Logan Thomas had a breakout campaign in 2020, and hopefully he can play at a high level once again this year. He's worth drafting as a low-end starter in all leagues. Thomas finished as the No. 3 PPR tight end last season, and he scored at least 12 PPR points in eight games, including three of his final four outings of the year. Hopefully, Thomas can continue to be a valuable target for new quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and we'll see how Thomas does with Washington adding Curtis Samuel this offseason. Thomas should be drafted with a mid- to late-round pick in all formats, with his value slightly higher in PPR leagues.
:Thomas lived off huge target volume in 2020 -- especially late in the season, as Washington dealt with injuries and lackluster play at WR. He still looks like the roster’s best bet at TE, but Washington has added some competition there and more impressive talent at wideout. Washington WRs should command significantly more targets than last year, which could cut well into Thomas’ work. Given that he’s a marginal talent at the position -- and heading into his age-30 season -- we don’t see much reason to buy Thomas inside the position’s top 12. He’s an OK PPR target if he makes it out of that range, though.
Thomas was the breakout tight end of 2020, as the converted QB exploded for a 72-670-6 receiving line and a TE3 fantasy finish. He ended up pacing all tight ends in snaps and routes, and finished no lower than seventh in targets (108), receptions (72), yardage (670) and end zone targets (nine). Thomas' season started slowly despite a generous target share with Dwayne Haskins under center, but he bloomed down the stretch with Alex Smith. Perhaps his 19% target share will decrease with ultra-conservative Smith gone and Curtis Samuel added at WR, but that could easily be offset by more big plays and scoring opportunities courtesy of gunslinging QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Thomas is well positioned for another TE1 campaign and the 29-year-old should be on your radar in the middle rounds.
Very few players enjoy a break out in their seventh year, but Logan Thomas defied the odds. Thomas â€" a converted quarterback â€" had a combined 35 receptions in his first six years. But he took to OC Turner's system and caught 72 receptions for 670 yards and six touchdowns. At 6-foot-6, 248 pounds, Thomas is nearly impossible to defend in single coverage across the middle. What Thomas lacks in refinement he makes up for in strength and tenacity. The main question is how the additions of Curtis Samuel and Dyami Brown change the target distribution; Thomas benefitted from a lot of low-value target alternatives last year. Even with a presumed downtick in volume, Thomas should remain a viable low-end fantasy starter thanks to an undeniable red-zone role.