Originally written on PPR Fantasy Football  |  Last updated 11/20/14

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after the Saints 31-28 overtime win against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
There are many components that make up a successful fantasy football team. Obviously, it always helps having elite players at the top end of your roster but regardless of how many talented front-line players you have, fantasy football is much like real football and in order to win championships great depth will always be a key. When talking about building up the depth on the backend of your roster, you might ask what kind of players should you be looking for? The answer is players like New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas, who always seems to be under appreciated by fantasy football owners, despite his consistent ability to put up solid fantasy numbers in a part-time role in the Saints backfield. Take last season for instance. Few would have thought that Thomas was a starting caliber fantasy back last season but that is exactly what he was,  as he gained 987 total yards and scored six touchdowns, on his way to a grand total of 182.7 fantasy points per game ranking him 21st...
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