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Tyquan Thornton

WR NE

College: Baylor | Rookie
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 182 lbs
Birth Date: 8/7/2000
Depth Chart: WR2.2
2022 Bye Week: 10

Rostered: 3.6%
Started: 0.0%
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0

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2022 RTSports Outlook

New England added one of the top deep threats in this year's draft, picking Thornton in the second round. He gives the Patriots passing game a little different dimension at receiver. He might not start his rookie season but should get some weekly chances to stretch the field. He is a top vertical threat because of his size and speed. Thornton separates in a hurry. He is very thin, though, so he could get pushed around in coverage. He also isn't a polished route runner just yet, limiting his playing time at this point of his career. Thornton should be fourth or fifth on the depth chart this season.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Thornton might have a few big games but it might be hard to figure out when those will come. He is going to be erratic in a reserve role used to stretch the field. He could get around 30 receptions for 500 yards and a few scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

The New England Patriots took Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton in the second round of this year's draft. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder isn't physically imposing and could struggle at the next level against bigger, physical cornerbacks, but his speed stands out. The 21-year-old produced 107 catches for 1,730 yards and 15 touchdowns on 182 targets from 2019 to 2020 in college, and he will certainly give the Patriots the ability to stretch the field. On initial glance, Thornton appears buried on the receiver depth chart behind DeVante Parker, Kendrick Bourne, Jakobi Meyers and Nelson Agholor, but New England allowed the rookie to mix in with the starters in minicamp, and he could have a bigger role than expected in his first NFL season. The rookie has intriguing speed, but in the Patriots run-first offense, he'll be a late-round flier in deeper single-year fantasy leagues, at best.

The New England Patriots took Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton in the second round of this year's draft. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder isn't physically imposing and could struggle at the next level against bigger, physical cornerbacks, but his speed stands out. The 21-year-old produced 107 catches for 1,730 yards and 15 touchdowns on 182 targets from 2019 to 2020 in college, and he will certainly give the Patriots the ability to stretch the field. On initial glance, Thornton appears buried on the receiver depth chart behind DeVante Parker, Kendrick Bourne, Jakobi Meyers and Nelson Agholor, but New England allowed the rookie to mix in with the starters in minicamp, and he could have a bigger role than expected in his first NFL season. The rookie has intriguing speed, but in the Patriots run-first offense, he'll be a late-round flier in deeper single-year fantasy leagues, at best.

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Aug 12 12:13am ET

Dynasty | Tyquan Thornton had two catches for nine yards and a touchdown in the New England preseason opener. Dynasty Analysis: Despite being a second round pick in the NFL Draft this off-season, Thornton has been largely ignored by the dynasty community and is currently our 25th ranked rookie. While still a shocking selection, a few more touchdowns this preseason will make Thornton a fast riser in the dynasty community. At this point, he looks like a third round pick, but he clearly looked good in his debut.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jul 3 5:13pm ET

Dynasty | Patriots wide receiver Tre Nixon was chosen by ESPN's NFL Nation as their surprise off-season standout. Dynasty Analysis: Nixon was a seventh round pick of New England last year and most of the past-catching attention in dynasty leagues has been on their surprise second round pick from this year, Tyquan Thornton. However, Nixon made some waves in off-season workouts and seemingly has a legitimate shot at making the Patriots roster and avoiding another trip to the practice squad. Nixon is a name to file away on watch lists.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jun 19 4:50pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton has been mixing in with the starters during minicamp. The Patriots selected Thornton with the 50th overall pick in the draft. It was received as a reach and an unpopular pick, but the Patriots are giving Thornton a fair chance this summer. He finished with 62 receptions, 948 receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns during his final season at Baylor. It's also worth noting that the Patriots don't have a ton of talent at wide receiver. They brought in DeVante Parker and have Jakobi Meyers in the slot. After that, Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne are the next two options. It wouldn't be shocking to see Thornton getting significant snaps early in the season. He's worth thinking about in the late rounds on draft day, assuming he continues to impress New England.

From RotoBaller

Apr 29 9:00pm ET

New England grabbed Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton with the 50th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Green Bay reportedly also had its eye on the wideout. However, it was the Patriots making the relatively surprising move to pick up a receiver. Thornton, who had the fastest 40-yard dash time at his position during the combine, likely won't be a week-to-week fantasy option, primarily with DeVante Parker, Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne, and potentially N'Keal Harry on the depth chart. Yet, his speed makes him capable of making a sporadic splash throughout the 2022-23 campaign, especially if he's featured on special teams or there is an injury somewhere in the Pats' receiving corps.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 23-Jun-2022: NE Tyquan Thornton - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2025)
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