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New England Patriots
Wide Receiver
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Wide Receiver

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Tyquan Thornton Has Been Productive At OTAs

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton, a second-round pick in 2022, is putting together a productive stretch of offseason practices during voluntary organized team activities. Thornton has impressed before during offseason workouts, although it has yet to translate to regular-season production. He was arguably the most active receiver on the field in the practice open to the media on Wednesday. The 23-year-old so far has been labeled a bust, and things won't get easier in 2024 with a new regime in town and after the Patriots took rookies Ja'Lynn Polk and Javon Baker in this year's draft. Thornton entered the offseason as a potential roster cut, but if he continues to show out during offseason practices, he should stick around as receiver depth in New England. Thornton has been limited with injuries in his first two seasons and has only 35 catches in 22 games.

May 31, 2024 2:22 PM EST


Tyquan Thornton Adding Weight This Offseason

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton has not gotten out to a great start since being selected in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Through his first 22 regular season games, he's racked up just 35 receptions for 338 yards and two touchdowns and rushed six times for 67 yards and a score. This offseason, the Baylor product is focused on adding muscle in hopes of turning his career around and staying healthy. "I'm putting in work. I feel like I've put on a lot of muscle in a lot of areas that need it. I'm just continuing to get bigger," Thornton said. "It's just so I can take more impacts. I feel like all my injuries came from the ground -; me hitting the ground. So, it's so I can be able to bounce back up when I do hit the ground." The 23-year-old weighed in at just 181 pounds at the 2022 NFL Combine and has missed 12 games in just two seasons due to injury. Although this could be promising for his future outlook, he could be a cut or trade candidate this offseason after New England re-signed Kendrick Bourne, signed K.J. Osborn, and selected Ja'Lynn Polk and Javon Baker in the 2024 NFL Draft.

May 16, 2024 4:30 PM EST



Tyquan Thornton Could Be Cut Candidate

The Athletic's Chad Graff believes the New England Patriots will be content cutting both wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Tyquan Thornton this year after they added rookies Ja'Lynn Polk and Javon Baker with two of their first five draft picks this year. The team would have to eat more than $9 million in dead money if they decide to cut Smith-Schuster. Thornton is the only true speedster in the receiver room, but the former second-rounder in 2022 out of Baylor has been a disappointment in his first two NFL seasons. In 22 total games (12 starts), the 23-year-old has just 35 receptions on 68 targets for 338 yards and two touchdowns. Right now, Kendrick Bourne, Polk, Demario Douglas, Baker, K.J. Osborn and Jalen Reagor figure to be on the final roster at the position.

May 7, 2024 3:03 PM EST


Tyquan Thornton Questionable For Season Finale

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (ankle) popped up on the team's injury report after being limited in Friday's practice due to an ankle injury. The 23-year-old is one of 12 Patriots tagged as questionable for their Week 18 game against the New York Jets. Thornton caught three passes for a season-high 24 yards in the wake of DeVante Parker's (ribs) early exit from Week 17 due to injury. Parker himself was a limited participant in practice all week and is also questionable for Sunday's contest. If he is held out of the season finale, Thornton may see a slight increase in work but will still have little, if any, fantasy value.

Jan 6, 2024 12:10 AM EST


Tyquan Thornton Questionable For Week 15

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (hamstring) is officially questionable to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15. He practiced in a limited capacity on Friday. Even if the second-year wideout is able to suit up for this AFC battle, he remains off the fantasy radar given his current role in the offense, averaging just 1.3 catches and 8.5 receiving yards per game.

Dec 15, 2023 4:53 PM EST



Tyquan Thornton Registers Three Catches Thursday

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton turned five targets into three receptions for 17 yards during Thursday's upset victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The second-year pass-catcher saw an increased role with Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle), Demario Douglas (concussion), and DeVante Parker (knee) sidelined. He was the Patriots' No. 2 wide receiver behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, who finished with four catches and 90 yards. Thornton is a solid contributor on offense but should be left on fantasy waivers in all redraft leagues going forward.

