News:Terrell Thomas signed a one-year contract to stay with the Giants. The defensive back tore an ACL for the third time in his playing career last summer; he hasn't played in an NFL game since 2010. Speculation is that the team will move him to safety. "My knee feels great," Thomas said per the official team website. "It was a little struggle at first. It was a little inconsistent with the swelling. But for the last month-and-a half I haven't dealt with any swelling at all. It's progressed the last two weeks since I started running. The doctors are really happy with the way I'm progressing. They had to increase my workload because it wasn't enough."
Analysis: Thomas playing safety could have its benefits. He's already considered a good tackler with a track record of putting up some nice numbers to boot. But did you read the part about three torn ACLs? That makes Thomas a risk not worth taking unless with a very late pick in a deep draft.
News: Cornerback Terrell Thomas posted on his personal website that he plans to play football this season, preferably with the Giants. The free-agent-to-be is coming off his third torn ACL.
Analysis: Thomas was once a very good Fantasy defensive back but knee injuries have robbed him of any value now. You're best off picking him up off waivers during the year if he comes back strong.
News: Giants defensive back Terrell Thomas underwent his third ACL surgery in seven years last Tuesday, according to The Sports Xchange. Thomas, 27, first injured his ACL while in college at Southern California, and missed the 2011 season with a torn ACL. He suffered a similar injury during training camp this year. Thomas tried to rehabilitate it without surgery, and he was put on season-ending injured reserve in August.
Analysis: The Giants re-signed Thomas to a four-year, $28 million contract just before he would have become a free agent this past offseason. But he will be on the shelf until offseason training activities as the recovery time is typically at least six months. Thomas started all 16 games in 2009 and again in 2010, but has not played since. Fantasy owners should not consider him a worthwhile option in any formats at this point.
News: Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said doctors gave defensive back Terrell Thomas a positive report, clearing him to attempt rehab from a knee injury suffered last week. It is not known how quickly Thomas can recover, but Coughlin said Monday he is optimistic Thomas will avoid another surgery. "I'm encouraged by what the doctors are saying," Coughlin said, adding there was no timeline for Thomas' return to football activity.
Analysis: Thomas was trying to work his way back from the 2011 season-ending right knee surgery to repair a torn ACL when he slipped on the wet grass during the team's third practice, hyper-extending his right leg. He immediately took himself out of the practice to put ice on his knee, however, initial test results revealed the following day that he re-injured his right ACL. With his status uncertain, he should be ignored in Fantasy IDP drafts.
News: ESPN.com reports that doctors who examined Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas now do not believe he is dealing with a torn ACL. They, in fact, are optimistic that Thomas could play football this season for the Giants. Thomas was originally expected to be out for the year.
Analysis: Thomas has already had two torn ACLs in his career and this could be his third if that is, indeed, what he is dealing with. We're not sure where all the confusion comes from, but this story is obviously not over. Regardless, he has low-end Fantasy value.
News: ESPN reports Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas is likely to miss the 2012 season with a torn right ACL suffered in practice Monday. The same injury knocked him out for the 2011 season.
Analysis: Thomas' career is in serious jeopardy -- this is actually his third torn ACL as he had one in college. Don't add him to Fantasy rosters.
News: Projected starting Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas left the team's training camp site Monday to have his surgically repaired right knee re-examined in New York. Coach Tom Coughlin said Thomas reported swelling in his right knee early Monday morning and he was sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery to have it examined. The team confirmed it was an injury to his ACL, but did not reveal the severity of the issue. Thomas apparently suffered the injury Sunday when he got tangled up with wide receiver Domenik Hixon in practice.
Analysis: Coughlin was clearly concerned with the swelling after practice, but refused to speculate on what might be wrong. He said Thomas slipped in practice Sunday. A starter in 2009 and 2010, Thomas missed last season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during a preseason game. He was penciled in as the starting cornerback opposite Corey Webster after Aaron Ross was signed as a free agent by Jacksonville. Fantasy owners should monitor his status, but his latest setback could keep him out of IDP drafts for the upcoming season.
News: The Giants have agreed to terms with cornerback Terrell Thomas, according to a report by ESPN. Thomas tore his ACL last August in a preseason game and missed the entire 2011 season.
Analysis: Thomas is one of the better tackling cornerbacks in the NFL, logging 86 solo stops in 2010 alone. He totaled 101 tackles on the year to go along with five interceptions and a sack, enough to make him the No. 1 Fantasy scoring DB in standard CBSSports.com leagues two years ago. If he can prove that he's healthy and not limited by the injury, Fantasy owners should look into drafting him with a late pick as at least a quality reserve.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas blitzed in the second quarter of Monday's preseason game against the Bears, and teammate Jason Pierre-Paul landed on him awkwardly. He was on the ground for some time with an apparent leg injury, but he was able to walk off the field under his own power soon after. After halftime, ESPN reported that he suffered a torn ACL on the play, likely ending his season. Thomas had four tackles before the early exit, including a tackle for loss. "Any injury, you feel sorry for a fellow teammate," said veteran cornerback Aaron Ross, who will move into the starting lineup for Thomas. "ACL, or any injury with the knee, is serious. Terrell is a big part of this defense. Losing him is a big hurt to the team."
