Who Should I Draft?

Julio Jones or Michael Thomas

 
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  Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total163.9154.5-
Avg Game10.29.7-
Avg Projection185.8167.2-
    
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SOS Rank716-
    
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  Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at PHI vs. TB
Week 2 vs. CAR vs. CLE
Week 3 vs. NO at ATL
Week 4 vs. CIN at NYG
Week 5 at PIT vs. WAS
Week 6 vs. TBBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. NYG at BAL
Week 8BYE WEEK at MIN
Week 9 at WAS vs. LAR
Week 10 at CLE at CIN
Week 11 vs. DAL vs. PHI
Week 12 at NO vs. ATL
Week 13 vs. BAL at DAL
Week 14 at GB at TB
Week 15 vs. ARI at CAR
Week 16 at CAR vs. PIT
Week 17 at TB vs. CAR
  Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Receiving
   
Receptions94.099.4
Rec Yards1,453.41,236.5
Rec TDs6.77.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.90.3
Rush Yards6.41.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points185.8167.2
   
  Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2017 Points 
Week 16.64.5
Week 210.88.9
Week 39.114.7
Week 43.014.9
Week 5
Week 67.21.1
Week 715.98.2
Week 87.47.7
Week 911.86.5
Week 105.711.7
Week 117.19.1
Week 1238.85.2
Week 132.413.0
Week 149.817.7
Week 155.415.3
Week 1614.96.6
Week 178.09.4
  Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2017 Targets 
Week 158
Week 2910
Week 3128
Week 4411
Week 5
Week 676
Week 71311
Week 868
Week 91211
Week 10810
Week 111011
Week 12158
Week 1369
Week 141114
Week 15811
Week 16115
Week 17118
  Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
Julio had 1,400 yards and plenty of red zone opportunity. If he wasn't on the (historically) negative side of TD variance, people would've thought very differently about his 2017 season. @Michael_Dubner He'll be 30 during the season this year, but he's the leading WR in yards per game by a solid amount. He's lacked TD upside his whole career, but is bound to rebound after only catching 1 TD in 18 redzone targets last year. I'll wait for a couple of boom weeks and sell high or ride him out as he collects 150 targets for the next 3-4 years. The Athletic's Jeff Schultz reports the Falcons have informed Julio Jones he will not receive a new contract this year. Jones skipped OTAs and minicamp to show displeasure with his contract, which makes him the league's eighth-highest-paid receiver. theathletic.com Michael Thomas's 196 receptions are the most of any receiver in his first two seasons. He's ninth in yards (2,382) and fourth in catch % (72.6%). @4for4_John
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
What do you do with a talent like Jones, who can't seem to score touchdowns? You rank him high because he still put up great numbers without the touchdowns, plus he can sometimes, once in a blue moon, will get into the end zone. And, Jones' three touchdowns last season were an outlier even for him, so expect 6-8, which are around his average. If he would have gotten just six touchdowns this season, he would have finished as a top-four fantasy receiver.Thomas had trouble getting into the end zone in 2017, as the Saints had great luck at getting their running backs in the end zone, but he's the no-doubt No. 1 receiver on a top offense. I expect we'll see an increase to better touchdown numbers moving forward.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Contract woes are troubling but Jones should be a top 5 beast per usualThomas has immense upside but he's curbed a bit by a balanced system. I still think he's a lock for the top-10 and atop 5 threat
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Don't buy into the narrative that Jones is either inconsistent or injury prone. He has been just a step behind Antonio Brown in both of those over the past several seasons and is a near-lock to return top-ten value at the position for the fifth consecutive season.Starting an NFL career with 2,382 receiving yards on 196 receptions during the first two seasons shows just how special Thomas is. We may not have even seen the best of him yet. Don't be shocked if he leaps forward into that top tier at the position.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If you're fortunate to land Jones late in the first, consider yourself one lucky person. While some have said he's inconsistent, the numbers tell a different story. He's finished with WR1 numbers in 40.4 percent of his career games, which ranks second to only Odell Beckham Jr. since 2001. If you think he's too "boom or bust," the only players who have posted a higher WR3 percentage than his (73.4 percent) are Beckham Jr., Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, and Michael Thomas. He's a stud who is due for some positive touchdown regression. He might be the only one who can compete with Brown for the top wide receiver spot. What Thomas lacked in upside in 2017, he made up for with consistency, as he was finished with WR2 or better numbers 75 percent of the time, which ranked second to only Deandre Hopkins. Should some of Alvin Kamara's regression go Thomas' way, you'll be getting a steal in the second-round, as he'll finish as a top-five wide receiver. Most don't realize that he finished top-eight last year despite scoring just five times. As long as Drew Brees is his quarterback, Thomas is worth a top-20 pick in any format.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Jones had only 3 touchdowns in 2017, but he did average 10.2 fantasy points per game. He is still a WR1, although I do not think he is worth a first round pick if he is not going to score double-digit touchdowns. Thomas was fine in the receptions (104) and yardage (1,245) department, but he only scored 5 touchdowns. I think he should be fine in 2018 as a WR1 in fantasy and those touchdown numbers should be closer to double-digits in 2018.