Dec 7, 2023 11:28 PM EST


Tyquan Thornton Sees Additional Opportunities Versus Giants

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton caught two of five targets for 19 yards during Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. He also added a three-yard rush. The second-year receiver has appeared in four contests this year, but Sunday's game saw him set a season-high in targets, receptions, and yards. He could be in line for an even larger role next week versus the Chargers if rookie Demario Douglas (head) is forced to miss extended time.

Nov 26, 2023 5:00 PM EST


Tyquan Thornton Active For Week 9

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (foot) is officially active for Week 9 versus the Washington Commanders. He had been listed as questionable. The second-year receiver could be in line for an expanded role after Mac Jones lost his top target, Kendrick Bourne (knee), to an ACL tear. Thornton isn't involved enough to justify rostering him in redraft leagues, but there's certainly a chance he could emerge as a key weapon for the Patriots this week.

Nov 5, 2023 11:34 AM EST


Tyquan Thornton Questionable For Week 9

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (foot) was added to the Week 9 injury report on Friday and is listed as questionable to face the Washington Commanders. Thornton was listed as limited at practice on Friday, but it's an ominous sign for his availability this weekend. It's more bad news for the Pats' receiving corps with Kendrick Bourne (knee) out for the season and DeVante Parker (concussion) already ruled out for Sunday. Even if the 23-year-old Thornton is available against Washington, he'll likely play a smaller role behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, rookie Demario Douglas and Jalen Reagor in what has been one of the worst offenses in football this year. Rookie Kayshon Boutte should be active for the first time since Week 1.

Nov 3, 2023 4:51 PM EST


Demario Douglas, Tyquan Thornton Have More Opportunity

New England Patriots leading wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (knee) suffered a torn ACL in the Week 8 loss to the Miami Dolphins and will miss the rest of the season. DeVante Parker, who suffered a head injury in Week 8, second-year wideout Tyquan Thornton and rookies Demario Douglas and Kayshon Boutte are candidates to replace Bourne moving forward. Thornton and Boutte were both healthy scratches this past Sunday. Thornton, the 50th overall pick in 2022, could bring a downfield threat to an offense that has lacked a deep passing game. JuJu Smith-Schuster, who has been a big disappointment in his first year in New England, will also take on a much larger role. Douglas, a sixth-round rookie, has 19 receptions for 222 yards in his first seven NFL games and will be intriguing on the waiver wire this week with Bourne done for the year.

Nov 1, 2023 12:29 PM EST


Tyquan Thornton Officially Active For 2023 Debut

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) is officially active for Week 6 versus the Las Vegas Raiders. The second-year deep threat was listed as questionable, but the fact that New England activated him from injured reserve on Saturday suggested that he was on track to play. Indeed, Thornton will make his 2023 debut and could have a sizable role right away. With JuJu Smith-Schuster (head) and Demario Douglas (head) out, Thornton figures to operate as the Patriots' No. 3 receiver behind Kendrick Bourne and DeVante Parker. Always a threat to make a big play, Thornton has appeal in dynasty leagues. However, he's not a worthwhile redraft option at this point, especially as the Patriots' offense struggles to move down the field.

Oct 15, 2023 2:42 PM EST


Tyquan Thornton Activated From Injured Reserve

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) was activated from injured reserve on Saturday. The second-year deep threat will make his 2023 debut in Week 6 and could have a sizable role right away. With JuJu Smith-Schuster (head) and Demario Douglas (head) out, Thornton figures to operate as the Patriots' No. 3 receiver behind Kendrick Bourne and DeVante Parker. Always a threat to make a big play, Thornton has appeal in dynasty leagues. However, he's not a worthwhile redraft option at this point.

Oct 15, 2023 10:19 AM EST


Tyquan Thornton Questionable To Make Season Debut

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) is listed as questionable to make his season debut in Week 6 against the Las Vegas Raiders. Thornton practiced in a limited capacity all week, and the Patriots are hopeful that the second-year wideout will be active on Sunday, especially with both JuJu Smith-Schuster and rookie Demario Douglas out with concussions. Injuries have plagued Thornton early in his career, but he can bring an element of speed to an offense when he's healthy for a Pats team that desperately needs vertical separation. The 23-year-old is unlikely to have a big role in Week 6 if he's active, but he's worth a speculative pickup in the deepest of leagues for WR depth. Rookie Kayshon Boutte, who has been a healthy scratch the last four games, could be active against the Raiders.

