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FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1
Tyquan Thornton

WR NE

College: Baylor | 2 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 185 lbs
Birth Date: 2000-09-07
2024 Bye Week: 14

Total Pts: 27.2
Avg Pts: 1.60
Rank: 146 WR

Free Agent

2024 RTSports Outlook

Thornton played nine games last season and caught 13 passes fro 91 yards. He has just 35 receptions in two NFL seasons. He has not done much to date but could get one more chance this season to earn a role with the Patriots. Improved quarterback play could go a long way to helping Thornton get going. Thornton is a top vertical threat because of his size and speed. Thornton separates in a hurry. He is very thin, though, so he can get pushed around in coverage. He also isn't a polished route runner just yet, which has hurt his development.

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. He could get around 30 receptions for 350 yards and a few scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) is starting the 2023 campaign on Injured Reserve. He will miss at least the first four games. He had a quiet rookie season after being selected in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but sophomore receivers are often nice values in fantasy drafts, and he could see an expanded role in 2023. The speedy Baylor product caught just 22 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns (one rushing touchdown) last season, but he missed the first four weeks of the season with a collarbone injury, setting him up for a slow start. He posted two double-digit fantasy weeks in 12 games played and flashed his speed and big-play ability in spurts. DeVante Parker is a year older, JuJu Smith-Schuster replaced Jakobi Meyers, and Jonnu Smith is now in Atlanta, so there are plenty of targets up for grabs. Thornton could establish himself as the lead deep-ball receiver when he returns to action, which will at least set him up to be worth a late-round selection in best ball formats. After the injury news, he should likely be saved for the final round of drafts, though. If the Patriots' offense ascends under new offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, Thornton could pay off in the end.

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) is starting the 2023 campaign on Injured Reserve. He will miss at least the first four games. He had a quiet rookie season after being selected in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but sophomore receivers are often nice values in fantasy drafts, and he could see an expanded role in 2023. The speedy Baylor product caught just 22 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns (one rushing touchdown) last season, but he missed the first four weeks of the season with a collarbone injury, setting him up for a slow start. He posted two double-digit fantasy weeks in 12 games played and flashed his speed and big-play ability in spurts. DeVante Parker is a year older, JuJu Smith-Schuster replaced Jakobi Meyers, and Jonnu Smith is now in Atlanta, so there are plenty of targets up for grabs. Thornton could establish himself as the lead deep-ball receiver when he returns to action, which will at least set him up to be worth a late-round selection in best ball formats. After the injury news, he should likely be saved for the final round of drafts, though. If the Patriots' offense ascends under new offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, Thornton could pay off in the end.

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Week 61.60Tyquan Thornton 6 receiving yds (0.60 pts)
Tyquan Thornton 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 71.20Tyquan Thornton 2 receiving yds (0.20 pts)
Tyquan Thornton 1 reception (1.00 pts)
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Week 91.70Tyquan Thornton 7 receiving yds (0.70 pts)
Tyquan Thornton 1 reception (1.00 pts)
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Week 124.20Tyquan Thornton 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Tyquan Thornton 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)
Tyquan Thornton 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 133.90Tyquan Thornton 39 rushing yds (3.90 pts)
Week 144.70Tyquan Thornton 17 receiving yds (1.70 pts)
Tyquan Thornton 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 151.50Tyquan Thornton 5 receiving yds (0.50 pts)
Tyquan Thornton 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 13.00Tyquan Thornton 9 rushing yds (0.90 pts)
Tyquan Thornton 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
Tyquan Thornton 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 25.40Tyquan Thornton 24 receiving yds (2.40 pts)
Tyquan Thornton 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Player Notes
May 31 2:30pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

May 16 4:40pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

May 7 3:10pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Jan 7 12:20pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (ankle) has officially been ruled out for the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the New York Jets, while receivers DeVante Parker (ribs) and Matthew Slater (hamstring) will play. All three receivers were listed as questionable coming into this one. Thornton finishes his second season in the NFL with just 13 receptions for 91 yards and no touchdowns on 23 targets over nine games played. The 23-year-old second-rounder has been a bust so far, but New England's poor quarterback situation hasn't helped his development. Parker and rookie Demario Douglas should be New England's top targets to close out the year, but the matchup against a strong Jets secondary isn't the greatest for fantasy managers in single-year leagues and DFS contests.

From RotoBaller

Jan 6 12:20am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Dec 17 12:10pm ET

New England Patriots wide receivers DeVante Parker (knee) and Tyquan Thornton (hamstring) are active for Week 15 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Both players had been listed as questionable but were trending in the right direction ahead of kickoff. Rookie Demario Douglas will operate as Bailey Zappe's top target and is the only Patriots receiver worth starting in fantasy football this week. However, Parker and Thornton are also expected to see increased opportunities with JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) officially inactive.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 14-Oct-2023: Tyquan Thornton - ACT - The New England Patriots activated WR Tyquan Thornton from the IRD.
  • 10-Oct-2023: Tyquan Thornton - IRDR - The New England Patriots placed WR Tyquan Thornton on IRD.
  • 30-Aug-2023: Tyquan Thornton - IR - The New England Patriots placed WR Tyquan Thornton on IR.
  • 01-Sep-2022: NE Tyquan Thornton - On IR - fractured clavicle
  • 23-Jun-2022: NE Tyquan Thornton - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2025)
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