Analysis: Thomas is one of the better tackling cornerbacks in the NFL, logging 86 solo stops in 2010 alone. He totaled 101 tackles on the year to go along with five interceptions and a sack, enough to make him the No. 1 Fantasy scoring DB in standard CBSSports.com leagues. Obviously the nature of a torn ACL means that he will have surgery and return in just under one calendar year, so his year is over. Thomas should be avoided in Fantasy play in just about every format with the news.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas turned in another solid performance in Week 17 against the Redskins. Thomas led the Giants with a team-high 10 tackles in the 17-14 win and was also credited with a pass defended. He finished the 2010 season with 101 tackles and five interceptions.
Analysis: Thomas was outstanding this year as he set career highs in tackles, interceptions and pass defended. He has really thrived playing in the Giants overly aggressive defensive scheme and can be considered a No. 2 Fantasy DB heading into 2011.
News: Giants CB Terrell Thomas racked up seven tackles in New York's 45-17 loss at Green Bay in Week 16 on Sunday. Thomas has now notched seven tackles in three straight games to give him 91 stops this season, a new career high.
Analysis: Thomas has turned in a stellar third season with the Giants and has now either matched or surpassed career highs in tackles, interceptions and forced fumbles. Keep him active in all Fantasy IDP formats for Week 17 against Washington.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas notched seven tackles in Week 15 against the Giants. He was also credited with a pass defensed and a forced fumble. It was his fifth straight game with at least one pass defensed.
Analysis: Thomas is able to produce across the board for owners in all IDP formats. He is a decent source for tackles, passes defensed and even fumbles forced with three in his last four games. He also has five interceptions this season. Start him across the board.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas turned in another solid effort in Week 14 against the Vikings. Thomas finished with a team-high seven tackles in the loss and was also credited with a pair of passes defended.
Analysis: Thomas has been outstanding this season for the Giants and seems to get better each week. He is an excellent source for tackles his five interceptions and 19 passes defended make him a high-end Fantasy option in most IDP leagues. Keep him active heading into Week 15 against the Eagles.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas totaled five solo tackles and one interception in Week 13 against the Redskins. He also had one forced fumble. Thomas has a pick in two straight games and five on the season, which ties a career high.
Analysis: Thomas only continues to get better as he gets more NFL starts under his belt. He is becoming a feared cornerback and is worth starting as a No. 2 Fantasy DB.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas had a standout game Week 12 against the Jaguars. He totaled six tackles (five solo), one sack, one interception, three pass defenses and one forced fumble. Thomas sparked and finished the Giants' second-half comeback. He picked off David Garrard's pass on the opening drive in the second half with New York down 17-6. He then sealed the Giants win with a sack and forced fumble on the Jags final drive. The Giants recovered the fumble and closed out the 24-20 win.
Analysis: Thomas has been a big-time playmaking corner for the Giants since he had to step up last season with Aaron Ross injured. He is now a full-time starter and one of the best corners in the NFC. He is also a decent Fantasy IDP player. Consider Thomas a low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 Fantasy DB.
News: New York DB Terrell Thomas blocked a 42-yard field goal attempt from Eagles kicker David Akers in the Week 11 game. Teammate Corey Webster recovered, but was tackled soon after and the first half clock ran out. Thomas led the Giants in tackles with 10 -- nine solo -- to record a new season-high for the second straight week. He also got his hands on two passes from QB Michael Vick, and broke them up.
Analysis: Thomas has progressively gotten better this season to the point where it's safe to say he is the team's best all-around cover-guy. He has three interceptions on the year to show for it to go along with 14 passes defended. In Week 12 against the Jaguars, he'll look to expand on those numbers. Keep Thomas active while he is playing this well from a Fantasy standpoint.
News: New York DB Terrell Thomas recorded a season-high eight tackles, five solo, in Week 10 against Dallas. One of those tackles went for a loss as he led the Giants in that category. The Cowboys would beat the Giants, 33-20, snapping New York's five game win streak.
Analysis: Thomas has 49 tackles, three interceptions and 12 passes defended this season for the Giants. Thomas is having a nice year for New York and is a viable option in most Fantasy IDP leagues heading into Week 11.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas recorded his third interception of the season in Week 9 against the Seahawks. Thomas picked off Charlie Whitehurst in the end zone early in the second quarter in the end zone. He also chipped in with two assisted tackles and two passes defended in the 41-7 win.
