he's not on the right track for Saturday's Divisional Round tilt against the Seahawks. The Saints are going to need all hands on deck in Seattle. Mark Ingram isn't going to have nearly the success he had last week. Darren Sproles hasn't done much the past couple months. Thomas is the Saints' best back.

Pierre Thomas RB NO 7 Months

Saints declared RB Pierre Thomas, QB Ryan Griffin, CB Terrence Frederick, S Isa Abdul-Quddus, LB Keyunta Dawson, DE Tyrunn Walker and WR Nick Toon inactive for the Wild Card round against the Eagles.

Mark Ingram will serve as the Saints' early-down hammer, with Darren Sproles playing an even bigger-than-usual role in the passing game. The nature of Thomas' injury is unknown. He should be considered questionable for a potential Divisional Round game.

Pierre Thomas RB NO 7 Months

Pierre Thomas (chest) has been ruled out for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Eagles.

Pierre Thomas RB NO 7 Months

Pierre Thomas (chest) remained out of Saints practice Thursday.

Coach Sean Payton declined to provide any specifics on Thomas' injury Thursday. His status for Saturday's Wild Card game is in doubt.

Pierre Thomas RB NO 7 Months

Pierre Thomas (chest) did not practice Wednesday.

The full details of the chest injury aren't yet available. Thomas rushed for 20 yards and one touchdown on seven carries in Week 17 against the Bucs. His status will be updated on Thursday.