Oct 13, 2023 7:59 PM EST


Tyquan Thornton Puts In A Limited Practice

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. The Patriots opened the 21-day window to activate Thornton from Injured Reserve on Tuesday, so if he shows enough in practice the rest of the week, he could be officially activated and make his season debut in Week 6 against the Las Vegas Raiders. The 23-year-old second-year wideout caught 22 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns on 45 targets in his rookie campaign in 2022. Receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Demario Douglas are both dealing with concussions this week, so the Pats could be short-handed in the receiver room this weekend. Fantasy managers should stay away from Thornton, even if he's active in Week 6.

Oct 12, 2023 11:04 AM EST


Tyquan Thornton Designated To Return From IR

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) has been designated to return from injured reserve on Tuesday. Beat reporter Mike Reiss spotted Thornton, who was placed on IR to begin the season, at practice. That means his activation window has now opened up. This move makes sense for New England as receivers Demario Douglas (concussion) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) are both currently in the concussion protocol. The Patriots offense is a total mess but Thornton, who averaged 11.2 yards/per catch during his rookie season in 2022, could help struggling quarterback Mac Jones.

Oct 10, 2023 6:47 PM EST


Tyquan Thornton Back On The Practice Field

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) returned to practice on Tuesday as the team opened his 21-day window to return from Injured Reserve. The second-year wideout missed the first five weeks of the season while on IR, but he could make his 2023 debut in Week 6 against the Las Vegas Raiders if he looks good the rest of the week in practice. The 23-year-old has been dealing with a shoulder injury since Aug. 17. New England has scored just three points in two blowout losses in the last two weeks, so they could use any extra help on offense they can get moving forward. Thornton will give New England another weapon, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to have a very big role right away whenever he returns to game action.

Oct 10, 2023 5:41 PM EST


Tyquan Thornton Not Ready To Practice

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) did not return to practice on Thursday. Thornton spent the first four weeks on Injured Reserve, but the Patriots haven't opened up his 21-day window to be activated, and he has yet to practice this week. It means he could be spending another week on IR as the team faces the New Orleans Saints in Week 5. The 23-year-old is really only worth stashing in the deepest of redraft leagues and dynasty/keeper formats for now. If Thornton doesn't suit up this weekend, his next chance to make his 2023 debut will come on the road in Las Vegas against the Raiders in Week 6.

Oct 5, 2023 8:02 PM EST


Tyquan Thornton Heading To Injured Reserve

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) will spend the first four weeks of the season on the sideline. The team is placing him on short-term injured reserve. The sophomore suffered the injury during training camp. The Patriots tried to design plays for the speedster in 2022 but failed to do so with much success. He caught just 22 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games. Once healthy, Thornton will sit behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kendrick Bourne, and DeVante Parker on New England's depth chart.

Aug 31, 2023 9:27 AM EST


Tyquan Thornton Misses Practice Wednesday

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton missed training camp practice on Wednesday with an undisclosed issue. It's unknown what Thornton is dealing with or how serious it is, but it's a pretty good bet he won't suit up for Friday's preseason finale against the Tennessee Titans. The 23-year-old second-rounder last year continues to compete for a roster spot as receiver depth for the Patriots entering the 2023 regular season. Thornton is off the fantasy radar for now in standard-sized leagues while being behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, DeVante Parker and Kendrick Bourne on the receiver depth chart. He was a complementary piece in his rookie campaign and he caught just 22 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games (nine starts). Thornton should have a bigger role in 2023, but it won't necessarily lead to pertinent fantasy production on a weekly basis.

Aug 23, 2023 11:08 PM EST


Sees plenty of reps Sunday

Thornton (undisclosed) saw his most extensive practice reps of the summer on Sunday, Paul Perillo of the Patriots' official site reports.

Aug 7, 2023 9:29 AM EST