Analysis: Thomas has turned into quite a player for the Giants this season. He has great ballhawking ability and his willingness to come up and make tackles, has separated him from other DBs. Consider him a solid Fantasy DB in most IDP leagues heading into Week 10.
News: Giants CB Terrell Thomas looked to be dealing with a leg injury in Week 7 against the Cowboys, but it seems not to be an issue. Not really, coach Tom Coughlin said. I think he came in this morning, his ankle was bothering him, but we didnt think there was too much to that.
Analysis: Thomas has quietly developed into a solid NFL corner. He has seven interceptions in his last 23 games. He is also a good tackler. He is a decent low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 Fantasy DB when healthy. His injury woes don't sound serious, but at least he gets the bye week to rest up.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas was credited with a pair of passes defensed in Week 6 against the Lions. He managed five tackles in the game.
Analysis: Thomas briefly left the game in the fourth quarter when he was shaken up by a hit, but he returned and appeared fine afterward. He has been credited with eight passes defensed in six games with at least one in three straight. He isn't racking up tackles, but is worth activating in deeper IDP formats at the moment.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas, who was dealing with a hamstring injury all week, recorded six tackles in Week 5 against the Texans. Five of the tackles were solo and he was also credited with a pass defended in the 34-10 victory.
Analysis: Thomas has been very productive this season. He has 28 tackles with two interceptions and a forced fumble over his first five games and should be viewed as a low-end Fantasy DB in IDP formats heading into Week 6.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) was activated for Week 5 at Houston. He had been listed as questionable on the injury report and was considered a game-time decision.
Analysis: Thomas has 22 tackles, one interception and a forced and recovered fumble for the season entering Week 5. As long as he keeps producing, Thomas can be considered a low-end Fantasy DB in all IDP leagues.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas was credited with six tackles, all solo in Week 4 against the Bears.
Analysis: Thomas has had a good season so far for the Giants. He 22 tackles one interception and a forced and recovered fumble on the year. As long as he keeps producing, Thomas can be considered a low-end Fantasy DB in all IDP leagues heading into Week 5.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas was credited with five tackles in Week 3 against the Titans. He has totaled 16 tackles in the first three games of the season.
Analysis: Thomas had seven tackles and a forced fumble in Week 2 and he had an interception in Week 1 with four passes defensed. Week 3 was a bit of a letdown, but he's doing enough to remain viable in deeper IDP formats.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas forced and recovered a fumble Week 2 at Indianapolis. He also had seven tackles, including five solo, after recording four in Week 1.
Analysis: Thomas had 85 tackles last season, which is a high number for a defensive back. He also had a respectable five interceptions. He might be a little undervalued in Fantasy IDP leagues and deserves a look as a No. 2 option.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas had an interception and four passes defensed in Week 1 against Carolina. He was credited with four tackles.
Analysis: Thomas opened some eyes in Week 1by making several plays for a secondary that was much maligned a year ago. He exploded onto the scene as a full-time starter in 2009 with 85 tackles and five interceptions, and the third-year player is expected to make a solid impact again in 2010. View him as an emerging No. 2 DB in larger IDP formats.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas missed practice for a second straight day Thursday as he continues to deal with a calf injury. He is expected to be OK for Saturday's preseason game at Baltimore.
Analysis: Thomas exploded onto the scene as a full-time starter in 2009 with 85 tackles and five interceptions, and the third-year player is expected to make a solid impact again in 2010. Continue to draft him in deeper IDP Fantasy formats as a sleeper low-end DB.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas (leg) was in the starting lineup at right cornerback for Monday's preseason opener against the Jets. Thomas didn't record any defensive stats, however.
Analysis: Thomas is coming off a monster season for the Giants. He recorded a career-high 85 tackles, one sack and five interceptions as a second-year player in 2009. He really stepped up in the absence of Aaron Ross, who missed most of the 2009 season due to injury. Ross is working his way back, but we feel Thomas has a starting job to lose. Consider him a decent No. 2 Fantasy DB until further notice.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas recorded an interceptions, his fifth of the season, and returned it 14 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter Week 15 at Washington. He also had four solo tackles.
Analysis: Thomas is a pretty good tackler for a defensive back and isn't a complete slouch on the interceptions either. He's worth starting as a No. 2 DB in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: A few Giants defenders played well Thursday against the Broncos. Aaron Rouse led the team in tackles with eight. Terrell Thomas had six tackles in the game and intercepted a Kyle Orton pass. Danny Clark had four tackles in the game and an interception.
Analysis: The Giants' big guns on defense did little Week 12 as the defense struggled overall. Thomas should be considered a decent low-end Fantasy option but Rouse and Clark are not relevant Fantasy options.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas totaled nine tackles (seven solo) and one interception during a Week 9 loss to the Chargers. He has three interceptions on the season and two in his last three games.
Analysis: Thomas has really benefited from the absence of Aaron Ross, who has been out all season with a hamstring injury. Thomas is making a lot of plays in the secondary and can be considered a nice low-end Fantasy DB.
News: Several Giants defenders played well Sunday against the Cardinals. DB C.C. Brown had 11 tackles and a forced fumble. LB Antonio Pierce had 10 tackles. DB Terrell Thomas had seven tackles and an interception. DL Mathias Kiwanuka had two tackles and a sack. LB Justin Tuck had five tackles and a forced fumble. LB Danny Clark as one tackle and a sack. DL Osi Umenyiora had a tackle.
Analysis: The Giants should play well Sunday at the Eagles. Plan on starting all your regular Giants defenders in IDP leagues in Week 8 at Philadelphia.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas intercepted QB Byron Leftwich in a Week 3 rout of the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Thomas is filling in for injured DB Aaron Ross at the moment, but isn't worth owning in IDP Fantasy leagues.
News: Giants DB Aaron Ross (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 1 vs. Washington. He is expected to be replaced by Terrell Thomas in the starting lineup.
Analysis: Thomas had 45 tackles and one pick as a rookie in 2008. He is used to big-time football having played his college days at USC. However, Thomas is expected to return to his nickelback duties once Ross is healthy. He is merely a stopgap Fantasy option.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas blocked a field-goal attempt Week 14 against the Eagles as David Akers had to attempt a low liner to counteract the swirling winds. Thomas also had two solo tackles.
Analysis: Thomas, a rookie, has yet to record an interception and is a no-name in Fantasy. Leave him on waivers in IDP leagues.
News: The Giants listed the following players as inactive for Week 5 vs. Seattle: K Lawrence Tynes, WR Taye Biddle, DB Terrell Thomas, RB Danny Ware, DB Sam Madison, LB Jonathan Goff, OL Adam Koets and DL Jerome McDougle.
Analysis: Aside from Tynes and possibly McDougle, none of the players on this list are going to be in line for considerable playing time anytime soon. Leave them on the waiver wire in all Fantasy leagues until further notice. They've got some depth chart climbing to do.
News: The Giants listed the following players as inactive for Week 3 against Cincinnati: K Lawrence Tynes (knee), RB Danny Ware (coach's decision), WR Mario Manningham (coach's decision), DB Terrell Thomas (hamstring), DB R.W. McQuarters (calf), LB Jonathan Goff (coach's decision) and DL Jerome McDougle.
Analysis: Aside from Tynes and McQuarters, none of the players on this list are going to be in line for considerable playing time anytime soon. Leave them on the waiver wire in all Fantasy leagues until further notice. They've got some depth chart climbing to do.
News: Giants rookie CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) will take part in individual drills this week. He has been inactive for the first two games.
Analysis: Thomas is nothing more than a reserve defensive back for the Giants and has a long ways to going to becoming a viable Fantasy option.
News: Giants DB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) was inactive for Week 2 at St. Louis.
Analysis: Keep an eye on his progress and see if you can add Thomas off the waiver wire during the year if he starts out playing well. But for the moment, he's not worth owning.
News: Giants CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) has been listed as out, and veteran CB R.W. McQuarters (calf) has been listed as questionable for Week 2 at St. Louis despite not practicing on Thursday or Friday.
Analysis: Neither of these players were expected to produce significant stats on a regular basis to begin with. Keep them off of Fantasy rosters until further notice.
News: Giants LB Jonathan Goff (back) and CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) did not practice Monday and have been ruled out for Week 1 vs. Washington.
Analysis: The two rookie players were expected to open as backups for the Giants and likely see little time to open the season. There presence will not be missed in Fantasy Week 1.
News: The Giants signed second-round draft choice Terrell Thomas on Monday, leaving the Super Bowl champions with only one of their seven draft selections still unsigned. Thomas, a 6-0, 200-pound cornerback from Southern California, was taken by the Giants with the 63rd overall selection in the draft. At USC, he played in 39 games with 28 starts. He had 109 tackles and eight interceptions.
Analysis: Thomas has a chance to play right away for the Giants, but he's still not worth drafting in IDP leagues in 2008. Keep an eye on his progress and see if you can add Thomas off the waiver wire during the year if he starts out playing well.
News: The Giants added several players on defense in the 2008 NFL Draft. The Giants drafted DB Terrell Thomas in the second round from USC, LB Bryan Kehl from BYU in the fourth round, LB Jonathan Goff from Vanderbilt in the fifth round and DL Robert Henderson from Southern Mississippi in the sixth round.
Analysis: Thomas is expected to play right away and has decent Fantasy value in IDP leagues. Look for Kehl and Goff to be key backups, but they have minimal Fantasy value. And Henderson should not be drafted in IDP leagues in 2008.